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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #45 on: Tue 30 Aug 2022 14:42 »
Interesting ground Hallam. When I had a vase game there the 2nd season of covid I met the great Uriah rennie

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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #46 on: Tue 30 Aug 2022 17:19 »
In this age of gender fluidity and pick your own sex (like strawberries?) it is unwise to jump to conclusions, but none of the three officials looked likely to answer to the advertised "Sophie," while a club official mentioned a change of referee. An online programme showing TBC, no teamsheets posted and no PA did not make for the best of starts to JCFC's favourite competition at

EPISODE 1
Saturday 27th August 2022
FA Vase 1st Round Qualifying
Eccleshill United   9   v   1   Willington
Natty Beard; Sandy Longfellow, Curly Youngman
According to MOAS their other names are:

Referee: Tonks, Bradley
Assistant Referee: Harrington, Brett
Assistant Referee: Kent, Paul

I am afraid I can't enlighten anyone as to which assistant was Sandy, Curly, Long or Young.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #47 on: Tue 30 Aug 2022 17:29 »
Very many thanks, Ref Watcher
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #48 on: Tue 30 Aug 2022 18:41 »
A further check suggests bthat Mr Tonks and co were at Eccleshall, rsather than Eccleshill United.An easy mistake to make.

Could you try again, please? Thanks.

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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #49 on: Wed 31 Aug 2022 09:23 »
Aug 2022
27 SAT
15:00
Eccleshill United FC Limited (First Team) v Willington (First Team)
F.A. Challenge Vase   
Referee: Whiteman, Liam
Assistant Referee: Meadows, John
Assistant Referee: Churchill, Jack

No mention of a Sophie I'm afraid

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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #50 on: Wed 31 Aug 2022 09:41 »
Thanks again. So the referee had not been changed, merely the assistants  updated.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #51 on: Wed 31 Aug 2022 11:46 »
A further check suggests bthat Mr Tonks and co were at Eccleshall, rsather than Eccleshill United.An easy mistake to make.

Could you try again, please? Thanks.
Note to self: pay more attention to detail.   :-[
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #52 on: Wed 31 Aug 2022 15:10 »
The Bank Hoiiday attendance of 221 was the lowest in the Division at

Monday 29th August 2022
NPL Division 1 East
Brighouse Town   3   v   0   Tadcaster Albion
Barry Lamb (Manchester); Nick Greenwood, Emma Taylor.

...though this may owe more to the team's form in recent home games than to Mr Lamb's lack of drawing power. For JCFC the question was whether the flapping locks that he sported last year had been merely a passing fad. A cursory glance in the clubhouse confirmed that it had, Mr Lamb having reverted to a moire sensible style, similar to JCFC's (in whose case "lack of style" would be more accurate.) Mr Lamb had  made an impressive input into his programme pen picture. He is apparently now 53 and was very appreciative of the work put in by all club volunteers.

The 9th minute saw chaos in the Taddy defence, Brighouse winning possession and shooting to an empty net, only to hit the inside of the post and fall into the arms of the keeper. Mr Lamb  likes to engage individual players in chats: his side-by-side position for this is admirable, avoiding any possible sense of confrontation, though the arm across the back is perhaps a step too far for JCFC's liking. Midway through the half, one spectator declared "I thought that lino was a fellow with a pony tail, but it's a woman." We're an observant bunch in Yorkshire.Things were relatively quiet until the 28th minute, when Tadcaster managed a shot on target, comfortably saved, the following minute producing a good turn at the opposite end, with the shot clearing the crossbar. On the half hour a Brighouse defender was fouled as he cleared the ball. Mr Lamb naturally blew for the free-kick, just as the ball was collected by a home player in their attacking half. Recognising the missed opportunity for advantage, Mr Lamb immediately put his hands on his head like naughty primary school pupils were told to do - and in consequence there was little complaint, the home skipper receiving one of the chats as play restarted. Brighouse nearly went behind, but were saved by a magnificent leaping touch from their goalkeeper.

Early in the second half Tadcaster were penalised for preventing the keeper from putting the ball into play, leading to another round of "Barrychats" which again had the desired effect. A tangle off the ball led to a yellow card for the visiting number 4. JCFC was by now hoping that Tadcaster wouldn't score first, but in fact they did - fortunately, though, turning a powerful cross into their own net on 78 minutes. Town added a second just three minutes later, their third coming from a late penalty.

