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Week 13.

D1: Flimside 1-1 Reiver Forest; Aberdither Utd 2-2 Tarka Vale; Iveley Park 2-3 Western Villa; Eastroke Utd. 1-1 Greyston Town;
Mill Town 2-1 Blackridge Town.

D2: Ellerfield Ath 3-2 Highwood Ath; Mill Athletic 3-3 Rockingham; Melchester Rov 2-0 Dorleston; Brimpton Rov 1-1 South Barsham;
Crickten Jn 2-1 Pressley Rang.

D3: Swainson 1-2 Redburn; Alsworth 1-0 Hodwell; Blundell City 0-4 Hinton Utd; Molton Utd 2-1 Bullford; St. Rebouro 1-1 White Cliff.


Week 14.

D1: Eastroke Utd. 2-0 Aberdither Utd; Greyston Town 2-1 Mill town; Tarka Vale 1-1 Flimside; Blackridge Town 2-2 Western Villa;
Reiver Forest 0-0 Iveley Park;

D2: Brimpton rov 0-0 Mill Athletic; South Barsham 2-0 Crickten Jn; Rockingham 0-2 Ellerfield Ath; Pressley Rang 1-0 Dorleston;
Highwood Ath 1-1 Melchester Rov.

D3: Molton Utd 0-0 Alsworth; Bullford 2-1 St. Rebouro; Hodwell 1-0 Swainson; White Cliff 0-0 Hinton Utd; Redburn 2-3 Blundell City.

Next it's F.A.Cup Fourth Round, or quarter-finals, as the season approaches defining matches for many clubs.
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F. A. Cup: Fourth Round.

Mill Athletic 0-2 Kingslowe. Kingslowe's cup adventure continues, although not without its share of good fortune. In an open first half, the difference between the teams was that two shots, both from Steve Perrin, went in for the visitors, whereas at the other end, keeper Newland was having an inspired day. As Athletic tried to reply in the second half, the visitors pounced on every slight error or hesitation, by getting the ball quickly back upfield, with a succession of long clearances.

Aberdither Utd 2-0 Hodwell. A very different type of game, with Hodwell's solid defensive performance keeping Aberdither at bay until half time. Eventually, the hosts' accurate passing game found its way through, producing goals at each end of the second half, from Anders Limpar and Duncan Ferguson.

Flimside 0-0 Dorleston. Dorleston contained their high-flying hosts most effectively, and were unlucky themselves to have a possible opening goal disallowed late in the first half. Late in the game, Flimside took charge, but the visitors' defence held out for a replay.

Tarka Vale 1-3 Eastroke Utd. Tarka's long ball game could have unsettled their opponents, but Eastroke's passing game, often plying the ball into wide areas, gave them the upper hand. Two goals from Joe Royle, late in the first half, followed by a third, early in the second, from Pat Nevin, settled the match. David Kemp's strike, in the final minute, came too late to produce any possible recovery.
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Replay Result:

Dorleston 1-0 Flimside. A first half goal from Paul McGregor proved to be enough to settle this tie. It wasn't the most entertaining game of the competition, but Dorleston kept possession as much as possible, by passing the ball around, and making good use of the wings, against Flimside's compact formation, which is proving so successful this season.

Semi-Final draw: Aberdither Utd v Dorleston; Kingslowe v Eastroke Utd.

BL Trophy Final (2nd leg);

Peakville 2-0 Grosvenor. (Agg 4-0)

Two first half goals from Scott Taylor guaranteed Peakville's return to division Three next season, after a three season gap. In an open and entertaining game, the home side were worthy winners, not just of this match, but the competition, with a goal aggregate of 8-1 in their six matches. Grosvenor, however, will be disappointed, as losing finalists for the second successive season.
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Week 15.

D1: Iveley Park 1-0 Flimside; Mill Town 1-0 Tarka Vale; Blackridge Town 0-2 Greyston Town; Western Villa 1-0 Eastroke Utd;
Reiver Forest 0-0 Aberdither Utd.

