Tuesday, 18 December 2012

11 December 2012 - Parkgate v Glasshoughton Welfare

Competition : NCEL Premier League
Result : Parkgate - PP - Glasshoughton Welfare
Attendance : -


Should have been time to kick off, but the referee called off the game only an hour before.

Match Day Programmes
A Collector's Item

Competitive Pricing ...

Tonight, there will be no money through the turnstiles, but people and bills will still need to be paid. Many clubs will struggle throughout the season on just gate money alone, the decision to call off tonight's match will leave Parkgate FC out of pocket. It is essential that clubs at this level of football survive, not only as a mark of respect for all those previously associated with Parkgate, but to carry on playing and being a vital part of the community.  The structure at Parkgate isn't one of just old aged committee members, they have a youthful interest in not only the ninety minutes of football, but also off the field operations too.

  Charlie & Craig (The Rotherham Proclaimers)

Two Rotherham United supporters, who'd already arrived at one ground (Meadow Lane / Notts County) only to discover that match had also been postponed just before kick off! Travelling back up the M1, they had heard via local radio that the match tonight at Parkgate was ON! The Parkgate sponsored shirt Charlie wears, is that of Rotherham United, not Parkgate FC.  We had a good chat about football and why they'd decided to head here instead of going straight back home.  "For the football ... and we'll be back again to Roundwood at some point later this season" ...

A German TV crew interview a groundhopper.  Producing a documentary on European Football Fan Culture, tonight's postponement wasn't a hindrance.  Originally, they were to be at FC United Of Manchester, but their game with Kendall Town was also postponed.

The Gates To The Pitch ...

all locked up at 9.00pm, the lights still on, but there's no one home.

Match Report - None
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Website Links To Both Clubs In The NCEL Panel At The Side
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