Each year, me and my wife Hazel have decided to help a Charity, by donating 25p every goal we see at the matches we attend. Over the years, people and clubs have also donated as we have visited the grounds and we have raised over £2,300 in the 3 seasons we have run the Blog.
During the 2014-15 season, we are supporting "Support Dogs" who train Dogs to transform lives of people with Autism and other disabilities. So if you would like to make a donation(no matter how small) and you see me at a match, please come up to me or Hazel, we would be very grateful. All Donators will get a mention on the blog.


Saturday, 23 August 2014


Notts Senior League
Senior Division

Cavaliers have moved from their Carrington Ground across the city to Clifton to play at Central College(it was called Charnwood when I passed my IT exams Many years ago!) and next door to the Clifton All Whites Ground.

The pitch is a 3g pitch with a large cage around it, to where the enterance reads..no spectators allowed in the cage, so people have to watch the game through the cage from the outside.

Cavaliers have also renamed themselves, me thinking PMG must mean some sort of new sponsorship..not in this case folks..It stands for the new clubs Motto..Pass..Move and Grin!

The game kicked off and Cavaliers were living up to their motto, as some of their one touch football was a pleasure to just stand and admire, whilst the visitors seemed to be getting use to the surface, though Ruddington actually train here in midweek. The Cavs number 10 was causing havoc for the Village defence and after 15 minutes, it was no surprise when he bent his shot home to give PMG the lead.

Cavaliers created more and more chances whilst Ruddington pushed forward as and when they could and in the 35th minute were back on level terms as there was a handball by the Cavs right back and the Ruddington penalty taker made no mistake with the spot kick.

At this stage, Ruddington began to look the stronger of the two teams and looked as if theywould go on and take the game by storm now, but the half time whistle went and the players left the pitch for their half time talks.

Not sure what the Cavs Manager had said to his team but it surely worked, as his number 10 on another day would have bagged himself at least 5 goals, but luck didnt go his way today, as shots went wide and also some good goal keeping and defending by the away team.

With 70 minutes gone, a superb diagonal ball split the Village defence and saw the home number 11 clear and he tucked his shot under the keeper and then saw him celebrating with 2 somersults to his team mates delight.

Ruddington then had their best spell in the game as they pushed everyone forward in search of a point and had the ball in the net, but the attacker was offside in the build up. With time running out, PMG appealed for a penalty which was waved away. Ruddington pushed strong as the rain then began to hammer down and everyone was hoping the refereee would blow for full time, but PMG Cavaliers hung on and deserved their win today.

The Blogs Charity "Support Dogs" which aids people with disabilities, with the seven goals scored at this game now takes the total  to £155.62p

Photo's from the match can be seen on this LINK

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