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Pyramid Patrol 2021/22
« on: Wed 30 Jun 2021 16:24 »
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2021/22
« Reply #1 on: Sat 31 Jul 2021 21:43 »
Despite well-known reservations about friendlies, the receipt of an e-mail from a friend of over 50 years standing, saying that he would be over from Cheshire to watch, persuaded JCFC to turn out and head to

Friday 30th July 2021
PSF
Brighouse Town   2   v   5   Bradford (Park Avenue)

From the start, Avenue looked the stronger side, taking the lead on 9 minutes, when the visiting striked found himself free in front of goal and gently lifted the ball over the onrushing keeper, who had just enough time to get back and palm the ball into the net. Town equalised on the half hour. a wicked deflection giving the keeper no chance.

A smaller deflection put Avenue ahead just after the restart, and they added a third from a free-kickjust before the hour. A great save denied Brighouse and any lingering hopes of a comeback were dispelled on 73 minutes, a powerful shot from "Trialist L" giving BPA their fourth. A sstrong surge on the left gave Town a tap-in goal, but Avenue's fifth came on 88 minutes whwn the Avenue striker was able to round the keeper and fi9re home from a narrow angle.

Before the match the PA Announced that the Avenue team was available on twitter, but Brighouse would not be publishing theirs. Very cloak and dagger! Naturally, there was no indication as to the identity of the officials. AR 1 looked a smallish, dapper 40-something; AR 2 was tall, bespectacled,and  solidly built with a bulge above the waistband that could clearly not be attributed to pregnancy - and no, it wasn't JCFC. The referee would have been confidently named as Lewis Dawson, but for the fact that he made it through to the final whistle. Perhaps the jinx has been lifted!

As it was, they had little to do and did it well.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2021/22
« Reply #2 on: Sun 01 Aug 2021 14:57 »
And so to proper business stuff at

Saturday 31st JUly 2021
NCEFL Premier
Eccleshill United   1   v   1   Penistone Church
Joshua Brayshaw (West Riding fa); Thomas Crossland, James Barker.

Many years ago, Eccleshill used to be a favourite destination, even after bus timetable changes made things tricky. A few years ago, however, things changed when access to the clubhouse (and toilets!) from within the ground was closed. Since then the place has been avoided, but the opening day of the season seemed a good time to see if things had improved. They haven't, so visits will continue to be infrequent.

It was another example of an increasingly frequent match where the ages of the three officials together fell well short of JCFC's. Mr Brayshaw had been seen only as an assistant, where he had looked rather callow, so expectations were not too high, but he made a decent start. On 9 minutes it became clear that a couple of villages must be without their idiot: Eccleshill were awarded an uncvontroversial free-kick, the visiting idiot stood over the ball as it was placed, but when then tapped the ball back at the player who was about to take the kick. Unfortunately this was the local idiot, who promptly threw the ball at the Penistone man. All unbelievably childish! Mr Brayshaw did not over-react, settling for a word with the visiting player. He did produce a yellow card for a 20th minute foul for the Penistone number 4, who pushed his luck just two minutes later by dribbling the ball some distance away after his side had been penalised. Just after the half hour the Penistone number 6 dislodged the boot of the home number 9 with a deliberate little stamp to the heel, white waiting for a throw. It was very close to Mr Barker - possibly too close for him to have been aware of it as he looked down the line. A degree of niggle was becoming apparent, with little scuffles off the ball and JCFC made a note wondering whether the referee was showing suitable awareness. Clearly he was, as the next occasion resulted in a long warning to the Penistone number 7.

A very late challenge by the home number 8 just a minute into the second period looked perhaps worthy of a yellow card, but Mr Brayshaw merely gave a free-kick. Penistone were coming closer, the home keeper making a save and a block, while a shot curled just the wrong side of the post. An Eccleshill defender was treated for an injury - a process that seemed to be allowed to go on for rather too long. A couple of potential advantages were overlooked - despite a delayed whistle. One went each way. For the second Mr Crossland, who had quite a busy afternoon, flagged for a foul by Penistone, the offender being called to receive a yellow card, which smacked a little of attempted justification. On 75 minutes  an Eccleshill clearance from near their corner went eventually into touch. Mr Brayshaw picked his spot, but was met with much protestation from the Penistone number 2 - and did not convincingly win the argument, settling for a sort of compromise position. Eccleshill finally took the lead on 88 minutes, with an angled shot. With bus times in mind, JCFC at this point made his way to the bottom end of the pitch neat the exit - and was in no position therefore to disagree when Penistone won a penalty in added time. A cvouple of home players decided that they were and their number 8 received a yellow card for his pains. Penistone made no mistake with the penalty, so a somewhat scrappy game ended as a draw.

