Somerset County League
Division 1 West
Saturday 22nd April 2017
Kick Off 15.00 Actual 15.14
Burnham United 4 Uphill Castle 1, attendance 61
@ Cassis Close
No admission or programme.
I decided to double up with the early kick off and head a further half hour drive down the M5 for my second game of the day.
It was 9th v 6th, but the visitors still had a chance of finishing third. After this though, they are just one place above Burnham and out of the running for third place.
Five minutes before kick off, the Referee appeared with four others, carrying a bucket of sand. The next ten minutes were spent filling in various holes in the corners of the pitch, which should surely have been done earlier than this. It then took him another nine minutes to lecture the club linesmen and captains, before we finally got started. I can’t remember going to two games in a day, where both matches kicked off 14 minutes late. To add to matters, he then played six minutes stoppage time at the end of the first half and eleven minutes at the end of the second !