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Imber Court . The home of Met Police football club . Excellent example of a good non-league club


One of the nice aspects of non-league football is visiting Small grounds in nice environs. There is also an absence of the ridiculous stewarding that adorns professional clubs. 

This is a nice ground and is part of a sports complex that includes a cricket ground and smaller football pitches. One can walk around most of the outside of the ground and this short blog is really just to introduce you to this small club that gets smaller crowds than it deserves. 

Burgers are a mere 2.50£. People smile and talk to you. I will post separately a match report of the game against Needham Market but it was a thoroughly enjoyable day out for £10 and £2 for a decent programme. 

A few away fans from Needham Market had made the trip and sat on the terraces in the sunshine

Chipstead 3 Whyteleafe 2 – A Photographic Story


The first game I have seen at Chipstead on a day when little football was played due to Storm Katie. The pitch looked good and the football was end to end in a game that clearly mattered to both teams. A 3-2 victory for Chipstead was just about deserved mostly because Chipstead took their chances and a good goalkeeping display from Alex Kozakis.  Shawn Lyle was impressive for Whyteleafe who maybe might rue some dire finishing in the first half when they maybe should have taken the game. A hail storm gave parts of the game a surreal image and overall Craig Tanner will be pleased with the performance tonight. 00001958

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A Photographic Visit to Molesey FC in Surrey


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Luke Medley Goal At Carshalton. Sequence of Photos.


An excellent individual goal from Luke Medley, taking the ball almost from the half way line and scoring. Its not so often that a sequence tells the story but enjoy these.

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Woking Football club at Kingfield Stadium


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An Unusual Hot Dog On The Woking Terraces


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Things You Only See At Non-League Football. Woking 1 V 1 Halifax


Despite the fact that Vanarama National League is a mere step below the football league is miles away in terms of its customer friendly approach. Where else might one see a lady with a dog on the terraces?

IMG_1403Where else do stewards take the word of a paying customer as to what exactly is in a bag they are carrying in? Where else do Northern football fans, well Halifax ones from Yorkshire wear shorts to football matches in the winter?

IMG_1400This and a multitude of other curious spectacles were observed at the Woking v Halifax game this weekend.

Even the ground at Woking is an eclectic mix of five very different stands/terracing. Behind one goal is a huge stand, all-seater, that dominates the ground and from the road gives the impression of a large league ground.

IMG_1394Then along side one side of the pitch are two small ancient looking stands that I am sure were there 50 years ago, looking quaint but maybe not fit for purpose really being honest. IMG_1393Normal covered terracing behind the other goal is matched with low level terracing along the other side of the pitch. It is almost as though no one can decide which decade the ground lives in nor which level of football it is fit for. A nice surprise was that there was no segregation with Woking and Halifax fans mixing freely. Banter was heard though it was difficult to make out easily much of what the Halifax fans were saying. This for me is good though. I prefer the lack of segregation which encourages a normal approach to football instead of treating each game like some kind of warfare.

The only matter of concern is that £18 seems a lot to pay for entry to any level of non-league football, especially when the entrance to Ryman level games is often around £10 or less. The worst crime though was £4 for a burger.

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Carshalton 1 South Park 1. Ryman South. Photos


With all the insanity that surrounds professional football it made a nice change to watch a competitive if somewhat bad tempered affair at the lovely War Memorial Ground in Carshalton. There are ample match reports on this game so I will suffice to say that a penalty in the first 5 minutes by Carshalton was matched by an equaliser in almost the final minute. South Park also found time in the first half to have a penalty saved by the impressive Luke Colquhoun.

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Here is the story of the game in photographic terms. Enjoy.

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Met Police 2 Kingstonian 1 .Photos


An intriguing game with a highly physical Kingstonian side against a more skilful and adept Met Police side. A few photos to enjoy. Quite a photographic melee. Few decent action shots. The massive Ricky Sappleton upfront for Kingstonian. The angry Tommy Williams, Kingstonian manager confronting the officials on the pitch at half time with finger waving. Bubble football at half time. An excellent lineswoman Lou Saunders. And generaly a decent game to watch at a great nonleague ground with real floodlights.

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Angry Tommy Williams Kingstonian manager confronts the officials at half time. Why is this acceptable?

Angry Tommy Williams Kingstonian manager confronts the officials at half time. Why is this acceptable?

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Carshalton 0 Leighton Town 2 – Photos


A decent enough game with Carshalton unfortunate to lose this game with an own goal followed by a poor piece of goalkeeping. They then created enough chances to have at least drawn the game but luck was not on their side. Leighton looked the more physical experienced side and maybe that was what Carshalton lacked. They also had a scary goalkeeper , Sam Mazurek and a physical centre forward, Alex Woodbine. There already is an excellent match report from  Chris Blanchard which can be accessed here, so enough about the game.

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/carshaltonafc/teams/109282/match-centre/0-3132424

An unfortunate own goal Carshalton v Leighton  by Bobby Price

An unfortunate own goal Carshalton v Leighton by Bobby Price

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

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Sam Mazurek Leighton Goalkeeper saves.Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Adriano Moraes. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Adriano Moraes. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

 Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015


Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Adriano Moraes. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Adriano Moraes. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

 Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Sam Muzarek punches clear.Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Sam Muzarek punches clear.Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Sam Muzarek

Sam Muzarek

Alex Woodfine. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Alex Woodfine. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

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