Saturday, 19 July 2014

Ollerton Town 3 v Mansfield Town U19 2 PSF & Handsworth Parramore 4 v Worksop Town 3 PSF

Saturday 19th July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at Walesby Lane, Ollerton (10.45pm kick off)
Ollerton Town (0) 3
Liam Black 54, 89
Declan Brewin 60 (pen)
Mansfield Town U19 (2) 2
Jack Koczalski 27
Dan Fletcher 31
Admission £2
Details to follow when I get a few minutes to spare, busy, busy, busy.

Saturday 19th July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at Windsor Food Services Stadium, Sandy Lane, Worksop
Handsworth Parramore (1) 4
SAm Barnsley 38
Jed Phillips 60
Jon Stephen-Wright 70
Lee Thompson 86
Worksop Town (1) 3
Tom Mullen 10
Jack Hawkins 69
Kyle Jordan 73
Admission £5. Attendance 152

Friday, 18 July 2014

2014-15 PRE SEASON MANOEUVRES inc. even more amendments

I'm going to wait until the leagues have all published their fixtures before planning too far ahead, but here's my pencilled in itinerary of forthcoming games.
I've decided to go easy on fuel consumption and stay fairly local (for the most part) until the season actually starts for real.
Obviously, all fixtures/travel plans are subject to change at short notice, either by myself. or the clubs involved, as is the norm during pre season.
Provisional pre season plans (amended):
Monday 21/7/14 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Tuesday 22/7/14 - Sam Waite Bedfordshire Uni graduation ceremony ... on a matchday!
What kind of a bleedin' education have you been getting my lad!?
Wednesday 23/7/14 Ollerton Town v Clipstone or AFC Mansfield v Arnold Town
Thursday 24/7/14 Goole AFC v Worksop Town
Friday 25/7/14 Grimsby Town v Mansfield Town 7pm
*Saturday 26/7/14 Bristol Manor Farm v Knaresborough Town - FREE ADMISSION - Toolstation Cup Final, at Staveley Miners Welfare 3pm, followed by Doncaster Rovers Belles v Sunderland AFC Ladies FAWSL2 6.30pm
Monday 28/7/14 Staveley Miners Welfare v Chesterfield XI
Tuesday 29/7/14 Frickley Athletic v Scunthorpe United - 7pm
Wednesday 30/7/14 Sherwood Colliery v Selston
Thursday 31/7/14 Rossington Main v Worksop Town
Friday 1/8/14 Staveley Miners Welfare v Matlock Town
Saturday 2/8/14 Swallownest  Miners Welfare v Staveley Miners Welfare XI
Monday 4/8/14 Retford United v Harrogate Town
Tuesday 5/8/14 Harworth Colliery v Sheffield
Wednesday 20/8/14 Staveley Miners Welfare U21 v Mickleover Sports U21
... and beyond:
*Saturday 26/7/14 Doncaster Rovers Belles v Sunderland AFC Ladies - FAWSL2 6.30pm
Wednesday 13/8/14 Sheffield United v Mansfield Town (League Cup)
Friday 15/8/14 Staveley Miners Welfare v Worksop Town - FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
Wednesday 3/9/14 England v Norway (International Match, Wembley)


Staveley Miners Welfare - Pre Season Schedule:
Saturday 19/07/14  - Buxton FC (H) POSTPONED - due to unseasonal climate!
Tuesday 22/07/14 - Shirebrook Town (A)
Saturday 26/07/14 - Knaresborough Town v Bristol Manor Farm - Toolstation Cup  at Inkersall Road, Staveley, S43 3JL
Monday 28/07/14 - Chesterfield FC (H)
Tuesday 29/07/14 - Ilkeston FC (H)
Friday 01/08/14 - Matlock Town (H)
Saturday 02/08/14 - Swallownest Miners Welfare (A)


Friday 15/08/14 FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round v Worksop Town (H)
Winners of SMWFC v Worksop, will play Rainworth Miners Welfare (A) on 30th August in the Preliminary Round.
Winners of the Preliminary Round game, will play one of Mickleover Sports, Thurnby Nirvana or Lincoln Moorlands (A) on Saturday 13th September in the First Qualifying Round.

