United States of America Soccer Pyramid 2019. (My take).

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The U S of A is doing its best to organize itself a soccer pyramid , who knows we may see promotion / relegation some time soon. Changes  have been made recently and more are due to be implemented in the near future but anyway this is my take on the current system as it stands today 29/ 05/ 2019 or for my American readers 5/ 29/ 2019 .

At this moment in time the United States Soccer Federation ( USSF) has sanctioned 3 tiers of professional soccer , at the top of the pile at Tier 1 is the ‘Major League Soccer’ , then at Tier 2 is the ‘ United Soccer League’ Championship Division and then finally at the Tier 3 is the ‘USL’ Divison 1.

I’ll run through those divisions shortly but before that I would like to point out that although there are 70 teams represented at these 3 levels,  below Tier 1 there are 13 teams  that are either Reserve sides or  teams owned by MLS / USL Championship clubs with different names to their parent club  so only truly 57 clubs. Then there are 5 Canadian clubs at these levels so that then leaves us with 52 U S of A clubs at this Professional level.

These Reserves and Pseudo clubs will be pointed out as we go through the divisions. So where better to start than at Tier 1 and that is the MLS.

Tier 1.

Major League Soccer.

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24 x clubs ( inc 3 x Canadian).

2 x Conferences.

Eastern Conference ( 12 x clubs inc 2 x Canadian).

Atlanta United FCAtlanta, GA. Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Chicago Fire .
Bridgeview, IL . Toyota Park.
Columbus Crew  SC.  
Columbus, OH. Mapfre Stadium.
FC Cincinnati .
Cincinnati, OH. Nippert Stadium.
D.C. United.  
Washington, D.C. Audi Field.
Montreal Impact
. Montreal, QC. Saputo Stadium.
New England Revolution.  
Foxborough, MA. Gillette Stadium.
New York City FC
Bronx, NY. Yankee Stadium.
New York Red Bulls
Harrison,  NJ . Red Bull Arena.
Orlando City SC.  
Orlando, FL Orlando City Stadium.
Philadelphia Union
Chester, PA.  Talen Energy Stadium.
Toronto FC .
Toronto, ON.  BMO Field

Western Conference ( 12 x clubs inc 1 x Canadian).

Colorado Rapids. Commerce City, CO . Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
FC Dallas.  
Frisco TX.  Toyota Stadium.
Houston Dynamo
Houston, TX.  BBVA Compass Stadium.
LA Galaxy
Carson, CA.  StubHub Center.
Los Angeles FC.  
Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium.
Minnesota United FC
Saint Paul, MN.  Allianz Field.
Portland Timbers
Portland, OR.  Providence Park.
Real Salt Lake. 
Sandy, UT.  Rio Tinto Stadium.
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose, CA.  Avaya Stadium.
Seattle Sounders FC, Sea
ttle, WA.  Century Link Field.
Sporting Kansas City
Kansas City, KS.  Children’s Mercy Park.
Vancouver Whitecaps  FC.  
Vancouver BC . BC Place


Tier 2.

United Soccer League Championship.


36 x teams ( inc 1 Canadian).

2 x Conferences.

Eastern Conference ( 18 teams inc 1 x Canadian).

Atlanta United 2. Lawrenceville, Georgia. Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
Bethlehem Steel FC.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Talen Energy Stadium.
Birmingham Legion FC.
Birmingham, Alabama. BBVA Compass Field.
Charleston Battery.
Charleston, South Carolina. MUSC Health Stadium.
Charlotte Independence.
Matthews, North Carolina. Sportsplex at Matthews.
Hartford Athletic.
Hartford, Connecticut. Dillon Stadium.
Indy Eleven.
Indianapolis, Indiana. Lucas Oil Stadium.

Loudoun United FC. Leesburg, Virginia Audi Field.
Louisville City FC. Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville Slugger Field .
Memphis 901 FC. Memphis, Tennessee. AutoZone Park.
Nashville SC. Nashville, Tennessee. First Tennessee Park.
New York Red Bulls II. Montclair, New Jersey. MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field.
North Carolina FC. Cary, North Carolina. WakeMed Soccer Park.
Ottawa Fury FC. Ottawa, Ontario. TD Place Stadium.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Highmark Stadium.
Saint Louis FC. Fenton, Missouri. Toyota Stadium.
Swope Park Rangers. Kansas City, Kansas. Children’s Mercy Park.
Tampa Bay Rowdies. St. Petersburg, Florida. Al Lang Stadium.

OK then we have 2 Reserve teams in Atlanta Utd & New York Red Bulls  and then 3 Reserve Pseudo teams in  Bethlehem  Steel (Philadelphia Union) , Loudon United ( D C Utd)  & Swope Park Rangers ( Sporting Kansas).

Affiliate is  –  Ottawa Fury (Montreal).

Western Conference ( 18 x teams).

Austin Bold FC. Elroy, Texas. Bold Stadium.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
Colorado Springs, Colorado. Weidner Field.
El Paso Locomotive FC.
El Paso, Texas. Southwest University Park.
Fresno FC.
Fresno, California. Chukchansi Park.
Las Vegas Lights FC.
Las Vegas, Nevada. Cashman Field.
LA Galaxy II.
Carson, California. StubHub Center Track Stadium.
New Mexico United.
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Isotopes Park.
OKC Energy FC.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Taft Stadium.
Orange County SC.
Irvine, California. Champion Stadium.
Phoenix Rising FC.
Scottsdale, Arizona. Casino Arizona Field.
Portland Timbers 2.
Portland, Oregon. Providence Park.
Real Monarchs SLC.
Herriman, Utah. Zions Bank Stadium.
Reno 1868 FC
Reno, Nevada. Greater Nevada Field.
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros. Edinburg, Texas. H-E-B Park.
Sacramento Republic FC. Sacramento, California. Papa Murphy’s Park.
San Antonio FC. San Antonio, Texas. Toyota Field.
Tacoma Defiance. Tacoma, Washington. Cheney Stadium.
Tulsa Roughnecks FC . Tulsa, Oklahoma. ONEOK Field.

2 Reserve teams in L A Galaxy & Portland Timbers then 2 Reserve Pseudo teams in Real Monarchs ( Real Salt Lake) & Tacoma Defiance ( Seattle).

Affiliates are – Colorado Springs Switchbacks ( Colorado Rapids) , Reno 1868 ( San Jose Earthquakes) , Rio Grande Valley Toros (Houston Dynamo) , San Antonio F C ( New York City FC) & Tulsa Roughnecks (Chicago Fire).


Tier 3. ( 1 x on going , 1 x August 2019 start & 1 x August 2020 start ) 

United Soccer League Division 1.(USSF).

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1 x Division x 10 teams inc 1 x Canadian.

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC. Chattanooga, Tennessee. David Stanton Field. 5,000.
Forward Madison FC.
Madison, Wisconsin. Breese Stevens Field. 5,000.
Greenville Triumph SC.
Greenville, South Carolina. Legacy Early College Field . 4,000.
Lansing Ignite FC.
Lansing, Michigan. Cooley Law School Stadium. 7,527.
North Texas SC.
Frisco, Texas. Toyota Stadium. 20,500.
Orlando City B.
Montverde, Florida. Montverde Academy. 3,500.
Richmond Kickers.
Richmond, Virginia . City Stadium. 22,611.
South Georgia Tormenta FC.
Statesboro, Georgia. Eagle Field at ErIk Russell Park. 3,500.
Toronto FC II .
Toronto, Ontario. BMO Training Ground. 1,000.
FC Tucson.
Tucson, Arizona. Kino Sports Complex. 3,500.

2 Reserve sides namely Orlando City & Toronto FC with 2 Pseudo teams in North Texas ( Dallas ) & F C Tucson ( Phoenix Rising ).

Affiliates are – Forward Madison ( Minnesota )  & Lansing ( Chicago Fire).


Supposedly starting August 2019 @ Tier 3.

Sanctioned provisionally by the USSF  in February 2019 for an August 2019 start.

