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by Four Of Clubs » 25 Oct 2020 11:35

NL Results :

Saturday 24th October

FA Cup 4th Qualifying
01 Darlington 2-0 Cambridge City
02 Stafford Rangers 1-4 Skelmersdale United att 600
03 Solihull Moors 4-0 Wrexham
04 Banbury United 2-1 Bury Town att 600
05 South Shields 2-0 F.C. Halifax Town
06 Ilkeston Town 0-6 Hartlepool United
07 F.C. United of Manchester 2-1 Guiseley att 600
08 Brackley Town 5-1 Marske United
10 Stockport County 1-1 Chesterfield (6-7p)
11 A.F.C. Fylde v Altrincham Sun 13:00
12 Chester 0-1 Marine
14 Maidenhead United 2-3 Cray Valley Paper Mills - :shock: :(
15 Canvey Island 3-2 Cray Wanderers
16 Wealdstone 0-2 Hayes & Yeading United
17 Sutton United 0-1 Bromley
18 Tonbridge Angels 5-0 Taunton Town
19 Hemel Hempstead Town 0-1 Hampton & Richmond Borough
20 Aldershot Town 1-2 Woking
21 Maldon & Tiptree 1-0 Haringey Borough
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 Hartley Wintney
23 Leiston 2-3 Barnet att 600
24 Weymouth 2-3 Oxford City
25 Eastbourne Borough 1-0 Dulwich Hamlet
26 Eastleigh 3-1 Weston super Mare - not many write ups from the league site just a brief snippet -
" Eastleigh were “professional” in their 3-1 win over Weston-super-Mare, said manager Ben Strevens."
- all the goals came in the last 30' including a strike from ex-Royals lad Ben House.


27 Sholing 0-2 Torquay United att 400
28 Bath City 0-3 Havant & Waterlooville
29 Boreham Wood 2-0 Wimborne Town
30 Yeovil Town 3-3 Dover Athletic (7-6p)
31 Bishop’s Stortford v St. Albans City 19:45 Mon
32 Concord Rangers 2-1 Chippenham Town


02 NATS
Chelmsford City 1-0 Maidstone United
Ebbsfleet United 3-2 Hungerford Town – ‘Crusaders’ led 2-1 and hosts were down to 10 men but battled back to win. Visitors stay 2nd

04 IL1-SC
Bedfont Sports 1-0 Marlow
Chalfont St Peter 1-0 Hanwell Town
Chertsey Town 4-1 Hertford Town
Harlow Town 1-2 Ashford Town (Middx)
Staines Town 0-4 Tooting & Mitcham United
Uxbridge 1-3 Chipstead
Waltham Abbey 5-1 Northwood – Abbey stay top
Westfield 0-1 Barking

03 SLP-C
Rushall Olympic 1-1 Kings Langley att 449
03 SLP-S
Farnborough 4-1 Beaconsfield Town att 413
Swindon Supermarine 2-3 Truro City att 352
Tiverton Town 5-0 Walton Casuals
- Big away wins for Poole (6-2 at Yate) and Salisbury (6-1 at Dorchester in front of 600) in this division – which saw 30 goals in the 5 games played.
04 SL1-C
Biggleswade A-A Aylesbury United – Hosts leading 3-2- in added time but a serious injury to a ‘Ducks’ forward saw the referee call the game off before the final whistle – showing as Abandoned on the SL site; 0-0 on ‘livescores’

Didcot Town 0-3 Berkhamsted
Kidlington 1-1 Bedworth United
North Leigh 1-0 Coleshill Town – Seacole in added time
Wantage Town 3-2 Thame United late pen nicks the points for the ‘Freds’
04 SL1-S
Basingstoke Town 2-3 AFC Totton – att 400 (sell out) ‘Dragons led early 1st half (Wilson) but Totton turned the game either side of H/T and led 3-1 with 20’ left – Cook with a late consolation. They are at home again on Tuesday v Mangotsfield – reportedly already a sell-out ?