Saturday 06/09/14 FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round v Athersley Rec (H)
Winners of SMWFC v Athersley Rec. will play either Runcorn or Glasshoughton Welfare (H) on 4th October in the 2nd Qualifying Round.

Week commencing 8th September. Preliminary Round v Ossett Town (A)
The winner of SMWFC v Ossett Town, will play either Thackley or Handsworth Parramore (A) in the week commencing 22nd September in the First Qualifying Round.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Mansfield Town 1 v Aston Villa 3 - PSF

Thursday 17th July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at Field Mill (AKA One Call Stadium)
Mansfield Town (1) 1
Alex Fisher 41
Aston Villa (0) 3
Darren Bent 61, 90
Gary Gardner 85
Admission £10.
Programme, one issue covering all MTFC pre season games £3
Attendance, 3,432 inc 1,078 away fans

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Bottesford Town 1 v Scunthorpe United 3 - PSF

Wednesday 16th July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at Birch Park, Ontario Road, Bottesford
Bottesford Town (0) 1
Tom Johnson 59
Scunthorpe United (1) 3
Sam Winnall 5
Paddy Madden 5, 89
Admission £6. Programme £1
Left click pictures to enlarge
Scunthorpe United:
1st half: Slocombe, Nolan, Canavan, Boyce, Williams, Myrie-Williams, Bishop, Sparrow, McSheffrey, Winnall, Burton.
2nd half half: Severn, Hornsey, Waterfall, Howe, Dawson, Bateson, McAllister, Syers, Adelakun, Madden, Taylor.
Subs - Hare, Wootton.
Bottesford Town:
Herrick, Spall, Bryant, Johnson, Ridley, Barwick, Start, MacDonald, Snowden, Pembleton, Cross.
Subs - Boulton, Beedle, Gibbons, Harle, Coulbeck, Thompson, Kirk, Quickenden, Stones.
Report and photos will be posted by Friday teatime ... but I'm not promising which Friday ;-)

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Handsworth Parramore 6 v Real United 0 - PSF

Tuesday 15th July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at the Windsor Foodservice Stadium, Sandy Lane, Worksop
Handsworth Parramore (0) 6
Lee Whittington (pen) 53
Luke Fletcher 67
Vill Powell 68, 79
Alan Quinn 76
Sam Smith 84
Real United (0) 0
Admission £3. Attendance 43
Real United gave a good account of themselves in a fairly evenly contested opening 45 minutes.
But after the break, the game was far more one sided, especially during the closing stages.
I'll let you work it out for yourselves.
Click LINK for match report on Handsworth Parramore website.
Handsworth Parramore's next pre season friendly is on Saturday.18th July v. Worksop Town at Sandy Lane 3pm
A multi match special offer ticket covering all 5 remaining pre season home games can be purchased on the day this Saturday priced at £12.50.
The admission price per game will be £5 if paid for on a match by match basis.
Handsworth Parramore pre season schedule:
Sat 19/7/2014 v Worksop Town 3pm
Sat 26/7/2014 v Matlock Town 3pm
Tue 29/7/2014 v Belper Town 7:45pm
Sat 2/8/2014 v Stocksbridge Park Steels 3pm
Tue 5/8/2014 v AFC Emley 7:45pm

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Haslingden St. Marys 2 v Ainsworth 2 - Myles N Kenyon Cup & Haslingden CC v Colne CC - Lancashire League

Saturday 12th July 2014
Miles N Kenyon Cup
at South Shore Street, Haslingden
Haslingden St Mary's (1) 1
Ainsworth (1) 1
No admission fee or programme
Attendance 44
Click HERE for all of this season's Miles N Kenyon Cup fixtures
More details to follow ASAP

