Sunday, 30 August 2015

Overall 259

South Shields V Ryhope C.W

Saturday 29th August 2015

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South Shields F.C. is a football club based in South Shields from 1974. It is the third club of that name. The club plays in Northern League Division Two at Mariners Park, formerly known as Filtrona Park. There was a South Shields (1889) and another South Shields (1936) The 1st South Shields was the most successful playing in the League they were elected to the extended Football League Second Division in 1919–20 with 28 votes. Its first League game was a 1–0 defeat at Fulham watched by 20,000 spectators, but although the team frequently attracted big crowds, playing success proved elusive. The club was relegated in 1928, and after two seasons in Division Three (North) the club folded in 1930 - despite finishing seventh - and was taken over in its entirety by Gateshead. The team played at the Horsley Hill ground during its Football League career. The Second side (1936) was formed in 1936–37 with financial support from the Shields Gazette. It joined the North Eastern League and enjoyed immediate success in both league and Durham Challenge Cup before war broke out. Gates often exceeded 10,000. Notable FA Cup results include a 4–1 defeat at Queens Park Rangers in 1970, and the 10 goal feat by Chris Marron – claimed to be an FA Cup record – in the 13–0 win over Radcliffe Welfare United in 1947. Following the collapse of the North Eastern League in 1957–58, the club played in the Midland League in 1959–60, the Northern Counties League in 1961–62, the re-formed North Eastern League in 1963–64 and the North Regional League in 1967–68. IN 1968 it reached the Northern Premier League. In 1974 South Shields reached the FA Trophy semi-final, losing 3–0 on aggregate to Morecambe, which it had beaten 6–0 and 7–1 in the League. Only 1,117 watched the home leg. At the end of the 1974 season the club failed, and - like its predecessor - was absorbed into Gateshead F.C.

The Current South Shields was formed in the same year as the previous club failed and the sale of Simonside Hall, given to the club by supporters. The re-formed club under chairman Martin Ford was based at the council's Jack Clark Park, and began a 17-year crusade for a home of its own. After two title winning seasons in the Northern Alliance, and an appearance in the quarter-finals of the FA Vase, Shields joined the Wearside League.

Ultimately, chairman John Rundle and his family provided the long wished-for new ground at Filtrona Park, which was re-developed and first used by the club in 1992. The club played at Filtrona Park, in Shaftesbury Avenue, between 1992 and 2013. The name Filtrona derives from the nearby Filtrona factory which manufactures cigarette filters. The Ground was also used in April 2003 by Gateshead FC who’s International stadium was having a new running track installed. For the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, South Shields played at Eden Lane, Peterlee after being evicted from Filtrona Park. In May 2015,the club secured a return to Filtrona Park - which was renamed Mariners Park - after new chairman Geoff Thompson bought the facility

Honours (1889)

North Eastern League/Northern Counties

League Champions 1913-14 1914-15

Football League Record

  • Division 2: 1919-1928 (9 seasons)
  • Division 3 (North): 1928-1930 (2 seasons)
  • Highest league position: 6th, Division 2 1921-22
  • Lowest league position: 10th, Division 3 North 1928-29

FA Cup Record

In the 1925-26 Season they beat Chilton Colliery Recreation 3-0 in the 3rd round (9/1/26) a team who had already knocked out my team Carlisle United in the 1st round (Carlisle weren’t even in the League till 1928), Birmingham City 2-1 in the 4th Round (30/1/26) before losing to eventual winners Bolton Wanderers 0-3 In the 5th round (20/2/26)

In the 1926-27 Season they beat Plymouth Argyle 3-1 in the 3rd round (8/1/27) Sheffield Wednesday (Known then as The Wednesday) 1-0 after a Replay (1-1 in the 1st game) (29/1/27 and 2/2/27) Before losing to Swansea in the 5th Round after a 2-2 draw in the 1st game they lost the replay 2-1 (19/2/27 & 24/2/27)

Honours (1936)

North Eastern League/Northern Counties league

League Champions 1938-39 & 1957-58

North Regional League

Champions 1966-67

Honours (1974)