National Independent Soccer League (NISL). (USSF)

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Despite the start date being only 10 weeks away news is very sketchy about teams / schedules etc.  Social media sites hint at an early June meeting to sort things out ! Supposedly a Fall – Spring season with a December / January break.

This league was founded in 2017 with the aim of a 10 team 2018 season start. Things went slowly and as stated only sanctioned in Feb 2019.

The league claims to have 8 cities/areas on board , namely –

Atlanta , Georgia.
Charlotte , Carolina.
Daytona Beach , Central Florida.
Los Angeles ,California.
New England , Connecticut.
Philadelphia Fury , Pennsylvania. ( Allegedly at Franklin Field).
Providence , Rhode Island.
San Diego 1904, California.

(The 1904 comes from S being the 19th letter of the alphabet and for our American readers 04 is for D ). Memories of my favourite team name ever L A Lazers ( Let all zealous earthlings radiate soccer). Only in the U S of A.

There is a lot to do in such a short time I am sceptical as to whether this will happen.

Also planned @ Tier 3 ( Well the USASA consider it to be on a par).

NPSL Pro Premier.  (2020). (USASA).

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The other major National Association in the USA the United States Amateur Soccer Association  (USASA) is looking at forming a National Professional Soccer League by 2020 to stand alongside Tier 3 USL Div 1. The National Premier Soccer League ( NPSL) has it’s precursor the ‘Founders Cup’  already scheduled with 11 teams kicking off in August and finishing in November.

This should lead to a the real thing a Spring start for  Season  2020.

Schedule – https://www.npsl.com/founders-cup-schedule

East Region.
Chattanooga FC. Chattanooga, Tennessee. Finley Stadium.
Detroit City FC. Hamtramck, Michigan. Keyworth Stadium.
Miami FC. Miami, Florida. Riccardo Silva Stadium.
Miami United FC. Hialeah, Florida. Ted Hendricks Stadium at Milander Park.
Milwaukee Torrent. Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Hart Park.
New York Cosmos. Uniondale, New York. Mitchel Athletic Complex.

West Region.

FC Arizona. Mesa, Arizona. Mesa High School.
ASC San Diego. San Diego, California. Mission Bay High School.
Cal FC. Agoura Hills, California. Agoura High School.
Napa Valley 1839  FC.  Napa, California Dodd Stadium.
Oakland Roots SC. Oakland, California. TBD.


Then below Tier 3 we have no governing body for all so no pyramid system is in place , I will give my take , forever to be called ‘Hods Pyramid at Amateur level for Soccer in the USA”. ( HP@A4SUSA).  Let it be known there are other sauces available !

I  consider these 2 to be next in the pecking order.

National Premier Soccer League.  (USSF ).

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91 x teams.

4 x Regions. (Mid-West , North East , South & West).

13 x Conferences.

Venues are very changeable in the NPSL , venues listed are the most common during the season.

Midwest Region.

East Conference.

FC Buffalo  @ Robert E Rich All High Stadium, Bennett High School.
Cleveland SC @ George Finnie Stadium , John Carroll Uni’ , University Heights.
Erie Commadores @ Gannon Uni’ Field , Eerie.
Pittsburgh Hotspurs @ The Ellis School Field ,Pittsburgh.
Syracuse FC @ Lazer Stadium, Onondaga Community College , Syracuse.

Great Lakes Conference.

FC Ann Arbour @ Cardinal Stadium, Concordia Uni’, Ann Arbour.
FC Columbus @ The Wellington School Stadium, Upper Arlington.
Detroit City @ Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck.
Grand Rapids FC @ Houseman Field, Grand Rapids.
FC Indiana @ Legacy Sports Club, Lafayette.
Kalamazoo FC @ Mayors Riverfront Park, Kalamazoo.
Michigan Stars @ Ultimate Soccer Arenas , Pontiac.
Toledo Villa @ Lyden Field, St Johns Jesuit High School, Toledo.

North Conference.

Dakota Fusion F @ Jim Gotta Stadium, Moorhead.
Duluth FC @ Ordean Field @ Duluth East High School.
La Crosse Aris @ Logan High School Stadium, La Crosse.
Med City @ Rochester Community & Technical College  Stadium, Rochester , MN.
Minneapolis City @ Edor Nelson Field, Augsburg Uni’, Minneapolis.
Minnesota Twin Stars @ Maple Grove Crimson Stadium, Maple Grove.
Sioux Falls Thunder @ Uni’ of Sioux Falls Stadium , Sioux Falls.

North East Region.

Keystone Conference.

Atlantic City @ Egg Harbour Township High School Field, Egg Harbour.
Electric City Shock @ Quinn Athletic Stadium, Scranton.
Hershey FC @ John Hershey High School, Arlington Heights.
Monmouth @ Count Basie Park, Red Bank Borough.
FC Motown @ Ranger Stadium, Drew Uni’ . Madison.
New Jersey Copa @ Saint John Vianney High School Field , Holmdel.
Philadelphia Lone Star @ South Philadelphia Super Site Athletic Stadium , Philadelphia.
Torch FC @ Pennridge High School Field, Pekrasie.
West Chester Utd @ West Chester Utd Stadium , West Goshen.

Mid Atlantic Conference.

FC Baltimore @ Knights Field, CCBC Essex Community College , Rossville.
Charlottesville Alliance FC @ Charlottesville High School Field.
FC Frederick @ Urbana High School Field, Ijamsville.
Northern Virginia Utd FC @ Evergreen Sports Complex, Leesburg.
Virginia Beach City FC @ Powhatan Field, Norfolk.

North Atlantic Conference.

Boston City FC @ Harry Della Russo Stadium, Revere.
Brooklyn Italians  Metropolitan Oval Field, Maspeth, Queens.
Greater Lowell Rough Diamonds @ CHS Simonian Stadium, Chelmsford.
Hartford City FC @ Yousuf Al-Marzook Field, Uni’ of Hartford, West Hartford.
Kingston Stockade FC @ Robert Dietz Memorial Stadium, Kinston.
New York Athletic Club SC @ Travers Island Field , Pelham.
New York Cosmos B @ Mitchel Athletic Complex , Uniondale.
Rhode Island Reds @ Johnston Senior High School, Johnston.

South Region.

Heartland Conference.

Club Atletico Saint Louis @ St Louis University High School Stadium, St Louis
Demize NPSL @  Lake Country Soccer Cooper Stadium, , Springfield.
Little Rock Rangers @ War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock.
Ozark FC @ Har-ber High School Stadium, Springdale.
Tulsa Athletic @ Veterans Park, Tulsa.
FC Wichita @ Stryker Soccer Complex, Wichita.

Lonestar Conference.

Dallas City FC @ McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch, McKinney.
Denton Diabolos FC @ Uni’ of North Texas Stadium, Denton.
Fort Worth Vanqueros @ FW Farrington Field, Fort Worth.
Katy 1895 FC @ Dutch Lions Stadium , Conroe.
Laredo Heat SC @ Dustdevil Field, Texas A&M International Soccer Complex, Laredo.
Midland-Odessa Sockers FC @ Grande Communications Centre Stadium, Midland.
Tyler FC @ Tyler Junior College Field , Tyler.

South East Conference.

Asheville City SC @ Memorial Stadium, Asheville.
Atlanta SC @ St Francis High School Field, Alpharetta.
Chattanooga FC @ Finley Stadium, Chattanooga.
Georgia Revolution FC @ Warhawk Stadium , Henry County Hugh School, McDonaugh.
Greenville FC @ Sirrine Stadium, Grenville.
Inter Nashville FC @ International Indoor Socccer Complex, Antioch Pike.

Sunshine Conference.

Central Florida Panthers SC @ Showalter Field, Winter Park.
Jacksonville Armada U23 @ Patton Park Stadium Field, Jacksonville.
Miami FC @ Barry Uni’ Field, Miami Shores.
Miami United @ Ronald L Book Athletic Stadium, North Miami Beach.
Naples United @ Gulf Coast High School Field, Naples.
Storm FC  @ Central Brouward Park & Brouward County Stadium , Lauderhil.

