It’s only been 42 days or 6 weeks from the last competitive game from last season until the first one of this new campaign. The last match I went to last season was on the 3rd June at Broughty Athletic and this trip to East Kilbride sets a new record for me of the shortest time between seasons. (more…)
FA Cup First Qualifying Round draw announced
The draw for the First Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup was made on Monday afternoon and a number of intriguing ties have been announced.
Non-League clubs across the country can start pencilling in the date of next season’s Non-League Day in their football diaries.
Broughty Athletic 2 Lochee United 3 (3/6/17).
It might be June and I am still finding the odd game and new ground to go to. I knew I could always rely on Scotland for a match. Today entailed a trip on the train to Dundee as Broughty Athletic play on the outskirts of the City for the Scottish Junior East Region Super league game. (more…)
Hill of Beath Hawthorn Junior FC 0 Lochee United 0 (20/5/17).
I travelled by car to this one with two other lads although they were not going to the same game as myself. Hill of Beath is on the outskirts of Cowdenbeath and near to Dunfermline. My two travelling companions were going to take in Cowdenbeath V East Kilbride in the Scottish Division two play-off second leg. Of course I had already been to Central Park many years ago so it Hill Of Beath for me as was a new ground not visited. (more…)
Musselburgh Athletic 2 Linlithgow Rose 2. (8/5/17).
It was a straightforward journey in the car up the A1 to Musselburgh in East Lothian which is just this side of Edinburgh. I usually prefer the train but it was much cheaper by car for such a short trip. (more…)
Kelty Hearts 5 Hill Of Beath 1
Games in England maybe be running out but you can always guarantee a few matches still going on in Scotland. I took the train to this one and it was pleasant journey up to Edinburgh with a connecting train North to Cowdenbeath. From there it was a connecting bus to Kelty just a few miles outside of Cowdenbeath. (more…)
Barton Town Old Boys 4 Parkgate 5 (29/4/17).
Blyth’s season might be now over but there are hopefully a few more matches for me to get to before the season is finally over across the country. On the final Saturday in April I decided upon Barton Town Old Boys in the North East Counties league Premier Division. (more…)
Blackpool Wren Rovers 11 Crookland’s Casuals 0 (1/4/17).
Last night I was in Manchester for Maine Road’s game against West Didsbury and Chorley. Unfortunately that game was abandoned on 55 minutes due to a bad elbow injury where the player could not be moved. I thought I would be in better luck next day with my trip to AFC Blackpool. (more…)
Maine Road 1 West Didsbury and Chorlton 0 (31/3/17)
(match abandoned on 55 minutes).
I was going to Blackpool to see a friend and taking in two games in one weekend was an opportunity not to be missed. Maine road were playing on the Friday night with a 7.45 kick off. I told the wife I was away for the weekend and thankfully she never put on the sour puss face or moaned at any point. After 23 years together now and I think she understands where she comes in relation to the football. I am so pleased she does not read this article as i would guess she would introduce me to ‘Madame Rolling pin’ across me nut! (more…)