There was plenty to approve in Mr Brayshaw's work; good movement with a rapid sprint on occasions; decent signalling to indicate the nature of the offence; and generally accurate decision-making. No major errors, but just a growing sense that for all his communication, he needed to be a little more assertive. No doubt that will come with further experience. One of my now favourite Level 3s (insofar as Level 3s in Yorkshire get any matches nowadays) failed to impress in one of his early matches at the same ground, while another rookie who appeared uncertain is now an established Level 2A. What do I know? Not a lot! I hope that the unknown Observer was able to stress the positives and live up to his amiable grandad appearance in his debrief.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2021/22
« Reply #3 on: Mon 02 Aug 2021 12:38 »
I hope that the unknown Observer was able to stress the positives and live up to his amiable grandad appearance in his debrief.
The Observer is listed on MOAS as John Byrne.
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« Reply #4 on: Mon 02 Aug 2021 12:42 »
Thank you, Ref Watcher.

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« Reply #5 on: Wed 04 Aug 2021 15:25 »
One of the drawbacks of the apparent Westward move of this neck of the woods is that, unlike the excellent NCEFL, the NWCFL does not publish details of its match official appointments. The investment in a programme was of no assistance, as they followed the League's code of secrecy. No teamsheet was posted and there was no PA. Fortunately, over the hill rode a knight in shining armour, in the form of one of the most experienced local referees, who is a fount of all knowledge. So it was that I was able to settle to watch

Tuesday 3rd August 2021
NWCFL Division 1 North
Campion   2   v   3   Golcar United
Ian Claridge (Lancashire); John Hislop, Declan O'Regan.

Campion applied the early pressure, but Golcar soon responded, creating two good shooting chances only to fire each of them over the bar. A high foot clearance by a Campion defender drew appeals from Golcar, but Mr Claridge, probably rightly, did not intervene. Midway through the half the Golcar goal survived a series of desperate clearances, but Campion soon returned to take the lead in similar circumstances, before adding a second just after the half hour. Shortly before the break Mr Claridge took exception to something in the far corner and a Golcar player was summoned for a long warning. Nothing deterred, Golcar took play to the opposite end and brought the score back to 2-1.

Early in the second period, Campion put a couple of shots over the bar, but narrowly survived a powerful Golcar attack on 75 minutes.The escape was short-lived, Golcar equalising just two minutes later. A surging run by a Golcar attacker towards the Campion goal was halted when a beaten defender grabbed him from behind. Mr Claridge whistled, clearly correctly, but then had to receive deputations from each side simultaneously as the verdict became unclear. Eventually Mr Claridge was able to trot over to Mr Hislop, returning to show the defender what had seemed the obvious red card. The offence must have been outside the area, and the free-kick came to nothing, but Golcar continued to press, scoring their winner on 84 minutes.

It is several years since JCFC used to see Mr Claridge on the line at Rochdale Town, and he did not appear particularly youthful then, but he was still able to produce a fast sprint on a couple of occasions. Overall, he did well enough, though the hand gestures used to explain decisions did not clarify matters greatly. It was work of a decent enough standard, but without creating any aura of assurance. Mr Hislop, a known quantity, made several useful interventions with his flag. Mr O'Regan had been seen once before, in an evening match at Golcar. On that occasion he had been on the far line and would have been fairly anonymous, but for the beacon that was his hair, the kindly light amidst encircling gloom. This time he was under closer scrutiny. On one occasion he appeared a little generous towards an attacker over a possible offside, having perhaps been a little slow off the mark on half-way, but otherwise his work was accurate. His vocal input from the line was particularly impressive: a regular stream of the usual patter when play was in his area, and a strong voice to convey instructions further afield. His manner suggested that he could do well in the middle. I hope that will prove to be the case.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2021/22
« Reply #6 on: Sun 08 Aug 2021 21:41 »
It was a delight to return to a much-loved club for

Saturday 7th September 2021
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
Silsden   0   v   4   Eccleshill United
Gordon Greaves (Leeds); Fotios Skoutas, Jamie Farnsworth.

