Non-League Football Thread 18/19 (Rolling)


#541

Hope springs eternal!


#542

Looks like Dorking are dead certs for promotion too.

Dorking, Merstham and Tonbridge all up there is pretty great.

Whitehawk falling further is too.


#543

Similar to our division.

Taunton or Weymouth will win it, the one that misses out, Met Police and Salisbury look to have three of the play-off spots sewn up with a real bun-fight for the fourth.

I’d like to see Worthing get into the play-offs, they’re a really nice club who play some lovely football - battered Harlow yesterday as well. Heard lots of good things about Dorking this season, good luck to them, they look set-up for the division above.

As for Whitehawk, another example of a club chasing the dream and having no plan B once the money ran dry.


#544

I’ve been three times this season. Really lovely ground and set up, I bumped into an old friend who I’d not seen in 20 years. He’s a regular there.

Reckon I’ll go back next weekend. Not that I’m a glory hunter or anything.


#545

Ugh. Who was it to?


#546

Derry


#547

he was really good in both matches against Brentford in the FA Cup, would be surprised if he didn’t move up a division in the summer


#548

I’m going to back to Dorking tomorrow for Dorking Wanderers v Bishop Stortford.

Dorking have scored 13 in their last two home games, so I’m expecting a 0-0.

The weather looks glorious so I’m planning on getting a train a per match walk and pub visit before the game. It’s three trains to get there though, and it’s only around 15 miles away.


#549

Looks like it will be a glorious day for football. Each of the three trains take between 12 and 15 minutes. But with two 20 minute waits between trains.
But at least the weathers nice and I can enjoy some beers.


#550

Dorkings ground is so lovely in the sunshine.


#551

Nah, fuck off.

Against ten men with fifty minutes to go at 1-0 down? Why not lose 4-0?

Fucking wasters.


#552

First game I’ve managed to get to for a few weeks, due to holidays and postponements. King’s Lynn came out 4-1 winners against Coalville - who are supposed to be one of our biggest play-off rivals but who I thought were a very poor side. (Unimaginative, terrible at keeping possession, made loads of mistakes at the back). Could have been 5-1 if we’d not missed our first penalty. Good game.


#553

Bloody brilliant at Manor Farm yesterday v Moneyfields. An early home goal, a massive handball followed by a should’ve been disallowed equaliser, a stamp leading to a red card, and a winner for BMF in off the crossbar. Totally great.

No better way to spend £15 (entry and a couple of pints) on a Saturday.


#554

Massive contest this coming Saturday for Carshalton:

The Robins are 10 unbeaten now and one point outside play-offs.
Dorking Wanderers have won 11 in a row and will no doubt win the title.

The pair meet at Meadowbank this weekend and I’m so up for it! Should be a right ding-dong and Carshalton have kept two clean sheets against Dorking so far this season.


#555

Dorkings ground is lovely. I’ve been to four of their games this season, with a 100% record.

There last four home wins have been 7-0, 6-0, 1-0, 6-0. I was at the 1-0 which was a dull game with an amazing goal.

I actually bumped into an old friend who also goes to Palace so I’m going to go to Dorking more often.

I would definitely be there on Saturday if I wasn’t going to the FA cup QF.


#556

Yeah, I’ve heard good things - I have only been there before the work began.

Ha, typical - they probably knew you were there so just did the bare minimum! Those results caught my eye however, so just hope we can at least keep a clean sheet cos that’ll give us half a chance.

FA Cup QF is not as big as this one :wink:


#557

+1 for being a fan of Dorking’s ground, a women’s bathroom being heated in December was one of the most delightful things I’ve ever encountered at a game


#558

They’ve only been at this ground this season, previously they played at a field in Westhumble.
The old Dorking FC used to play at the current ground, who went out of business in 2013.

This is a new club, I think they’ve had 10 promotions since forming as park football club.


#559

The toilets are really nice (mens that is), infact that whole block and the club house upstairs is fantastic.


#560

Oh, I thought it was still based at Westhumble and they’d built on that site. Cool.