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Saturday 29th October Match Thread

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Premier Division


Abbey Rangers v Horley Town


AFC Hayes v Farnham Town 


Bedfont & Feltham v Windsor


Camberley Town v Bedfont Sports


Chertsey Town v Guildford City


North Greenford United v Spelthorne Sports


Raynes Park Vale v Hanworth Villa


Sutton Common Rovers v CB Hounslow United


Walton & Hersham v Badshot Lea


Westfield v Hartley Wintney


 


Division 1


AC London v Dorking


Ash United v Staines Lammas 


Balham v Bagshot


Chessington & Hook United v Eversley & California 


Cove v Farleigh Rovers


Frimley Green v Cobham


Sheerwater v Banstead Athletic


South Park Reserves v Redhill


Worcester Park v Epsom Athletic 


 


I will be at the Worcester Park match on Saturday.


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ANY UP-DATES I GET HERE.

 

Worcester Park  2 - 1  Epsom Athletic.

Carl Chaney. 16 mins.

Mar Waters. 23 Mins.               (No 9)

 

AC London  1 -  1  Dorking FC. 6 mins.

(?)                               Paul Davies

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South Park res 2 Lobsters 4 HT

 

could have beeen a few more thanks to post Reds go 2 down in first few minutes the the red woke up. Second half will be interesting.

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Worcester Park  6 - 1  Epsom Athletic.

Carl Chaney. 16 mins.

Mark Waters. 23 Mins.               (No 9)

Gary Knowledon (2)

(Cheeseman misses penalty for W.Pk.)

Tom Costelloe

Johnny Phillips.

 

FULL TIME.

 

 

AC London  3  -  1  Dorking FC. 6 mins.

(?)                               Paul Davies.

(?) 50 Mins.

(?) 67 Mins

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South Park 4 Lobsters 4 FT

 

Second half of good chances and a couple of defensive errors. Overheard home supporter commenting that Redhill looked a good team, should have won this by two.

 

burgers were good.

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AC London  3  -  2  Dorking FC. 6 mins.

(?)                               Paul Davies.

(?) 50 Mins.

(?) 67 Mins

                                     Kieran Lunn. 85 Mins.

 

FULL TIME.

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Jeff Hamnettthespursfan posting a personal view.

 

Anyone who has read my drivel over the years knows I am against groundsharing.

Dorking did it for  two years at Horley, and this season at wanderers and next few years at Meadowbank.

 

Don't like it, lets make the best of it. Eventually we get back home.

 

I queried MVSCR sharing all over Surrey. Now sharing at Sutton with a chance of a new ground at school,

 

Was it really worth the expense to get established at COCO level? Couldn't they have just waited?

 

I guess for every Bookham that failed doing it there will be another club succeeding.Answers on a postcard please.

 

 

So I come to AC London. 

 

Sharing at Banstead.

 

Banstead are a well run club with experienced guys and a good clubhouse capable of putting on weddings birthdays barvitzmas etc.

 

 

So why can't AC London comply with basic regulations at this level?

 

 

Footballing wise they are top of the division, some of their players are the cream of the crop in the coco.

Some feel the need to be thugs, which is a pity.

 

But if you are going to spend thousands on a groundshare why not avoid thousand of fines by just complying?

 

If they get promoted this year the premier clubs will not be happy with their off the field activity.

 

The world of football needs to be less obsessed with 50 seat stands and fencing, and boardroom capacity and more engaged with ensuring senior football has  clubs capable of properly representing senior status.

 

AC London are ground compliant but not league compliant or even offering a decent level of hospitality I'd expect at Sunday league.

 

This isn't sour grapes, I expected DFC to get stuffed by AFL and we would have been if they had converted half their chances.

We lost 3-2.  

 

AC London are a very good side, but they aren't are a football club, sorry.

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Jeff Hamnettthespursfan posting a personal view.

 

Anyone who has read my drivel over the years knows I am against groundsharing.

Dorking did it for  two years at Horley, and this season at wanderers and next few years at Meadowbank.

 

Don't like it, lets make the best of it. Eventually we get back home.

 

I queried MVSCR sharing all over Surrey. Now sharing at Sutton with a chance of a new ground at school,

 

Was it really worth the expense to get established at COCO level? Couldn't they have just waited?

 

I guess for every Bookham that failed doing it there will be another club succeeding.Answers on a postcard please.