West Region.

Golden Gate Conference.

Academica SC @ Academica Sportsfield, Turlock.
FC Davis @ B B & T (Aggie) Stadium, Un’ of California (Davis Campus) , Greensboro.
East Bay Stompers FC @ Raimondo Park, Oakland.
El Farolito @ Boxer Stadium , San Francisco.
Napa Valley 1839 @ Dodd Stadium, Justin Siena High School, Napa.
Sacramentro Gold FC @ Capital Christian School Stadium, East Sacramento.
San Ramon FC @ Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon.
Sonoma County Sol @ Case Grande High School, Pelatuma.

North West Conference.

Crossfire Redmond FC  @ Keeney Stadium, Bothell.
FC Mulhouse Portland @ Rob Strasser Memorial Field, Delta Park,  Portland .(Most games in Vancouver, McKenzie Stadim / Keggins Bowl).
Olympic Soccer Academy Seattle FC @ Starfire Sports Complex, Tukluila.
Portland DX FC @ Rob Strasser Memorial Field, Delta Park,  Portland.
Spokane SC Shadow @ Community College Stadium, Spokane Falls.

South West Conference.

FC Arizona @ John D Riggs Stadium, Mesa Community College, Mesa.

City of Angels @  Chaminade High School Field,  West Hills.
FC Golden Gate @ Rio Hondo College Field. Whittier.
High Desert Elite FC @ Adelante Stadium, Adelanto.
AS Los Angeles @ St Matthias  Stadium, Downey.
Orange County FC @ Portola High School Field, Irvin or Championship Stadium, Irvine..
Oxnard Guerreros FC @ Del Sol Stadium , Oxnard.
Riverside Coras @ J W North Stadium, Riverside.
ASC San Diego @ Mission Bay High School Stadium.
Temecula FC @ Chaparral High School Stadium, Temecula,


United Soccer League Div 2 . ( USASA). ( Formerly the Premier Development Soccer League).

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72 x teams. ( 5 x Canada).

4 x Confererences. ( Central , Eastern, South & West).

11 x Divisions.

Although its a league and its clubs I won’t touch as it is the original PDSL which is / was  an U23 League with many stipulations regarding age.

From the 2019 USL League Div 2 Media Guide =  ”USL League Two is the leader in pre-professional soccer in the U.S. and Canada. The League holds a vital role as it continues to provide the elite platform for those pursuing professional careers domestically and internationally. Throughout the United States and Canada, League Two franchises continue to provide the elite amateur player the opportunity to train and compete at the highest level while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. With ownership of teams coming from the likes of MLS and USL franchises as well as leading business and sports individuals, League Two serves as the leading development platform for the game both on and off the field. League Two is more than just the leading national U23 league…League Two is the defined and proven pathway for players to progress to the professional ranks of soccer while becoming a staple within the community in which the team operates.”

Central Conference.

Great Lakes Div.

Chicago FC Utd @ Hoyne Field, Loyola Uni’..
Cincinnati Dutch Lions @ Northern Kentucky Uni’ Field, Highland Heights.
Dayton Dutch Lions @ Dayton Outpatients Centre Stadium, West Carrolton.
Flint City Bucks @ Attwood Stadium @ Kettering Uni’.
West Virginia Alliance @ Shawnee Park Sports Complex, Cape Gerardeau.

Heartland Div.

Des Moines Menace @ Drake Stratton Stadium , Drake Uni’.
Green Bay Voyageurs @ Capitol Credit Union Park, Ashwauberon.
Kaw Valley @ Rock Chalk Park, Uni’ of Kansas, Lawrence.
St Louis Lions @ Tony Glavin Complex , Cottlevilles.
Thunder Bay Chill @ Fort William Stadium , Royal Canadian Legion Sports Complex.
WSA Winnipeg @ John Scouras Field, Ralph Cantafio Sports Complex.

Eastern Conference.

Mid Atlantic Div.

Cedar Stars Rush @ Fairleigh Dickinson Uni’ , Teaneck .
Evergreen Hammers @ Evergreen Sportsplex, Leesburg.
FA Euro New York @ Poly Prep County Day School Field, Leesburg.
Lehigh Valley Utd @ Cedar Christ College, Allentown.
Long Island Rough Riders @ Hofstra Uni’ Soccer Stadium, Hempstead.
New York Red Bulls U23 @ Red Bull Training Center, Hempstead.
Ocean City Nor’easters @ Carey Stadium, Ocean City.
Reading Utd @ Gurski Stadium, Wilson High School, West Lawn.

North East Div.

Connecticut @ Westside Athletics Complex,Western Connecticut State Uni’ Danbury .
Black Rock @ Mens Collegiate Lacrosse Association Shewcroft Field, North Adams.
Boston Bolt @ Alumni Field, Mount Ida College, Watson .
GPS Portland Phoenix @ Memorial Stadium, Deering High School.
Manhattan SC @ Galic Park, Manhattan College, Riverdale Bronx.
Seacoast Utd Phantoms @ Amesbury Sports Park.
Westchester Flames @ City Park Stadium, New Rochelle .
Western Mass Pioneers  @ Lusitano Stadium, Ludlow.

South Atlantic Div.

Lionsbridge @ Pomoco Stadium, Christopher Newport Uni’, Newport News.
North Carolina FC U23 @ Wake Med Soccer Park, Cary.
North Carolina Fusion U23 @ McPherson Stadium, Brown Summit.
Tobacco Road @ Durham County Stadium.
Tri Cities Otters @ Kermit Tipton Stadium, Science Hill High School, Johnson City.
Virginia Beach United @ Virginia Beach Sportsplex.
Wake FC @ Ting Park, Holly Springs.

South Conference.

Deep South Div.

Charlotte Eagles @ Sportsplex @ Matthews.
Dalton Red Wolves @ Christian Heritage School, Dalton.
Discoveries FC @ Nation Ford High School , Fort Mill.
Peachtree City MOBA. @ Mobile Automation Soccer Stadium, Peachtree City
SC United Bantams @ SCU Complex , Coombia.
South Georgia Tormenta 2 @ Eagle Field, Erk Powell Athletics Track, Statesboro.

Mid South Div.

AHFC Royals @ British International School of Houston Stadium.
Brazos Valley Cavalry @ Nutrabolt Stadium, Bryan – College Station.
Corpus Christi FC @ Dr. Jack Duggan Soccer Stadium , Texas Agricultural & Mechanical Uni’.
Houston FC @ Sorrets Field, Houston Baptist Uni’.
Mississippi Brilla @ Clinton Arrow Stadium, Clinton.
Texas United @ Airhogs Stadium , Grand Prairie.

South East Div.

Daytona FC @ Daytona Stadium, Daytona Beach.
Florida Elite @ Creekside High School, St Johns.
Lakeland Tropics @ Bryant Stadium, Lakeland.
Miami City @ Tropical Park Stadium , Miami.
Sarasota Metropolis @ IMG Academy Stadium, Bradenton.
The Villages @ The Villages Sports Complex Stadium, Summerfield.
Tritans (Treasure Coast) @ South County Stadium, Port St Lucie.
Weston F C @ Brouward College , Weston.

West Conference.

Mountain Div.

Albuquerque Sol @ Ben Rios Field , St Pius X High School.
Colorado Pride Switchbacks U 23 @ Weidner Field, Colorado Springs.
Ogden City @ Spence Eccles , Ogden Community Sports Complex.
Park City Red Wolves @ Dozier Field, Park City.

North Wesr Div.

Calgary Foothills @ Mount Royal Uni’ Stadium, Glamorgan, Calgary.
Lane Utd @ Marist Catholic High School, Eugene.
Portland Timbers U23 @ McCulloch Stadium, Salem.
Sounders U23 @ Sunset Stadium, Sumner High School, Sumner.
Vancouver TSS FC Rovers @ Swangard Stadium, Burnaby.
Victoria Highlanders @ Centennial Stadium Saanich.

South West Div.

