Saturday, 12 October 2019

Cup form same as league fornm

Saturday 12 October 2019, Berkhamsted 5 Herne Bay 0 - FA Trophy, Preliminary Round, Broadwater


Berkhamsted are top of the league and on this display it is not a surprise and they took that league form into the FA Trophy cup game today and ran out easy winners.



The ground is jammed in  between railway, canal, housing and a tennis club but it does the job with a small grandstand (built in 1940) and my mate won the 50/50 draw!








Wednesday, 9 October 2019

The Reserves remember how to win

Wednesday 9 October 2019, Ipswich Town Under 23s 6 Bolton Wanderers Under 23s 3 - Professional Development League, Playford Road Training Ground

We win - but we still managed to let Bolton score 3 goals in last 10 minutes!

Wembley bound?

Tuesday 8 October 2019, Ipswich Town 4 Gillingham 0 - Portman Road, Leasing.com Trophy

An easy win, much enjoyed after the antics of the Gills manager, Evans in the recent away match. We have now qualified fore the knock out stage, so a trip to Wembley is still on!


Sunday, 6 October 2019

Cod Army Double

Saturday 5 October 2019, 4 Lancashire Regiment 7 21 Engineer Regiment 2 - Army Super Cup Final, Poolfoot Farm, Fleetwood Town Training Ground

Then:

Fleetwood Town 0 Ipswich Town 1, Highbury, League One



Twitter gave me notice of an army cup game and as luck would have it, to be played at lunchtime at Fleetwood Town training Ground, when I would be in the same town for the Ipswich game - to good an opportunity to miss.



An impressive training ground, where unlike some, spectators and the public are made very welcome, with a café and even children's play equipment ( unless that was for Joey Barton).



The Army Super Cup pits the Regular Army Cup winners v the Reserve Cup winners and I expected a close game but the Regulars to win, how wrong was I?



The Engineers took the lead early on but after that the reservists, 4 Lancs totally dominated and obvious that some of there played at a good level of non-league football, I heard Bamber Bridge mentioned.




It was a good way to start the day before driving back into town for the main game.

When you arrive at Highbury you are made very welcome, maybe not on the pitch where the 'Cod Army' are undefeated in 8 months but visiting fans are made very welcome and the home fans did not seem surprised that Ipswich came out on top, possibly both sets of players and fans were just hoping they would not see the same Ref again this season.




Saturday, 28 September 2019

Top, top, top of the league.

Saturday 28 September 2019, Ipswich Town 4 Tranmere Rovers 1 - League 1, Portman Road

Still undefeated in the league, and top of the table.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

The Yeltz - great nickname

Tuesday 24 September 2019, Bedworth United 1 Halesowen Town 2 - The Oval, Southern League, Central, Division One

Great grandstand, poor floodlights, food with strange names and opponents with a top nickname plus 'old school goalkeeper replacement' with an outfield player having to go between the sticks.



Monday, 23 September 2019

Can't buy a point, let alone a win

Monday 23 September 2019, Ipswich Town Under 23s 1 Charlton Athletic Under 23s 3 - Professional Development League, Portman Road

Will we ever win or just get a point? At least we scored this time and for a while were in front!