Taunton Town

Wednesday 14th August 2019, 1945 Kick Off Taunton Town FC vs Yate Town FC The Build Up It’s August.  It’s the beginning of the football season.  It’s the height of summer.  Which obviously means that the UK is enjoying weather warnings, high winds and more rain than the Amazon.  In the midst of this classic... Continue Reading →

Fulham U18

Saturday 10th August 2019, 1100 KO Fulham FC U18 vs Tottenham Hotspur FC U18 For the second part of my Fulham-focused weekend, I was back at the Cottagers’ Motspur Park training complex for the visit of Tottenham Hotspurs’ U18s.  After the torrential downpours in Dagenham the night before, the gale force winds felt like light... Continue Reading →

West Ham United U23

Friday 9th August 2019, 1900 KO West Ham United FC U23 vs Fulham FC U23 My first match of the new season saw me back at a familiar ground for the Premier League 2 season opener.  With West Ham’s second string finishing 11th in the top flight last season they have now joined Fulham in... Continue Reading →

GRT Team of the Season 2018/19

Team of the Season After another full season of non-league football, the season is complete, with just the Non-League Finals Day to go. Despite unfortunately spending over four months of the campaign overseas, I’ve still managed to get to 53 matches, and I’ve enjoyed (at least aspects of) every one of them. The GRT Team... Continue Reading →

Evo-Stik Premier South Play Off Final

Monday 6th May, 1500 Kick Off Metropolitan Police FC vs Poole Town FC The Build Up After last week’s visit to Imber Court for Evo Stik Southern League Premier Division South Play Off Semi Final (and breathe) Bank Holiday Monday saw me back there for a match without the Semi (stop sniggering at the back). ... Continue Reading →

Sidmouth Town AFC

Saturday 3rd May, 1500 Kick Off Sidmouth Town AFC vs Stoke Gabriel FC The Build Up In true South West fashion, just like with election results, the leagues in Cornwall and Devon have been the last to declare.  Whilst the Step Six league was wrapped up last week, both Step Seven divisions have a few... Continue Reading →

Evo-Stik Premier South Play Off Semi Final

Wednesday 1st May 2019, 1945 Kick Off Metropolitan Police FC vs Salisbury FC The Build Up With the regular season done and dusted, non-league football had moved into the most exciting stage – Play Offs.  With the Play Offs comes heartbreak, joy, agony and ecstasy, but most importantly, the chance to watch a match with... Continue Reading →

Gosport Borough

Monday 22nd April 2019, 1500 Kick Off Gosport Borough FC vs Wimborne Town FC The Build Up The second half of my Easter Weekend double header saw me again heading south out of London with my fiancé.  This time, however, she was coming too, having seen that even non-league football was preferable to twenty mile... Continue Reading →

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