MIDLANDS FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER @ THE TOWN GROUND
6 APRIL 2016 --- 7.45PM [OR NOT AGAIN-8PM]
|LOVELY EVENING AT THE TOWN GROUND BUT THE WEATHER IS ON THE WAY!|
|GREAT CLUB HOUSE AT HEANOR PLUS LIVERIED POOL TABLE|
The blog also suffered a frustrating night that has to put into question continued attendance at certain evening games especially when being in need of public transport and the rarity of. Let me qualify my next 'old mans rant' by saying that I'm aware that Lye Town had some transport issues in timings in relation to busy traffic on their way to Derbyshire, added to this its a bit of a journey for a midweek game from south of Birmingham but that's the nature of step 5 football. Qualification complete and of course taking into account most people travel by car and are not under time restraints but when oh when are evening games going to kick off at their advertised times? Last week at Dronfield with both teams there by 7pm we still failed to kick off until 7.51pm and tonight it was 8pm! Lye arrived at just after 7.15pm went out for a warm up by 7.30 but were still given until just short of 7.55 to return to the changing rooms. Upon which the referee had to whistle and call them out on at least 3 occasions, mind you the match officials were also still suited at just before 7.25 when they left the boardroom so there was clearly no rush. Leagues need to look at this and either make games strict 7.45pm or move them back to 8pm and the selection of hoppers that use public transport can avoid the games that become impossible.
With that off the agenda our arrival was relatively painless and with a little time in the club house and wander round the ground it was time for the obligatory snack bar visit, no food picture this week just for a change! Regular visits to grounds always provide a problem for different pictures but hopefully there are a few in this blog.
|JUST A LITTLE BIT DEARER TONIGHT|
The second period saw Lye take an ugly lead when on 55 minutes Debrouwer laid a ball back to home number 1 Joe McCormack who sliced the ball agonisingly into his own goal, it looked horrible but remember those good saves that McCormack has made before being too harsh. Indeed 2 minutes later he pushed over a good effort from Tye.
The visitors had been a convincing unit in the second half and had done enough for the win with some good strong defending and team work for Heanor they will look to go again when they play bottom club Continental Star on Saturday.
The fun began again for the blog with a departure 5 minutes before the end to catch the triple bus extravaganza with once again a late departure from Heanor to Ripley only allowing me a connection thanks to another late running service and advice from Linford Christie! Connection at Alfreton was made but serious reviewing of future night games must be close!
|H1 INTO HEANOR ON ARRIVAL AND ON TIME|