Highworth Town
1-0 Winchester City – Edenborough on 83’ - Winch down to 7th but they do have games in hand on some above them
Paulton Rovers 2-3 Larkhall Athletic – ‘Rovers’ led 2-0 on 85’ 'Larks' scored from 90’ onwards. They managed to go one better than in the same fixture last season, when two behind late on but only shared the points on that occasion.

Thatcham Town 3-0 Melksham Town – att 162 - hat-trick from Conor Lynch, in the last quarter of the match.

05 CCLP
Abbey Rangers 0-1 Camberley Town
Ascot United
1-1 Knaphill
Cobham 0-1 Hanworth Villa
Egham Town A-A Guildford City - abandoned on 55’ with City leading 2-1 – visiting keeper suffered a bad shoulder injury, saving a pen – couldn’t be moved.
Molesey 0-2 Sutton Common Rovers
Raynes Park Vale 1-4 Badshot Lea
Redhill 4-1 CB Hounslow United
Sheerwater 2-1 Frimley Green
Southall 2-0 Colliers Wood United
Spelthorne Sports 0-1 Banstead Athletic
06 CCL1
Ash United 2-3 British Airways
Bagshot 1-3 AFC Hayes
Bedfont & Feltham 3-2 Chessington & Hook United
Fleet Spurs 1-0 Cove
Godalming Town
2-4 FC Deportivo Galicia
Kensington & Ealing Borough 1-1 Dorking Wanderers Reserves
Tooting Bec 2-2 Farnham Town
Walton & Hersham 2-0 Eversley & California

05 HELLP
Burnham 1-0 Royal Wootton Bassett Town att 126 – Blues up to 11th
Easington Sports 0-2 Bishops Cleeve
Fairford Town 2-1 Tuffley Rovers
Virginia Water 2-0 Longlevens
06 HELL1E
[FRI] Langley 3-3 Kidlington Reserves att 133 @ Slough FC
Abingdon Town 0-5 Risborough Rangers
Abingdon United
0-2 AFC Aldermaston
Chalvey Sports
3-4 Milton United
Holyport
0-1 Long Crendon
Penn & Tylers Green
4-2 Thame Rangers

05 WESSP
Blackfield & Langley 4-0 Alresford Town
Fleet Town
1-4 Hamworthy United - att 135 ‘Fleet’ well beaten by league leaders
Tadley Calleva 1-1 Portland United
06 WESS1
Alton 1-0 Romsey Town att 161
Andover Town 1-1 Hythe & Dibden att 110
Downton 2-3 Whitchurch United att 121 - win lifts 'JamBoys' off the bottom
Fawley AFC 1-1 Andover New Street
Totton & Eling 2-3 Petersfield Town

Didn’t manage to get near to our first choice of the day :evil:
- *&^%ing roadworks in Bracknell cut short our ambitious attempts to reach Bexhill – that and the Garage just past John Nike being 'open' but having no pumps available – no signage warning of this - meant I had to wait to re-join the queuing traffic & then do a longer diversion to find fuel (Sainsbury's at next jn) by which time we'd have been over 20' late according to SatNav.
- Weaved my way out of Hanworth to the south via Crowthorne - Frimley etc - down past Godalming/Haslemere and ended up much nearer home than intended @ Southern Combination League Division One:

Midhurst & Easebourne 4-0 Hailsham Town
- Pleasant enough ground set high in the South Downs a few miles into West Sussex.
- Virus conditions meant Track & Trace at entrance – taken verbally or scanned with the right technology :
- Table service at the small clubhouse bar which only stocked bottled lager/cans Guinness and no food currently (which seemed to include Bovril or Soup)
- Game settled by a straight Red for a poor challenge where upon the hosts cantered to an easy 4-0 win.
- Journey back through downpours of biblical proportions especially north of Camberley – eased off a bit beyond Arborfield - indoors just after 19:00h


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Re: The Non - League thread

by Old Man Andrews » 25 Oct 2020 17:06

Utterly embarrassing result for Maidenhead United.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Tony Le Mesmer » 26 Oct 2020 09:53

Old Man Andrews Utterly embarrassing result for Maidenhead United.