Since the last visit, Silsden have installed a new stand - less atmospheric, perhaps than the old, low wooden one, but offering a better view and more comfortable seating, with no danger of splinters in awkward places. Fortunately the atmosphere remains, the Ancient Sages mustering for a new season - even JCFC was greeted as a familiar friend (which must surely have been a mistake.) There was pre-match debate as one Sage started to give directions to the wrong Bottesford for their forthcoming away trip. Fortunately the Blessed Margaret was there to put him right.

As the teams lined up for the ritual "handshakes" it became clear that JCFC's belief that anyone called Gordon must be contemplating retirement was disproved as Mr Greaves proved to be tall, slender and  ... YOUNG. He was doubly badged, as was AR1 (no idea which assistant was which) who could however possibly have benefited from a haircut. AR2 was well-groomed on the other hand, but totally badge free.

It quickly became apparent that Silsden had a cunning plan - to lift the ball long and hard over a flat Eccleshill defence. This might have been nore successful had
a) the target man been more mobile
b) the Eccleshill keeper not quickly cottoned on to this. HE made one good block, but otherwise simply proved an effective sweeper/mopper up.

Though Silsden were dominating the territory, a plan B was clearly needed. Sadly, there didn't seem to be one. The keeper's refusal to throw the ball to defenders and wingers did not meet with the Sages' approval, nor, presumably that of his team mates, who soon stopped making themselves available. Eccleshill did force the home keeper into one leaping save. After a series of unusual-looking (but not necessarily wrong) offside decisions from AR1, one of the Sages asked "What is she on about this time?" and received the answer from another "It's a he, a he with a basin haircut." Eccleshill created a chance but shot over the bar. At this point one plaintive voice commented that there had been more entertainment in the stand than on the pitch.

Things could only get better and they did - if not for the locals. They did have the ball in the net seconds into the second half, but AR2 had already raised his flag for offside, a decision that was not contested. A bad defensive error saw Silsden pass the ball to an attacker, but their goalkeeper managed to rescue the situation. A corner was headed in on 58 minutes to give the visitors the lead - and goal number two was not long delayed. A splendid passing move on 74 minutes brought Eccleshill their third, which the Sages greeted with genuine appreciation. The yellow card for the Eccleshill number 12, was greeted less appreciatively by its recipient. Eventually Silsden number 7 - by far their best attacker - had a good run, but the Eccleshill keeper again proved equal to the task. On 87 minutes an easy break down the right resulted in a cross to an unmarked attacker, who aimed wide, perfectly judging the angle for the in-off from a defender for the visitors' fourth. Mr Greaves, being a charitable soul, blew for time after the bare minimum of added time.

It had been a slightly mixed afternoon for Mr Greaves. There appeared to be a possible degree of inconsistency in his triage - but the fact that JCFC raised a quizzical eyebrow at the occasional decision would probably be cited as a guarantee of their accuracy by those who have endured his past attempts at refereeing. One late tackle seemed to be missed (the advantage of being very late?) and the keeper took up the cudgels on his colleague's behalf, loudly and disparagingly berating Mr Greaves, who chose to ignore it. His posture, both static and in movement, looked less assured than it could. On the plus side, there were no major problems: for the most part he related well to the players and regularly deployed a large grin. He and his colleagues will doubtless have learnt much from the, not unfriendly, advice of the Sages - which is more than the Silsden players seemed able to do.

