Southern Combination League
Saturday 25th November 2017
Kick Off 14.00 Actual 14.04
Alfold 3 Upper Beeding 0, attendance 34
@ The Recreation Ground (Alfold Sports Council & Social Club)
£1 Programme, 16 pages.
This was the last of the three clubs that play in this division that needed tidying up, as I had done matches on different pitches in the complexes on previous visits. I came here for a pre-season friendly, when they were in the West Sussex League, on 30th July 2011, with the game that day taking place on a parallel pitch, behind the hedge that runs along the side where the dugouts are situated on the main pitch. There was no permanent barrier in place back then on the main pitch.
It was 8th v 5th in the league table, but after this comfortable win for Alfold, their positions are now reversed. It was very squelchy walking to the pitch, but the playing area stood up well, helped no doubt by a cool wind, with a bit of warmth from the sun, which only dropped behind the hills towards the end of the match, and was most welcome as the pitch is rather exposed.