West Sussex League
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Kick Off 18.00 Actual 18.18
Wisborough Green 3 West Chiltington 4, attendance 37
@ The Village Green
No admission or programme.
I arrived here at 17.30 to find the away team starting their warm up. The pitch was being roped off by a club official and the only three home players there were starting to put up the nets. At the scheduled kick off time there were only three home players kitted out, with the ‘keeper on ‘dog mess duty’, shovel in hand scanning the pitch. Even when it did finally kick off, some eighteen minutes late, the home team started with only 10 players, but were up to strength a couple of minutes in and even had a couple of substitutes as the game went on.
There was certainly nothing ‘end of season’ about this game, despite it being a 7th v 5th mid table match. Despite the late start there was never going to be a problem with the light, especially when halftime was taken as just four minutes, both teams staying out on the pitch.