Lancashire League
at Bentgate, Haslingden
Haslingden CC 157 all out
Colne CC required 118 off 33 overs and achieved 119 for 7 off of 32.1 overs
Watched cricket, via the Green Squirrel public house (the only pub with that name in the known universe) prior to and after the Haslingden St Mary's v Ainsworth game.
Click HERE for Haslingden CC v Colne CC, Lancs League scorecard

Click HERE for a Flickr photo set containing a few more pictures from both grounds.
WARNING, this link leads to a photograph that features full frontal male nudity,

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Teversal 0 v Thoresby CW 3 - PSF

Saturday 5th July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at Carnarvon Street, Teversal
Teversal (0) 0
Thoresby Colliery Welfare (1) 3
Jamie Tryner 8 (pen),  Michael Fazakerley 50, 83
Admission £2 inc. programme.
Attendance 113
Team line ups courtesy of the ever resourceful Keith Parnill
Brooks, Jones, Lee, Tolley, Schofield, Fisher, Green, Vincent, Naughton, Grinion, Purseglove
Subs - Dickinson, Darby, Bamford, Newton, Lane, Allen, Wilson
Thoresby CW:
Smith, Parwell, Dyson, Burgess, Mason, Shaw, Rhodes, Tryner, Wood, Bingham, Adcock
Subs - Buchanan, Edmondson, Bonser, Booth, Hamilton, Hagerty, Selby, Fazakerley
Teversal will have to console themselves with the fact that this was just a pre season warm up game, because they were given a bit of a runaround by their Edwinstowe based CMFL North opponents at times this afternoon.
You can't read too much into the results of opening friendly games at the beginning of July, but it was evident that Thoresby looked fit and raring to go already, whilst Teversal will hopefully peak once the preparation games are all over and done with and the season starts for real.
Lee Tryner, back for a second spell in charge at Thoresby, via a stint at Clipstone, will have been just as pleased with the high tempo performance the team he his assembling for the forthcoming season put in, as this moral boosting result.
Once they got their noses in front through an eighth minute Jamie Tryner penalty, awarded for a challenge that had all the hallmarks of pre season clumsiness about it rather than anything malicious, the visitors worked hard to to hold onto their lead and looked solid at the back, in what was a good work out for them against NCEL Division 1 opposition.
As for Tevie ... well, they'll know what aspects of their game they'll need to concentrate on improving  now, so today's 'kick-about' will have served it's purpose for them as well.
Spotted in the crowd: Norm out of  'Cheers' (allegedly). Bulls on Tour! 
The 0-3 scoreline won't have gone unnoticed in local football circles, but what impressed me the most about Thoresby today, was their defensive attributes.
Substitute Michael Fazakerley looks good for a few goals in 2014-15, as he showed this afternoon, but going by last years first hand touchline view I had of most CMFL North sides, there are a good few teams in that league who will take advantage of any side that doesn't keep it tight at the back.
It's hard to make a snap judgement after one game, but today's first impression on Tryner's Thoresby, indicates that they'll be there or thereabouts with the teams who are expected to do well in the step 7 league next term.
In my humble opinion, the World Cup has been half decent and enjoyable thus far, but it is definitely nice to have the chance to get out and watch some proper football for a change instead.
Zico Grinion almost scored a consolation goal for Teversal as they found their second wind late in the game, but he hit the post.
Teversal is one of the friendliest and most welcoming clubs in the area and they were magnanimous in defeat, on what was a pleasant afternoon all round, spent in the company of the 'un-usual suspects' and representatives of at least nine other local clubs.
I salute you all!
I'm raring to go for 2014-14 now... and will definitely be dropping by to check out on Thoresby's progress during the season whenever the opportunity arises, given that they only play 10 minutes away from Chez THE66POW. 
Teversal FC programme of events and forthcoming pre season friendlies.
Left click image to enlarge.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Matlock Town 0 v Derby County 1 - PSF