Golden State Force @ Rio Hondo College , Whittier.
Orange County SC U23 @ Grt Parks Complex , Irvne.
San Diego Zest @ Madison High School, San Diego.
San Francisco City @ Kezar Stadium , San Francisco.
San Francisco Glens @ Boxer Stadium, San Francisco.
Santa Cruz Breakers @ Santa Cruz High School , Santa Cruz.
Southern California Seahorses @ Whittier College , Whittier.
Ventura County Fusion @ Ventura College Sportsplex , Ventura.

Below this is a jigsaw with missing pieces. ( If I have the time / energy , maybe ).


Georgia on my mind.

Couple of days rest and off again , do I need a holiday ?

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Thursday May 23.


Third trip to Georgia , my OCD was kicking in and I needed 5 grounds to visit to satisfy my ”completeism” at top tier level in UEFA and at the beginning of the 2019 season these were 5 to visit, namely Dila Gori (back at their own ground, I saw them at home last season at Mikheil Meskhi 2) , Dinamo Batumi (at a newly built Dinamo Base, Angisa , I saw them at home last season at the Rugby Ground) , FC Rustavi at the Poldavi Stadium , Sioni Bolnisi at Tamaz Stepania Stadium and WIT Georgia at Mtskheta Park.

These 5 became 4 when it was announced WIT Georgia would be staging home games at Mikheil Meskhi 2 and then FC Rustavi announced a switch to a brand new Academy venue (see photo , crap ) . So it was 4.

Booked Wizz in advance , 2 months ago , had a punt at fixtures being to my liking , more of that later. Anyway outward Thursday 23rd May and returning May 30th came up at a staggering £80.48 using Wizz Discount card (Group Card) , so fellow passengers paid the same. This was ”Travel Light”, always makes me smirk when using that ticketing option . Departure was at 16-10 and left promptly if not possibly a tad early !

Tbilisi was a destination  option but it was at least treble +  the price and with at least one change for the cheaper options.

So with our Wizz sized bags crammed with underpants / tee shirts/ tooth paste , brush  etc we boarded the plane at Luton ( W9 6424 )  heading to ‘Bob the Builder’ Airport in Kutaisi  ( always another chuckle ).

Car was also booked with Wizz and their partner ‘Rentalcars.com’  the ‘Meet and Greet” option was used because of the timing of arrival , this car hire I thought was a bit expensive although inc Sat Nav / all insurance etc, but it was split 3 ways , over £ 90 each even with Wizz discount ! Arrived spot on and sailed through Customs / Immigration and we were  with a chap waving my name in everyone’s face before 01-00 , he walked us to car , only about 100 yards away telling us the  procedure on the way back and then giving us his number to phone when ready to hand back the car saying he would be at the airport . Then we were away and in our hotel at 01-30. Obviously needed to book a decent hotel with a 24hour Reception Desk ,  Hualeng Hotel (3*) fitted the bill , so also pre booked a Deluxe Triple , 3 x single en suite, Wi Fi, Parking, breakfast  etc for the princely sum of £31 , yes £10 each.

So refreshed after a good kip by my standards , about 5 hours , it was continental breakfast and time to head off to the first game of the day. With it being a holiday weekend in Georgia , Independance Day on Sunday 26thth  May I was unsure what the traffic would be like , NO caravans here ! This holiday recognizes Georgia’s indpendance from Russia in 1918 , they joined the USSR in 1922 and the celebration was put on hold until the Soviet collapse in 1991 when once again they gained independence , this time on April 9th. Yes you’ve guessed it , that’s also a holiday , this time  ‘National Unity’ day. Hope we get a ”Brexit Day” annual holiday when we eventually get our freedom from that EU thingy.

Anyway with a 180 mile trip in front of us we departed hotel at 09-00 , this was to get to Tamaz Stepania Stadium in Bolnisi for a 17-00 kick off.  This would allow a call in at Dila Gori Stadium  en route to check parking options for evening game and check in at the Paradise Hotel in Tbilisi , new tick for me but good first impressions , just a short detour off route , then allowing for hotel stop ( timings done from same point)  a serious cutting corners / speeding attempt  between Dila Gori / Hotel and Sioni Bolnisi stadiums  ! This is a 92 mile journey and Google has it as a 2 hours 15′ journey and my favourite ‘Rome2Rio’ as 1 hour 58′.  This was  for after the game and the return journey , finishing at 18-50 and kick off at Dila Gori at 21-00. A tight trip which will need a bit of speeding , unfortunately some of it in and around Tbilisi. It was timed at exactly 1 hour 55′ journey with nothing excessive speed wise , Tbilisi was not a problem at that time of day ?


Friday, May 24, 2019.

Georgia Top Tier ( Erovnuli League). Round 15.

FC Sioni Bolnisi  v F C Rustavi.


@ Tamaz Stepania Stadium , Bolnisi.

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Att – 400.

Parking was made at ground to ensure the fastest possible getaway , I do not like watching games when you need a quick drive to a second game. Unlike most , possibly many of you reading this I have to watch 90 minutes of a game or at least be in the ground for the duration of game.

There are so many ”Plastic” hoppers about nowadays that I  find it impossible to have a discussion with about the hobby to many , it’s so pointless as they have NO standards. Each to their own I say despite me not being able to understand that somee get their late , leave early , talk all game showing no interest in football , must have a programme , watch 80 minute league games for a tick, must have a programme , will tick for anything boys / girls / yoofs / reserves / academy / etc etc, it’s baffling to me , I can only assume their lives are so boring they need to get out of the house at every opportunity ? And they are so touchy about the subject.

Anyway the game kicked off a minute down , and immediately the heavens opened , absolutely torrential , still away we went and Rustavi took the lead on 5′ with a good left foot drive from Zaza Tsitskishvilli. It got worse for Sioni with an own goal sliced in by defender Tamaz Makatsaria. The deluge stopped on 15′ but it left a lot of lying water and there were pools everywhere , there was no further goals in the first half.

Rustavi went 3-0 up on 62′ with a neat chip and finish by Luka Silagadze , this led to a free for all and not with handbags. Punches and kicks were thrown , when it all died down the officials gathered and discussed and it led to 1 red for Sioni and 2 for Rustavi. Not seen a proper punch up for a long time !

Anyway this obviously gave Sioni a half chance with 30 minutes left and one man more , it looked beyond them but on 84′ Dato Kirkitadze with a fluke gave them a bit of hope , they still looked out of it but an own goal by Zurab Japlashvilli on 88′ gave further hope and then on 90′ +3′  Lovaz Kmaladz equalized with a good header.

The players / crowd went wild and it was time to edge towards the exit and our car , our driver had exited and sped to car and was revving up waiting when I ambled up. So with 5 minutes extra time we now had 2 hours 5′ for our 1 hour 55′ journey. Where’s Hamilton when you need him.

Anyway Bottas did well , missing some oncoming traffic by a whisker at times and we managed to arrive at the ground with 10 minutes to spare, parking was now more difficult but with those magic words of ”Press” we were shown to a decent spot, no rush after the game so getting in was now  the only concern. An envelope as promised was waiting on reception but with only 2 comps inside , the steward ushered us all in .  3 minutes to kick off , sent  the minion off to get a team sheet , it took me a while to settle down after the tension of the 2 hour drive , really do not like deadlines.


Erovnuli League. Round 15.

FC Dila Gori  v  FC Saburtalo 1999.

21-00.@ Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium , Gori.


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Att – 2,500.

Poor game with the draw a fair result but at least a decent crowd  and a good atmosphere. Saburtalo missed their chance of going clear at the top ( see table below ).

Saburtalo opened the scoring on 67 ‘ when a long distance shot by  ‘Gega’ Diassamidze was helped into the net by keeper Luka Gugeshasvilli , an own goal in my book but claimed by the forward.

Dila equalized on 75′ with a decent header by Giorgi Kutsia.


Saturday , 25th.