Their attitude in cup games since promotion has been appalling, like they just don't give a stuff. Same last season v Halesowen in both matches.

Ive not seen highlights, but the performance of the home goalkeeper was so bad and out of character it led to some questioning whether there were 'other factors' involved. :shock:

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by Tony Le Mesmer » 26 Oct 2020 09:57

Four Of Clubs Midhurst & Easebourne 4-0 Hailsham Town
- Pleasant enough ground set high in the South Downs a few miles into West Sussex.
- Virus conditions meant Track & Trace at entrance – taken verbally or scanned with the right technology :
- Table service at the small clubhouse bar which only stocked bottled lager/cans Guinness and no food currently (which seemed to include Bovril or Soup)
- Game settled by a straight Red for a poor challenge where upon the hosts cantered to an easy 4-0 win.
- Journey back through downpours of biblical proportions especially north of Camberley – eased off a bit beyond Arborfield - indoors just after 19:00h[/color]
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Went here last season, but on a sunny 25c day. Lovely venue, but struck me as an out and out summer ground. Not sure Saturday was the best time to visit.

I got hit by the weather around Hook returning from Bognor Regis v Margate. As you say, utterly biblical, don't think i've ever driven in worse. Hit flash flood water on an unlit road at 50mph and almost came to a halt. Ended up pulling over in an estate for half an hour.

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by paultheroyal » 26 Oct 2020 10:34

Basingstoke Town 2-3 AFC Totton – att 400 (sell out) ‘Dragons led early 1st half (Wilson) but Totton turned the game either side of H/T and led 3-1 with 20’ left – Cook with a late consolation. They are at home again on Tuesday v Mangotsfield – reportedly already a sell-out ?

Went to this. They almost had to give up with the turnstiles before kick off as long queues were forming as kick off approaching. Dont think they were processing the tickets quick enough.

Good atmosphere inside the ground, fair play to the "Basingstoke" fans and imagine even more vocal if they were winning.

Just a head's up Basingstoke were never in front. Wilson goal was chalked off for offside, Totton took a 2-0 lead, and made it 3-1 just when Basingstoke got back into it. I thought Totton were a very good outfit, quicker, stronger than Basingstoke and i expect them to win the league. Enjoyable occasion. Tuesday night will sell out today, they do need to keep winning though to keep the momentum going and the local interest in football.

Rumours are they could easily of attracted 1000+ for the weekend.


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by Royals and Racers » 26 Oct 2020 11:14

Off to Aylesbury Utd v Bedford on Wednesday- since 2006 the Ducks have been homeless and now play their home games at Chesham Utd`s ground the meadow. Aylesbury are currently top of the Southern league div 1 central but it`s pretty tight and a win for Bedford would see them overtake Aylesbury.

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by Tony Le Mesmer » 26 Oct 2020 11:35

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Basingstoke Town 2-3 AFC Totton – att 400 (sell out) ‘Dragons led early 1st half (Wilson) but Totton turned the game either side of H/T and led 3-1 with 20’ left – Cook with a late consolation. They are at home again on Tuesday v Mangotsfield – reportedly already a sell-out ?

Went to this. They almost had to give up with the turnstiles before kick off as long queues were forming as kick off approaching. Dont think they were processing the tickets quick enough.

Good atmosphere inside the ground, fair play to the "Basingstoke" fans and imagine even more vocal if they were winning.

Just a head's up Basingstoke were never in front. Wilson goal was chalked off for offside, Totton took a 2-0 lead, and made it 3-1 just when Basingstoke got back into it. I thought Totton were a very good outfit, quicker, stronger than Basingstoke and i expect them to win the league. Enjoyable occasion. Tuesday night will sell out today, they do need to keep winning though to keep the momentum going and the local interest in football.

