Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Do not make it easy

Tuesday 13 November 2018, Walsham Le Willows 2 Ipswich Town XI 2 ( 4-5 on pens) - Suffolk Premier Cup, 2nd Round, Summer Road

Should have been easier than it was, Walsham played good football and worked hard whilst we over elaborated. But a good night out and a good pay day for the village team.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Wilting tulips

Saturday 10 November 2018, Spalding United 0 Lincoln United 3 - Northern Premier League, Division One East, Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field

Great ground, slightly open but impressive grandstand and good to see a club surviving in a town centre site.

Footballing wise, it was the visitors impressed with the third Lincoln goal, one of the best team goals I have seen this season.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Well run club

Wednesday 7 December 2018, Blackstones 2 Long Buckby 0, United Counties League Division One, Lincoln Road.

Warm evening, nice pitch, warm clubhouse and a friendly welcome - what more would you want?

Football was not bad but both teams tend to struggle when they get close to the goal.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Always exciting

Monday 5 November 2018, Ipswich town Under 23s 2 Cardiff City Under 23s 2 - Professional Development League, Portman Road

One thing about the Under 23s this season is that you are guaranteed excitement - plus goals!

Saturday, 3 November 2018

New era

Saturday 3 November 2018, Ipswich Town 1 Preston North End 1 - Championship, Portman Road

New era, new manager- better display, better atmosphere- but still no home win and still bottom - the fight continues

Friday, 2 November 2018

Perfect grass

Friday 2 November 2018, Tottenham Hotspur Under 23s 1 Swansea City Under 23s 4 - Premier League 2 (Reserves), Hotspur Way, Training Ground

I can see why Spurs struggled to play football on the Wembley pitch - they are so used to playing on snooker table like pitches at Hotspur Way, in fact the whole training ground was more a combination of Kew Gardens and Lords Cricket Ground plus throw in the 18th hole at the US Masters that any football ground I visited.

The surroundings certainly inspired Swansea who put in a brilliant second half display.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Looking good in the Fens

Wednesday 31 October 2018, Holbeach United 3 Melton Town 0 - Carters Park, UCL League Cup

Small town and a small ground on the outskirts of the town, however from the clubs history they seem to have often punched above their wright and won a few cups both inside and outside Lincolnshire and from watching the game today, they might be soon adding some more honours to their name.

This was their 9th game unbeaten and they have a very winnable game in the FA Vase on Saturday, they won this easy however Melton should not feel to bad as they are a division lower and a number of their players also impressed. Seems I came across a game with two sides trying to play football with style.

But can anyone explain, why they had a rowing boat as a flower basket?