Day off for me , I had found my 2 colleagues a couple of ganes in the Tbilisi Regional League , they had an 11-00 & a 13-00 , missing a few minutes at the second match.  Too many reserves / academy teams involved for me but mates have no principals ! They reported a 4-1 and a 11-2 . I had an early breakfast and then back to bed with a ”Do not Disturb” sign on the door when they went out.

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I had an amble about in the afternoon , found a local bar , scandalous prices , nearly 50p a 500 ml bottle. Went back to hotel for a meal and although a limited menu it was good cheap food. Wine by the bottle very cheap. Enquired if they were open in the evening for a drink or 6 and the reply was an ” of course”.

Back to the room for a lie down , then the ‘crunchers’ arrived at about 17-00 , just calling in and then they were out again , I did warn them about it being quiet out there because of the holiday and we agreed to meet here at 21 – 00 for an evening meal / drink / chin wag and I could make a start on an the update to the ”The Hopper Laws FIFA edition 2020” while waiting their return. I  will publicize details of where to obtain it when available , only for the serious hoppers , NOT the new variety and many of the old. Will keep costs to a minimum and there will still be a 10% discount to ”’Clique” members.


Sunday , May 26 , 2019.

Erovnuli 2 League. (Round 13).

Merani Tbilisi  v Zugdidi.


@ Spaeri Stadium, Kvareli 160, Tbilisi.

Stadion Spaeri - Tbilisi

1 – 0.

Att – 100.

After todays games –

1 Merani Tbilisi 13 10 2 1 31 11 +20 32.
Shevardeni 1906 12 6 5 1 17 5 +12 23.
Samtredia 13 6 4 3 19 11 +8 22.
Telavi 13 6 4 3 29 16 +13 22.
Tskhinvali 12 6 2 4 18 13 +5 20.
Shukura 12 6 2 4 14 16 -2 20.
Gagra 13 5 3 5 17 15 +2 18.
Kolkheti Poti 12 3 0 9 10 27 -17 9.
Zugdidi 13 1 1 11 6 25 -19 4.
Guria 13 2 1 10 7 29 -22 4.


Monday , May 27, 2019.

Erovnuli 2  (Round 13).

Kolkheti Poti  v  Shevardeni.


@ Poti Rugby Stadium. (Park Arena).  Off  E 70.

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0 – 0.

Att  – 500.

Most fixtures  over here they are at the whim of officials , in this case the game kick off time one that has been altered 3 times in recent weeks managed to kick off 30 min’s  earlier than I expected. 18-00 was my intended kick off until arrival when it was mentioned it was 17 -30 only as they teams were entering the pitch at 17-25 , as usual I was well early so no problem but it caught a fair few out.

Shevardeni were inept up front and it had 0-0 written all over it from a very early stage , Shevardeni needed the points to have any chance of catching Merani Tbilisi at the top  (see league table above without  this game added). The goals tallies for the season says it all , scored 17 in 13 games and conceded 5 and they are in 2nd position . They were never going to concede and were relying on a quick break to steal a 1-0 win , that never looked like happening.


Before Round 16 the Erovnuli league table stood at =

1 Saburtalo 15 10 1 4 31 22 +9 31
Dinamo Batumi 15 10 1 4 24 15 +9 31.
Torpedo Kutaisi 15 8 2 5 25 20 +5 26.
Dinamo Tbilisi 15 7 2 6 27 19 +8 23.
Chikhura 15 5 7 3 21 13 +8 22.
Sioni 15 6 3 6 21 33 -12 21.
Dila 15 5 3 7 13 14 -1 18.
Lokomotivi Tbilisi 15 6 0 9 20 22 -2 18.
Rustavi 15 2 5 8 17 29 -12 11.
WIT Georgia 15 3 2 10 7 19 -12 11.


Tuesday , May 28, 2019.

Erovnuli League Round 16 .

FC Rustavi  v  Dinamo Tbilisi.


@ Rustavi Technical Centre, Leonidas Street.

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0 – 1.

Att – 500.

Few  seats far side , nothing on 3 sides , the players / officials enter from building at top right. Pathetic , not been many worse than this in top tiers . Hope it doesn’t rain , no fecking press box here , just a TV gantry this near side and floodlights added since photo above taken.

Official attendance should be interesting , at the beginning about 130 but by the end about 600.  (See above , 500).

Game won on 31 ‘ by Dnamo striker Levan Kutalia’s break and deft left foot chip over Rustavi keeper  that kept the travelling 40 happy. Bit of a journeyman our Levan this being his 10th different club in 8 years ! Having a decent season , his goal today was his 8th in 15 appearances.


Wednesday May 29 , 2019.

Erovnuli League Round 16.

Dinamo Batumi  v  Sioni Bolnisi.


@ Angisa Stadium. (Dinamo Base). Batumi Airport Highway. Another new training Academy Base.

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5 – 1.

Att – 6,000. Guestimate.

Saved the best for last , brand new academy venue , again ! But much better than previous evening. If capacity is as stated 6,000 there were 7,000 here, I’ve not got official attendance yet , would guess at 6,000 and a  raucous bunch they were.

Batumi needed to better Saburtalos goal difference by 1 tonight to go top if both teams win. Batumi started slowly and it took nearly 40 mins to score the opener  with a cracking left foot strike from the edge of the box by Vladimir Mamuchasvilli and that was  how the first half finished.

The second half was a cracker with goals on 61′ with a penalty by Brazilian Gabriel Ramos Da Penha , ’twas never a penalty , a forward was tripped a yard outside of box , then a 25 yarder by Nigerian Benjamin Teidi put Batumi 3 – 0 up. Vladimir scored again with a chip from edge of box after a neat dribble which then put Batumi top of the league a local scribe told me.

Not for long though , an offside handball goal on 84′ by Tornike Tarkhnishvilli ( I think) put a dampener on procedings , but then the big crowd went wild when Dinamo scored with 20 seconds left of the + 3 to play with a cracking right foot shot from the edge of the box by Niklos Sabanadze, this was enough to put Dinamo top.


1 Dinamo Batumi 16 11 1 4 29 16 +13 34.
Saburtalo       16 11 1 4 34 22 +12 34











North America Tour 1.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Flag of United States

Wednesday, May 7, 2019.

Manchester to LAX via Amsterdam using KLM 1072 / KLM 603.

Dep 09-00 and arriving L A at just before 15-00.

Out of Arrivals fairly quickly and Car Rental awaiting and away by 16-40.

Tiers I refer to below are my own work as there are no official tiers in USA football below tier 3.

A game had shown for the Tuesday evening at fairly short notice , in fact 2 in the U S Open Cup ( AKA Lamar Hunt) R 1 , both at Orange County Great Park , Irvine.

One on the Championship Stadium and one on the new ‘Field 25’ about 200 yards away. Field 25 is not a patch on the main show stadium , I’ll be back as Arnie said.

The game at the ‘Championship Stadium’ was Orange County FC ( National Premier Soccer League , Tier 4 )  v  F C Golden State Force ( USL Div 2 , Tier 4 ) and my choice of game was Cal F C ( United Premier Soccer League , Tier 5 )  v  FC Mulhouse Portland ( NPSL , Tier 4 ) which was at ‘Field  25’  both at 19-30 unfortunately , if  I was German I could have ticked the 2 .

US Open Cup R1( West Region).

Cal F C  5 v 1  FC Mulhouse Portland.

( United Premier Soccer League  v  National Premier Soccer League ).


@ Great Parks ‘Field 25’, Skyhawk Way , Irvine.

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Attendance  –  50.

Fairly local journey  for FCM Portland from Vancouver , Washington , just a mere 1,000 mile , 16 hour road journey for this tie. Obviously FCMP used the flying method in this instance , a 2 and a half hour non stop flight from Portland into LAX.  With an overnight stop it’s not a cheap competition to be in , but of course expenses are reimbursed.

2 away sides in other ties had problems with NTX Rayados flight to Little Rock being cancelled which resulted in them hiring a coach for a 5 hour road journey in lousy weather which involved a flat tyre, at least they won on penalties .

