Old Sodbury v Shaftesbury Crusade

Bristol Premier Combination League

Premier Division

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Kick Off 18.30 Actual 18.33

Old Sodbury 0 Shaftesbury Crusade 1,  attendance 21

50′ 0-1

@ Old Sodbury Playing Fields

Badminton Road (A432)

Old Sodbury

BS37 6LS

No admission or programme.

Old Sodbury returned to their own village last season, having played a few seasons at Tormarton, (saw 3-1 v Highridge United, BPCL 1, Thursday 15th September 2011, 6pm) a village a couple of miles to the south east, whilst building work and underground pipes were laid at their ground.

Crusade have been promoted into the Premier Division this season and were the better team throughout and a single goal defeat certainly flattered Old Sodbury.

Before the match, during a conversation with the Referee, he said there would be no problem getting the full 90 minutes in, despite the game scheduled to kick off at 18.30, as long as they had a quick turnaround at halftime. Having then kicked off three minutes late, the inevitable was going to happen. Sure enough, at 19.57 he blew for full time, with just 35 minutes played in the second half. There was no way they could have played for another ten minutes, even if they had started on time, but both teams just accepted it was over and there were no arguments about the ‘missing’ ten minutes, although at this level, perhaps they just weren’t aware.

Usk Town v Race

Gwent County League

Division 3

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Kick Off 18.15 Actual 17.59

Usk Town 5 Race 2,  attendance 51

32′ 0-1

35′ 0-2

40′ 1-2

55′ 2-2

83′ 3-2

88′ 4-2

90′ 5-2

@ The Island

Pontypool Road (A472)


NP15 1SY

No Admission

Programme, free, 12 pages (3 blank).

Usk Town are newly promoted, having won the Gwent Central League last season, as well as their divisional league cup. Four games into this season they are second in the table, with the visitors currently in fourth place.

Despite going 0-2 down, Usk never let their heads drop and having pulled a goal back just before the break, they got well on top in the second half, but the three late goals made the win look more comfortable than it actually was.

With all the players kitted out promptly, the Referee said they would get started a few minutes early……it turned out to be 16 minutes early, which, with the players staying on the pitch at halftime (it was a good 400 yards back to the changing rooms) it meant we were all done by 19.37 !

Rugby Borough v St. Andrews Reserves

Leicestershire Senior League

League Cup

Preliminary Round

Monday 4th September 2017

Kick Off 19.30 Actual 19.43

Rugby Borough 11 St. Andrews Reserves 0,  attendance 46

21′ 1-0

23′ 2-0

27′ 3-0

50′ 4-0

57′ 5-0

61′ 6-0 (pen)

64′ 7-0

66′ 8-0

74′ 9-0

76′ 10-0

85′ 11-0

@ Rugby Town Juniors F.C. 3G Pitch

Kilsby Lane



CV21 4PN

No admission or programme.

St.Andrews look to be a team that don’t travel well. They have won their two home games this season, but have lost the two away matches 7-2 and 13-0, so perhaps this score line shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise. Rugby on the other hand, have won their opening four league matches.

It was pretty even until halfway through the first half, but it was game over when Borough then scored three goals in six minutes. The St.Andrews ‘keeper was booked when giving away a penalty ten minutes into the second half, which he then saved, but received a second yellow card when conceding another penalty five minutes later, having also conceded another goal in between. It was then a case of when, not if, the hosts would reach double figures.

Infinity v Stockbridge

Hampshire Premier League

Senior Division

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Kick Off 15.00 Actual 14.59

Infinity 1 Stockbridge 2,  attendance 32

24′ 0-1

74′ 0-2

88′ 1-2

@ Knowle Sports Ground

Knowle Avenue



PO17 5GR

No Admission

£1 Programme, 4 pages, A6 size.

Infinity had a 100% winning start from their opening five matches, which doesn’t say much for the teams they have beaten. Stockbridge were never in danger of not picking up the three points once they opened the scoring with a cracking 25 yarder that dipped over the ‘keeper.

A milestone of sorts was reached with today’s match. This was the 3,000th football ground I have now seen a game on in England.