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Da Nang 2 Quang Nam 2

SHB Đà Nẵng 2 Quảng Nam 2 (7th March 2019) Two years ago I made my first visit to Da Nang, arriving with my luggage still in Hanoi, and finding out to my disappointment that the Da Nang match I’d … Continue reading

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Ton Pentre 3 Undy 3

Ton Pentre 3 Undy Athletic 3 (23rd March 2019) As I sat in the fine Ton Pentre clubhouse, drinking a pint of Guinness and eating a chicken & chips from South Wales’ finest named chippy – A Fish Called Rhondda … Continue reading

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Sanna Khanh Hoa 3 Hai Phong 4

Sanna Khánh Hòa BVN 3 Hải Phòng 4 (5th March 2019) Booking a trip to Southeast Asia in November, way before the fixtures for the new season were out, meant any football opportunities would be very much a happy coincidence. … Continue reading

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Goole 2 Barton 1

Goole AFC 2 Barton Town 1 (16th February 2019) When I was young and completely ignorant of football outside of the Football League, I used to watch the scores come through on Grandstand or World of Sport, and when it … Continue reading

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Runcorn Town 2 City of Liverpool 1

Runcorn Town 2 City of Liverpool 1 (9th February 2019) The town of Runcorn, on the south bank of the Mersey, isn’t famous for many things. It’s mainly known for its bridge. Less known about is its absurdly complex road … Continue reading

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Bedfont Sports 1 Bracknell 1

Bedfont Sports 1 Bracknell Town 1 (26th January 2019) A short-ish write-up and a rather ropey set of pictures for a rather ropey game, where a last minute equaliser prevented the most interesting thing about it being the fact that … Continue reading

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North Ferriby 0 Marine 2

North Ferriby United 0 Marine 2 (5th January 2019) There are problems with having been to a large number of grounds, but perhaps the biggest is the diminishing number of grounds within easy striking distance. Going to most of these … Continue reading

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Burgess Hill 2 Worthing 1

Burgess Hill 2 Worthing 1 (26th December 2018) Boxing Day double-header part two saw us make the short 30 mile trip from Eastbourne to Burgess Hill, albeit one that involved taking “the pretty route” due to the A27 being nose … Continue reading

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Eastbourne Town 5 Eastbourne United 0

Eastbourne Town 5 Eastbourne United Association 0 (26th December 2018) Traditionally Boxing Day was always football’s “derby day”, when local rivals would play each other for local bragging rights, and crowds would swell way above normal. In the professional game … Continue reading

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Feyenoord 0 Fortuna Sittard 2

Feyenoord 0 Fortuna Sittard 2 (16th December 2018) After the cold of Alkmaar the previous evening, and even snow later on, Rotterdam was almost pleasingly mild, albeit blanketed in thick fog. Mind you, with the city centre being ravaged during … Continue reading

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