Day: January 30, 2012

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 30/01/12

Our non-league videos of the week are twenty-four hours late this week, but we have four matches for you this evening – two from the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier, one from the Blue Square Bet South and one from the FA Vase. First up are two matches from the championship battle at the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier. Fleetwood Town have edged clear at the top of the table, and on Saturday they travelled to play Forest Green Rovers, while Wrexham were aiming to get back to winning ways with a home match against bottom of the table Bath City. In the Blue Square Bet South, meanwhile, Dover Athletic, who are still chasing a play-off place, were at home against Salisbury City. Finally, Dunston UTS of the Northern League were at home on Saturday against Wisbech Town. Our thanks go to those that record, edit and upload these videos. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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The 2012 African Cup Of Nations: Group Stage Round 2

Group B Sudan went into this tournament having failed to score an ACN goal since 1976. Bet you didn’t know that at kick-off against Angola last Thursday. Bet you were sick of hearing it by full-time. Sudan broke this goalscoring duck (36 years, you know) moments after Eurosport’s Matt Jackson declared he didn’t know where their next goal is coming from. So Ahmed Bashir’s header meant that he and Dan O’Hagan could stop talking about Sudan’s ’36-year’ goalscoring drought. Unfortunately, they chose not to – almost as if Eurosport’s crib sheet only had one fact. To be fair, Jackson was right about Sudan’s apparent prospects of equalising Manucho’s fiercely-struck opening goal. You sensed it might be a case of “roll on 2048” for their next one. Yet they hadn’t been bad in defeat to Cote D’Ivoire. And, by the way, they had only played three finals matches during this supposedly dreadful 36-year goal drought. Yes, THREE. Not that vital a statistic, then. A less dull stat, although not by much admittedly, was that Angola’s 48th-minute penalty was the first of the tournament. Manucho scored with something a few notches below aplomb and the game seemed won, as Sudan hadn’t won a point in the CAN, we were now being informed, since you-know-when. It wasn’t. And it didn’t deserve to be, as Sudan improved as much from first game to...

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