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, 22 February 2015


Notts Senior League Cup Quarter Final
After a few weeks of being poorly and missing football, I didn't  feel too bad so headed for this Quarter Final tie between two tams both high-flying in their divisions. Both clubs are in 2nd position, Wollaton in the Senior Division whilst Underwood are in the division below.
Underwood arrived about the same time as myself and told me they were under strength and having to field six of their reserve team, so this wasn't a good sign to be taking on a strong home side.
Before the match, I had a cuppa and then was met by local hopper Michael Pridgeon who purchased his Advanced Notts Senior League Groundhop Ticket..heres the LINK for more Information for Tickets and badge sets.
We strolled to the far side of the ground as the teams took their positions on the pitch and the first few minutes was very even but it was Wollaton who were doing the pushing forward and after 11 minutes took a deserved lead when a shot bounced off the right hand post and end just outside the box  for RYAN BOWEN to smash a low drive in to the net.
Underwood to their credit battled but didn't trouble the home keeper apart from long high crosses which he took comfortably.
After half time cuppa in the Wollaton Pavillion, which is famous for the ITV Cricket Comedy Programme "Outside Edge", me and Michael headed back out to the far side of the ground again.
Wollaton came out with a lot more confidence and attacked and it looked a matter of when the second goal would arrive and on 62 minutes, Mark Middleton hit a low free kick from the right side which ANTHONY ATKINS squeezed past the visiting keeper to make it 2-0.
Underwood battled and had a couple of chances on the break and forced a couple of corners but it lead to nothing for them and in the 73rd mi nute, a well worked break saw Bowen hit the post and the ball end up back at his feet for him to roll it across the 6 yard line for DANE RAWSON to walk in to make it 3-0.
A few of the Underwood young players legs were beginning to cease up now and the homesters made a triple substitution and this speeded the Wollaton players game up and after 82 minutes ADAM CAMPBELL made it 4-0.
In the final minute of injury time, the man who had began the scoring ended it when RYAN BOWEN fired his side in to the Semi Finals.
Must add that young referee Lewis Saunders-Johnson had a very good game.
Photos from the game
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