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Saturday 18th April


 


Premier Division


Ashford Town v Hanworth Villa


Badshot Lea v Windsor


Chertsey Town v Horley Town


Cove v Westfield


Epsom & Ewell v Knaphill


Guildford City v Colliers Wood United


Hartley Wintney v Mole Valley SCR


Molesey v Camberley Town


Raynes Park Vale v Bedfont Sports


Spelthorne Sports v Frimley Green


 


Division 1


AFC Croydon Athletic v Cobham


Dorking v Chessington & Hook United


Epsom Athletic v Bedfont & Feltham


Eversley & California v Banstead Athletic


Farleigh Rovers v Worcester Park


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On a similar point, there has been hardly any Friday night games this season. When they were tried a season or two back, they generally saw gates a bit higher than normal. Is it that clubs aren't keen on doing it? The novelty would soon wear off if it was every week, but I can't really recall any apart from early FA Cup games this season.

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Not exactly as if this being a big game has come out of nowhere though!  Mrs Voice To Be and I are moving house, so can't make any of the dates/ times...but for the sake of the competition I hope the game gets the biggest turnout possible and who knows, even generates some good publicity for the league.

 

Hope we are invited to the Wedding.

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lets hope we get the best officials cos its gonna be fiesty with so much at stake,these are the games that all players want to play in and the adrenalin will be flowing  :argue:  

 

Shame that Camberley's number one fan,would rather be elsewhere on what could be such an historic day for his club.

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Or they could bring it forward to Friday night, that would be a huge money spinner for the club !!!

 

I actually suggested that exact date to the Molesey Manager last Wednesday. His response was that he was more interested in the three points and the club had 364 other days to raise money.

 

I thought it was a very short sighted response and it would be interesting to see the discussions between him and the Committee if Molesey go up and they need to spend more....

 

#wastedopportunity

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My view was not as blinkered as that. I have spent the last 10-12 years doing my best to save and make the club as much money as possible, so am fully aware of what any extra income means to the club. 

 

The realistic view is that we had a blip recently when we dropped points over the Easter break when we had players missing and several running on empty. I have said before that this will never be an excuse of mine and it isn't, as this is part and parcel of us have a reasonably successful season so far with quite a small squad.

 

However, we were refreshed on Wednesday of last week and the performance showed that, and we have had a break with last weekend off. That may or may not benefit us.

 

Problem is we are playing this Wednesday and are already aware from the people at Colliers Wood that their pitch is heavily sanded, so it is certain that apart from a decent CWU side to overcome we will have a tough night of it anyway. Playing our main rivals two nights later just does not make sense as recovery time will be minimal.

 

Had we been playing tonight it may have been a different story, as we are aware of the interest the game has all around the CCL due to the potential rewards for the winner.  

 

Regarding different kick off times, I can't imagine an earlier or later time would have the effect of double the normal gate as suggested. Sunday is not workable as the club has other commitments, and we play again at RPV the following Tuesday.

 

My comment to you was that having devoted my attention 100% to winning the league since June 2014 when we started pre-season, my focus was on 3 points and not crowd sizes, and I would imagine that any manager would feel the same.

 

As far as discussions with my committee over money go, that is totally irrelevant as I don't get anything myself and never have.

 

I do hope we get a better than average gate, and we will certainly get more that when we played them for nothing at a similar stage of last season, but as much because I said a long long time ago on the "style of Camberley" thread that it would be a cracking game, so the more the merrier.

 

Colliers Wood tomorrow first, though.

 

Some people know so much, and yet so little'

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lets hope we get the best officials cos its gonna be fiesty with so much at stake,these are the games that all players want to play in and the adrenalin will be flowing  :argue:  

 

 

as long as it's not blood as well !!

 

:unsure:

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Guildford City  1  -  0   Colliers Wood United.

Baker: 38 mins.

 

From Chris C.

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Guildford City  2  -  0   Colliers Wood United.

Stewart: 45 + 5 mins.

Half Time score.

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Dorking F.C.  1  -  2  Chessington & Hook.

 

Full Time.

 

And at this point, on a non-CCL matter, may I offer my congratulations to Dorking Wanderers who look like having gained promotion to the Rymans League with a 6 - 0 win over Hailsham and Littlehampton having only managed a 3 - 0 win..

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Cove 1 Westfield 1. Full Time.

 

Cove can feel slightly flattered by the scoreline in my opinion, for a team that I have watched a few times they looked a bit jaded today. Westfield were still smarting from their defeat a few days ago and it was pleasing to see the heads up attitude of the lads as they kicked off. Westfield definitely had the better of the first 15 mins and scorned a couple of chances that could have seen them a couple of goals up after just a few minutes, the Cove keeper making a couple of fine saves from close range. Deservedly Westfield took the lead after a mix up in defence left a gaping wide goal to easily slot the ball home. Cove then woke up a little and caught Westfield napping in defence to equalize. Shame the ref did not see the Cove player holding the Westfield goalkeeper round the waist though !!!!!!

Half time with honours even, Westfield went in looking a bit deflated after conceding a goal and the management must have worked their magic at half time as the team came out again and looked inspired once more. Both sides came close to scoring but it was not to be, Westfiled had a late chance denied after the player had rounded the keeper and saw his effort on goal cleared by a great piece of defending from a Cove player to clear the ball from what would have been a certain goal. Westfield should be pleased with the point and even a little disappointed it was not all 3. A great spirit in the team to come back from midweeks result and play as well as they did today. The game was played in good spirit with only one late challenge that was deserved of the yellow card. The officials were not the best I have seen but I suppose they were not the worse either. Just going to rub some aftersun on my burnt noggin now !!!!!

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