Tag: Whyteleafe

Non-League Videos of the Week: 28/08/11

With the leagues in full swing there have been goals galore this week, up near the top of the pyramid Fleetwood were beat by Barrow in the week, finally conceding their first goals of the season. They didn’t quite last as long as Gloucester City, who managed a further ten minutes before Eastwood Town’s Jason Bradley becomes the first player to score against them this season.   That said, AFC Totton lasted longer than both – they didn’t concede a goal until yesterday afternoon when they lost 2-1 to Leamington. Elsewhere in the Isthmian Division One South Folkestone Invicta fought back from a goal down to beat Whyteleafe, with Stewart King netting both goals. The winner was scored from the spot – with one fan in the crowd getting that all important ‘keeper’s eye’ view.   In Evo-stick Division One Central Slough Town move up to fourth after comprehensive victory over Fleet. It was all about the late goals,with Danny Burnell putting Slough ahead in the first half and efforts from Adam Logie and Sean Sonner confirming the win.   And finally a derby and a half from the Evo-stick Southern Premier League; Swindon Supermarine v Cirencester Town.   The score finished 4-4, with brothers Max and Tom Etheridge scoring a goal each for the opposing sides, add into that three red cards and numerous bookings and the repeat...

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Match Of The Week: Whitehawk 5-0 Whyteleafe

At the Withdean Stadium this afternoon, all the fun of the fair was on display, with two goals in the last few minutes and a win that keep Brighton & Hove Albion at the top of League One. This success is well deserved, but there is a knock-on effect of sorts going on just up the road at Whitehawk. Promoted from the Sussex County League at the end of last season, they are still being subsidised and are now in third place in the First Division South of the Ryman League, but their home attendances still struggle to get into three figures. There are just eighty people here today, and a good quarter of them have made the journey down to the south coast from Whyteleafe. If Whitehawk are to survive in the long-term at this level or above it, this is a matter that they will need to address. To whom we should attribute the first usage of that most hardy of perennial clich├ęs, “it’s a game of two halves”, appears to have been lost to the mists of time, but were reminded of it during the second half of this match. A tedious, tepid, goalless first half had passed us by with just a single long-range shot tipped acrobatically over the crossbar to awaken us from our slumber. What, we might reasonably have asked ourselves, is the...

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