Wearside League

Champions 1976-77 1992-93 & 1994-95

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This should have been a relatively easy day out if I'd had the use of a vehicle unfortunately I didn’t my car had failed it M.O.T on the Friday with quite a lot of work needing done so I was without the use of it for the whole Bank Holiday Weekend. We studied the fixture list all week the original plan was to drive to Hamilton or another Scottish game but the car put paid to that then I considered the Away Fixture for Carlisle United at Hartlepool but the price put me off (I needed to save some money for the M.O.T ) So I decided to use the train to South Shields. The 1st stage was the 5 minute walk to the bus stop close to my house the (£4.40) bus journey to Carlisle train station took 10 Minutes. At the train station I had my Family Railcard to Renew which cost me (£30) and then it took the journey price for me and the boy down to (£18.55) which included the Tyne and Wear Metro All Zones as South Shields is in Zone 3. We Caught the 1135 to Newcastle, but got off at the Metro centre for a little bit of shopping before catching the 1345 to Newcastle Central. We then caught the Underground straight to Bede which is were Mariners Park is Situated close to, Its a short walk to the ground less than 5 Minutes

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The Admission was £5 for me and £1 for the boy and a Programme was £1.50. Before the game the was a guard of honour for 84 Year old Richard Bailey who had been watching South Shields for 70 Years a fantastic achievement. The game kicked off and Ryhope went on the attack but it wasn’t long before the game was stopped Shield’s Adam Sakr went up in the air with the Ryhope Keeper but the keeper landed on top of him knocking him out and badly injuring him. The game was stopped for sometime and an Ambulance was called but after 35 Minutes the ref Abandoned the game as the Ambulance still hadn’t arrived. There’s not a lot you can do about things like that at this level. In the higher levels of the game you would have had state of the art Medics at the scene within seconds and the player probably would have been carried off into an awaiting ambulance or Medical room close by, But at this Level all of the Physio’s and staff are volunteers which means a phone call for an ambulance and sometimes a long wait, Its a good job his injuries weren’t life threating (It was over 90 Minutes before an Ambulance eventually arrived am told).

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We left the ground at 1545 and decided to head out to South Shields and catch the ferry over to North Shields then Catching a bus to North Shields Metro Station and back on the Metro to Newcastle Central and home on the 1754 to Carlisle arriving home at 1932

It’s a shame I only got to see 4 Minutes of football but it gave me the opportunity to go on the South/North Shields ferry which I wouldn’t have otherwise had time to do all were included in the Tyne and Wear Metro Ticket I had bought from Carlisle. I’ll Probably be back as they are going for promotion to Division 1 and with any luck they’ll get to play Penrith or Carlisle sometime soon. Thankfully it looks like Adam Sakr will be ok The midfielder is now back home in Bishop Auckland, with suspected ligament damage to his shoulder, a black eye and a missing tooth.

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Division :- Northern League Division 2
Ticket Price Adult £5 and Child £1
Programme £1.50
Attendance 314
Score 0-0 Abandoned 4 minutes played
Miles from Carlisle 66 Miles

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Matchday Photo Album

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Overall 258

Sunday 16th August 2015

Whickham V Padiham

The Glebe Sports Ground

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Whickham FC are an English football club based in Whickham, Tyne and Wear, playing in the Northern League Division Two in the English football league system. They won the FA Vase in 1981. The team plays its home matches at the Glebe Sports Ground, Rose Avenue, Whickham. NE16 4NA. There isn’t much to write about at Whickham, One main stand behind the goals then the rest is open with the dugouts on one side and a cricket pitch along the other

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We made our way over the A69 for the this Sunday FA Cup fixture played on the Sunday due to the Cricket being played on the Saturday on the Adjoining pitch. The 58 mile journey took just over an hour quite easily along the A69 and then down the A1 before climbing the hill into Whickham. We parked on the roadside just by the stadium but there is a small car park at the ground. I arrived around 14:45 just in time for KO but was unfortunate that all the programmes had sold out due to a higher than normal crowd for the Sunday game. We stood along the side with regular hoppers Lee Stewart, Conner Lamb and Anders Johansen. Padiham took the lead in the 1st half when Andrew Hill headed in from a Corner a difficult header when he was going away from goal. In the Second half Padiham went 2-0 up Chris Turner Volleyed in from 25 yards out Whickham were awarded a penalty in the second half and Mark Fitzpatrick stepped up to make it 1-2

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Whickham were unable to get an Equalizer and went out to the strong North West counties side Padiham who had only just come down from the Evo Stik 1st Division North last season. At the end of the game I made by way back along the A69 arriving home just after 6pm thanks to Connor Lamb for the Photo’s of the team sheet and programme as I didn’t get one

Division :- Northern League Division 2 Although this was an FA Cup game
Ticket Price Adult £6 and Child 3
Programme £1 Sold out
Attendance ? 130
Score 1-2
Miles from Carlisle 58 Miles