D2: Melchester Rov 2-1 Ellkerfield Ath; Crickten Jn 1-0 Rockingham; Pressley Rang 0-1 Soutrh Barsham; Dorleston 1-0 Brimpton Rov;
Highwood Ath 4-0 Mill Athletic.

D3: Blundell City 1-2 Swainson; St. Rebouro 1-0 Hodwell; White Cliff 2-1 Bullford; Hinton Utd 0-2 Molton Utd; Redburn 0-1 Alsworth.

The top of D1 becomes tighter, with the top two, Eastroke and Flimside, both going down by an only goal, and Greyston and Weston Villa both winning.

In the other divisions, Alsworth are definitely promoted from D3, after their fine season. A slight tactical change from 4-4-2 to 4-4-1-1 has turned out to be most successful, giving them more flexibility. It would require a very unlikely set of results to prevent Melchester Rovers to return to D1, although, apart from them, the league is very closely bunched.

League tables:

Division One_____Pld___W__D__L____F__A___Pts.
Eastroke Utd.......15.....8...5...2.....22...11....29
Greyston Town.....15.....9...2...4.....23...16....29
Western Villa.......15.....7...6...2.....27...17....27
Flinside..............15.....8...3...4....24...14.....27
Iveley Park..........15.....5...5...5....17...19.....20
Blackridge Town....15.....3...6...6....13...16.....15
Aberdither Utd.....15.....3...6...6....16...20.....15
Tarka Vale...........15.....3...5...7....15...23.....14
Mill Town............15.....4...2...9....12...26.....14
Reiver Forest........15.....1...8...6...13...18.....11

Division Two______Pld___W__D__L____F__A___Pts.
Melchester Rov......15....9...4...2....25...14......31
South Barsham......15....5...8...3.....12....9......23
Crickten Jn..........15....6...4...5.....20...19......22
Rockingham..........15....6...4...5....17...18......22
Ellerfield Ath........15.....6...2...7....18...16.....20
Dorleston.............15....6...2...7....15...16......20
Highwood Ath........15....5...4...6....18...18......19
Mill Athletic..........15....4...6...5....18...18......18
Brimpton Rov.........15....3...6...6....13...17......15
Pressley Rang.........15....4...3...8....11...20.....15

Division Three_____Pld___W__D__L___F__A___Pts.
Alsworth..............15.....9...6...0....20....8.....33
St.Rebouro...........15.....7...5...3....19...10.....26
Molton Utd...........15.....7...2...6....18...15.....21
Swainson.............15.....6...3...7....15...14.....21
White Cliff...........15.....5...5...5....16...17.....21
Blundell City.........15.....5...5...5....18...20.....20
Hodwell...............15.....6...2...7....15...20.....20
Redburn...............15.....4...3...8....15...19.....15
Hinton Utd............15.....3...6...6....14...18.....15
Bullford...............15.....3...3...9.....16...25.....12
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Week 16.

D1:Greyston Town 4-1 Western Villa; Eastroke utd 1-3 Reiver Forest; Aberdither Utd 2-1 iveley Park; Flimside 1-0 Mill Town;
Tarka Vale 2-0 Blackridge Town.

D2: South Barsham 2-0 Dorleston; Brimpton Rov 3-1 Highwood Ath; Mill Athletic 0-1 Melchester Rov; Ellerfield Ath 1-2 Crickten Jn;
Rockingham 1-0 Pressley Rang.

D3: Bullford 1-0 Hinton Utd; Molton Utd 1-0 Redburn; Alsworth 2-1 Blundell City; Swainson 4-2 St. Rebouro; Hodwell 2-0 White Cliff.

So Greyston Town take over at the top, following Eastroke's surprise home defeat to Reiver Forest, who have done themselves a power of good at the other end of the table.

Akos Buzsaky scored Greyston's opening goal, which was followed by three from Bill Rafferty. Dennis Stevens' late goal for Western Villa was only a consolation.

