The end of the road…

Since I made my first tentative forays into the world of non-league, with a visit to Hampton & Richmond Borough vs Ebbsfleet United in March 2017, this website has given me a much needed chance to meet interesting people, explore my love for the game and pretend to the wife that I'm doing something constructive.... Continue Reading →

Chelsea U18 vs Fulham U18

Saturday 16th May 2021, 1100 KO Chelsea FC U18 vs Fulham FC U18 The build up So this is what it would all come down to.  At 1055 on Saturday, 155 matches had been played in the U18 Premier League South, and it would take the 156th, between Chelsea and Fulham, to decide the destination... Continue Reading →

Sutton United

Saturday 8th May 2021, Kick Off 1500 Sutton United FC vs Weymouth FC The Build Up It’s very much squeaky bum time in the National League now, and whilst the jeopardy at the bottom of the table may have been removed, at the top it’s very much all still to play for.  Speaking of squeaky... Continue Reading →

Fulham U18 vs Arsenal U18

Saturday 10th April 2021, 1030 KO Fulham FC U18 vs Arsenal FC U18 The build up Once again Fulham went into a matchday back in second place, with Crystal Palace having played twice since Steve Wigley’s side last took the field.  Two weeks earlier, victory over West Ham had sent Fulham three points clear at... Continue Reading →

Eastleigh FC

Friday 2nd April 2021, 1500 Kick Off Eastleigh FC vs Chesterfield FC The Build Up The start of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend thankfully for the return of a strange and almost forgotten golden orb to the sun, and for the first time it really felt like summer was in the air.  With the relaxation... Continue Reading →

Fulham U18 vs Norwich City U18

Saturday 27th March 2021, 1200 KO Fulham FC U18 vs Norwich City FC U18 The build up The Premier League U18 campaign is building nicely to a crescendo, and in the southern table, there are four teams smack bang in the mix.  Going into this weekend, the team to catch were Crystal Palace, top on... Continue Reading →

AFC Wimbledon

Saturday 20th March 2021, 1500 Kick Off AFC Wimbledon vs Charlton Athletic FC The Build Up Having shot a few matches for Charlton’s U23 side, the club media team have been good enough to add me to their photography roster, which has opened up new opportunities for snapping matches higher up the pyramid.  On this... Continue Reading →

Charlton Athletic

Tuesday 16th March 2021, 1900 Kick Off Charlton Athletic FC vs Bristol Rovers FC The Build Up My opening segment for this entry changed significantly at around 1400 the day before the match, when Lee Bowyer resigned after three years in charge at the Valley, to take up the vacant managerial position at Birmingham City. ... Continue Reading →

Fulham U18 vs Southampton U18

Saturday 13th March 2021, 1100 KO Fulham FC U18 vs Southampton FC U18 The build up With Fulham locked in a tussle with Crystal Palace, Brighton, Tottenham and Villa for the U18 Premier League South crown, the visit of struggling Southampton came at the perfect time, on the back a two week break following the... Continue Reading →

Chesterfield FC

 Saturday 6th March 2021, 1500 Kick Off Chesterfield FC vs Yeovil Town FC The Build Up Whilst the machinations rumble on regarding the prospect of anymore Step Two football this season, Step One marches on unabated, so on the first Saturday of meteorological spring I found myself making the drive north to Derbyshire, and the... Continue Reading →

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