El Diablo Blanco v Lone Star Republic

North Texas Premier Soccer Association

Division 4 (Fall Season)

Sunday 2nd October 2016

Kick off 15.00 Actual 15.11

El Diablo Blanco 0 Lone Star Republic 1,  attendance 13

73′ 0-1

@ Samuell Garland Park, Pitch 15

11500, McCree Road

Dallas, TX 75218

No admission or programme.

This was my second visit here, having previously done a game on Pitch 7. Today’s game was on a pitch only used occasionally for N.T.P.S.A. matches and easy to see why. There are at least 2 plastic manhole covers on the pitch and the pitch markings themselves are certainly not done to correct measurements.

Lone Star Republic remain top of the league with this win, but left it late. According to their Manager they had five regulars missing today, but still had too much for the team in 4th place.

University Mary-Hardin Baylor Crusaders v Concordia University Texas Tornados

National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III

American Southwest Conference

Saturday 1st October 2016

Kick off 19.30 Actual 19.31

University Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders 2 Concordia University Texas Tornados 0,  attendance 348

4′ 1-0

41′ 2-0

@ Cru Soccer Field

University Drive

Belton, TX 76513

No admission

Programme free, 4 pages.

This was a perfect double with this afternoons game as it was on the way home and only a few miles off route. It always looked like a home win once the hosts went in front early on and it may have made for an interesting finish if Concordia had converted a penalty five minutes from time.

Huston-Tillotson University Rams v University of the Southwest Mustangs

National Association Intercollegiate Athletics

Red River Athletic Conference

Saturday 1st October 2016

Kick off 15.00 Actual 15.10

Huston -Tillotson University Rams 3 University of the Southwest Mustangs 0,  attendance 85

3′ 1-0

17′ 2-0

85′ 3-0

@ Onion Creek Soccer Complex, Pitch 4

5600, East William Cannon Drive

Austin, TX 78744

No admission or programme.

Onion Creek Soccer Complex is a multi pitch job, Pitch 4 perhaps being the main one as it has the grass banking along the side giving it  a slightly more enclosed feel than the other pitches. One thing of note was how the crowd thinned out once the women’s game finished , having played on the same pitch our game would be on- they were into the last 10 minutes when I arrived.