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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Trafford 5 Runcorn Town 1

Tuesday 30th July 2013
Pre Season Friendly
Admission: A ridiculous 'rip-off' 6 quid for a 'friendly' against a NWCL side
Attendance: About a 100 (rough head count)
Tea Hut Stuff: Did my cash getting in, the hut didn't open until 8pm in any case
Weather: Turned cloudy, mild, dry
Parking: On the big adjacent car park

Runcorn Town had the better of this bad tempered friendly. Despite some crafty gamesmanship and late tackling from the home side it was quite an entertaining match. The Trafford plan to disrupt the open football suited to the visitors style of play certainly worked. The niggling got to half the Runcorn Town team which resulted in retaliation offences of one player being compulsory subbed and another Town player being red carded. It was only when the reduced numbers kicked in that Trafford exploited the inevitable gaps and bagged some late goals. The amazing statistics identify at least half a dozen clear cut Runcorn Town chances on goal in 1 on 1 situations during key stages of the match, this game could and should have been an embarrassing home defeat for the fancy dan Evo Stik Premier League side, I think Trafford owe their keeper a lot of thanks for keeping them in this game (that and some poor finishing). Needless to say the visitors were up in arms as the Referee failed to spot the almost continual 'cleverly-concealed' fouling and unfair tactics being applied by a desperate Trafford side. Dont think Trafford did themselves any favours with their attitude during and after this game. Some of the fabricated match report details on their website are nothing more than fantasy island. It was even worse during the actual game when I listened to some snotty homers ridiculing the visiting players with derisory "all scousers are *******" comments, something which a linesman who had just disallowed a nailed on Runcorn Town penalty actually echoed to a group near me in the stand, I've half a mind to report this idiot to the FA?

Seeing as the Non League Matters forum 'clique' or should I say 'flock' all think non league blogs are rubbish and not worth reading I wont insult their intelligence by offering them a link to this visit report on my crappy low brained blog. (And there certainly wont be any photographs to publicise Trafford FC).


Unknown said...

Are they providing Parking lots like Gatwick Airport Parking

TheColdEnd said...

I have read the thread on why all non-league ground blogs are rubbish etc. Silly comments in my opinion. Your blog is good stuff and I love reading it. Keep up the good work.

Uwdi Krugg said...

Thanks 'Cold End' much appreciated.

London Celtic Punks said...

really enjoy your blog.dont let the begrudgers put you off. i check in weekly to read it. from a part time Walton and hersham fan!