Also FC Denver suffered a cancelled flight to Midland , Texas , which  meant rebooking to El Paso and then hiring a coach for a 4 hour desert drive to the game at Midland-Odessa , they also managed a win beating the Sockers 2-1.

Love this Open Cup.

Whereas Golden State Force had a monstrous 35 mile drive for the other game taking place here at Great Parks!

FCMP do indeed have a tie with FC Mulhouse from France and they play in the West Region (N W Conference) of the NPSL. They claimed not to be match fit / tired after the journey at the post match interviews , they haven’t played a game yet this season , the first scheduled league game is this Saturday , May 18th. Excuses , excuses.

Fair point re match fitness as unbeaten Cal FC have an 8 match unbeaten start to their league campaign with 7 wins.

This Cal win has set up a fascinating game next Tuesday at Las Vegas Lights , I’ve changed my  itinerary to fit it in. ‘Fox’ presenter and ex Cal FC Coach / Scout  Erik Wynalda   who made a lot of recommendations for Cal FC’s  famous side that beat Portland Timbers in this cup in 2012 is now in charge of the ‘Lights’ and he later took some Cal players to Vegas.

Cal FC from Ventura County had visions of joining the USL Div 2 for 2020 but have had a rethink and will be a member of the NPSL Founders Cup starting in August 2019 , this a tester for the real thing a new Premier Division of the NPSL to join the USA  pyramid at tier 3 ?

This is Cal FC’s 4th home game so far in this competition and they’ve played at 4 different grounds !

1st Q Rd. 22/09/2018 v San Nicholas , 3-1 @ Calabasas High School .

3rd Q Rd. 18/10/2018 v California Utd , 2-2 @ Rolland Stadium , Carl Lutheren University. Abandoned 89 mins  (Weather issues).

3rd Q Rd. ( Take 2) 16/01/2019 v California Utd , 1-1 AET. 7-6 on pens @ Orange County Great Parks , Field 18.

Then the above game visited at Orange County Great Parks , Field 25.

They also had a problem after the 1st Q Rd when San Nicholas put in a protest re the eligibility of Cal FC.  The rules of competition said that competing teams have  had to be members of a league on a set date (Aug 13, 2018) and Cal FC were not playing on that date because their new season beginning in September . BUT they had merged with La Roma and formed a new club to begin playing again in 2018 and La Roma were a member of a league on said date so the protest was thrown out.

I chose the fixture as I don’t watch football in the USL Div 2 or its clubs  because this is the renamed PDSL from the previous season and is an age restricted team / squad / U 23 division.

Their words  ”USL League Two (USL2) is the leader in pre-professional soccer in the U.S. and Canada. USL2 franchises provide the elite amateur U23 player an opportunity to train and compete at the highest level while maintaining collegiate eligibility” .

In fact in season 2017 I visited a game at Western Mass Pioneers in the PDSL on 20th June , 2017, finished 3-2 v AC Connecticut , this does not appear as a tick of ground or a game seen in MY records  as the league doesn’t count on MY register , just the same as boys / girls / youths / Reserves etc.

Anyway Cal F C from the tier 5 ‘United Premier Soccer League’ totally outplayed their opponents from a league / division one tier higher and ran out 5 – 1 winners including a hat trick from ex Chicago Fire Orr Barrouch who’s an Israeli U23 International and still only 27 who starred in a result that flattered FCMP.

There was a scare on 30 mins when the floodlights went out , only here not at Championship Stadium , anyway it was 3-0 at the time and the FCMP players were taking it better than me with an odd plea (jokingly) to the referee to call it off ! Normal service was resumed a few minutes later.

The complex ‘Great Parks’ is impressive and brand spanking new. 30 odd soccer pitches inc 2 stadium pitches plus many other forms of sports venues.

Also its only a  50 mile , one hour drive from LAX , well that’s on a good day , on a Tuesday teatime it took about 100 minutes , bloody traffic was unbelievable. Still the SatNav was useful and arrived in plenty of time.

Anyway we found ‘Field 25’ easily , it has its own entrance off Skyhawk Way. The fixture / results sites we all look at still has both games at ‘Championship Stadium’ at the same time !!

After the game it was a 10 minute drive along the I-5 N to the overnight pit stop in Tustin at the Key Inn, a nice big en-suite , one Queen bed ( mine ) and a single , Wi Fi , Parking , Breakfast included all for £59. Cheap shopping next door and a Liqor Store , so we topped up the Duty Free with some hefty Craft IPA’s.

Had a 2 hour chill by the pool , yes even at that time of night.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Lie in and after breakfast it was away to Fresno at 10-00. Rome2Rio has it as a 255 mile 4 hour 15′ journey. It took about 7 hours but at a leisurely pace and a pit stop in Santa Clarita.

Arrived in Fresno about 17-00 , time to check in at the Vagabond Inn on South East Avenue , $70 for en suite double , 2 x queen beds, b/fast and plenty of parking then off to the Grizzlies Ground for the game arriving at 18-30.

Capacity of 10,000 at the Grizzlies baseball ground Chukhansi Park which was not tested tonight just the 2,968 attending on a bad weather night.

Fresno were one of 2 unbeaten sides in the Championship the other being Tampa Bay Rowdies of the Eastern Conference. Sacramento were here to spoil the stats in the Highway 99 derby game , it’s only a 2 and a half hour 270 mile road journey.

USL Championship. ( Western Conference).


Fresno F C   0 v 1  Sacramento Republic.

@ Chukhansi Park , 1800 Tulare Street, Fresno.

Attendance  –  2,968.

And Sacramento did spoil the party with a disputed headed goal on 29′ by Sam Werner , claims of handball against him went ignored , with pretty lino Salma Perez taking most of the flak from Fresno’s English coach Adam Smith who was eventually shown to the stand. The hat trick king ( hat tricks at all levels in England and F A Cup and International)  assistant coach Robbie Earnshaw was less vociferous but post match told me he was livid. Robbie is building a coaching career over here with an aim to get to the Premier League.

Friday , May 10 , 2019.

USL Championship. ( Western Conference).


Phoenix Rising  3 v 1  Rio Grande Valley Toros.

@ Casino Arizona Field , 751 N McClintock Drive , Scottsdale .

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Attendance  –  6,715.

Beer night . $1 a can / bottle.

Adam John scored twice in the first half followed by a James Musa strike to give the home side a 3-0 lead after 70′ only for RGVT to pull one back with a Maalique Foster goal immediately after but they never looked like making any further additions and it was easy for Phoenix to play the game out.

Decent crowd of 6,715 in a ground with a capacity of 7,707 , so not too much spare room and the atmosphere was good especially when the $1 beer started to kick in , the beer garden was well populated.

Saturday , May 11 , 2019.

NPSL. West Region , (S W Conference).


High Desert Elite F C   2 v 1  Riverside Coras.

@ Adelante Stadium , 12000 Stadium Way , Adelanto.

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Riverside took the lead on the half hour through Brayan , 5 minutes later Sergio Buenrastro equalized .

On 85 came the game changer when Cora’s Mike Mercado was sent off which led to a siege on the Cora goal and an Omar Mattute winner on 90 +4.

Sunday , May 12, 2019.

NPSL. West Region ( S W Comference).


Albion SC San Diego  0 v 2  F C Arizona.

@ Mission Bay High School Stadium , 2475 Grand Avenue , Pacific Beach .

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F C Arizona with ‘Scouser’ Dave Rogers ( https://sportcareersagency.com/profile.php?id=38 ) in charge took command in the first half with a double by Cesar Mexia on 5′ & 22′ after which they were in full control , a few more chances at either end but the keepers never really troubled.

Tuesday , May 14 , 2019.

U S Open Cup R2. ( West Region).


Las Vegas Lights F C   2  v 0   Cal F C.

( USL Championship  v  United Premier Soccer League).

@ Cashman Field , 850 Las Vegas Blvd N.

Attendance – 2,536.

