Sunday, 20 May 2012

Westella Have One Hand On the Title

ATT: 269
This really was a match that was to decide the CMFL North Championship, Dronfield win then they were Champions, though if Westella won, they had to beat Glapwell next Saturday to lift the trophy.

I'd already taken orders for 26 programmes and 45 minutes before kick off the club had sold out, but are to do a re-print and send them on to those who left their names.

Hazel organised the raffle and went round during the match and also did the headcount and at half time I was asked to draw the raffle, to which 1st prize was a bottle of Famous Grouse won by Buxton based Hopper Ian Oldfield.

The game was a tight affair with Dronfield taking the game to Westella but seemed to freeze as soon as they got towards the penalty areapart of the ground, Westella hasd a few chances and in the 24th minute, a deflected shot squeezed in and that was enough to give the visitors the vital points that they needed.

Glapwell FC are to send their strongest squad to Westella next week, which they deserve credit for, as they have struggled recently, but it is good to see them get through the season.

At the final whistle, Ian Oldfield found me out and presentedme with the bottle of Famous Grouse for my 50th on Thursday and also for what I do for the hoppers, I was really touched by this, as I have never  received anything or expected anything in the past.

So good to see so many hoppers at today match and I must make a special thankyou to Colin Picken of Scotter FC and also to Mike Hamilton for both donating £5 each towards the blogs charity for next season.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Thoresby Hit the Top

FC05 Bilsthorpe 0 Thoresby Colliery Welfare 9
Att: 51

On arriving at the Welfare Ground the home of FC05, I thought this may well be a close match, as FC05 had beaten Welbeck just 24 hours earlier 9-0, but Thoresby who are chasing the title were no Welbeck. 

One by one the hoppers streamed in to the ground to be told there was no programme, but that didnt bother them or most of them as they had been pre-warned not to expect one.

I was showing my article that had appeared in the Nottingham Evening Post to folks and told them I had set up this Blog ready for next season and any goals tonights match and Saturdays match at Dronfield would forward on to this blog..Kind Hoppers Nick Willis, Gary Griffiths & Brian Meddins along with Thoresby Clubman Brian Wathall all gave me a donation to start the blog charity off.

On to the game, to say it was a miss-match would possibly be the best way of describing it, with Thoresby hitting the bar after a few minutes and somehow only leading 5-0 at half time, we did only see 4 more goals in the Second Half, but this was only down to a superb goalkeeping display from the FC05 Keeper or it could and maybe should have been double.

The 3 officials were very good in this game and in the First Half I cant remember a foul throughout it.

After careful thought of the Charity the blog is to support, I have chosen one very close to me, I am a Out Patient at the Cancer Clinic at Kings Mill Hospital in Mansfield and the volunteer ladies do drinks etc for the patients but are not allowed to accept donations as they have no collection boxes or they would, so the money would go back in to the cancer department, so if I can raise enough for some donation boxes and if any is left over toward new equipment, I'd be delighted.

Next stop on Aroundthegrounds is Dronfield Town FC on Saturday, so if anyone would like to make a donation, I'd be very grateful to accept it.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Welcome to the 2012-13 Aroundthegrounds Blog

Well was over the moon raising a total of £541.25p for the Queens Medical Centre Hospital in Nottingham last season and hoping to do as well this coming season by sponsing myself 25p per goal towards another worthy cause..All people who make a donation will be mentioned on the Blog.