East Texas Baptist University Tigers v Hardin-Simmons University Cowboys

National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III

American Southwest Conference

Saturday 29th October 2016

Kick off 18.30 Actual 18.34

East Texas Baptist University Tigers 1 Hardin-Simmons University Cowboys 3,  attendance 137

36′ 0-1

53′ 0-2

68′ 1-2

78′ 1-3

@ Cornish Field

Van Zandt Avenue

Marshall, TX 75670

No admission

Programme free, 4 pages, covers Friday/Saturday matches.

Jarvis Christian College Bulldogs v Wiley College Wildcats

National Association Intercollegiate Athletics

Red River Athletic Conference

Saturday 29th October 2016

Kick off 13.00 Actual 12.59

Jarvis Christian College Bulldogs 0 Wiley College Wildcats 1,  attendance 32

65′ 0-1

@ Lear Park Athletic Complex

100, H.G. Mosley Parkway

Longview, TX 75604

No admission or programme.

Jarvis Christian College is actually in Hawkins, some 25 miles west of here. They are currently building a new ‘soccer’ field at their campus, so are playing home games here in Longview.

Wiley College knew a victory would guarantee them a play off place and more importantly a home game. As it turned out, an unexpected defeat for the team above them in the table meant a second place finish and a bye straight into the play off semi finals, which would be held in Houston.

Texas College Steers v Wiley College Wildcats

National Association Intercollegiate Athletics

Red River Athletic Conference

Thursday 27th October 2016

Kick off 15.00 Actual 15.07

Texas College Steers 1 Wiley College Wildcats 2 (OT),  attendance 31

5′ 0-1 (pen)

69′ 1-1

98′ 1-2

@ Lindsey Park, Pitch 12

12557, Spur 364 West

Tyler, TX 75709

No admission or programme.

Dallas Christian College Crusaders v Ecclesia College Royals

National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association

Saturday 22nd October 2016

Kick off 16.00 Actual 16.03

Dallas Christian College Crusaders 9 Ecclesia College Royals 0,  attendance 28

33′ 1-0

36′ 2-0

42′ 3-0

44′ 4-0

47′ 5-0

57′ 6-0

59′ 7-0

66′ 8-0

89′ 9-0

@ 2700, Christian Parkway

Farmers Branch, TX 75234

No admission or programme.

After turning up here before, only to find that the game had been postponed, it was second time lucky today. Well, lucky in the fact that I saw a match, but the quality was awful, especially Ecclesia College, easily the worst team I have ever seen in university football.

Austin College Kangaroos v University Dallas Crusaders

National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Friday 21st October 2016

Kick off 13.00 Actual 13.05

Austin College Kangaroos 0 University Dallas Crusaders 0 (2 OT)

@ North Field

900, North Grand Avenue

Sherman, TX 75090

No admission or programme.

I had an option of leaving this one as the SCAC Championship Play Offs will be held here, but decided to do it for the actual home team. I should have left it, as this was absolute rubbish, neither side would have scored if they had played all day.

Dallas Baptist University Patriots v Oklahoma Christian University Eagles

National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II

Heartland Conference

Thursday 20th October 2016

Kick off 19.00 Actual 19.02

Dallas Baptist University Patriots 1 Oklahoma ChristianUniversity Eagles 0,  attendance 294

1′ 1-0

@ Patriot Soccer Field

3000, Mountain Creek Parkway

Dallas, TX 75211

No admission

Team Sheet, free, double sided.

Apart from battling with rush hour traffic through the centre of Dallas, this was a nice easy double with the Paul Quinn College match played in Mesquite.

Paul Quinn College Tigers v Texas College Steers

National Association Intercollegiate Athletics

Thursday 20th October 2016

Kick off 15.00 Actual 15.12

Paul Quinn College Tigers 1 Texas College Steers 2,  attendance 27

63′ 1-0

65′ 1-1

71′ 1-2

@ Eastfield College

3737, Motley Drive

Mesquite, TX 75150

No admission or programme.

Paul Quinn College are playing their home games at Eastfield College whilst a new ‘soccer’ pitch is constructed at their own campus. This was a real bonus as Eastfield College only have a Women’s soccer team, so one that I would never have visited otherwise.

Southwestern Adventist University Knights v Dallas Christian College Crusaders

United States Collegiate Athletic Association

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Kick off 20.00 Actual 20.14

Southwestern Adventist University Knights 3 Dallas Christian College Crusaders 5,  attendance 90

6′ 0-1

9′ 0-2

14′ 0-3

18′ 1-3

24′ 2-3

28′ 2-4

35′ 3-4

43′ 3-5

@ Lewis Lane

Keene, TX 76059

No admission or programme.

Another late kick off due to the women’s game beforehand overrunning. This was also difficult to confirm, as unusually for a university, their website has not been updated for 4 years. As for the game, every attack in the first half looked like it would produce a goal, whilst the second half looked like neither side would have any of adding to their tally.