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Tuesday 16 August 2011

Glapwell FC 6 Hutton Cranswick United 3


After a phone call from Richard Lane asking if I'd like a lift to and from tonight's match, which I kindly accepted, Richard also donated his admission to my charity and Glapwell also let me in free of charge and the Admission as well the goal money has been added to the total on the left hand side of the page, it was off to Glapwell FC again for their 2nd Central Midlands Football League North Division match of the season. After watching them put in a subdued effort against a lively Thoresby CW on Saturday, I wasnt really sure what to expect from the home club.

On arrival, we was met by the friendly gateman and the Vice Chairman of the club, who opened up the Club Shop for us straight away..Richard tucked straight in to the box of programmes, looking for vintage CMFL club programmes for his collection, but my eye caught the Glapwell FC mug to add to my collection in my home cupboard. We then said our hello's to Debs the Club Sec and then to Paul Hepworth, the club Programme Editor and Website Manager(what ever you call them now days lol). After a cuppa, it was to head to the stands with old local friends from Chesterfield Dave Brierley & Pete Needham..Gee we didnt have time to take up our positions before the goals began to rain in. On saturday, Glappy were 3 down after 15 minutes, tonight, they were 4 up in that time, wow a cricket score was on the cards, but hold on, the visitors bought on a lively winger who centred and in the ball was volleyed in to reduced the arrears, was there to be a fight back..well fight back may be the wrong word, as the lively winger then slapped a Glappy player and saw the red card, so Cranswick 4-1 down and with 10 players looked well out of the game and then to add insult to injury, Glapwell scored two more goals to make it 6-1 at half time.

The Second Half kicked off and with Glapwell kicking down the slope, we was expecting double figures against a team with 10 men, but strange things happen in football and on 49 minutes, Cranswick made it 6-2 and on 51, it was 6-3....surely Cranswick could not come back from 6-1 down to get something out of this game, the answer was no, as the game drifted in to the night and no more goals were scored. What a shame that my head count was only 32 at this game, little village clubs like this do need the support and its a pity when people go and pay £20 to go and watch some rubbish at Football League and get ripped off, when they could go and support their local community club..There are so  many community clubs like these 2 on display tonight where that £1 on the raffle means so much to them.

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