 

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Match Day Photo Album

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Overall 257

Widnes FC V Accrington Stanley

Tuesday 4th August 2015

Halton Stadium (The Select Security Stadium)

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Widnes Football Club are an English association football club, based in Widnes, Cheshire. They are currently members of the North West Counties Football League Division One, playing their home matches at Halton Stadium, Widnes. They are an FA Charter Standard Community Football Club affiliated to the Liverpool County FA. The club was founded in February 2003 as The Dragons A.F.C.In March 2012, Widnes Dragons began a consultation process with Widnes Vikings RLFC to become part of the Vikings Sports Brand, a partnership that was agreed to enhance the club's community status.The next step in the club's progression was made in season 2013–14 when Widnes Vikings FC was admitted into the football pyramid and placed within North West Counties Football League Division One.n March 2014, the club's committee called an EGM for its members to decide on the future of the club. A unanimous vote was made that the club was to move away from the Vikings brand and to restructure the club to secure its own identity and long-term future. Subsequently, the club parted ways with the Vikings brand and became known as Widnes Football Club, which was symbolic in representing where the team and its fans came from whilst recognising that a new club needed to be built to establish confidence in the local community and support young local talent in Widnes.Widnes moved into the Halton Stadium in 2012, ahead of their debut and so far only season in the West Cheshire League. They played their first home game at the stadium against Chester Nomads Reserves on 1 September 2012. The club's highest attendance at the stadium is 345 set on 28 December 2013, against 1874 Northwich F.C.20150804_194745

 

The Select Security Stadium (previously known as Naughton Park) is a rugby league stadium in Widnes, Cheshire, England. The Widnes Vikings play their home games there. During the 2011 Super League Season, St Helens played their home games at the stadium. Since 2013, Everton Ladies and Liverpool Ladies team have used this ground as their home ground. Local club Widnes Football Club of the North West Counties Football League also play their home games at the stadium. Also home to Halton Spartans American football team for the 2015 BAFA season. The stadium is all seater and has a total capacity of 13,350. Tennants at the Stadium include Widnes Vikings Everton Ladies Liverpool Ladies Widnes FC and Halton Spartans American football team. The Pitch is 3G Runcorn Fc and St Helens Rugby League side have also spent time there

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The less said about the journey down the better lets just say I was un-expectantly in the area and decided last minute to go. We parked up in the main car park around 1940 I couldn’t work out how to get into the stadium as all the normal turnstiles were closed. Eventually I worked out you had to go in through the Gym. The game itself was entertaining you wouldn’t have known these 2 are divisions apart You can read a copy of the match report here but to shorten it for you Widnes went 3-0 up before and excellent second half meant Accrington fought back to win 4-3

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Division :- North West Counties
Ticket Price Adult £4
Programme None
Attendance Roughly 50
Score 3-4
Miles from Carlisle 126 Miles

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Friday, 17 July 2015

Overall 256

Daventry Town V Northampton Sileby Rangers

Tuesday 14th July 2015

Communications park

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Daventry Town F.C. is a football club based in the town of Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, formed in 1886. They are members of the Northern Premier League Division One South. The club was established in 1886 as a local-town club playing in the Northampton Town League.In the 2009–10 season Daventry won promotion to the Southern League Division One Central, by becoming champions of the United Counties League under the guidance of manager Ady Fuller.In 2014-15 They were transferred to the Northern Premier League 1st Division Southern Section. In June 2015 Iain Humphrey resigned as chairman and was replaced by Allan Smart, who relinquished his role as Daventry Town's manager in the process. Ady Fuller, who had served as Smart's assistant and had a previous spell as Daventry Town boss as well as stints as manager at Banbury United and Bedworth United, was appointed as caretaker manager in the interim period in June 2015.

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After being on a course for the week at the nearby Staverton park Hotel I decided to take in this match kicking off at 7.45. I made the short walk down from the hotel which didn’t take long there is a small car park next to the ground and an industrial estate along the road from the roundabout leading up to the ground. I paid the £4 entry fee but there was no programme or team sheet. The ground has 3 open sides to it with a 2 tier club house and small stands either side. Not sure what the capacity is but most sites list it as around 3000. There is a bar on the lower ground floor with a private function room on the top tier with a viewing balcony as well.