Nearly 42 years after visiting Vegas for the Quicksilvers v Rochester Lancers NASL game on the 17/07/1977 at the Las Vegas Stadium ( 1-0 , 5,615 ) it was back to visit the Lights .The Quicksilvers were a one season wonder , brought to Vegas by owner Frank Keegan  who had bought Baltimore Comets for the  75 season and relocated to San Diego (Jaws) for 76 season and then to Vegas for 77.Following a reasonable 1977 season with a mainly Portuguese line up inc Eusebio , Coelho , Toni & Abel ,  in fact the opening home game that season pitted Eusebio against Pele’s Cosmos on April 9 , 1977 , this resulted in Pele putting Eusebio out of the game with a slide tackle on 38′. Quicksilvers won the game 1-0 with an Arbelez goal in front of 11,896 , the capacity was 14,926 in them far off days. For the 13 game home season Quicksilvers averaged a reasonable 7,092 but still ended the season in financial crisis , owing the stadium rent of $32,000, with all this debt Keegan sold out and the club was moved again , this time back again to San Diego and the ‘Sockers’ were formed , they stuck around for a further 18 years in San Diego. 7 years till 84 as a member of the  NASL then the remainder of their life as an Indoor League team.

So now it ‘s off to Cashman Field for the US Open Cup game v Cal FC . Cashman being very centrally located unlike Vegas Stadium , that was a 13 mile trek with limited transport , had to hitch back.

Tonight the game was a tester for me , the home league game on May 11th v Colorado Springs  had a crowd of 7,023 and on the 5th of May v Sacramento Republic there were 7,487.  So as is the norm elsewhere in the world , cup crowds are down but then again the opposition were not a big draw for the fans despite being a big thing for the players  with lots of connections . Lights coach was ex Cal and 2 of the 4 cup tied players were due to being at Cal previously.

Goals by Sammy Ochoa on 13′ and one by Victor Rojas on 50’ won the game for the  ‘Lights’. Both resulted from runs down the left and crosses , the first seeing a header in by Ochoa and the second a nice flick in by Rojas.

At times a bad tempered affair spilled over at the end ( 92′) and ‘Lights’ Jonathan Levin and the substituted Cal player Romario Lomeli were both sent off after a fracas.

Wednesday , May 15 , 2019.

U S Open Cup R 2. ( West Region).


El Farolito  F C   0 v 1   Fresno F C.

( NPSL   v  USL Championship ).

@ Boxer Stadium , 166 Havelock St, San Francisco.

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Attendance – 205.

Reason for the kick off being 14 – 30 was that Boxer Stadium has no lights and ESPN needed an afternoon live game and this suited the bill. Who am I to complain ? $ 10 admission again.

El Farolito are past winners of the US Open Cup , winning it when still a semi pro competition in 1993 when they were called CD Mexico . The final against Oakford PA side United German Hungarians was played at the neutral Kuntz Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday July 17 , with CD Mexico winning the 80th year of the Cup by 5 -0.

Tonight Torros coach Adam Smith played a dangerous game having 7 first teamers on the bench  for Fresno  , pre match the talk was he’s made a mistake. Fresno lived dangerously but scored the only goal after  75 mins , first teamer Qudus Lawal brought on at half time pounced on a blunder by El Farolito keeper Luis Castro who dropped the ball at Lawal’s feet and he shot home.

Had to decline an offer of a free dinner / drink at the teams restaurant ( El Farolito )after game  , great shame but needed a quick getaway to get to Sacramento for the second game of the day Sacramento Republic v Reno 1868 @ 19-30.

Have just arrived at Papa Murphy’s Park 45 minutes before kick off and have settled down in press box writing these  notes , estimated journey time of 1 hour 45 ‘ became 2 hours 30 ‘ , the traffic is dreadful over here. Report of Republic game to follow below.


U S Open Cup R 2. ( West Region).


Sacramento Republic F C  1 v 0  Reno 1868 F C.

( USL Championship  v  USL Championship ).

@ Papa Murphy’s Park , 1600 Exposition Blvd , Sacramento.

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Attendance – 2,014.

Last time I was in Sacramento was for Sacramento Gold v New York Apollo on 20 / 07 / 78 for a 0-0 (A O/T) , 2,116 @ Hughes Stadium in the American Soccer League.

From Andy Crossley ”Fun while it lasted” – ”After the 1977 season, a California cabinet manufacturer named John Andreotti bought the Sacramento Spirits franchise and re-branded it as the Sacramento Gold for 1978.”  – The fun while it lasted site , teams and grounds =

Alphabetical Team Index

Also the previous season on 03 / 07 / 77 I visited for Sacramento Spirits v  New York Apollo (Again) for a 2-1 , 3,640 @ the Sacramento State Stadium in the American Soccer League .

Well tonight was an easy chance to compare the League with the Open Cup as Reno won 4-1 here 4 days earlier in a league game.

Tonight the Republic started with 7 players the same as Saturday Reno only 4 , some were cup tied of course and some rested , those rested were mainly on the subs bench.

Attendance tonight was 2,014 compared with 10,630 on Saturday , the weather tonight was horrendous , heavy rain for most of the game , so glad I had a nice dry seat in press box.

The game was played on a very heavy field with lying water in parts and was a dour struggle between the Interstate-80 rivals. Republic just about worth their win but Reno had a couple of good chances to win the game. So the Republic put Reno out of the Open Cup for the third successive season.

Sam Werner scoring the vital goal on 82′ , scoring easily when set up by a right wing centre by Drew Skundrich

Tyler Blackwood a name for my readers to ponder , at QPR in 2015/16 and had a 3 match  loan period at Newport .

Off in 4 hours for L A F C.

Thursday morning en route to LA the plan was book into our room at the Vagabond Inn South in Bakersfield for 3 nights , handy mid journey between venues for next 4 days.  So Deluxe No Smoking 2 Queen was booked on line a few days ago. En Suite , B/fast included , Parking and as it says on the tin 2 x Queen beds. So no quibbles , 1 each.

$170 / £133. Bargain.

3 or 4 micro brew pubs on Friday in Bakersfied to visit , sounds like a plan

Thursday , May 16 , 2019.

Major League Soccer. (Western Conference).


Los Angeles F C 2  v 0   F C Dallas.

@ Banc of California Stadium,  3939 S Figueroa St, LA.

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Admission started @  $22 . Me – Comp.

Attendance – 22,001. ( Yeh sure). Capacity 22,000 (There were plenty of empty seats, announced as sell out).

The rain cleared by mid day then the rest of the day was warm and windy.

Got to ground early to enable finding Reserved Parking / Comps / Pre match dinner.

Both squads nearly at full strength , no petty squabbles to carry over to Sunday for the return game.

Decent game , LA F C were totally dominant and should have scored more.

Star home man Carlos Vela declined to play for Mexico in Gold Cup and so is gracing LAFC with his presence at the moment  , scored the opener and ran the show. He tired a bit towards the end when he had a couple of good chances to widen the scoreline. Uruguayan Diego Rossi added a second towards the end and it finished 2-0.

This tickled me = Remember kick off is 19-00.

Pre match schedule-

19-03 . Falconer / Falcon flight.

19-05. Scarves up.

19-07. Teams enter pitch.

National Anthem.

LAFC team introduction.

Kick off. ?

Friday , May 17 , 2019.

Bakersfield.   Chill and a drink. ( Brewery pubs ).

Temblor Brewery. (12-00)

3200 Buck Owens Blvd.

10 oz ‘Snifter’ of Diamond Dogs Barley Wine @  9-0% ABV.

Pint of Bakersfield IPA @ 7-0% ABV.

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Lengthwise Brewing Company. (14-00).

7700 Distance Blvd.

Pint of Citra/Simcoe Centennial Ale @ 6-5 %.

12 oz bottle Zeus Imperial Stout  @ 9-7 %.

Crusader Brewery Tap , 5880. On Industrial Estate. (16-00, Opening time).

500 ml of Jester @ 4-3 % ABV.

Stein of ‘Dunkel Brot’.

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Beer is not cheap in the USofA.  Glass sizes are also a problem , there seems to be no normality to glass sizes that the beers are served in with many different names for the different sized glasses , baffling at times . 

