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And on we go !

Submitted by Ozo on Sunday, 8 January 2017


Well good day out and nice to see real old stalwarts (Doddsy) at Mansfield today.

No debate..worthy winners...could have been better. Away wins at this stage are great wins. Long journey back in bleak conditions..well done to our driver organiser..hasnt got the Foggiest...but knew all the radio music answers. JCW.

Last 16..and 2 teams near Devon and Cornwall in the draw with us. Our 62 mph MINI bus will have to set off Monday tea time as soon as draw is done. We will then make the ko next round.

We may be hiring camper vans for the players ...lets spoil them..they deserve it.



Also, to quote the spectral one, "The Raggy Lads" never cease to amaze. Just got on with it and did what was needed without trying to outplay themselves in the process. Thought the defence coped really well. The togetherness a lot if us commented on during last season's vase run is still there and is good to see. So, a possible 372 miles trip to Buckland Athletic, a short ride up the road into South Tyneside with a good supply of standby 50 pees for the electric meter. (Does the Economic still run to Sooth Sheels?) 

Left in Monday's draw:

Morpeth Town/South Shields

Sunderland RCA

Atherton Collieries 141 miles

Cleethorpes Town 150 miles

Hinckley AFC 181 miles

Coleshill Town 190 miles

Sporting Khalsa 194 miles

Bromsgrove Sporting 212 miles

Ely City 220 miles

Newport Pagnell Town 224 miles

Southall 275 miles        

Melksham Town 281 miles/Bristol Manor Farm 285 miles

Crowborough Athletic 311 miles

Team Solent 319 miles    

Exmouth Town 361 miles

Buckland Athletic 372 miles

Mind, a home draw would suffice.

Buckland Athletic away would be a good Friday to Sunday trip. Mind many would need Friday off work as well.

Got some new Vango Tents for Christmas...could be tested early in Sunny Devon !

Would settle for home draw looking at situation. Fingers crossed.

Hotel Expenses(i) Where agreement concerning hotel accommodation has been reached, Clubs must confirm the agreement in writing and confirmed on the Match Arrangement Form..(ii) Where mutual agreement concerning hotel accommodation cannot be reached, and the Visiting Club considers it necessary or desirable to claim hotel expenses, written application must be made to The Association with a copy to the Home Club at least seven days in advance of the first match. The National Game Board shall have the power at its absolute discretion whether or not to grant permission.(iii) The grounds for making such an application are that it would be necessary or desirable for the Visiting Club to leave its Headquarters before 8.00am on the day of the match, alternatively, not be possible to arrive back at its Headquarters within five hours travelling time of the conclusion of the match. Expenses, which may be claimed, if actually incurred, shall not exceed £50.00 per person for 20 persons. In the Final, expenses which may be claimed, if actually incurred, shall not exceed £100.00 per person for 20 persons.The grounds for making an application are that if the travelling time exceeds five hours which includes a stop of not more than 45 minutes then expenses can be allowed with travelling time based on Auto Route details, as determined by The Association Competitions Office.(iv) A Club that has been granted hotel expenses by The Association must stay within a 30 mile radius of the ground where the match will be played.

Easily the Vangos...sleeping bags included.

And we can put them up in Less Dodds garden...home tie for him by the way.