JCFC had enjoyed Mr Lamb's work (not for the first time) and his efforts to keep ahead of any possible problems, an aim in which he was largely very successful. His hard running may not be as rapid as it once was, but he covered the ground effectively to be where he was required. For JCFC it was a very good afternoon's work. Opinions can differ, though. The usual colleague, who arrived into the second half, having been detained by a golfing commitment, offered the verdict "Insipid. That lass on the line has more oomph than him" You pays your money and you takes your choice.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #53 on: Sat 03 Sep 2022 12:06 »
It was a simple matter to find the ground; finding the entrance  was a different matter, but eventually access was gained to

Friday 2nd September 2022
FA Cup 1st Round Qualifying
Three Bridges   2   v   1   Erith Town
Joshua Langley-Fineing (Sussex FA); Oliver Westgate, Patrick Jolliffe.

The view from the stand was hampered by the eye-level lights shining brightly the length of the (closed) clubhouse building. Well, that's my excuse.

The home side produced the first attack, the Erith keeper palmed the ball away to the home striker who decided that it would be better in the net and  promptly put it there. Thoughts of an easy win for Three Bridges were soon dispelled as Erith came back strongly. There were appeals for a penalty on 9 minutes, not only from the row of visiting supporters, who thought that roughly 50% of decisions were wrong (guess which), but also in rather unsavoury terms from the Erith boss, whose view will have been rather distant. Erith got their equaliser on 14 minutes and for the next half hour there were moments of danger at each end, but no further scores. In stoppage time Three Bridges were awarded a free-kick just outside the box, the referee racing to the spot to prevent any afters and the defender received the game's first yellow card. The free-kick was powered home,  half-time following the restart immediately.

This turned out to be bad for the game as the home management were soon barking orders to take time out of the game. Their own contribution being to demonstrate a range of ways not to provide a replacement ball promptly or rolling it slowly to where nobody was. This did not improve feelings on or off the pitch and Mr Langley-Fineing had a more testing half. He tried to keep things moving along, intercepting a subbed player to point him to the nearer touchline, and chivvying the keeper, but was not wholly successful. On 83 minutes the one-eyed Erith fans were vociferous in their claims for a penalty, not given, Mr Westgate trying to quell the Erith boss before waving the referee over, a yellow card being the result. There was time for a couple of yellows for the home side - the keeper for timewasting, the number 7 for a foul. There was also further (lesser) comment from the Erith dugout, Mr Westgate again getting involved, perhaps unnecessarily this time. The referee was probably less than delighted to be beckoned over again, with the finger being pointed at a different official. Whether another yellow was shown or not remains unknown as an Esher fan, whose vocabulary was in inverse proportion to his waistline (if such a thing could be found) went berserk, Mr Westgate being on the receiving end of a torrent of abuse. At the final whistle, all was not quite sweetness and light on the field, but a pitch  invasion by the Under-10 mascots somehow put an end to that.

Mr Langley-Fineing (another of these aristocratic-sounding names) is new to Level 3 and his display was not without promise, but he did struggle a little to prevent timewasting, though he did add a generous amount of additional time. He will hopefully develop the confidence to deal more firmly with such situations as he becomes settled at this level.

Finding the exit was easy, ditto the station and though the train was slightly delayed, JCFC was back in his hotel just after midnight.

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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #54 on: Sat 03 Sep 2022 12:29 »
It was a simple matter to find the ground; finding the entrance  was a different matter, but eventually access was gained to

Friday 2nd September 2022
FA Cup 1st Round Qualifying
Three Bridges   2   v   1   Erith Town
Joshua Langley-Fineing (Sussex FA); Oliver Westgate, Patrick Jolliffe.

The view from the stand was hampered by the eye-level lights shining brightly the length of the (closed) clubhouse building. Well, that's my excuse.

The home side produced the first attack, the Erith keeper palmed the ball away to the home striker who decided that it would be better in the net and  promptly put it there. Thoughts of an easy win for Three Bridges were soon dispelled as Erith came back strongly. There were appeals for a penalty on 9 minutes, not only from the row of visiting supporters, who thought that roughly 50% of decisions were wrong (guess which), but also in rather unsavoury terms from the Erith boss, whose view will have been rather distant. Erith got their equaliser on 14 minutes and for the next half hour there were moments of danger at each end, but no further scores. In stoppage time Three Bridges were awarded a free-kick just outside the box, the referee racing to the spot to prevent any afters and the defender received the game's first yellow card. The free-kick was powered home,  half-time following the restart immediately.