One query remains: has the possibility(introduced a few years ago) of an offside free-kick being taken in the offender's defensive half been removed? AR2 flagged for one such, clearly indicating a spot in the "wrong" half. The ball was duly placed, but an outcry from the Sages of "It can't be from there" led to its being moved back into the "right" half.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2021/22
« Reply #7 on: Mon 09 Aug 2021 18:26 »
It was a delight to return to a much-loved club for

Saturday 7th September 2021
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
Silsden   0   v   4   Eccleshill United
Gordon Greaves (Leeds); Fotios Skoutas, Jamie Farnsworth.

...

One query remains: has the possibility(introduced a few years ago) of an offside free-kick being taken in the offender's defensive half been removed? AR2 flagged for one such, clearly indicating a spot in the "wrong" half. The ball was duly placed, but an outcry from the Sages of "It can't be from there" led to it's being moved back into the "right" half.

"4. Offences and sanctions
If an offside offence occurs, the referee awards an indirect free kick where the
offence occurred, including if it is in the player’s own half of the field of play"
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« Reply #8 on: Mon 09 Aug 2021 18:34 »
Thanks for the confirmation, nemesis. So AR2 was right, as I thought; the Sages and whoever moved the kick back wrong.
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« Reply #9 on: Mon 09 Aug 2021 22:18 »
The two-hourly 232 bus service on the Sabbath meant that all programmes had been sold by the time the ground was reached. JCFC queued up for an excellent slice of steak pie, peas and gravy and a cup of tea. Climbing over the back of the seat in front to avoid disturbing people, he contrived to lose the tea, but was tucking into the pie, with a plastic teaspoon, trying unsuccessfully to avoid drips, when he was greeted by the aforementioned knight in shining armour. The latter proved his excellent judgement of character with the opening gambit "You're a daft burgher" (I think that was the expression,) though did not specify which of the many possible reasons had led to this conclusion. Once again, however, he was able to identify the officials and even procured a team sheet for

Sunday 8th August 2021
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
Emley   3   v   2   Congleton Town
Josh Martin (Huddersfield); Jason Smith, Elle Hamilton-Dewhirst.

Recalling the likes of Lucinda Prior-Palmer and Anneli Drummond-Hay, JCFC was almost disappointed that AR2 did not take to the field in riding attire. Emley made a brisk start against the team currently topping the NWCFL table. On 5 minutes a trip by a Congleton defender saw Mr Martin ideally positioned to award a penalty, duly converted to give the home side the lead. It was some time before the visitors managed their first attack, but when they did, Emley conceded a free-kick just outside the penalty area. The kick was deflected, hit the post and Emley raced off down the right wing, the attack eventually ending with a header over the bar. On 17 minutes an offside Emley player chased a through ball. It might perhaps have been wiser had Ms Hamilton-Dewhirst raised her flag a little earlier, as the keeper was injured - fortunately not too badly - as the two players collided,  Emley will feel that the Congleton equaliser on 21 minutes was self-inflicted: the keeper came out to collect a long ball, a defender in front of him attempted a header, which looped into the path of an attacker, giving him a simple finish. When Congleton added a second two minutes later they seemed likely winners, but Emley retaliated, a free-kick being three times blocked before a fierce shot passed across the face of the goal. As half-time approached, Emley had a couple of appeals for penalties turned down. Mr Martin explained that the attacker had been guilty of causing the contact. This he indicated once more to the Emley boss, who was chuntering away irascibly, and when this fell upon stony ground, he called him to one side for an extended lecture "No, it's my turn now," which did have the required effect - at least for the next three-quarters of an hour. Congleton beat the offside line in the closing minute, but pushed the shot wide.

Emley drew level on 54 minutes though a headed own goal and went ahead four minutes later after an excellent move up their right. Congleton had therefore to look for an equaliser, without posing much of a threat, leaving Emley to create numerous scoring chances but not finding the target. On 90 minutes a long Emley ball was kicked by the visiting keeper, bouncing off the attacker's back but rolling disappointingly wide. In added time there was what was less of a flashpoint than a momentary flicker, speedily doused by Mr Martin. JCFC missed the cause of it, being distracted by the Emley manager charging thirty yards down the touchline,bellowing furiously.

