Out at a very wet Blackpool Road, St Annes watching the three league games being played.  I must be mad.

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On January 9th 2005 Brun Grove FC managed to beat Print Plus FC 4-3.  Since that day fifteen months ago they’ve played thirty one times losing thirty of them and drawing the other.  Today’s opponents for the Division 2B league game were Autoweld FC who although nowhere near as bad were yet to win in 2006.  Last week they could only muster four players and for the third time this season they were deducted three points for failing to fulfil a fixture.  Here are a few photos from the game that Autoweld won 2-1.  A good effort from Brun who certainly had the chances to gain at least a point.

Another contender for the toughest job in Sunday football – Brun Grove keeper.

Joel Chappell.

Referee Steve Waller.

An unusual footballing attire for the above Autoweld midfielder.

Also appearing at Blackpool Road, St Annes were the Dunes FC who were at home to Clifton Rangers in Division 1.  Rangers are having a tough season, especially after losing both star players Beattie and Spedding to Quilligans but they’ve stuck at it and deserve a lot of credit.  The Dunes have struggled for players this season after also being promoted from 2A.  The Dunes were in seventh this morning whilst Rangers were second bottom. 

Before today Clifton had only won two league games and one of those was a 2-0 victory over the Dunes so they were out to complete their first double.

If evidence were needed to support lack of players both of the respective managers, Archie Harrison of Clifton and Jimmy Drinkwater of the Dunes were both playing in goals.  In the end the Dunes won the match 4-3.

Archie gives a thumbs up to the Ref after having had a foul awarded against him.

Archie Harrison – Clifton player/manager.

The Dunes won a throw.  It was headed clear but only as far as Scott Angus who hit an unstoppable drive from the edge of the box into the top corner.  Harrison (above) could only stand and admire it. 1 – 0

A vocal Jimmy Drinkwater.

Ben McKay

Clarke Gratton

Archie had it covered.

By the time I reached the Skye v Mythop (3B) fixture both me and the camera had had enough.  Mythop were 3-2 up at the break and that’s how it stayed.  That victory keeps Mythop’s slim hopes of the title alive.

Sportspy 2005/06