Friday, 31 May 2013

02 March 2013 - Heanor Town v Scarborough Athletic

Our first match feature in March was another debut visit to a club in the NCEL Premier League, Derbyshire based Heanor Town.  An eventful afternoon for us, as first our main DSLR decided it wasn't going to work, secondly the film camera we use (yes, that's film!!), the batteries needed replacing.  These photographs in this feature were all taken on an Olympus compact, and mainly after the half time whistle had blown!

Competition : NCEL Premier League
Result : Heanor Town 0 Scarborough Athletic 3
Attendance : 270

Heanor Town Football Club

"Mini Pitch"

"Homage To Nigel"

"Morley 9"


St Lawrence's Church 
in the background, a mixed congregation of Heanor Town and Scarborough Athletic supporters.

"The Main Stand"

Heanor Town 0 Scarborough Athletic 1
Ryan Blott nets his 34th goal of the season, he'd eventually finish the season with 39 goals.

"Floodlight Architecture"

Full Time
Heanor Town 0 Scarborough Athletic 3


"Seadogs On Tour"

"Net's Down"

A familiar sight at non league and grassroots level football matches.
We'd like to think that those who are looking in will have had to do their share of getting the nets down and in after the final whistle.

"Post Match Debrief"
In the distance, Scarborough Athletic management team, Rudy Funk and Darren France conduct their usual after match discussions.

"All Claimed"


The People

Heanor Town supporters at half time.

Heanor Town FC

Good to see that the club are encouraging the support to come from all ages.

The highest crowd of the season at The Town Ground.
The next highest attendance of 177 was against Arnold Town, Heanor Town's first home game of the season.

With the excellent travelling support, Scarborough Athletic will be missed next season as clubs in the NCEL Premier don't have away followings comparable to that of the east coast club.

Heanor Town FC
A great bunch of voiciferous supporters who follow their club, both home and away.

"Table Football"
Inside the Heanor Town clubhouse.

Heanor Town FC
"A Family Affair"

Rudy Funk (Scarborough Athletic manager), ...with mum Amanda & 
Jordan Hall (Heanor Town manager).


All Photography : ©fotografica137

Website Links To Both Clubs In The NCEL Panel At The Side

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Friday, 24 May 2013

26 February 2013 - Worsbrough Bridge Athletic v Askern Villa

Our final match for February saw us visit Worsbrough Bridge Athletic on a cold Tuesday evening. Fresh from their 3-2 victory over Selby Town (see previous three features), The Briggers faced an out-of-sorts Askern Villa, who were currently in a losing streak of matches. Unbeknown to everyone, this was Askern Villa's ninth consecutive defeat, a run which carried on until the end of the season, a sequence of twenty two consecutive defeats.

Competition : Northern Counties East League : Division One
Result : Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 6 Askern Villa 0
Attendance : 51

Above, a National Union of Mineworkers flag, Barrow Branch hangs proudly in the Worsbrough Bridge Athletic cafebar area. The colliery here closed in 1985 due to geological issues.

"The Main Stand"

"Match Day Routine for the Match Day Secretary"

We have a portrait of Charlie Wyatt in the third feature from our 
Selby Town v Worsbrough Bridge Athletic feature (previous).

"Officials Hospitality"

"Home and Away"

"The Green Room"

"Brass Band" 

"Practise Night For The Brass Band"

"Beyond This Point.... "

John Cooper - Worsbrough Bridge Athletic
"BallBoy / Bartender / Chairman"

Possibly one of the oldest we've seen during our first season covering clubs, people, matches 
for No Clash Of Colours.

"Goal Post Architecture"
under the floodlights at Park Road.


Josh Lane
Why the fishing net?
Running by the Park Road pitch is the River Dove.
For any stray clearance, wayward goalkick or off target goal attempt...

John Lane

After match hospitality for both clubs and officials.

John & Josh
Grandad & Grandson
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic


All Photography : ©fotografica137

Website Links To Both Clubs In The NCEL Panel At The Side

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

23 February 2013 - Selby Town v Worsbrough Bridge Athletic (Set Three)

Our third and final set of photography from our first visit to Selby Town back in February.

Danny Gray
Congratulated by his team mates after opening the scoring.
Selby Town 1 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 0

Liam McFadyen
Strokes home a penalty to equalise on the stroke of half time.
Selby Town 1 Worsbrough Bridge Athletc 1

Nathan Kamara
Brings the hosts back into the game, unfortunately it wasn't enough.
Selby Town 2 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 3

The Dugouts

St Mary's Church, in the distance overlooks The Rigid Group Stadium.


Pre-Match Discussions
Selby Town Secretary Tom Arkley is on the right.

Charlie Wyatt
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic
Secretary & Match Day Programme Editor

The Future Of Selby Town.

See "Sue's Cafe" in the first set of photography.

The Chairman
Ralph Pearse


Match Report Links Are In Set One

All Photography : ©fotografica137

Website Links To Both Clubs In The NCEL Panel At The Side

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