A goal from Pat Nevin put Eastroke in front after only two minutes, but this turned out to be their only score. Craig Noone equalised late in the first half, and strikes at each end of the second half from Jamie Mackie and Stevie Crawford produced the major surprise of the day.

Reiver are now level on fourteen points with Mill Town, with Blackridge's defeat at Tarka Vale leaves them only one point above. Dave Hickson and Keith Fear scored the goals in that game.

Next up: it's the cup semi-finals.
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F. A. Cup Semi-Finals: Both matches played at Brookfield Park.

Aberdither United 0-2 Dorleston.
Aberdither made the brighter start, and were denied an early goal when Duncan' Ferguson's shot, from Peter Reid's through pass, was well saved by keeper Alan Nicholls. The game then settled down into it's expected contest between two passing sides, although with defences generally in charge, so scoring opportunities were rare.
After nine minutes, it was the Division Two side who broke the deadlock when a short passing move across the front of the Aberdither back four ended with left winger Alan Rogers shooting wide of Southall into the net.
After this goal, the pattern of the game continued, with Aberdither, for all their efforts, making little impact on the well-drilled Dorleston defence. as halftime approached, it was Dorleston who nearly scored again, when a similar passing move found Paul McGregor, whose shot went inly just wide.
With the senior side having to attack, the second half was more open, and following an early free kick Anders Limpar shot just wide. however, play wasn't confined to one half of the pitch, and Southall needed to make a fine save to prevent Rogers scoring a second goal.
Aberdither responded, but things just weren't going right for them. Martin Dobson's short pass into the area just ran through to Nicholls, and from the throw following the keeper's clearance, Limpar's chip over him went just beyond the far post.
Dorleston then had a very lucky escape when Jimmy Husband's shot deflected off a defender straight into Nicholls' hands.
With time running out, Aberdither continued to press, but a long clearance found Mark Graves who shot wide when a second goal would surely have settled the match. However, with so much of the play now around the Dorleston penalty area, another long hopeful clearance found Paul McGregor who, seconds from the final whistle, clinched the match and completed Aberdither's miserable afternoon, while at the same time, given Dorleston a memorable day out at the end of the season.


Eastroke United 0-1 Kingslowe.
Eastroke, still chasing the "double", had an early scare when When Kingslowe left back Julian Broddle got forward and crossed to Steve Perrin, whose shot went wide. It had already become clear that Kingslowe, unlike most lower tier sides in a game like this, were not going to sit back and absorb the pressure.
The expected pattern of play soon emerged, when James McCarthy's cross-field pass found Pat Nevin, whose shot was pushed around the post by keeper Ray Newland for a corner. Nevin took the corner himself, and from it Marouane Fellaini ghosted into the penalty area to produce a fine shot, which Newland tipped onto the post, and Kingslowe cleared.
Still inside the first quarter of the match, Ian Snodin went on a fine solo run but, unfortunately for Eastroke, his shot was disappointing.
Eastroke's dominance continued, and a fine passing move, starting with Gordon West's goal kick, ended with Johnny Morrissey's shot going just past the post, keeping the first half goalless.
The second half began in the same manner, although Kingslowe's resistance was more stubborn, and Newland was untroubled. Midway through it, came the unlikely moment Eastroke must have been dreading. From Newland's goal kick, Lee Makel passed to Steve Perrin, in the inside-left position, and Perrin's pass found Paul Robinson, whose shot gave West no chance.
After this, the game was all Eastroke. Idrissa Gueye's pass found McCarthy, who miskicked when it looked easier to score. Two Minutes later, a much better effort from McCarthy was only just off target. Nevin then had a goal bound shot pushed around the post by Newland before, in the closing seconds, another effort from Fellaini was deflected, in the crowded penalty area, just wide for a corner. There was no time left to allow it to be taken.