Rumours are they could easily of attracted 1000+ for the weekend.


Interesting comments and recent results re Totton.

Saw them get absolutely tonked 5-1 at step 5 Binfield in the FA Cup, but that was their 1st match of the season and despite the scoreline i do recall thinking they looked massively undercooked, like a pre season friendly.

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by paultheroyal » 26 Oct 2020 11:38

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Basingstoke Town 2-3 AFC Totton – att 400 (sell out) ‘Dragons led early 1st half (Wilson) but Totton turned the game either side of H/T and led 3-1 with 20’ left – Cook with a late consolation. They are at home again on Tuesday v Mangotsfield – reportedly already a sell-out ?

Went to this. They almost had to give up with the turnstiles before kick off as long queues were forming as kick off approaching. Dont think they were processing the tickets quick enough.

Good atmosphere inside the ground, fair play to the "Basingstoke" fans and imagine even more vocal if they were winning.

Just a head's up Basingstoke were never in front. Wilson goal was chalked off for offside, Totton took a 2-0 lead, and made it 3-1 just when Basingstoke got back into it. I thought Totton were a very good outfit, quicker, stronger than Basingstoke and i expect them to win the league. Enjoyable occasion. Tuesday night will sell out today, they do need to keep winning though to keep the momentum going and the local interest in football.

Rumours are they could easily of attracted 1000+ for the weekend.


Yeah, not sure if Basingstoke have been overachieving or Totton are just very good. It genuinely was a case of men against boys in my opinion.

PS - level of officiating was decent.

Interesting comments and recent results re Totton.

Saw them get absolutely tonked 5-1 at step 5 Binfield in the FA Cup, but that was their 1st match of the season and despite the scoreline i do recall thinking they looked massively undercooked, like a pre season friendly.

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by Four Of Clubs » 26 Oct 2020 13:37

Royals and Racers Off to Aylesbury Utd v Bedford on Wednesday- since 2006 the Ducks have been homeless and now play their home games at Chesham Utd`s ground the meadow.


....posted on NLM last week.

Aylesbury United's old Buckingham Rd Stadium has an application to build 42 houses on it. The site was sold to a developer last year, outbidding the club by about £300k. Demolition of the site started earlier this year


....also pondering this one - not much else about on Wed (Pewsey or Overton or Sandhurst in a Cup game at Larges La) but may well depend upon the weather - current forecast is dry but cold - & not working during the day so chances are fair.
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Royals and Racers Off to Aylesbury Utd v Bedford on Wednesday- since 2006 the Ducks have been homeless and now play their home games at Chesham Utd`s ground the meadow.


....posted on NLM last week.

Aylesbury United's old Buckingham Rd Stadium has an application to build 42 houses on it. The site was sold to a developer last year, outbidding the club by about £300k. Demolition of the site started earlier this year.


....also pondering this one - not much else about on Wed (Pewsey or Overton or Sandhurst in a Cup game at Larges La) but may well depend upon the weather - current forecast is dry but cold - & not working during the day so chances are fair.

My mate is going to Wealdstone for their 3rd round qualifying FA Youth cup tie against Bromley KO 7.30pm- Wealdstone have confirmed to him that they are allowed a crowd for youth games !!!!

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by Royals and Racers » 26 Oct 2020 19:54

FA Cup 1st round

There are 40 ties at this stage of the competition and due to COVID-19 restrictions, all ties in the first round proper will be played behind closed doors.

And 16 fixtures will be broadcast across domestic broadcast partners BBC and BT Sport, with the remaining 24 fixtures made available for live streaming by the host club in the UK. Further details will be announced in due course

Ties will take place on Saturday 7, Sunday 8 and Monday 9 November 2020.

