Non-League Football Thread 18/19 (Rolling)


#481

Have recently been enjoying reading the one man Beaconsfield Town fan campaign to get one of our defenders jailed for GBH. He bodychecked one of their players - relatively innocuous foul, worthy of a yellow - that ended up with a freak broken arm because their player slid into the pitchside breezeblock wall.

He’s been going on about it every possible opportunity since Saturday as if Luke committed deliberate murder.


#482

It’s all a bit Butler-level OTT, isn’t it?


#483

It’s hilarious. I watched the video on Monday morning expecting to see something horrific, but it’s a freak accident. There’s at least two worse ones in that highlight reel.

Said to our press-officer by email that it’s a classic orange card foul. Yellow pretty much anywhere else on the pitch, but you can see an argument for red purely because it was near that touchline - it’s not unreasonable to argue that in that part of the pitch it “endangers the safety of an opponent”.

With that said, pretty much any challenge along that touchline could have the same result - the pitch really needs to be made a yard or two narrower to move it away from that wall.


#484

I saw Tony Rice yesterday when E was swimming (his boy swims at the same time) and he made that exact point about the vicinity of the perimeter wall to the pitch. A freak accident, did look bloody painful mind.

Taken all my self-restraint not to answer the Beaconsfield fan’s latest tweet with ‘Yes’ from the club account :wink:


#485

I think it would have been called off if the snow has started a couple of hours earlier. Made for good entertainment but it’s a miracle nobody was injured


#486

Forgot how listening to radio commentary makes every single pass forward sound like a goalscoring opportunity :see_no_evil: had my heart in my mouth for half an hour at the end but Angels win 3-2, leapfrog opponents Bognor in the process and are back in the playoffs with a game in hand!!! :heart_eyes:

game of the day has to be (promotion-chasing) Haringey v (relegation-threatened) Burgess Hill. Haringey went 2-0 up, Burgess Hill went onto go 4-2 up, only for Haringey to score 2 penalties in the last 2 minutes and finish the game 4-4 :exploding_head:


#487

Our game was postponed an hour before kick-off. The visiting team (Alvechurch) are spitting feathers all over Twitter. Not really sure what happened and why it wasn’t called off sooner.

Was at a bit of a loss this afternoon!


#488

Was going to go to Carshalton - Barnet today but sacked it off because i’m busy and important It was cold. Looks like I missed a humdinger


#489

This is always a tough one. Can totally understand the away side being hacked off, but there’s little the home side can do if the match referee chooses to call the game off.

We had a similar thing the other midweek when Weymouth visited on a Tuesday night. At 5:45pm there was no question of the game even being in doubt. 20 minutes later and the pitch was under an inch of snow with plenty more falling. They were very magnanimous, all things considered and got a damn good feed out of the bar giving away free hotdogs, sausage rolls and pies. One of those things at this level.

Hendon got a vital point against Steve Claridge’s title chasing Salisbury side today thanks to a 95th minute equaliser. Will take that after the kick in the teeth we received on New Year’s Day conceding an even later winner against Chesham.

Three unbeaten now, all draws, but definite progress.


#490

My Watford supporting mate went to this and confirmed it was an absolute humdinger of a game. Very tempted by the replay if it’s this midweek.


#491

Absolute stinker this weekend:

  1. Was meant to be going to Cherries away at Cardiff, but the ticket fell through (a blessing in disguise arguably).
  2. So lined up a lovely group trip to Bristol Manor Farm. Cancelled due to snow.
  3. Fine lets pub instead. Rugby has ruined pubs for a bit.

Pfft.


#492

Ok, just back in from checking that the moon is still in the sky following York’s first win away since 1782.

2-1 down with 5 minutes to go, volley followed by a probably-in-no-way-suspect penalty to give us the three points. Stick that in yer pipe, Sergio Aguero.


#493

It looks like I’ll be going to the Barnet v Carshalton replay next week. I casually mentioned it to someone at work and he’s potentially up for it.

I also might go to Whyteleafe v Cray Wanderers tonight, free entry with my Palace season ticket. I’m feeling pretty knackered though so i’ll see how that goes.


#494

I was at Haringey v Burgess Hill, ridiculous game of football. Went to Haringey vs Brightlingsea last night too, again scored in the last minute, this time to win it. Never dull down at Coles Park…


#495

When is the Barnet replay? Is it the Tuesday night? Kind of hope not as I’d like to go, but am committed to go the Dulwich v Brentford B in the London Senior Cup that evening.


#496

Tuesday 12th 7:45ko


#497

Ah, bugger :frowning:

Will be at Champion Hill that night instead.


#498

And the late late winner against Margate with 10-men a couple of weeks ago. The Haringey machine marches on (after a slight wobble)


#499

Dorking look very good from what I’ve seen of them. It’s probably between those two to win the league.


#500

Back to back promotion would be madness but thoroughly deserved for the people who run the club who are absolutely wonderful.