This turned out to be bad for the game as the home management were soon barking orders to take time out of the game. Their own contribution being to demonstrate a range of ways not to provide a replacement ball promptly or rolling it slowly to where nobody was. This did not improve feelings on or off the pitch and Mr Langley-Fineing had a more testing half. He tried to keep things moving along, intercepting a subbed player to point him to the nearer touchline, and chivvying the keeper, but was not wholly successful. On 83 minutes the one-eyed Erith fans were vociferous in their claims for a penalty, not given, Mr Westgate trying to quell the Erith boss before waving the referee over, a yellow card being the result. There was time for a couple of yellows for the home side - the keeper for timewasting, the number 7 for a foul. There was also further (lesser) comment from the Erith dugout, Mr Westgate again getting involved, perhaps unnecessarily this time. The referee was probably less than delighted to be beckoned over again, with the finger being pointed at a different official. Whether another yellow was shown or not remains unknown as an Esher fan, whose vocabulary was in inverse proportion to his waistline (if such a thing could be found) went berserk, Mr Westgate being on the receiving end of a torrent of abuse. At the final whistle, all was not quite sweetness and light on the field, but a pitch  invasion by the Under-10 mascots somehow put an end to that.

Mr Langley-Fineing (another of these aristocratic-sounding names) is new to Level 3 and his display was not without promise, but he did struggle a little to prevent timewasting, though he did add a generous amount of additional time. He will hopefully develop the confidence to deal more firmly with such situations as he becomes settled at this level.

Finding the exit was easy, ditto the station and though the train was slightly delayed, JCFC was back in his hotel just after midnight.


Thank you for another excellent report JCFC as you roam the South Country.  I have always thought that many double-barrelled names sound like rather darling old thespians doing Rep in the 1950s. Langley Fineing would have been a case in point perhaps specialising in professional character roles such as judges, senior civil servants and bishops.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #55 on: Sat 03 Sep 2022 12:36 »
It was a simple matter to find the ground; finding the entrance  was a different matter, but eventually access was gained to

Friday 2nd September 2022
FA Cup 1st Round Qualifying
Three Bridges   2   v   1   Erith Town
Joshua Langley-Fineing (Sussex FA); Oliver Westgate, Patrick Jolliffe.

The view from the stand was hampered by the eye-level lights shining brightly the length of the (closed) clubhouse building. Well, that's my excuse.

The home side produced the first attack, the Erith keeper palmed the ball away to the home striker who decided that it would be better in the net and  promptly put it there. Thoughts of an easy win for Three Bridges were soon dispelled as Erith came back strongly. There were appeals for a penalty on 9 minutes, not only from the row of visiting supporters, who thought that roughly 50% of decisions were wrong (guess which), but also in rather unsavoury terms from the Erith boss, whose view will have been rather distant. Erith got their equaliser on 14 minutes and for the next half hour there were moments of danger at each end, but no further scores. In stoppage time Three Bridges were awarded a free-kick just outside the box, the referee racing to the spot to prevent any afters and the defender received the game's first yellow card. The free-kick was powered home,  half-time following the restart immediately.

This turned out to be bad for the game as the home management were soon barking orders to take time out of the game. Their own contribution being to demonstrate a range of ways not to provide a replacement ball promptly or rolling it slowly to where nobody was. This did not improve feelings on or off the pitch and Mr Langley-Fineing had a more testing half. He tried to keep things moving along, intercepting a subbed player to point him to the nearer touchline, and chivvying the keeper, but was not wholly successful. On 83 minutes the one-eyed Erith fans were vociferous in their claims for a penalty, not given, Mr Westgate trying to quell the Erith boss before waving the referee over, a yellow card being the result. There was time for a couple of yellows for the home side - the keeper for timewasting, the number 7 for a foul. There was also further (lesser) comment from the Erith dugout, Mr Westgate again getting involved, perhaps unnecessarily this time. The referee was probably less than delighted to be beckoned over again, with the finger being pointed at a different official. Whether another yellow was shown or not remains unknown as an Esher fan, whose vocabulary was in inverse proportion to his waistline (if such a thing could be found) went berserk, Mr Westgate being on the receiving end of a torrent of abuse. At the final whistle, all was not quite sweetness and light on the field, but a pitch  invasion by the Under-10 mascots somehow put an end to that.