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The game kicked off but I had no idea who was who so I was left to guess the goal scorers. Straight from the kick off there was a few late/bad tackles going in and Sileby had the better of the game. The ref was trying not to book players as it was a friendly but he lost control of the game and had no option but to send players off in the 2nd half. Daventry took the lead after 6 minutes, a corner from Simon King was headed in by James Tricks. Didn’t take Rangers long to equalize as only 10 minutes later they did so and just before half time Sileby took the lead to go in 2-1 up at the break. After the break the Daventry number 11 went on a run before smashing it past the keeper although the Daventry forward Aaron King may have got the final touch but I thought at the time it was already over the line. Tempers again flared and goal scorer James Tricks was asked to leave the field after venting his frustrations out on the ref after being stamped on by the Sileby Defender. The number 12 was also given a straight red card late on after again venting his frustrations out on the ref. That gave Sileby the incentive with the numerical advantage to steal the game late on with 2 almost identical goals both from free kicks first by number 9 then a second minutes later by number 14. The Daventry Website gave the Goal scorers for Daventry as James Tricks 16mins, Aaron King 75mins and for Sileby Brian Farrell 24/85mins, Stuart McMichael 37/86mins Although I had numbers 9 (twice) and 11 & 14 as the goal scorers Overall It was an entertaining game with both side committed to winning the game and you wouldn’t have known it was a friendly.

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Ex Carlisle Watch

The Daventry Chairman and manager last season was non other than Allan Smart

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Allan signed on Loan for Carlisle United from Preston North End on Friday 24th November after rejecting a permanent deal to Lincoln and his 1st game came in a live TV Game against Wycombe Wanderers (I have actually got the recording of this on VHS) playing really well alongside David Reeves which left Carlisle Fan’s Singing song’s such as #Sign him up and #Smartie’s got the Answer. Allan played 3 games and 1 substitute game in a month. before returning to Preston. He later that season spent a month at Northampton town playing 1 game for them without scoring. United actually agreed a fee with Preston for £60,000 rising to £100,000 in January 1996 but the deal fell through for some reason.

In October 1996 Carlisle United sold David Reeves to Preston for £300,000 a deal which meant Allan came the other way he signed a 2 year deal and he scored his 1st goal on his debut for Carlisle in a 2-2 draw away at Rochdale at the end of the season he had 34 Appearances with 10 goals playing alongside Lee Peacock and emerging players such as Matt Jansen and Scott Dobie as Carlisle finished 3rd in the Third Division which meant Promotion to Division 2 and also winning the Autoglass trophy at Wembley (although Alan had to be taken off injured early on). In the 97-98 Carlisle season Allan picked up a foot Injury in only the 2nd game of the season at home Watford (of all teams), He later returned on Feb 24th against former side Preston North End in a 3-0 win overall he made 17 Appearances with 7 goals unfortunately Carlisle were still relegated that year as star players were sold on Lee Peacock Matt Jansen Rory Delap just to name a few. During the summer he was sold to Watford for around £100,000. He Won promotion the the PL in 99-00 with Watford and had loan spells at Hibs and Stoke. He later played for Oldham,Dundee United,Crewe, MK Dons, Bury, Portadown, Burscough and Southport.

 

Division :- Evo-Stik 1st Division South
Ticket Price Adult £4
Programme N/A
Attendance 57
Score 2-4
Miles from Carlisle 235 Miles

 

Matchday Photo Album

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Season Stats 2014-15

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Groundhops

Down to 59 Games this season mostly due to Kids and Financial problems. I needed to tick of Cambridge and Luton to Recomplete the 92 both were done

Memorable moments include:-

    • Being part of the Title celebrations at Hearts as they beat Queen of the South to win the League title
    • Being at Tynecastle as Hearts stuffed Cowdenbeath 10-0
    • Being at Warrington in the Fa Cup 1st round as they knocked out League two Exeter City
    • Going to Guisborough Town and meeting someone who changed my life forever

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After last season I made my changes in life and set out on the path to restore myself to what I used to be like when I was younger We Started the Season off watching the CUFC side take on a Southampton U21 side on the training pitch in the hope that an immediate return to league one would be on the cards, but we were refused entry to the training pitches and had to watch from behind the fence in the car park, This probably set the tone for the season as despite relegation and a squad overhaul,we again struggled and the Manager was dismissed by the end of August after a drubbing at Cambridge, a game I visited to bring me back to the 92 (Luton in Feb Re-completed it ). A new manager was appointed and we remained near the bottom with very few highlights. I went away to Cheltenham, Cambridge, Shrewsbury, Morecambe, Luton and Burton. I had to Shelve plans to go to Portsmouth, Dagenham, Stevenage, AFC Wimbledon, and Newport for money reasons but they all stayed in League two for another chance next season (I’ve been to all these just not with Carlisle United ). Barnet came up so that’s another to add to the list I went there in 2013-14. I am trying to remain positive for CUFC in 2015-16 but it gets harder and harder every year to do so. This season’s summer has been just as worse as ever but I won’t go there (Another Story for Another Day).