It had been a highly enjoyable game, with a mixture of mistakes and skill from the players and Emley travel to City of Liverpool in the next round. The officials had looked smart, Mr Smith on the stand side doing a good job of keeping the excitable Emley boss onside for the most part. Mr Martin had been particularly impressive - comfortably the best of the four referees seen so far this season. He was authoritative without appearing officious - his whistle was firm but restrained - and he always appeared assured. His movement was good and showed great anticipation where potential danger appeared likely. To the untrained eye, it was a job very well done and he can look back on his afternoon with every satisfaction. It will be good to see him in action again.

The 13.30 kick-off was less covenient for the bus back to town, with a wait of just under an hour and a half, but the rain held off, the connection in Huddersfield was reasonable and JCFC was home before six, having enjoyed the day.
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« Reply #10 on: Sun 15 Aug 2021 20:17 »
Despite the expectation of a home defeat, the anticipation proved better than the experience at

Saturday 14th August 2021
NPL Division 1 East
Brighouse Town   0   v   0   Dunston
Majid Ali (Bradford); Sam Bayley, Brandon Blackham.

Unfortunately JCFC's quiet seat n the stand was subsequently surrounded by a considerable number of middle-aged travelling supporters, who were blessed with very loud voices and were determined to employ them to abuse the referee at every opportunity and to wind up the home players with "helpful" advice. They were also deeply religious, having an aversion to gambling - never has a group of spectators failed to invest in a raffle ticket. They changed my hitherto favourable view of their club.

Dunston appeared the stronger of the two sides, but Brighouse did get the ball in the net early on, only to see the offside flag raised. At the other end a Dunston effort was cleared off the line. The visiting number 2 received a yellow card on 33 minutes, after Mr Ali had allowed a good advantage, and following the free-kick Brighouse had an effort turned over the bar. A similar save by the home keeper kept the scores level at half-time.

Early in the second half Dunston were (rightly) awarded a free-kick and, after a word with his assistant, Mr Ali showed the Brighouse number 4 a yellow card. The Dunston number 3 followed on 62 minutes for stopping what was as near as Brighouse came to a promising attack. The play became increasingly scrappy, with two further yellows for home players and only one real chance, saved by the Brighouse keeper's feet.

When last seen, two years ago, Mr Ali had been very liberal in his acceptance of pushing, which at least had the merit of consistency. On this occasion, however, he was more willing to intervene, buy this led to a slight sense of inconsistency in his triage. On the downward slope of his forties there was little in the way of rapid running, but his backward movement was very effective. In appearance he looked smart, with a touch of grey to add distinction, but for JCFC he never quite conveyed a sense of authority. That said, the match passed without major incident. There was a minor disagreement on the far touchline in the closing minutes. Mr Ali again took his assistant to one side for a brief, inconclusive consultation - but maybe leading him to a spot immediately in front of the away bench was not the ideal option.
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« Reply #11 on: Wed 18 Aug 2021 00:31 »
Yaxley FC  v Spalding United FC
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division   
Referee: Barry, Shaun (L3 2018)
Assistant Referee: England, Daniel
Assistant Referee: Kadir, Abdul
Att:221


Kick Off.. LATE 19.48.

Had I known in advance that Yaxley's ground was a 3G thingy (or is that something to do with phone masts?), surrounded by allottments, and giving, externally at least, the look of a Step Six Club, I don't think I'd have bothered. The Executive Club were, it seemed, perched on scaffolding for the best, if not the safest view!

I found the ground early, driving past it to look for a pub. My luck was such that the ground is on a road that, once past the ground, turns into mid western Iowa. Corn after corn after corn, but with hedges. I should have known better than to drive on, but thirty minutes later passed the ground again, this time heading north, to find a Peterborough pub.


The game was great, so my bi*ching isn't really warranted.  Mr Barry found favour too, giving little, and not allowing incessant dissent. What's not to like? Probably a couple of times he had his back to the taking of a free kick, but im sure he'll have instructed his Assistant to be covering that.

Yaxley ( just south of Peterborough, since you ask) were pretty impressive. Mr Kadir on the benches gave good support, though never rolled a leg break all evening, and though Mr England had the ignominy of a third minute overrule on a throw in to contend with, he came back strongly, though all three will have more testing games.

