|At Boundary Park this morning looking in on all of the three matches that were played at the Grange Park venue including the top of the table Division 3 clash between Teamsport90 FC and Real Burlington FC.|
At start of play home side Teamsport 90 FC (Red) were twelve points behind opponents Real Burlington FC but with three games in hand. If they were serious about challenging for the title Teamsport really needed a win today. Careless defending in the first half saw them 2-0 down at the break. A third for the visitors midway through the second period sealed the points. Teamsport kept battling and pulled a goal back but at the end of the day Real deserved the three points. It still looks as though the Burlies are nailed on Champs and Teamsport are in a good battle for second place with about six other sides.
Teamsport FC supporter and official photographer
Jamie Nay turns his man inside out
Teamsport 90 FC player/manager Mark Miles keeping his hands warm
Chris Nay backing in and causing a nusiance in the Teamsport box
He's still at it
A great chance for Burlies as a quality effort hit the inside of the post, rolled along the line, hit the other post and rolled back along the line but as the camera shows, keeper PeeWee Pritchard grabs it on the right side of the line.
Chris Nay aggressively told referee Ricky Parr that it was in. Mr Parr disagreed – yellow card
This time it is a goal for Real Burlington. A break down the right, a great low cross and the Teamsport defender slides in to score an OG
'Nice finish son but try and forget about it'
Half time breather
Real Burlington score the all important third after a great offensive passing move. 0-3
The liner's happy
Veteran striker Andy Smith
A late free kick for Teamsport 90 followed by a corner and then the whistle went.
Last Sunday Lane Ends FC (Yellow) held leaders Real Burlington to a 2-2 draw and that point took them off the bottom of the 3A table. This week they were away at fifth placed Falcon FC. Lane Ends were 1-0 down at the break and in the end the Falcon ran out 4-0 winners and moved ahead of Ansdell in the table into 4th position. A scrappy game this one with referee Mr Bascombe being kept very busy throughout.
Colin Bascombe in flight
It's a penalty and the guilty party is in the book
A great save by The Lane Ends FC keeper
Another stern talking to
Lane Ends FC player/manager Dave Bamber not too happy with the way the game was unfolding.
Frozen Falcon WAGS – No sign of them in the second half after they'd taken flight to warmer climes (The Pub)
Half time drink – Jack Clark in the need of the head band
Lane Ends start the second half
Another foul – a great theatrical roll and scream
Cold water magically cured it
Another yellow card is the result
A familiar face in the Falcon goal – Foz – Has he caught it?
Not quite – but he grabbed it at the second attempt
This time Foz is down injured after a nasty knee to knee clash – very painful – note the agony
…..and a little more agony
Mr Bascombe (5'0″) surrounded by tall ugly monsters but there's only ever one winner.
On Pitch 4 we had a relegation clash between home side Mere Park FC and fellow strugglers Old England FC (Orange). Before the game they'd played 31 league games this season between them and won only five. This morning Mere Park FC went on to win only their second league game of the season thanks to a 4-1 win.
James Fullalove (Left)
I would have buried it and I'm sure you would have to but the Mere Park striker hit it wide of the far post. Should be hitting the target from there lad.
Oh no – the celebration is on show once again.
Fullalove notches his usual consolation goal
A good win for the Mere Park FC
“Blue Moon”………..once every blue moon Frank Kennedy's beloved Man City FC and the Mere Park FC both win on the same weekend. It may be a while before we repeat that statistic.