Saturday, 29 June 2013

12 March 2013 - Frickley Athletic v Athersley Recreation

Third time lucky for us as our previous two Match Of The Day features were postponed en-route to Westfield Lane.  This is a football ground that has an old fashioned, traditional feel, something we wish there were more of amongst the community based stadia with a modern day "feel".  Our first visit to cover a match and hopefully not the last. This wasn't our only meeting with the club from WF9 as we were to meet again (unbeknown at the time) at Hillsborough in May.

**Special Thanks To Steve Pennock (Frickley Athletic)**

Competition : Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA Senior Cup : Quarter Final
Result : Frickley Athletic 3 Athersley Recreation 1
Attendance : 153


"Polo Shirts In Stock"


" ... One Ballboy ... Two Ballboy ... "

"Rec In Crew 2012"

"The Main Stand : Westfield Lane"

"White Wall"

"Programmes, 50/50 & Buy-A-Brick"

"CCTV In Operation"


"Turnstile 3"


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Website Link To Frickley Athletic In The EvoStik Premier League North Panel
Website Link To Athersley Recreation In The NCEL Panel

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

09 March 2013 - New Mills v Burscough

Our first venture into the EvoStik Division One North. New Mills AFC on a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon in early March.  "The Millers" visitors were "The Linnets" of Burscough FC. New Mills ended the season in third place, missing out on promotion via the play-offs to Trafford FC.

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Competition : EvoStik Northern Premier League Division 1
Result : New Mills AFC 1 Burscough 2
Attendance : 117

Church Lane : Home Of New Mills FC

"No Spectator Access"

"Disabled Area : No Standing"

"St George's Church"
Burscough players pre-match warm up.

St George's Church
"Through The Goalposts, Beyond The Trees"

New Mills FC v Burscough FC

"Next Home Game"


New Mills 1 Burscough 0
Dave Fitzpatrick sends the Burscough goalkeeper the wrong way, 
two minutes gone.

Floodlight & Goalpost Architecture In The High Peaks

"Raffle Number #185"

New Mills is fifteen miles from Manchester. The added attraction after the afternoon at Church Lane, stay behind and add some extra funds for the club behind the bar.  City beat Barnsley 5-0 and went on to the FA  Cup Final.

"Forthcoming Fixtures"
1st Team & Reserves


"Hanging Basket"

"Yellow, Red and Blue"


"Full Time"
New Mills 1 Burscough 2

Duncan Hibbert [left], New Mills FC Secretary with Burscough counterpart.

Candid Portraits


No Match Reports Available

Website Links To Both Clubs In The EvoStik NPL Division 1 North Panel

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

06 March 2013 - Matlock Town v FC United Of Manchester (Set Two)

Photography Set Two from our visit to Causeway Lane, home of Matlock Town.

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Set Two

"Floodlight Architecture"

Competition : EvoStik Northern Premier League : Premier Division
Result : Matlock Town 2 FC United Of Manchester 2
Attendance : 613

Matlock Town 1 FC United Of Manchester 0
Matlock Town players rush over to congratulate scorer Bradley Grayson on his first goal of the night.

"Late Challenge"
FC goalkeeper, James Spencer reacts after being the victim of a late challenge.

The "Red Rebels" equalise.
Matlock Town 1 FC United Of Manchester 1
Adam Jones nets his first of the evening to level the score.

FC supporters in jubilant mood as Adam Jones scores his second goal as 
FC United Of Manchester take a 2-1 lead.

"The Loneliness Of The Non League Goalkeeper"
FC United Of Manchester : James Spencer
Under the gaze of St Giles'.

Matlock Town supporters in the Twigg Stand compete with the FC United counterpart in the volume competition.

"Twigg Stand Gladiators"

Matlock Town 2 FC United Of Manchester 2
Bradley Grayson steps up and converts the 64th minute penalty, his second of the night.

Smiles all around as The Gladiators equalise. 2-2.

John Lawton
"Tannoy Boy" at Matlock Town

Full Time
Matlock Town 2 FC United Of Manchester 2

Full Time at Causeway Lane.

"Tonight's Attendance"


Adam & Steph
"High Peaks Branch - FCUM Supporters Club"

John Lawton


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