The draw

1 Leyton Orient v Newport County
2 Havant & Waterlooville v Cray Valley (PM)
3 Sunderland v Mansfield Town
4 Bolton Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra
5 Oxford United v Peterborough United
6 Exeter City v AFC Fylde
7 Tonbridge Angels v Bradford City
8 Walsall v Bristol Rovers
9 Rochdale v Chesterfield
10 Swindon Town v Darlington
11 Barnet v Burton Albion
12 Wigan Athletic v Chorley
13 Tranmere Rovers v Accrington Stanley
14 Oxford City v Northampton Town
15 Maldon & Tiptree v Morecambe
16 Bromley v Yeovil Town
17 Torquay United v Crawley Town
18 Eastbourne Borough v Blackpool
19 Cheltenham Town v South Shields
20 Stevenage v Concord Rangers
21 Harrogate Town v Skelmersdale United
22 Gillingham v Woking
23 Charlton Athletic v Plymouth Argyle
24 Hayes & Yeading United v Carlisle United
25 FC United of Manchester v Doncaster Rovers
26 Salford City v Hartlepool United
27 Scunthorpe United v Solihull Moors
28 Hull City v Fleetwood Town
29 Colchester United v Marine
30 Barrow v AFC Wimbledon
31 Dagenham & Redbridge v Grimsby Town
32 Cambridge United v Shrewsbury Town
33 Brackley Town v Bishop's Stortford or St Albans City
34 Eastleigh v MK Dons
35 Hampton & Richmond Borough v Oldham Athletic
36 Boreham Wood v Southend United
37 Ipswich Town v Portsmouth
38 Port Vale v King's Lynn Town
39 Lincoln City v Forest Green Rovers
40 Banbury United v Canvey Island

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by paultheroyal » 26 Oct 2020 20:16

Some cracking ties there with standout being Tonbridge vs Bradford.

Bantams will hate going there, peculiar stands and if I can recall from my refereeing days a quite fitness draining slope of a pitch!

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by Simmops » 26 Oct 2020 20:25

paultheroyal Some cracking ties there with standout being Tonbridge vs Bradford.

Bantams will hate going there, peculiar stands and if I can recall from my refereeing days a quite fitness draining slope of a pitch!


Yeah I've played there a few times in my semi pro days before my acl injury. Horrible pitch and never won there, bit of a fortress.


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by Royals and Racers » 26 Oct 2020 21:16

Banbury Utd and Hayes and Yeading to name 2 must be disappointed no crowds are allowed as up to now they could have them.

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by Royal Rother » 26 Oct 2020 22:10

Not exactly non league but in local Sunday League my son had a sickening injury yesterday. Clearing a ball from an onrushing striker as he got there his left foot planted and knee hyper extended and twisted. I won’t forget his screams of agony for a long time. :cry:

2 hour wait until a paramedic arrived, ambulances all out busy. He couldn’t move an inch so had to just lay on the wet grass for 2 hours. 4 opposition players had hung around and carried him off the pitch to another team’s coach’s 7 seater (sucking vigorously on gas and air) where he could sit upright in the back with seats down facing the back and leg straight to cart him off to hospital. “Football family” as they put it. Warms the heart a bit, that.

Gutted as apart from everything else he was playing really well this season.

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by bcubed » 26 Oct 2020 23:44

Royal Rother Not exactly non league but in local Sunday League my son had a sickening injury yesterday. Clearing a ball from an onrushing striker as he got there his left foot planted and knee hyper extended and twisted. I won’t forget his screams of agony for a long time. :cry:

2 hour wait until a paramedic arrived, ambulances all out busy. He couldn’t move an inch so had to just lay on the wet grass for 2 hours. 4 opposition players had hung around and carried him off the pitch to another team’s coach’s 7 seater (sucking vigorously on gas and air) where he could sit upright in the back with seats down facing the back and leg straight to cart him off to hospital. “Football family” as they put it. Warms the heart a bit, that.

Gutted as apart from everything else he was playing really well this season.


Yikes
Sounds awful
Hope he's ok
And 2 hours is pretty bad to wait. Where was that?