I also Managed to get to 3 Celtic Nation games before they eventually folded at the end of the season the inevitable happened when the money ran out. It’s a shame as Gilford Park were a nice little club before Frank Lynch’s money came on the table even if they were only being watched by about 30 men and a dog. I did spend some time over the border watching Gretna 2008 as they went on a winning streak and seeing a game played at Annan to due to a problem with the floodlights caused by a storm.

Hearts did amazingly well as they romped to the title in the Scottish Championship no side could get near them all season. I was witness to the 10-0 demolition of Cowdenbeath and the Title celebrations against Queen of the South. They didn’t play any of the Scottish 4 grounds I need so they will roll over to next year

Money was tight last year hence the low amount of game and distance travelled although I did manage 10 New grounds at Murrayfield home off Scottish rugby (Celtic had to play their champions league qualifier there due to the commonwealth games being played at Celtic Park ) Also Holker old boys, Cambridge, AFC Blackpool, Guisborough, Warrington, Norton, Luton, North Shields and Cleator Moor Celtic.

Money was tight for various reason’s I made the decision to separate from my kids mother last summer and this affected the money side of things. In November I was able to move into my own pad and by April I finally switched to days after nearly 4 years on Nights which again I meant I lost my night shift rate but meant I was able to spend more time with the boys. I did spend more time this season watching local side’s like Carlisle United, Gretna, Celtic Nation and finally Penrith, and it was through watching Penrith that I finally met someone decent and as mad about football as me. From initially becoming friends when I went to Guisborough were now very much in love. Rather randomly she has over 100 grounds visited too watching Carlisle as a Child and then Gretna before now following Penrith with her brilliant Parents Richard and Janis. I was invited to the Penrith Christmas Party and then end of Season awards as I racked up 14 Penrith games home and away and will continue to do more next season. We’ve moved in together now and she’s absolutely amazing I couldn’t have managed without her over the last few months. I can’t wait to see what next season brings for me and Caroline.  

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I’m still a 92 club member as Barnet and Bristol Rovers came up both grounds I have visited before so no worries there. The Scottish 42 still alludes me as I need Inverness, Ross County Peterhead and Elgin but I’ll get there at some point. just the 5 conference grounds to get to as well.

A Challenging season but enjoying never the less and I’ve also met a few new friends along the way.

Geoff Jackson

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Cleator Moor Celtic V Stockton Town

Monday 4th May 2015

McGrath Park

Monkwearmouth Charity Cup Final

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Cleator Moor Celtic Football Club is an English football team founded in 1908–09. The Clubs plays in the Wearside Football League. Cleator Moor was founded in 1908–09 by Irish immigrants employed in the local iron ore mines. In the 1950–51 season, Cleator Moor reached the first round of the FA Cup, where they lost to Tranmere Rovers 5–0, in a match played at Workington. All other campaigns in the FA Cup have not seen the club progress past the second qualifying round. Famous former players include. Scott Carson played for the Celtic from Under 10s through to Under 16s and also made appearances with the Under 18s and the First Team before his recruitment to the Leeds United academy after being spotted playing for Workington in the FA Youth Cup. He turned professional with Leeds before signing for Liverpool. Whitehaven born Charlie Woods was transferred from Cleator Moor Celtic to Newcastle United in May 1959, making and scoring on his professional debut at Craven Cottage in a 4-3 defeat to Fulham F.C. Woods went on to play in the football league for Newcastle United, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Ipswich Town, Watford and Colchester United until he retired in 1971. Woods played 272 professional games scoring 46 goals. Charlie Woods became a coach at Ipswich Town where he began a long term coaching and scouting relationship with Sir Bobby Robson which carried on through Robson's England and Club management career. He became a close friend and confidant of Robson. Woods was sacked from Newcastle United in 2004, at the same time as Robson was disgracefully dismissed by then Chairman Freddie Sheppard.

