Aylsham v Scole United

Anglian Combination

Division 1

Friday 17th February 2017

Kick Off 19.45, On Time

Aylsham 4 Scole United 4,  attendance 116

2′ 1-0

22′ 1-1

27′ 2-1

43′ 2-2

48′ 2-3

81′ 2-4

88′ 3-4

90′ + 3, 4-4

@ Youngs Park

Woodgate Way

Cawston Road


NR11 6UJ

No admission or programme.

A trouble free drive up from Enfield saw me arrive far too early, although had I driven straight from home, then I wouldn’t have left much later anyway, such are the problems with traffic on the M25 on Friday evenings.

What did seem strange here, was the fact that the game was moved to Friday evening, from the normal Saturday, as the clubhouse was not available until after 8pm due to a martial arts class taking place, which must have cost the club a fair few quid in bar takings, as it was packed during halftime. The tea bar was open though, although the only food was chocolate bars, of which there were probably at least a dozen options. The club did do a raffle, at £1 a go, although no idea if/when it was drawn, but not interested in winning it, as both prizes mentioned were bottles of wine.

This was 1st v 3rd bottom, so when Aylsham opened the scoring after a couple of minutes it looked like it was going to form. Scole levelled just before the break and were soon ahead in the second half. When they got a deserved fourth, with nine minutes left, it looked all over. Aylsham pressed hard and made it 3-4 with two minutes left, then Scole had a man sent off three minutes into stoppage time and the resultant penalty was duly dispatched to give the homesters a point.

Tottenham Hotspur U18 v Fulham U18

U18 Premier League

Friday 17th February 2017

Kick Off 12.00 Actual 12.03

Tottenham Hotspur U18 0 Fulham U18 3,  attendance 129

45′ 0-1 J. Brown (OG)

52′ 0-2 M. O’Riley

89′ 0-3 C. Thompson

@ Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, Pitch 1

Hotspur Way

Whitewebbs Lane



No Admission

Team Sheet free, Fulham team printed on back.

Once I had confirmed that I could gain access to this game there were no problems. An e-mail received an automated reply that was of no use whatsoever. Leaving name and phone number received no reply at all. An hour and a half later, after six calls that went straight to answer phone, my call was finally answered. I was then put through to Reception and told entry for the game was not restricted, so off I went, making the 1 hour 15 minute drive clockwise on the M25, thereby avoiding a toll charge on the Dartford Crossing and less than 10 miles further than taking the anti-clockwise route.

Once through the security gate you are directed to the car park. Team sheets are available from the reception area. Today’s game was played on Pitch 1, spectator access limited to one side of the pitch.

This was a bit of a slow burner, Fulham well deserving the win, which could easily have been by a couple more goals.