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.


Sunday, 4 January 2015


Notts Senior League
Division Two
Been meaning to visit Maple Drive, the home of Bilborough United FC for some time now, as this will be a venue for the 2016 Notts Senior League Groundhop. When I saw this fixture, it had hone win written all over it, as United have a very good squad and riding high towards the top of the table, whilst Nottinghamshire Reserves are sat at the bottom averaging nearly 5 goals a game past them.
On arrival, I was greeted by United Chairman/Secretary/Founder Dean Seymour who welcomed us to the club and we grabbed a cuppa. We were soon joined by the young referee Tom Marsh who had a reasonable game.
The game kicked off and it was United who were in to their stride first and did the majority of the attacking with chances going begging, though excellent keeping by Steve Harvey in the visitors net.
After 12 minutes a long ball out of the home midfield found ROB ENGLAND free in the visitors area and he placed the ball past the advancing keeper to give his side a early lead. I expected the floodgates to open now but Nottinghamshire had other ideas and after 18 minutes were back on level terms when PERRY FOSTER hit a 30 yard lopping volley in to the net.
The homesters pushed forward and must have gained 20 corners but the crossing was poor and easily cleared, whilst shot went astray or the visiting keeper was diving and saving from his legs or one handed, there seemed to be no way past him.
The Second Half began and it continued in much of the same manner and it seemed it was only a matter of time before Bilborough retook the lead, but on 51 minutes, RICHARD POKU hit home the winner from a cross drive in to the bottom corner of the net.
Bilborough made some changes, but Nottinghamshire held their defence well and had a couple of counter attacks where they could well of increased their lead. The man of the match Harvey saved everything thrown at him in the Notts goal and their delight at the final whistle was there for all to be seen.
A good game played in the right spirit, with no cards shown as there were really no fouls throughout the game, also worthy of note was there was hardly any bad langague in the game which is a pleasure to hear.
Photos from the game can be seen on this LINK
With the 3 goals seen at the game, it now brings the CHARITY BLOGS Total to £339.50p
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