Five Penalties in a Game


Palace prog 1989Monday 27th March 1989
League Division Two (nka Championship)
Crystal Palace 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 HT: 2-0 Att: 14,384

Wright 18; Bright 35 (pen), Bright missed pen 38, Wright missed pen 40, Pemberton missed pen 70 : Curbishley 60 (pen)

from Selhurst Park

It was Easter Monday and perfect weather for the old grudge derby between Palace and Brighton. Little did I know that the much anticipated game, 47 miles north, was going to break three British records, at the time going back 127 years, and subsequently lasting another 29 years to this day.

Yes, one of English football’s oddest rivalries broke the following records:

  • Most penalties awarded in a game
  • Most penalties awarded to one team in a game
  • Most penalties missed by one team in a game

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Colwyn Bay


dsc01784Saturday 25th February 2017 3.00pm
Evostik Division One North
Colwyn Bay 1 Glossop North End 2 ht: 1-0 att: 207 Entrance £10 Programme £2.50 Coffee £1.30
Bartle 45 : Leonard 79, Johnson 87

from Llanelian Road
(from the archives)

Colwyn Bay (3)aWhenever I plan a jaunt a bit further afield, the weather does its best to spoil it. I have a scientific mind and don’t believe in Sod’s Law, but the things that nature (and sometimes public transport, if nature fails), does to try to stop my hopping is quite uncanny. One has to be phlegmatic about these things, otherwise they’ll drive you to paranoia and despair.

A few days’ jaunt in North Wales withthe  family, was to culminate in a Welsh Alliance tie. When the universe got wind of my plans, it changed the forecast for North Wales fromperfectly clement, to rain every day before, during and after our arrival. Not a problem in holiday terms, but yet another water-logging scare football-wise. As if that wasn’t enough, it threw a storm in, namely Doris, to make sure. Very few PPs all season in the Welsh Alliance except the very day I’m there. Continue reading

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Keele University (3G)


Monday 6th February 2017 19.45
Staffordshire County Senior League Division One
Keele University 1 Market Drayton Tigers 1 HT: 0-1 Att: 27 Ent: FREE No Prog

Goals 60 (pen) : 1

from Keele University Sports Complex 3G Pitch

 

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Aylestone Park


Aylestone Park (23)Saturday 4th February 2017 15.00
East Midlands League
Aylestone Park 5 Borrowash Victoria 1 HT: 3-1 Att: 35 Ent: £5 Prog: £1 Coffee: £1

Jepson 2,6,21,88 Brown 79 Patricino 45

from Saffron Lane

Aylestone Park (1)

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Kimberley Miners Welfare


Kimberley Miners Welfare (19)Saturday 14th January 2017 3.oopm
East Midlands League
Kimberley Miners Welfare 4 Gedling Miners Welfare 1 ht: 2-0 att: 40

Carter 29, Williamson 45, 79, 90+3 : Clarson 60

from The Stag Ground

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Cardiff City (CCS)


DSC02869Saturday 3rd December 2016
Championship

Cardiff City 0 Brighton 0 Att: 16,168

from Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff City (2)

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Mynydd Isa Spartans


Tuesday 14th August 2018 18.30
Welsh National League Division One
Mynydd Isa Spartans 4 Castell Alun Colts 0 ht: 0-0 att: 17 hc
Davies 67, 75, 89 Robins 82

from Argoed Sports Centre

Mynydd Isa Spartans came back into Welsh football last season. The original club, Mynydd Isa, were founded in 1976 and played in the step two Cymru Alliance between 2006-09, before folding. The new club has added the suffix Spartans to their name but play at the same Argoed Sports Centre as the original club. While sounding like a small Welsh savings account, Mynydd Isa means lower mountain inWelsh. Continue reading

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Hinckley AFC


Hinckley AFC (19)Saturday 11th August 2018 15.00
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
Hinckley AFC 1 Anstey Nomads 1 HT: 1-0 Att: 218

Ryan 14p : Armeni 60

from Welfare Ground

Hinckley AFC were established in January 2014. You will no doubt remember a previous incarnation of them, Hinckley United, who had a few successful years high up the non league pyramid, including losing 4-3 (to a last minute penalty) to Farlsey Celtic in a play-off final for the Conference National in 2007. Hinckley United moved to a new ground called Leicester Road in 2005, which if you visit still has old United signs around. Unfortunately United were relegated from the Conference North in 2012-13 and then liquidated six months later. Continue reading

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Haringey Borough


DSC02426Monday 6th August 2018 19.45
Pre-Season Friendly

Haringey Borough 3 Brentwood Town 2 HT: 3-0 Att: c70 Ent: 5 Prog £1

from Coles Park

DSC02391I had to go to London overnight for some work training. I rarely get to do London grounds, other than the odd 92 tick, as it’s that bit too far to justify and I’m certainly not going to drive there. So this was a real bonus ground. However, a Monday night in early August wasn’t going to throw up too many options, and it didn’t. There were four viable options, and while the Haringey fixture was only a friendly, with the others league matches, it was the nearest by some way, and also looked the best ground. The others were Erith Town, athletics track and small stand, Enfield 1893, who share with Harlow, and Barkingside, another athletics track. Continue reading

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Orihuela CF


DSC02839Saturday 28th July 2018 20.00
Partido Amistoso

Orihuela CF (4th tier) 1 Real Murcia (3rd tier) 2 HT: 1-1 Att: c800

from Los Arcos

DSC02311aLos Arcos had been on my bucket list of grounds for a few years. When I visited the beautiful town of Orihuela a few years back, I stumbled on the town centre stadium and from the glimpses I got and pictures online knew it’d be a classic. What was worse, a poster advertised a game on the day we were going home, coincidentally against Real Murcia. Since that time I have often thought of Los Arcos (it even has a magical name) and the missed opportunity of catching a game there. Continue reading

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