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, 18 April 2015


Notts Senior League
Senior Division
Att: 249
This season's Chairmans Day at Selston FC was a huge success with locals turning out in their numbers on a sunny day. I arrived at about 1pm and already there was youth and small kids matches being played on different pitches. I was met by Selston Chairman Mark Wilson who kindly made a healthy donation to the Blogs Charity. Then I headed to the bar, which had several Real Laes on barrel but I opted for the Real ale Strawberry Cider, well to be honest I had quite a few throughout the day until I left at 7pm, so if this blog report doesn't make any sense, then god bless me!
Mark Wilson then took me over to the Under 7's match but we was chased off by a nice Selston FC Committee Member as we had taken our glasses a little bit too far..opps! My son Shawn wanted to go on the large inflatable slide, where it was 10 goes for £3, but after his 10 goes, there was no one on it, so the kind lady told him to stay on until they got busy, 30 goes later and Shawn got bored and wanted to go on the Bouncing castle to which I told him he could after the match, he wanted a ice cream, so told him at half time.
After we were both relaxing and talking to Assistant Referee Colt Simpson, my good friend and fellow hopper Rob Campion appeared with his good lady and were soon in the same spirit as me as they sampled the Strawberry Cider.
I then met Steve Bingham, who is the Referee for this coming Fridays NSL Groundhop match between Ashland Rovers FC v Newark Flowserve FC and then finally the other assistant Tim Bee or TB for short. I soon got the line up's and was ready for the match.
Soon the players were on the pitch and the game was on the way, with Selston on the attack with Sandhurst defending bravely, though after 25 minutes, a miskick from the visiting keeper fell to a midfield player who then saw the keeper redeem himself with a flying one handed save.
Half time came and I was in bad books as Shawn was upset, the Ice cream man had cleared off, he was soon calmed down when Selstons Secretary sold him some sweets and drink and then he had a hot dog and I had a lovely burger.
For the Second Half, I was joined by Bilborough Town FC Secretary Wayne Morrison on the near corner of the pitch. After 51 minutes, Selston got a corner on the right side and Airey floated it in long and it was met by centre back PERRY MARRIOTT who thumped home a powerful header to give the home club the lead.
The rest of the Second Half saw Sandhurst pushing forward and Selston playing on the break and this looked like there would be more goals to be seen, but the clock wound down and it finished 1-0 to Selston FC.
Well that bouncing castle time for Shawn..opps, they'd gone home as well, he found some local kids to play football with and when Hazel joined us, the singer was in the tent singing away and he sounded very good, the Sandhurst lads were still there at 7pm, so a real good day for Mark  Wilson and his Selston FC club.
With Mark's kind donation and goal scored it takes the Charity Blog's running total to £484.25
Anyone who hasn't booked a Advanced Ticket but would like to come along, the matches and kick off times are as below.
Admission to all grounds will be £3 and £1 per programme
Ashland Rovers FC v Newark Flowserve FC
Kingsway Park
Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby in Ashfield
NG17 7DJ
kick off 7.30pm
(Food: Burgers, Hot Dogs)
Saturday 25th April 2015
Bingham Town FC v Ruddington Village FC
Butt Field, Bingham
NG13 8GG
Kick off 10.10am
(Food: Bacon, Sausage etc)
Netherfield Albion FC v Nottinghamshire FC
Teal Close, Netherfield
Kick off 12.50pm
(Food: Pie & Chips)
Burton Joyce FC v Attenborough FC
The Poplars.Burton Joyce
NG14 5AN
Kick off 3.20pm
(Food: Home made Burgers, Sausage, Home made Pasta Bake)
Sandhurst FC v Kirton Brickworks FC
Forest Lane, Walesby
NG22 9PF
Kick off 6.15pm
(Jacket Potatoes with fillings)

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