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by Royal Rother » 27 Oct 2020 07:22

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Royal Rother Not exactly non league but in local Sunday League my son had a sickening injury yesterday. Clearing a ball from an onrushing striker as he got there his left foot planted and knee hyper extended and twisted. I won’t forget his screams of agony for a long time. :cry:

2 hour wait until a paramedic arrived, ambulances all out busy. He couldn’t move an inch so had to just lay on the wet grass for 2 hours. 4 opposition players had hung around and carried him off the pitch to another team’s coach’s 7 seater (sucking vigorously on gas and air) where he could sit upright in the back with seats down facing the back and leg straight to cart him off to hospital. “Football family” as they put it. Warms the heart a bit, that.

Gutted as apart from everything else he was playing really well this season.


Yikes
Sounds awful
Hope he's ok
And 2 hours is pretty bad to wait. Where was that?


His knee is rather large at the moment, but he’ll live... have to wait for MRI to show true extent of the damage.

This was at Cherry Orchard / George Pitcher fields at Burnham.

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by Four Of Clubs » 27 Oct 2020 14:07

Bracknell won comfortably 4-2 @ FC Romania on Sunday PM -2 more goals for Seb Bowerman and one each from Bayliss and Grant.

'Robins' up to 2nd, with a game in hand on leaders Waltham Abbey.

Not sure about the weather today - looks a bit soggy out there; some inspections planned locally for this evening's games. There's not an extensive programme this midweek which is unusual for Half-Term.

Games locally due at Hartley W, Marlow, Flackwell, Holmer Green, Tadley .... I'm considering Knaphill v Egham but the Bracknell roadworks might make me look elsewhere .......

Will update with call offs if I see any.

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by mx » 27 Oct 2020 22:19

Winchester City won 2-1 away at Cinderford tonight, and go fourth, after a couple of disappointing results lately. Taking that with the Reading result, I'm a happy bunny tonight.

More locally, Basingstoke Town got their first won at their new ground - 3-0 against Mangotsfield. Mangoes are normally competitive in this league, but they are played 6 lost 6 so far this season. Not sure what's going on there. B'stoke sold out their 400 capacity again - good for them.
Cirencester now top of Southern League South, they won 3-0.

Anyone else got a view on attendances this season? They are up at Winchester City, but not as much as I'd hoped. Current average is 193, against 164 and 167 the last couple of seasons. I don't want to bash the volunteers that run the club, but I'd like to see more being done to get people coming whilst this is the only live football available. On the bright side, there's a bunch of teenagers coming regularly now - there were 5 or 6 to start with, but now its 15/16 of them - good to see, but still a shame we can't get more local people down to a game.

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by Tony Le Mesmer » 28 Oct 2020 08:16

mx Winchester City won 2-1 away at Cinderford tonight, and go fourth, after a couple of disappointing results lately. Taking that with the Reading result, I'm a happy bunny tonight.

More locally, Basingstoke Town got their first won at their new ground - 3-0 against Mangotsfield. Mangoes are normally competitive in this league, but they are played 6 lost 6 so far this season. Not sure what's going on there. B'stoke sold out their 400 capacity again - good for them.
Cirencester now top of Southern League South, they won 3-0.

Anyone else got a view on attendances this season? They are up at Winchester City, but not as much as I'd hoped. Current average is 193, against 164 and 167 the last couple of seasons. I don't want to bash the volunteers that run the club, but I'd like to see more being done to get people coming whilst this is the only live football available. On the bright side, there's a bunch of teenagers coming regularly now - there were 5 or 6 to start with, but now its 15/16 of them - good to see, but still a shame we can't get more local people down to a game.


I went to Binfield early in the season and they had clearly made a massive effort to get some new faces in. It won me over, i've been back and will be again for the next Saturday home game. Their average gate this season is around 200 which must surely be double that of previous seasons.

I think you are right as others just seem to be going through the motions and expecting extra fans just to turn up. A small effort will go a long way in the current climate.

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