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, 14 March 2015


Notts Senior League
Division Two
There were a few reasons why I picked out todays game, one I'd never seen Clifton AC before as they are a new club to the NSL, two they were hosting a first team and thirdly Id been to the venue earlier this season to see FC Cavaliers and that game was played in the 4g pitch so never seen a game here on the grass pitch.
On arrival at 2pm, I found that the game had been switched by the college from the grass pitch to the 4g pitch as we arrived, but sill there was a game to be seen.
I met both clubs and their officials and then the referee Lewis Saunders-Johnson who has recently well earned promotion in his ranks. In to the cage I went and began to chat with a couple of the players parents who happened to know my son Brett who is now based in Germany after a stint in Afgan.
The game began at a frantic page as the ball zipped off the 4g surface, but it was the visitors who was doing the most of the attacking and after 25 minutes gained a corner on the left side that was floated in and the ball found its way to LIAM DEARNE who headed them ahead.
Both sides battled but Calverton seemed as if they had another gear to step up in to and on the stroke of half time, the home keeper had to be at his best to turned round a close range effort at full stretch.
The Second Half kicked off and again it was Calverton on the front foot whilst AFC seemed to be struggling a little and after 58 minutes the visitors doubled their lead through BEN MIDDLETON.
This seemed to spark Clifton in to their best period of the game and on a couple of occasions had the chance to cut the arrears but for poor finishing, but they kept their game plan and on 65 minutes, a diagonal through ball by Mark Commander found out CALLUM BOULTON who finished off the move.
Clifton pushed forward for the equaliser but it was the visitors who grabbed a corner on the right hand side that was played very long and found THOMAS THRAVES who lashed the ball home on the volley after 72 minutes.
With the homesters pushing forward, a breakdown from a corner resulted in a long ball forward that found JOSEPH WARNER on 89 minutes for him to run forward and fire Calverton in to a 4-1 lead and wrap up the points.

Must say a excellent display by the referee.
After the match in the bar, Mr Mullins manager of Calverton MW FC kindly donated to the Blogs Charity so a big thankyou, as with the 5 goals today and the donation it takes the amount raised to £375
Photos from todays match can be seen on this LINK
Clifton AFC are a new club and play on the next ground to Clifton All White but have no connection to them, they are a new independent club and are a friendly bunch so well worthy of a visit.
Clifton AFC don't have a website or twitter yet
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