So two very different semi finals have provided a most unexpected Cup Final to look forward to. One thing to commend this match may be that both teams could well go onto the field to enjoy the match of their lives. We hope so.
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Was there any rumblings in the Brookfield League about forming a possible Super League breakaway? :D

I heard rumours that Melchester Rovers might have been but they flinched when Roy Race spoke out!
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No such rumours have reached head office.

If any club wished to leave us and play in another league, we wouldn't stand in their way, in fact they would be encouraged to pursue their ambitions.
It would be also made clear to them that they would always be welcomed back here, although that would have to be at Trophy level, as the league would not relegate any other club in order to make way for a higher level re-entry.

Melchester Rovers, meanwhile, are currently in the process of some major transfer negotiations, with several other clubs, about bringing in some players with proven top tier experience to strengthen their Division One campaign next season.
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I wondered where Akos Buzsaky was playing nowadays. Now I know... :G
One of the QPR greats imo! :awe:
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Thank you for that comment.

It's nice to know when a former popular player has been similarly appreciated later in his career. It's not been the case for all of them.
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Week 17. The penultimate round of matches.

D1: Mill Town 0-3 Aberdither Utd; Blackridge Town 0-2 Flimside; Western Villa 1-0 Tarka Vale; Reiver Forest 1-0 Greyston Town;
Iveley Park 3-1 Eastroke Utd.

D2: Crickten Jn 0-0 Mill Athletic; Pressley Rang 4-1 Ellerfield Ath; Dorleston 1-1 Rockingham; Highwood Ath 0-1 South Barsham;
Melchester Rov 0-0 Brimpton Rov.

D3: St. Rebouro 2-1 Alsworth; White Cliff 0-2 Swainson; Hinton Utd 1-0 Hodwell; Redburn 1-1 Bullford; Blundell City 1-1 Molton Utd.

What a transformation at the top of Division One.

Eastroke are now out of contention after three successive defeats (four if the Cup semi-final is included) Alex Young and Adrian Heath (2) scored for Iveley Park, with Fellaini's late goal a late consolation.

Meanwhile, a goal just before halftime, from Andy Thomas, gave Reiver Forest the win over Greyston, and increased their hope of not being another team to suffer relegation the season after winning the title.

Flimside are the new leaders with goals from Freddie Ladapo and Ian Baird at Blackridge, leaving the home side, one of our biggest clubs, and among the pre-season favourites, on the brink of relegation.

Division Two remains extremely tight, with Melchester Rovers the only club who are certain which division they will be playing in next season. One of the remaining matches is Mill Athletic v Pressley Rangers; it appears certain that at least one of them will be facing successive relegations.

In Division Three, St. Rebouro have to go to Molton, where a win for the home side would mean that they would leapfrog their opponents, and could open the door for Swainson, in their first season in the League.
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League Tables:

Division One______Pld___W__D__L____F___A____Pts.
Flimside..............17.....10...3...4....27...14.....33
Greyston Town......17......10...2...5....17...18.....32
Western Villa........17......8....6...3....29...21.....30
Eastroke Utd........17.......8...5...4.....24...17.....29
Iveley Park...........17......6...5...6.....24...22......23
Aberdither Utd......17......5...6...6.....21...21......21
Reiver Forest.........17.....3...8...6.....17...19......17
Tarka Vale............17......4...5...8.....17...25.....17
Blackridge Town.....17......3...6...8.....13...21.....15
Mill Town..............17......4...2..11....12...30.....14

Division Two_______Pld___W__D__L___F___A____Pts
Melchester Rov.......17.....10...5...2...26...14.....35
South Barsham.......17......7...3...3....15....9.....28
Crickten Jn...........17......7...5...5....22...20.....26
Rockingham...........17.....7...5...5....19...19.....26
Dorleston..............17.....6...3...8....16...19.....21
Ellerfield Ath..........17.....6...2...9....20...22.....20
Mill Athletic...........17.....4...7...6....18...19.....19
Brimpton Rov..........17.....4...7...6....16...18.....19
Highwood Ath.........17.....5...4...8....20...25.....19
Pressley Rang.........17.....5...3...9.....25...22....18