Mr Langley-Fineing (another of these aristocratic-sounding names) is new to Level 3 and his display was not without promise, but he did struggle a little to prevent timewasting, though he did add a generous amount of additional time. He will hopefully develop the confidence to deal more firmly with such situations as he becomes settled at this level.

Finding the exit was easy, ditto the station and though the train was slightly delayed, JCFC was back in his hotel just after midnight.


The trains from Three Bridges are very often "slightly delayed" - but at least there are plenty of them.  Don't, however, go venturing down the East Grinstead line as COVID has been used as an excuse to reduce the service to hourly (and then there is the risk of cancellations ......).

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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #56 on: Sat 03 Sep 2022 18:33 »
Oddly enough, I did consider East Grinstead, but thought better of it. Last night's delay was only a matter of minutes and was explained by the informative announcement:
"This is due to an unknown  problem."
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« Reply #57 on: Sat 03 Sep 2022 21:44 »
JCFC again had difficulties getting into the ground for

Saturday 3rd September 2022
FA Cup 1st Round Qualifying
Hitchin Town   0   v   3   Heybridge Swifts
Tommy Breen (London); Oliver Potter, Fanran Meng.

Arriving early at the ground, JCFC found the first entrance, but was turned away by a steward, who explained that they were trying to introduce a one way system, and gave confusing directions to a different gate. This proved to be shut so the quest continued round the corner and along the road. There was a third gate,where a helpful club officer referred your weary scribe back to gate number 2. When this eventually opened, it was made clear that tickets had to be purchased online. After some deliberation, we two ticketless souls were led to the office, where an obliging official wrestled with his computer, his printer and his debit card reader to produce the necessary tickets. That was not the end of it, though, as these now had to be scanned. The expected gent with the scanner was not there, so we were led back to entrance 2 and our tickets were finally valid. This system has apparently been widely publicised, but not in the. Brighouse Echo. It seemed a complicated way of making things easier. Perhaps they could try a novel system that some clubs have discovered - spectators turn up, hand over cash or present a card and are allowed into the ground.

Mr Breen had a very smart short back and sides. If this was an attempt to dilute the effect of the ginger, it succeeded; or at least it would have done, but the clippings had apparently been glued to his jaw, which undid the good work.

Heybridge could have taken the lead after just 4 minutes, the attacker first to his feet after a tangle outside area, but when he lifted the ball over the stranded keeper, it went just wide of the unguarded goal.  Mr Potter had fun with a couple of vigorous flags, but the officials were not greatly taxed. Heybridge took the lead in the 25th minute, heading in from a corner, rather too easily for the locals' liking. Swifts put another good chance wide just before the half hour. On 36 minutes there was an off-the-ball collision, whether accidental or not. For a moment it looked a possible flashpoint, but the players seemed to be heading their own ways without problems. At this point Mr Breen decided to play safe and blew his whistle, at which point the hordes descended to have their say, were cleared away and the two players were spoken to at length. Sadly, the visiting number 6 who had been haranguing both Mr Breen and Mr Meng throughout this, did not get to make a closer  acquaintance with Mr Breen.

Swifts twice came close again at the start of the second half, while Hitchin managed a long shot. There was a yellow card for the Heybridge number 8 on 58 minutes, when he caught an opponent when trying to play the ball with a raised foot. A splendid Swifts attack put an attacker clear in on goal, but the home keeper stood firm and made an effective block. There was nothing he could do to save a splendid long shot on 64 minutes. Swifts continued to attack, another corner being headed in for their third on 75 minutes, another effort hitting the post. Hitchin did force the Heybridge keeper into a pair of excellent saves, but it was the visitors who progressed comfortably into the next round.

Mr Breen showed a willingness to engage in brief unofficial chats, not of a disciplinary nature, and though it did not turn out to be a difficult game, he and his colleagues can take every satisfaction from their afternoon's work.

And without any interventions from VAR!
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #58 on: Sun 04 Sep 2022 10:38 »
Oddly enough, I did consider East Grinstead, but thought better of it. Last night's delay was only a matter of minutes and was explained by the informative announcement:
"This is due to an unknown  problem."

Rumours that JCFC's quote:  "I did consider East Grinstead, but thought better of it" appears on the Town Council's website cannot be confirmed or denied!
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« Reply #59 on: Sun 04 Sep 2022 15:19 »
I would have loved to have heard JCFC's account of the Blackfield and Langley v Shepton Mallet game.   Would he have been able to report it without using the "****" word?