Well this was a strange one .I decided to delve into this Midland Combination Division 1 fixture , it was top of the table verses 2 from bottom , Littleton being top. Ths was a new ground for me seeing as i was in the Evesham area with the gf i thought why not hey ?.
I arrived at about 2.45 , i had to pay a quid admission but a nice big car park so not so bad. The ground is in a very rural setting with fields flanking 2 sides. The weather was sunny, cold but dry. The ground itself is basic mainly a railed pitch with a sheltered standing area and 2 small stands if you can call them that with about 12 seats.
I thought this would be a really attacking affair but what i got was something different , it was entertaining but somehow i just could not see how Littleton are table toppers , they looked so average and were toothless upfront. Northfield on the otherhand i quite admired they never gave up and had a never say die attitude. The ref was a black fella i have seen reffing the local games last time at Bromsgrove although i don’t know his name and his 2 linesmen were about 18 and 16.
Littleton had the better of the first half but once they got the ball up had no idea what to do with it. Scond half was a defensive affair mainly Northfield hoof balling it and then attacking and they came close a few times.
This was the real sickener though in the 90th minute and Northfield deserving a point , the ball was crossed by littleton and a defender failed to control the ball and it bobbled off his foot. The keeper then picked the ball up which was adjudged by a linesman to be a passback. It was never a passback , never in the world , the Town manager ran down the pitch and accosted the linesman , from the resulting free kick inside the box they passed it off and number 3 rifled home. A real sickener and many protests at full time.
3 more games and i beat how many i did last season and its only October so i’m very pleased with how the season is going for me.