Thursday 3rd July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at the Autoworld Arena, Causeway Lane
Matlock Town (0) 0
Derby County (1) 1
Craig Forsyth 42
Admission £9. Programme £2. Attendance 1477
Man of the match - Jon Kennedy
Matlock Town:
Jon Kennedy, Michael Harcourt, Oscar Radford, David Haggerty, Adam Yates, Liam Needham, James Ashmore, Daryle Thomas, Danny Holland, Matt Andrews.
Subs - Corey Gregory, Matt Leese, Lavelle White
Probable, just about accurate, Matlock line up, assembled via an inaccurate teamsheet, recognising a few players, eavesdropping on a few "who's he?" type conversations ... and some complete guesswork.
Derby County:
First Half:
Roos, Freeman, Forsyth, Bryson, Buxton, O’Brien, Coutts, Allan, Martin, Ward, Russell.
Subs - Santos, Thomas
Second Half:
Mitchell, T Naylor, L Naylor, Hanson, Rawson, Whitbread, Shariff, Lowe, Sammon, Bunjaku, Bennett.
Subs - Santos, Thomas
A night on which an Evo-Stik League Premier Division side gave a Championship team a bloody good game of it and lost out to just a solitary goal, scored towards the end of the first half, when the Rams left back Craig Forsyth, cut in from the wing, played a one-two and thumped the ball past tonight's man of the match, Jon Kennedy, in the Gladiators goal.
Kennedy deserves a special mention, because the visitors might have added a couple more goals to their tally, especially in the second half, if it wasn't for the popular and time served keeper's acrobatics.
The Derby fans were in high spirits and good voice all night, without a hint of any bad behaviour, despite the smoke bombs and pyrotechnics display behind the goal ... though the smoky appearance of the above picture could actually have been created by my overheating brake cable, after a particularly daring overtaking manoeuvre on one of the steep hills one has to negotiate on the A632 ascent/descent into Matlock from the East.
2014-15 is open for business and up and running again. Phew! It's been almost five weeks since my final game of last season.
There have been some really dark moments along the way, but I've just about made it through to the other side.
Below, brief match highlights as shown on MTFC TV, Matlock Town's You Tube channel.
It's a shame they didn't capture a few of Jon Kennedy's best moments.
There is a different highlights video on Derby County's website, but you have to be a paid up subscriber to view it, bugger that!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Clipstone FC pre season schedule

Wed 9th July v Southwell City - Away 7.45pm
Sat 12th July v Mansfield Town - Home 3pm
Tues 15th July v Scarborough Athletic - Home 7.45pm
Sat 19th July v Heanor Town - Home 3pm
Wed 23rd July v Ollerton Town - Away 7.45pm
Saturday 26th July v Retford United - Home 3pm
Wed 30th July v Hucknall Town -  Away 7.45pm
Sat 2nd August v Rainworth MW - Home 3pm

Monday, 30 June 2014

Picture this (reprise)

Ooh look!
Even more Flickr photo albums from 2013-14 (and a couple from last season).
It's about time I cleared some of these files off of my creaking at the seams hard drive.
Click LINK for Athersley Recreation v Staveley Miners Welfare
Click LINK for Pickering Town v Staveley Miners Welfare
Click LINK for Armthorpe Welfare v Staveley Miners Welfare
Click LINK  for Leicester City v Burnley 12.15pm & Anstey Nomads v Holbrook Sports 3pm, both played 14/12/13
Click LINK for Mansfield Town (youth) v Football CV Reds
Click LINK for Glapwell v Harworth Colliery
Click LINK for AFC Mansfield v Thorne Colliery. CMFL LC Final
Click LINK for Auchinleck Talbot v Hurlford United (Pollok) 2013
Click LINK for Sheffield United Comm. Ladies v Liverpool Feds
Click LINK for Harworth Colliery Reserves v Welbeck Reserves
Click LINK for Gainsborough Trinity v Wrexham Semi Final 2013
Click LINK for Harworth Colliery v Brigg Town - PSF
Click LINK for Harworth Colliery v Rossington Main PSF x 2
Click LINK for Harworth Colliery v Easington Utd *that* game 2012