Braintree Town v Gloucester City – 28/04/2018

Braintree Town v Gloucester City – So for the final match of the regular season off I went to Essex to cover the promotion chasing Braintree against Gloucester City. After a patchy first half the game it was Braintree who took the game by the horns scoring three past a Gloucester side that had no answer. As usual here are a few of my favorites:

Braintree Town v Gloucester City

Braintrees Reece Grant had a lot to celebrate as he bagged himself a brace.

There is also a proper gallery here all the images are available for licence, so please get in touch if your interested in any.

The second goal came from Josh Hill. What I like about this goal is that right behind me I heard some fans saying that his celebration run to the corner flag was the furthest he had run all season!

Braintree Town v Gloucester City

Under all that is Braintrees Josh Hill as team mates swamp him.

Good luck to Braintree as they head into the National League South play-offs.

Beaconsfield Town FC v Hayes and Yeading United – 21/04/2018

Beaconsfield Town FC v Hayes and Yeading United. I particularly like this part of the season, its exciting as teams battle for either play-off places or for survival. As a result of this I tend to get sent to grounds to covers teams that I would not normally go to. This past weekend was no exception. I headed off to Beaconsfield to cover a top of the EvoStik South East clash between Beaconsfield Town FC and Hayes and Yeading United.

I wasn’t disappointed as the game had 2 red cards, 2 missed penalties and passion by the truck load. What was disappointing was that the weather everywhere else was glorious but right from the kick off it decided to rain. If your wondering yes I had left all my wet weather gear at home and I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt!

Beaconsfield Town FC v Hayes and Yeading United

The Evostik League South East match between Beaconsfield Town FC and Hayes and Yeading United at Holloways Park Beaconsfield on 21 April 2018.

There is a fuller gallery here: all available for licenced use. For now here are a few of my favourites.

Sometimes happy accidents happen, particularly in this back focused case. the expressions on the fans says it all.

Beaconsfield Town FC v Hayes and Yeading United

A Hayes player is brought down by the Beaconsfield keeper

Funny who you see at some games, non other than Russel Grant

Russel Grant

Astrologist Russel Grant watches the non league clash between Beaconsfield Town and Hayes and Yeading United

Folkestone Invicta v Harlow Town – 3rd march 2018

Folkestone Invicta v Harlow Town. In a week where the whole country was in winter lock down it was pleasing to see the word ‘game on’ on the Folkstone website! So another Bostik League game to cover. One of only two games to go ahead in Kent as far as I know. Largely thanks to a small army of Fans who went to the stadium and physically cleared the pitch.

Folkestone Invicta v Harlow Town.

Folkestone fans who had clerared the pitch of snow before the game could start between Folkestone Invicta FC and Harlow Town FC at The Fullicksr Stadium.

The Fullicks Stadium is fast becoming a second football home for me and I enjoy working there.  So a clash between polar ends of the table and one where Folkestone kept the pressure on from the very start. Unfortunately for them it appeared that the back of the net was hard for the home side to find. However, it was Harlow that went a goal up against the run of play.

Folkestone Invicta v Harlow Town

Folkestones Ade Yusuff just cant connect to a cross during the Ishmian Premier League match between Folkestone Invicta FC and Harlow Town FC.

Folkestone did however pull level and the game would round out a draw with a goal a piece. Here are a few of my personal favorites there is a full gallery here

Finally a quick thanks to Folkestones Kieron McCann for the pat on the head!

Dover Athletic v Dagenham and Redbridge FC – 20/02/2018

Dover Athletic v Dagenham and Redbridge FC. The Whites were looking to pull themselves out of a lack lustre run and get back into the playoff running. Right from the start they looked like a side on a mission. It was Mitch Pinnocks overhead kick that turned out to be the winner. It could quite possibly turn out to be a contender for the goal of the season.

Dover Athletic v Dagenham and Redbridge FC

Dover’s forward Mitchell Pinnock scores with a spectacular over head kick during the Vanorama National League match between Dover Athletic and Dagenham and redbridge FC at Crabble Stadium, Kent on 6 January 2018.

It was one of those goals that you sit there watching thinking; “Hes not going to try that is he?…. oh he has, well surely he wont score…..Damn!” Then much to my surprise he reeled around and ran right at me (cheers for that ;)). So much so I had to shout stop at him to stop him getting to close so I could keep taking pictures! But what is pulling the shorts up high all about?

Dover Athletic v Dagenham and Redbridge FC

Dover’s forward Mitchell Pinnock elated after scoring his spectacular over head kicked goal during the Vanorama National League match between Dover Athletic and Dagenham and redbridge FC at Crabble Stadium, Kent on 6 January 2018.

Here are a few favourites from the game

If you still want more there is a larger gallery here

 

Margate FC V Burgess Hill Town – 17/02/2018

Margate FC V Burgess Hill Town FC in the Isthmian League, sponsored by Bostik. I’ll put it out there that I really do enjoy covering Non League football. To put it simply there is more action and more emotion, proper football!

Margate were heading into this game on a six game winning roll. They were to make it seven, with a pretty much an answered match with rock bottom Burgess Hill Town. Gate are very much looking like they want promotion.

Margate FC

Margates Jordan Chiedozie is brought down during the Isthmian League Premier Division match between Margate FC and Burgess Hill Town at Hartsdown Road, England on 17 February 2018.

Here are a few more of my favorites, more can be found in a gallery here:

I wonder where I’ll end up next week?