CMFL LEAGUE CUP @ CHEWTON ST
1 NOVEMBER 2017 --- 7.45PM
|EVENING FOOTBALL RETURNS AND ITS EASTWOOD COMM FC|
First game this season of going out in the dark with fleece under jacket has winter arrived early or has my advancing maturity [?!] just made me question why the heck we do this in the evening especially by public transport. Still after the first charabanc was late and saw me miss two potential connections I opted to alight in Ripley and finally arrive at the former Coronation Park at just short of 7.30pm. Having paid a warm greeting to Lennie The Lion of Heanor fame, unfrocked tonight of course and Mr Berezai of CMFL Fixture fame amongst other attributes in the non league world there was time for a circuit. The ground has been described on previous visits but since its move to 4g the barriers have received a corporate colour pain and the set up looks fairly tidy. The only down side is although the pitch is now flat without a slope the fire station end is not really for viewing with at 6 foot wall and fencing denying good viewing and this continues half way around the park side of the ground. This is not massively detrimental while crowds are of course were they are currently at.
|NEWLY PAINTED BARRIERS AT THE CHEWTON ST END|
Eastwood in their new Community guise have been looked at before on here so it was a good chance to familiarise with new league entrants for 2017/18 Aslockton and Orston whose Spa Lane ground is in the latter hamlet and is probably one of the most inaccessible grounds by public transport with the village station having about 2 trains a day and what looks like one commuter bus a day too. The nearby Aslockton offers a slightly better service but a very challenge country lane walk to Orston would be the option, hopefully the blog can make a visit. Their introduction as been a tester for the club with a position near to the bottom of the table being currently a reflector of the small amount of points gained so far and tonight's fixture against high flying Eastwood would be a real challenge and how well they made it their challenge.
|PROCEEDINGS VIEWED FROM THE HOME DUG OUT|
Half time showed winter had arrived with Bovril drink, as anybody ever drunk one of these without burning their tongue? This interval was a major success for the blog when Postman Pete popped up and kindly undertook a first class delivery of blogger back to base at the end something which resulted in my stamp of approval, I know there's too many puns in there but thanks it was a fantastic help that saved and early departure.
|EASTWOODS ENTRY FOR THE MY FLAGS HIGHER THAN YOURS COMPETITION 2017|
It wasn't enough and made the game closer than it probably should have been on possession but it was also you felt a deserved effort for the visitors who knew they were up against it tonight but put up a sterling hard working effort against a very good Eastwood.