Wednesday, 17 May 2017

2016/17 - Review of the season


Number of football games seen: 67
Number of new football grounds / venues visted: 55

Number of home wins: 35
Number of away wins: 20
Number of draws: 12

Highest number of goals seen in a game: 22 - AFC Villa v Hucknall Town Harriers (2nd July Pre-Season Friendly) 
Highest number of goals seen in a game (competitive): 12 - Dinnington Town v Welbeck Lions (27th August)
Largest winning margin home game (competitive): 10 - Dinnington Town v Welbeck Lions
Largest winning margin away game (competitive): 6 - Shilton v Gurdwara GNP
Most common scoreline seen: 2-1 8 times

Best game seen: 7th May - Thurlaston Magpies v L.K. United (Hinckley Sunday League President's Shield Final). An 4-4 draw that ebbed and flowed one way and another, with the game being decided by penalty kicks. Not the greatest in terms of quality, but certainly the most entertaining.
Worst game seen: 4th March - Coventrians v Enville Athletic (Midland League Division 3). A dreadful game with the biggest surprise being there was a goal scored.

Favourite new ground / venue visited: Moss Rose Ground (Macclesfield Town)



New ground that impressed me the least: I visited as per usual numerous recreation grounds, but Holbrooks Park in Coventry is one I will not hurry back to.
Most impressive back drop: Arundel Castle overlooking the Mill Lane home of Arundel FC.
Best foot & drink at a ground: No result. I seldom have anything more than a coffee at any place I visit.
Most welcoming club visited: Longlevens AFC (Hellenic League)
A warm welcome was had from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. With being recognised as first time visitors we were given free tea or coffee before the game and at half time, and a slice of cake at half time also. Also the club have a guest book for visitors to sign as well. 

Number of photo sets taken at football games during the season: 45

Below are the direct links to each photo set:

  1. 10/07: Hemsworth Miners Welfare v Tadcaster Albion (PSF)
  2. 16/07: Ravenshead v Bilborough United (PSF)
  3. 31/07: Sawtry v Stilton United (Peterborough League)
  4. 31/07: Wittering Harriers v Long Sutton Athletic (Peterborough League)
  5. 07/08: Highworth Town v Tadley Calleva (FA Cup)
  6. 13/08: Bilborough Town v Basford United Community (Notts Senior League)
  7. 20/08: Eaton Socon v Over Sports (Cambridgeshire League)
  8. 27/08: Dinnington Town v Welbeck Lions (Central Midlands League)
  9. 03/09: Melton Town v Daventry Town (United Counties League)
  10. 04/09: Stoke Golding (Sunday) v Market Bosworth 2000 (Sunday) (Hinckley Sunday League)
  11. 05/09: Coventry Sphinx v Sporting Khalsa (Midland League)
  12. 24/09: Hertford Town v Brantham Athletic (FA Vase)
  13. 25/09: Donisthorpe Reserves v Newhall Social Club (Burton Sunday League)
  14. 27/09: Leicester Road v Coalville Town Development (Leicestershire Senior Cup)
  15. 08/10: Sutton Bonington v Bottesford (North Leicestershire League)
  16. 09/10: Drayton Bassett v Edingale Swifts (Tamworth Sunday League)
  17. 15/10: Ashby Road v Fleckney Athletic (Leicester & District League)
  18. 22/10: Kegworth Imperial v C.K. Dons (North Leicestershire League)
  19. 12/11: Aslockton Cranmers v Team D.N.F. (Notts Senior League)
  20. 19/11: Bingham Town v Magdala Amateurs (Notts Senior League)
  21. 26/11: Bilborough United v A.F.C. Clifton (Notts Senior League)
  22. 10/12: Old Reptonians v Kings College Wimbledon (Arthur Dunn Cup)
  23. 02/01: Rossington Main v Shirebrook Town (Northern Counties East League)
  24. 07/01: Somersham Town v Royston Town 'A' (Cambridgeshire League)
  25. 14/01: Wymeswold v Sporting Markfield (North Leicestershire League)
  26. 21/01: Bottesford v Sutton Bonington (North Leicestershire League)
  27. 04/02: James King Blisworth v Medbourne (Northants Combination)
  28. 05/02: Three Horse Shoes v Dunton & Broughton United (Sunday) (Hinckley Sunday League)
  29. 18/02: Outwell Swifts v Cambridge City Reserves (Cambridgeshire League)
  30. 19/02: Warton Club v Edingale Swifts (Tamworth Sunday League)
  31. 04/03: Coventrians v Enville Athletic (Midland League)
  32. 11/03: Longlevens v Henley Town (Hellenic League)
  33. 18/03: Biggleswade Town v Hayes & Yeading United (Southern League)
  34. 25/03: Ashland Rovers v A.F.C. Bridgford (Notts Senior League)
  35. 01/04: Cambridge University Press v Milton (Cambridgeshire League)
  36. 02/04: Wykin v Coalville Miners (Hinckley Sunday League)
  37. 08/04: Continental Star v Coton Green (Midland League)
  38. 17/04: Warrington Town v Ashton United (Northern Premier League)
  39. 18/04: Shilton v Gurdwara G.N.P. (Coventry Alliance)
  40. 22/04: Market Bosworth v C.K. Dons (North Leicestershire League)
  41. 28/04: A.F.C. Barn v Royal Oak Bitteswell (Hinckley Sunday League)
  42. 29/04: Pagham v A.F.C. Uckfield Town (Southern Combination League)
  43. 01/05: Barns Green v Coal Exchange (Chichester Charity Cup Final)
  44. 07/05: Thurlaston Magpies v L.K. United (Hinckley Sunday League)
  45. 13/05: Fleckney Athletic v Sporting Markfield (Leicestershire Inter-League Cup)
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