Burnham United v Uphill Castle

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

23′ 1-0

42′ 2-0

49′ 2-1

66′ 3-1

82′ 4-1

@ Cassis Close

Burnham-on Sea


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 !

Clevedon United v Staplegrove

Somerset County League

Premier Division

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Kick Off 12.00 Actual 12.14

Clevedon United 4 Staplegrove 2,  attendance 55

2′ 1-0

19′ 2-0

44′ 3-0

66′ 4-0

73′ 4-1

88′ 4-2

@ Coleridge Vale

Southey Road

BS21 6NS

No admission or programme.

This was 15th (3rd bottom) v 6th in the final game of the season for both these teams. Despite the win, Clevedon are not out of the bottom three, with the two teams either side of them in the league table also picking up points. A win for Berrow, in either of their two remaining matches, would leave Clevedon second from bottom.

There was a bit of confusion regarding the kick off for this one. The league website had said 12.30, but the Football Traveller magazine had it as 12.00, which was what the home club Secretary also said it had been agreed upon.