Saturday 12th May 2007

Four Crosses 0 Tywyn Bryncrug 3
Spa Mid Wales League
At: Foxen Manor
Kick-off: 2-30 pm
Admission: £2 including programme
Attendance: 30 (headcount)
Weather: sunny
Duratiion: first-half: 45:45; second-half: 47:48

Four Crosses (green with white sleeves / green / green): 1. Chris Ellis, 2. Nick Turner, 3. Stuart Bebb, 4. Gareth Jones (capt), 5. James Roberts, 6. Paul Jandrell, 7. Mike Bebb, 8. Chris Aitken, 9. Chris Bishop, 10. Andrew Webb, 11. James Whittaker. Subs: 12. Bryn Jones (for Roberts, 58), 14. Steve Tomkins, 15. Brett Murry (for Whittaker, 77).

Tywyn Bryncrug (orange/black/black): 1. Arwyn Davies, 2. Mike Roberts, 3. Andrew Roberts, 4. Jack Cooke, 5. Paul Bryant, 6. Matthew Jones (capt), 7. Nick Williams, 8. Stuart Rogers, 9. Ben Holt, 10. Gerwyn Griffiths, 11. Luke Rickard. Subs: 14. Mark Edmondson (for Holt, 83) , 15. Kevin Evans (for Rickard, 83), 17. Joe Peebles (for Williams, 77).

Referee: Neil Carpenter (Llanylyn).

0-1 Mike Roberts (14)
0-2 Gerwyn Griffiths (74)
0-3 Stuart Rogers(89)

Stockingford AA 2 Knowle 1

Monday 7th May 2007
Stockingford AA 2 Knowle 1
Midland Combination Division 1
At: Stockingford AA Pavilion, Ansley Road
Kick-off: 7-00 pm
Admission: -; Programme: -
Attendance: 25 (headcount)
Weather: cloudy, windy, sunny spells
Duration: first-half: 45:22; second-half: 45:54

1-0 Dave Aston (47)
1-1 Scott Oliver (54)
2-1 Ryan Millechip (65)

Nuneaton Griff 6 Southam United 4

Monday 7th May 2007
Nuneaton Griff 6 Southam United 4
Midland Combination Premier Division
At: Pingles Stadium
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: -; Programme: £1
Attendance: 87
Weather: sunny spells
Duration: first-half: 45:18; second-half: 46:58

Nuneaton Griff (navy blue / navy blue / navy blue): 1. Joe Freegard, 2. Rob Brassington, 3. Danny Hollywood, 4. Lea Tatton, 5. Scott Parsons, 6. Derren Brassington, 7. Jay Holtom, 8. Ross Holtom, 9. Ian McVarish, 10. Stefan Jones, 11. Richard Kay (capt). Subs: 12. Tom Thacker (for Jones, 84), 14. Steve Barrett (for Jay Holtom, 59), 15. Darren Gray (for Brassington, 76), 16. Richard Bedford.

Southam United (red/white/red): 1. Brian Roberts, 2. Danny Clough, 3. Harj Dhesi, 4. Richard Middleton, 5. Chris Turner, 6. Andy McAnley, 7. Chris Hanrahan (capt), 8. James Coleman, 9. Jimmy Claridge, 10. James Graham, 11. Andrew Stidder. Sub: 12. Lee Painter (for Turner, 65).

Referee: J Noyce.
Assistants: P Bliss and A Pollard.

1-0 Stefan Jones (4)
2-0 Ian McVarish (7)
3-0 Ian McVarish (14)
4-0 Ian McVarish (28)
4-1 Andrew Stidder (31)
4-2 James Coleman (32)
5-2 Ian McVarish (39)
5-3 Chris Hanrahan (52)
5-4 James Coleman (64)
6-4 Steve Barrett (83)

Sunday 6th May 2007

SRFC Supporters XI v Phil Robinson's Legends
Charity Match for dreams come true
At: Marston Road
Kick-off: 4-00 pm
Attendance: -

Wednesday 2nd May 2007

Stafford Rangers Reserves 2 Nuneaton Borough Reserves 1
Central Conference
At: Marston Road
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Programme: free teamsheet
Attendance: 46
Weather: dry
Duration (40 mins): first-half 41:22; second-half: 43:53

Nuneaton got the game underway attacking the Town End in the first half but Stafford immediately won a corner. Dale Huddlestone, in goal for the visitors, was called into action to block a near-post shot by Oliver Pritchard who had latched onto a pass from Lee Scott.

It was Nuneaton, however, who took an early lead in the 4th minute when Craig Howe hit a 20-yard volley past Danny Alcock.

Alcock produced a good save to keep out a shot with his boot from Eddie Nisevic as the visitors looked to extend their lead and also produced a double save to deny Levi Ramsay.

Stafford got back on level terms in the 19th minute. Scott exchanged a one-two with Steve Bibby to split open the Nuneaton defence and slotted home from 10 yards out. In the next attack, Kevin Street ended a surging run into the area with a low shot which Huddlestone kept out with his legs.

Chances continued to be created and Alcock held Danny Edmond's near post volley at the second attempt. Just after the half hour Tom Muldoon's long throw into the Stafford area led to a near post shot by Edmond which missed the target.

The referee played just over 41 minutes in the first half so I assumed that just 40 minutes each way were being played.

Stafford made a change in the 45th minute, five minutes after the restart as Rob Haynes replaced Russell.

The goal that prove dto be the winner came in the 49th minute. Alex Gibson curled a free-kick around the wall straight into the bottom-right corner. Two minutes later, Tom Evans replaced Bibby.

Chances became scare until Nuneaton had a late opportunity to snatch a draw. Muldoon broke down the right into the area and squared a pass to Ramsay who fired over with just Alcock to beat.

A total of 43 minutes and 53 seconds were played in the second half before the final whistle brought first-team and reserve football to end at Marston Road for another season. There was just Sunday's charity game to come for which I am going to be one of the assistant referees.

Stafford Rangers Reserves (red/red/red): 1. Danny Alcock, 2. Alex Gibson (capt), 3. Joe Harratt, 4. Kevin Street, 5. Jemiah Richards, 6. Sean Russell, 7. Oliver Pritchard, 8. Steve Hopkinson, 9. Steve Bibby, 10. Lee Scott, 11. Joe Pickering. Subs: 12. Rob Haynes (for Russell, 45), 14. Tom Evans (for Bibby, 51), 15. Chris Curtis (not used), GK. Matt Sargeant (not used).

Nuneaton Borough Reserves (yellow/yellow/yellow): 1. Dale Huddlestone, 2. Aaron Stringfellow, 3. Ashley Franklin, 4. Craig Howe, 5. Ben Atkins, 6. Stefan McGrath, 7. Tom Muldoon, 8. Tom Maguire, 9. Levi Ramsay, 10. Danny Edmond, 11. Eddie Nisevic. Subs: -

Referee: T Holbrook.
Assistants: C Jeffries and R Faunch.

0-1 Craig Howe (4)
1-1 Lee Scott (19)
2-1 Alex Gibson (49)