I wasn’t intending to tick off Wearside league game but this seamed to good of an opportunity to miss. It doesn’t take me long from Carlisle to West Cumbria and with it being £2 admission and £2 it was a cheap day out . Parking up in the main Car park. I was able to meet up with Shaun Smith creator of the popular ground hopping website http://100groundsclub.blogspot.co.uk/ and David Stoker who had driven down from Livingston who’s blog is https://davesfootballtravels.wordpress.com/. The Monkwearmouth Charity Cup has been contested for since 1889-90 I got to pose with the trophy at the entrance to the ground.

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Stockton won the game 2-0 with both goals coming in the 1st half Kallum Hannah with the 1st and then Max Craggs followed it up with a 25 Yard effort. Stockton now have both the League title and the Ship-owners cup and this completed the treble with just Easington Colliery standing in the way of a quadruple in the League Cup final

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Division :- Wearside League
Ticket Price Adult £2 and Child Free
Programme £2
Attendance Roughly 150
Score 0-2
Miles from Carlisle 39 Miles

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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Overall 254

North Shields V Penrith

Saturday 14th March 2015

Daren Persson Stadium

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North Shields F.C. is a football club based in North Shields, England. They have reached the 2nd round of the FA Cup twice in their history – in 1933–34 and 1982–83. Following their promotion from Northern League Division Two, they currently compete in Northern League Division One. They also won the FA Amateur Cup at Wembley in 1969, beating Sutton United. The club was formed in 1896 as North Shields Athletic, and began playing in the South Shields and District League. The club moved to Appleby Park, Hawkey's Lane in about 1900. Their record attendance was 12,800 for the local derby with South Shields in 1936. The ground was one of the finest non-league stadiums in the country and disputably the fourth best in the North East after St James', Roker and Ayresome Park. The stadium was blighted with subsidence problems having been build on the site of a former colliery and it wasn't uncommon for holes to appear in the pitch, one of which developed during the course of a game and resulted in a home player ending up waist high in a hole. North Shields played at Appleby Park until 1992 after the club encountered financial difficulties and subsidence at the ground forced the club into selling the land. The stadium was eventually sold to developers and by 1993 the stadium was replaced by new housing. The site is now replaced with a street named after the old stadium, Appleby Park.  After 2 years of playing at various grounds around the Wallsend area the club finally reached an agreement with North Tyneside Council and a new ground known as "Ralph Gardner Park" was built in the Chirton area of North Shields. 2010–11 saw the commencement of a sponsorship deal with local funeral director Daren Persson which has seen the stadium carry his name. The stadium is affectionately known as "The Morgue" to the North Shields "Ultras" supporters. Attendances at "RGP" has been known to pass the 300 mark on occasions. The ground has covered seating and standing areas. The record attendance for the stadium is 1,312, Although this is set to be broken soon when the club plays the Fa Vase Cup Semi Final on 28th March 2015 The club have been managed by former Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa player Graham Fenton Since April 2012.

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Me and the boy started off by catching the 1135 Train to Newcastle changing at Newcastle onto the Metro towards North Shields, We took the 10 minute walk from North Shields Metro to the Stadium through some side streets reaching the ground at 1400. There’s nothing much to the stadium although Permission has been granted for them to build a new club house on the land adjacent to the stadium on Dec 2013 but as yet no work has began. There is one small covered seating accommodation and 2 small covered terracing. 

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Penrith and North Shields shared the points in this game but either side could have won it North Shields took the lead in the 16th Minute when Forster sent Bainbridge through on goal the striker making no mistake to slot past Blues Keeper Richardson. Almost immediately Penrith Replied when Jack Elliot seized on a bad pass in the Shields defence to laid the ball up for Martin Coleman to score to make it 1-1 after brushing off the attentions of the Shields defenders and that’s how it Finished. Penrith Goalkeeper Josha Richardson had a fine second half as he kept out the Shields Attack.

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Highlights can be viewed here

After the game we made our way back to Meadowell Metro which is actually closer than North Shields then caught the 1754 Newcastle to Carlisle train

Division :- Northern League Division 1
Ticket Price Adult £6 and Child Free
Programme £1 Team Sheet 20p
Attendance 416
Score 1-1
Miles from Carlisle 67 Miles
Train Fare £18.55 day return including Metro fare 1 adult 1 child with Family Railcard

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Penrith had 2 Carlisle United 2nd year Pro’s on loan Jack Elliot and Jordan Marshall both played well but Jordan Marshall stood out at Left back.

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