Sportspy Reports – Sunday November 15th 2009

Another trip to Boundary Park, this time to call in at two of the games the games that were being played at the Grange Park venue.  In the 4th Round of the Gledhill Cup FC Eden were at home to Bloomfield Vets FC and in Division 1 the Old Town Hall FC were playing Highbury Vets FC.

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First up was the Gledhill Cup 4th Round tie between FC Eden (Light blue) and Bloomfield Vets.  Mr McNamara was the man in charge. The first half was relatively close.  FC Eden had more of the possession but fizzled out around the edge of the box.  The Vets looked dangerous from long throws, corners and free kicks.  At half time Eden led 1-0 through a Ryan Bingham goal and when they extended their lead not long into the second period it looked the end for the Vets but they showed their usual fighting spirit and pulled a goal back.  They pushed for an equaliser but with about fifteen minutes remaining Eden finally killed the game off and went through to the last eight with a 3-1 win.

FC Eden kick off

It's raining again as a dewdrop forms on the end of Byrom's nose.

Lee Miles (Right)

Dave McNamara

A mud spattered Andy Gouck

Mark Cottam dodging the showers

Best be a mate of Jim Baker if he has a brolly that size

A great cross from the left and the Eden no. 12 was left completely unmarked but looking set to score his effort came back off the bar.  Never mind unlucky – a bad miss

The rain passes over and the sun is finally out at Boundary Park

Kyle Bingham (Left)

Bingham (Out of picture right) chips it over the advancing keeper who can only look back and watch as the ball finds the back of the net.

Lee Conway at pace

Tony Cunliffe (Bronzed sun God) just back from five weeks in Florida and the Caribbean.

Half time break

Steve Hughes

Ross Gouck in trouble with the referee

Sunshine and showers.  Ash goes around the keeper but the whistle's already gone for offside.  The Discipline Secretary and son are out keeping a watchful eye on the Kitchens as they stolled to victory against Paris Casino.

At 2-1 and with the Vets on the offensive Roy Bingham can't watch.

Craig Byrom

Scott MacNiell

On pitch 1 the old Town Hall FC (Prison stripes) were at home to Highbury Vets in Division 1.  Confusing pitch markings and the centre spot clearly not marked (Sack the council groundsman – no excuse)  The Old Town Hall were ahead 1-0 in this one but a strong second half effort from the Vets combined with a little luck at the back saw this one end in a 1-1 draw.

A trip from behind


Highbury manager Ian Vickers itching to get on



Another foul from behind

This time it's a yellow card from Mark Errington

Keeper Romeo elects to come out and punch

The seagulls want their mud back

Graham Hutchinson

Mr Errington must have had this one as a draw on his fixed odds.  The Old Town Hall player in the above picture was one on one with keeper before being brought down by the number 3.  He guiltyily looks back awaiting the inevitable but he somehow got away with it.

Vickers is on and the equaliser came shortly afterwards – a masterly substitution


Evading the tackle after his shot went well wide

Thanks very much ref.

Sportspy 2009/10

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