Division Three______Pld___W__D__L___F___A___Pts.
Alsworth................17....10...6...1....23...11....36
St.Rebouro.............17.....8....5...4....23...15....29
Swainson...............17.....8....3...6....21...16....27
Molton Utd.............17.....8...3...6.....20...16....27
Hodwell.................17.....7...2...8.....17...21....23
Blundell City............17.....5...6...6....20...22.....21
White Cliff..............17.....5...5...7....16...21.....20
Hinton Utd..............17.....4...6...7....15...19.....18
Redburn.................17.....4...4...9....16...21.....16
Bullford..................17....4...4...9....18....26.....16
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Does Kingslowe’s cup run give them an opportunity to gain ‘promotion’ to Division 3 ?
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That is a nice idea but unfortunately not possible.

Peakville won the Trophy competition, and will therefore play in D3 next season. Any late change to that would be unfair to another club, although the Cup run, of course, has boosted Kingslowe's finances, so they will expect to be able to make a stronger challenge in nest season's Trophy.

What Kingslowe's progress has produced, Whatever the result of the cup final, is an alteration to next season's Trophy format: the eight teams will play in two mini leagues of four, with the top two teams in each section progressing to the semi finals.

The idea behind that change is to prevent any team getting eliminated from the Trophy due to one poor, or unlucky, performance early on, which is what happened to Kingslowe, in the first round, this season.
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It's now time to go over to the teleprinter for the drama on this last day of the league season, as the results reach us:

D3: Bullford 0, Blundell City 3. "Not what Bullford wanted, three first half goals settled that game. Bullford will only survive if Redburn lose by at least six at Hodwell"

D1: Aberdither Utd 1, Blackridge Town 0. "Duncan Ferguson's first half goal settled that game, which means Blackridge are relegated. Tarka Vale and Reiver should be safe, given Mill Town's much inferior goal difference"

D1: Greyston Town 0, Iveley Park 2. "We weren't expecting that. Goals from Leighton Baines and John Ebbrell mean that Greyston's title hope are gone."

D2: South Barsham 0, Melchester Rovers 1. "Melchester finish their season strongly, with Peter Halmosi's goal. South Barsham must wait."

D1: Flimside 3, Western Villa 3. "A cracker of a match there. Leon Osman's late equaliser kept Western in with a chance, but Flimside are League Champions for the first time."

D2; Rockingham 0, Highwood Athletic 2. "Two goals either side of halftime have prevented any chance of promotion for Rockingham, but Highwood may be safe."

D2: Brimpton Rov 0, Crickten Jn 0. "Crickten will remain in Division Two, South Barsham promoted, but will the point be enough for Brimpton?"

D3: Swainson 1, Hinton Utd 1. "A late goal for each side there. Both teams remain in Division Three."

D2: Ellerfield Ath 2, Dorleston 0. "Ellerfield leap frog Dorleston, but other results mean cup finalists Dorleston are also safe."

D1: Eastroke Utd 1, Mill Town 0. "Joe Royle the scorer, but too little, too late for Eastroke after their recent poor run of results. Mill Town's relegation confirmed."

D2: Mill Athletic 2, Pressley Rang 1. "One all at halftime. Both teams knew they needed a result. Michael Evans' second half goal saves Athletic, but also means former League Champions Pressley will be playing in Division Three next season, for the first time."

D3; Molton Utd 1, St. Rebouro 2. "St Rebouro promoted. They were two goals up through Tommy Tynan and Steve Davey, so Jake Jervis' late goal was only a consolation for Molton."

D1: Tarka Vale 4, Reiver Forest 1. "Tarka end the season with a flourish after Craig Noone's early goal for Reiver, but results elsewhere mean that both clubs are safe from relegation."

D3: Hodwell 2, Redburn 1. "Three early goals there, but Hodwell seldom looked like scoring too many more, so Redburn preserve their League status on goal difference."
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