A final word on the 3G ( whatever, whatever). Firstly it almost turns black under lights, and secondly there were a few tumbles which were hard to fathom, though the roll and bounce was very true. I wont say that players caught their studs/pimples in the surface because I don't know if they did, but equally I couldn't see any reason for their falls.

A rum job, if you ask me!

(amended,  as informed by following message)

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« Reply #12 on: Wed 18 Aug 2021 09:26 »

Thanks for the glowing report mutn3  ;D

Just an FYI, the other AR was Daniel England (replacement) and not David Brennan.

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« Reply #13 on: Sun 22 Aug 2021 09:49 »
Hopes of a three match weekend in London were dashed when it became apparent that the ground for the intended Friday fixture - at Walton and Hersham - was said to be a 45 minute walk from the station. Given that the current state of JCFC's breathing means that any self-respecting snail would fancy its chances in a race, 45 minutes could well take more than twice that, making it doubtful whether it would be possible to get back to the hotel, so that idea was abandoned. The next day's match was again at a leafy out of town ground, but one with good transport links. So it was off to:

Saturday 21st August 2021
FA Cup Preliminary Round
Redhill   1   v   1   Deal Town
Dane Johnston (Surrey FA); Matthew Jennings, Matthew Dyson.

The pre-match instructions given on the pitch seemed to be extensive, detailed and graphic. The watching JCFC rather regretted the passing of the days of jacket and tie, but it is doubtful whether this sentiment is shared by any match officials. In contrast the very friendly Mr Observer Sherlock was immaculately attired. He was able to confirm that Mr Jennings was to be benchside  - making him the lesser-badged but greater-sleeved young(ish) gentleman.

From the off, Mr Johnston was very sharp and decisive, but gradually settled into the difficult balancing act of setting strict control against more fluid play, which he did pretty well. Deal were largely under the cosh. The Redhill number 7 created a great chance for himself, but put his shot some way off target - a pattern that was to become all too familiar. On 32 minutes, though, the home side (curiously nicknamed The Lobsters) did take the lead, the Deal keeper getting a hand to the shot, but unable to keep it out. On 41 minutes the Redhill winger dunked the ball neatly into the space behind the Deal number 18, who crudely took him out, receiving the inevitable yellow card. Two further chances for Redhill were missed before the break.

A slide into the back of an opponent's ankles soon earned the Deal  number 6 a yellow. On 52 minutes Mr Dyson flagged for an offence concealed from view by spectators; Mr Johnston went to his pocket, simultaneously calling on the physio for an injury elsewhere; there followed a brief word with the assistant and a much longer one with the Redhill number 3; at this point Mr Johnston raced off as the injury treatment had been completed - presumably to ensure that the man down left the pitch; back he came to the scene of the lecture, recalled number 3, who had headed off to his position, and only then showed him the yellow card. Nothing actually wrong in all that, but unusually untidy. On the hour Redhill had a rasping shot brilliantly turned over,  had a shot hit the post and then the Deal keeper saved well at an attacker's feet. A yellow card was shown to a member of the home staff on the far side. The next twenty minutes saw three more yellows, two for Redhill, one for Deal and another Redhill shot against the frame of the goal. On 88 minutes,  just as people were calculating whether Redhill could have been seven or maybe eight ahead, Deal launched a Hail Mary. ball into the goalmouth, the home keeper flapped at it and Deal were able to complete a prime case of Daylight Robbery.

Mr Johnston was light on his feet and very mobile, with good reverse and bouncy side-skips. He got around the field very rapidly, and this,combined with good anticipation meant that he was always right on the spot when required. There was.relatively little in the way of pre-emptive patter, but his overall control was sound and his triage appeared accurate. A very good afternoon's work, with useful interventions from the two assistants. Though a Level 4, to the untrained eye he looked a cut above quite a few Level 3s. I wonder what Mr Sherlock thought.
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« Reply #14 on: Sun 22 Aug 2021 15:42 »
SNAIL UPDATE

The host club's website gave the walking time from station to ground as 5 to 10 minutes. JCFC duly took 18, plus 2 looking for a way in. Not too bad, but had it been much further, it might have been necessary to hitch a lift from a passing gastropod.
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