 

 

So I come to AC London. 

 

Sharing at Banstead.

 

Banstead are a well run club with experienced guys and a good clubhouse capable of putting on weddings birthdays barvitzmas etc.

 

 

So why can't AC London comply with basic regulations at this level?

 

 

Footballing wise they are top of the division, some of their players are the cream of the crop in the coco.

Some feel the need to be thugs, which is a pity.

 

But if you are going to spend thousands on a groundshare why not avoid thousand of fines by just complying?

 

If they get promoted this year the premier clubs will not be happy with their off the field activity.

 

The world of football needs to be less obsessed with 50 seat stands and fencing, and boardroom capacity and more engaged with ensuring senior football has  clubs capable of properly representing senior status.

 

AC London are ground compliant but not league compliant or even offering a decent level of hospitality I'd expect at Sunday league.

 

This isn't sour grapes, I expected DFC to get stuffed by AFL and we would have been if they had converted half their chances.

We lost 3-2.  

 

AC London are a very good side, but they aren't are a football club, sorry.

 

I genuinely hope you, and others, read my report on my day at Worcester Park FC today.

Like you, TSF, I now have deep levels of despondency re our league. QUALITY NOT QUANTITY!

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Worcester Park 6-1 Epsom Athletic.

 

No game today for Colliers Wood United and whilst there may have been more attractive matches to attend, I was always going to this game.

I saw the same league fixture 2 or 3 years ago and that ended 6-2 but this was a much better game all round.

Park had to be patient early on but their attractive wide play eventually bore fruit with Chaney volleying home neatly from a Cheesman cross and Walters making it 2-0. Credit to Athletic who kept plugging away and they reduced the deficit with a neat finish from no 9 whose first name is Kyle.

Playing down the slope 2nd half, Park ran away with it with the evergreen Knowleden getting 2 and Phillips and Costelloe also scoring. Cheesman missed a penalty as well.

A competitive game, well refereed and with two senior assistants who got nothing wrong.

The whole WPFC experience on match days is excellent. A bright and informative programme, superb catering and a bar with 7 tv screens which makes everyone feel right at home. This was underlined by the late departure of many of the visiting entourage despite a heavy defeat. Good to see.

The lack of floodlighting and of course the cricket and parking issues means Park's future at this level is under some threat (as with other CCL clubs) from a football association grading committee who, I would wager a small fee, wouldn't even know where the ground is. If we lose clubs like WPFC, and everything they have to offer, on and off the field, then our league, and football in general, would be a sadder place. The players and management were approachable (as were the visitors) and the committee guys ever helpful and willing to sit and chew the fat over many football issues.

Of course, I have a link to the club via the cricket section but I am not being at all biased when I say that Green Lane remains one of my favourite CCL places to visit on a match day.

We, as custodians of our national game, should do all we can to let the powers that be know that clubs like Park, Farleigh Staines Lammas and Sheerwater deserve a place at this level of football at least until they can make a higher transition should they so desire!

Edited by Chris Clapham

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Two very interesting posts above, from CC and TSF.

 

I really think the whole subject of ground-sharing needs to be looked at in depth by the F.A., but I'm NOT going to hold my breath.  To be honest, the idea of bringing a club into a League without even thinking about finding their OWN ground dispicable.  Perhaps that's were the team suffic 'WANDERERS' originated, and NO, that ISN'T a dig at our alliance friends, gracefully sharing their ground at Westhumble with us until Meadowbank rises from the ashes !

 

I fully accept that there will be occasions when a TEMPORARY groundshare becomes unavoidable.

 

However  -  Perhaps this requires a new thread.  Slightly off-topic.

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After 9 straight wins in all competitions its now 3 without a win & another difficult game this tuesday.

 

The game itself was very even with neither side taking control which was good from a spectators view as the game could easily have gone the other way, but in the end it was Staines who took their chances & got the 3pts. Will say though that the Staines keeper brought off several excellent (even worldy) saves to deny us.

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Finished RPV 1 -2 Hanworth Villa

 

Not a bad game and played in a good spirit with just the one caution

 

Non arrival of one assistant meant that the referee's granddad who was there to watch ended up running the line. Did

an excellent job and everyone present was grateful to him

 

Can think of at least one other club though who would not have been so keen to see a qualified oap filling in

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