Just before half time, a powerful shot fizzes along the wet turf. The keeper is unable to stop it. The ball nestles in the bottom corner and the away fans go wild. Well, it looks like they do. I can’t quite tell as the Southern Rail WiFi is a bit… Read More »Brighton & Hove Albion v West Bromwich Albion – 26 January 2019
FC Romania, enjoying their first season in the Isthmian League, welcomed Ashford Town to Theobalds Lane. Could the continue to distance themselves from the relegation battle or would the visitors maintain their promotion push? The full blog is available on the Bostik League website.
As the cold spread to my unmentionables I looked around to see how the rest of the crowd were coping with the January chill. To my surprise, I was the only person watching the game on the far side of Harlow Town’s modern ground – the side that on another… Read More »Enfield FC v Sporting Bengal United – 15 January 2019
“Just think, if you’d scored that penalty you’d be 3-1 up now”, hollered Barkingside’s experienced goalkeeper. The target of his factual outburst was Leyton Athletic’s young striker, Rujorn Tuitt. His penalty didn’t miss the goal by much, but it’s trajectory saw it clear the final bend of the running track… Read More »Barkingside v Leyton Athletic – 12 January 2019
Dulwich Hamlet have averaged crowds over 3,000 at Champion Hill since they returned to the hallowed turf last month. It may seem strange then to make my first visit to the ground on a Tuesday night for a London Senior Cup tie. The competition despite its fancy name isn’t usually… Read More »Dulwich Hamlet v Barking – 8 January 2019
It’s that time of the year again. The FA Cup Third Round. The zenith of discussion about how the FA Cup has lost its magic and appeal. Moany nostalgia aside, it’s quite obvious to anyone who watches football that the world’s oldest domestic football cup doesn’t provide the same kind… Read More »Fulham v Oldham Athletic – 6 January 2019