Size has always been a problem for me.

There was a sporting alternative for the Friday evening , the LA Temptation were at home @ 19-00 at Citizens Business Park Arena in Ontario , Ca , against the Atlanta Steam in the American Football Lingerie Legends League , only a 2 hour drive away but the driver had had a couple so we had to give it away.

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Saturday , May , 18, 2019.

Well rested after a nice day in Bakersfield on the Friday with a few beers and lunch outdoors with an early night by my standards.

Had an early Continental breakfast with a couple of rolls in a doggy bag and away just after 07-00 for the projected ( Rome2Rio ) journey of 3 hrs 34′. This was a reasonable guess and we arrived at Avaya at 11-00.

Major League Soccer. (Western Conference).


San Jose Earthquakes  4 v  1 Chicago Fire.

@ Avaya Stadium , 1123 Coleman Avenue , San Jose.

Attendance – 15,232.

Another nearly 42 years since last visit , that time it was for San Jose Earthquakes on 27/ 06 / 77 with the visit of Tampa Bay Rowdies in the NASL  , Rowdies winning 4 -1 @ Spartan Stadium in front of 17,612.

The early kick off as is the norm around the world was for TV purposes.

It was to be a MLS history making game , all season long 36 year old San Jose striker Chris Wondolowski has been after a goal to equal Landon Donovan’s goals total of 145 in MLS games. Today after 20 minutes he did just that.

Not to be content with that he went on to beat that record to stand all alone as the MLS’s leading goalscorer with an assist by Chicago Fire keeper David Ousted on 47 minutes , Ousted kindly dropping the ball at Chris’s feet so he could tap the ball in for 146 . Two more followed and now the record is 148 with more to follow. Only 2 players are anywhere near him and still playing , they are Colorado Rapids striker Kei Kamara with 119  and Bradley Wright Phillips on 107 for New York Red Bulls , both are aged 34 and nearing their American’s end.

Chicago Fire , rubbish on the day pulled a goal back but the 4-1 certainly flattered them !

Then it was an 85 mile / 2 hour slow drive to Napa for Saturday game number  2. Arrived at planned 3253 Browns Valley Road , Napa and the Hop Creek Brew Pub. Good hour to kill and had a couple of ‘Cheater’ pints , one of their own ‘Sucker Punch’ IPA @ 7-5% ABV  followed by another ‘Cheater’ of ‘Block Party’ @ 7-8% ABV.  ‘Block Party’ brewed and paid for by host Stacey. Ta.

Driver not impressed with my drinking but at least his coffee was only a $1 for as much as he wanted. Had a quick sandwich as well , bloody hell I had to take half to the game as it was enormous.


N P S L . West. ( S W Conference).


Napa Valley 1839  1 v 4  Sacramento Gold.

@ Dodd Stadium, Justin Siena H S , 4026 Maher St , Napa.


Arrived at 18-15 and settled down in Press Box , mate got himself in too, then just to rub it in , it was ‘Tannery Bend Beerworks’ day at Dodd Stadium with free samples upstairs for officials , although it was in half pint plastic glasses. It did not affect the alcoholic effect of the 7-0%  ABV ‘North Eastern IPA’,  in olden days I would have been a meess , today just happy.

Sacramento Gold made short work of Napa winning easily , first half was a fair contest with Gold only 2-1 up at half time but they were well on top for the second half and won easily 4-1 . Rainy night and the far side of ground not being used.

Long drive back to Bakersfield , the sandwich went down well. Got back at 01-50 and in bed by 02-00 with a decision in morning as to how we feel whether to do the morning game which means a departure of about 08-00 . I went to bed with a feeling of why not , last day with an early finish and in hotel on Sunday  night by 20-00 with no rush to get up on the Monday , just the driver to convince now !

Sunday , May 19 , 2019.

IF  make it in time ,  2 and a quarter hour drive from Bakersfield Vagabond  , won’t be any traffic on a Sunday morning will there ?. ( Crunching at this one).

We did and there wasn’t.

SoCal Premier League. Div 3.


Vikings  1 v  O C Lions.

@ Westgrove Park , Cerulean Avenue, Garden Grove.

See what Spanner means about ‘Crunchers’ standing in fields , must desist.

Awful game with Vikings beating bottom of the division side O C Lions easier than the score suggests.


SoCal Premier League. Premier League Cup Final.


Buena Park  2 v 0   Cali Gators.

@ Nogales High School Stadium, Nogales St , South San Jose Hills. (Neutral venue).

One of the highlights of the Southern California League season pitted Premier Div  sides the ‘Fighting Irish’ Buena Park who are 3rd in the division at the moment with 5th place FC CaliGators , Buena Park have ambitions to finish as runners up to already champions FC Golden State Force , they’ve won the league already being unbeaten at the moment with a W16 D1 LO record , below them is a  2 or 3 team battle for runners up . Such is the gap that the next best team with least losses is Buena Park with 5. Although FCGSF did slip up in the last 16 of this cup losing at home to FC Golden State Industry 1-0 @ Monrovia High School Turf.

The difference in the side was leading goal scorer Nate Da Rosa who scored a goal in each half for the Irish, Nate is currently also playing for NPSL side Temecula in a level above this and could go higher still.

This was Finals day for SoCal with Finals @ 09-00 , 11-30 , 14-00 & @ 16-30 with the showcase Final being the game mentioned , the admission was free .

The ‘Fighting Irish’ with their Trophy =

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NPSL. West ( S W Conference).


Riverside Coras  0 v 2   A S C San Diego.

@ J W North Stadium, 1550 3rd St , Riverside .

Goals either side of half time , firstly on 34 by Elijah Rice with a deft chip over the home keeper and then Dallin Cutler on 60 wrapped this up for San Diego and kept their hopes up of progression post league.

Then check into Motel 6, Riverside West , Jurupa Valley . It took 15 minutes so checked in by 19-15 , few bottled beers from brew pub  trips into fridge and have a lie down.

$68. Double en suite, 2 x double beds, No Smoking , Parking etc. Good lie in in the morning , no rush to LAX.

Monday , May 20 , 2019.

Back to Manchester from LAX with Aer Lingus via Dublin using EI144 / EI 3326.


Till Thursday and then Wizz bang and another blog !


Artificial pitches in the UK. 2019/20.

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Firstly thanks to ‘Dottirofhod’ who’s idea for this is hers , such a lovely girl.

Thanks to all other people who have helped keeping it up to date.

Special mention go to SteveB, Leeds Phil , gcnc , Reece et al.


ENGLAND. ( 2019/2020).

First teams. (only).

F A (A W) Registered Piches 2019/20. (By county). http://3g.thefa.me.uk/?countyfa=Cheshire


Altrincham League. (19/20).

Jolly Butcher @ Manchester Health Academy , Moor Rd, M23 9BP.

Amateur Football Combination. (19/20).

Wood Green OB @ New River Sports Centre, White Hart Lane, Wood Green, N22 5QW.

Anglian Combination. (19/20).

Easton @ Easton College, Bawburgh Rd, NR9 5BX.
Norwich Eagles @ FDC Open Academy, Salhouse Rd, Norwich, NR7 9DL.

Arthurian (19/20).

Kings College Wimbledon @ Southfields Aspire Centre @ 333 Merton Rd, SW18 5JU.
Old Alleynians @ Selhurst Sports Arena 3G, Dagnall Park, SE25 5PH.
Old Amplefordians @ Lincoln Field 3G, Percy Rd, Twickenham, TW2 6JW.
Old Berkhamstedians @ Kings House Sports Gd 3G, Riverside Drive, Chiswick. W4 2SH.
Old Bradfieldians @ Hampton Sports Centre 3G, Hanworth Rd, TW12 3HB.
Old Johnians @ Hampton Sports Centre 3G, Hanworth Rd, TW12 3HB.
Old Kings Scholars @ The Hive 3G, Camrose Avenue HA8 6AG or Hampton Sports Centre 3G, Hanworth Rd, TW12 3HB.
Old Marlburians @ Lincoln Field 3G, Percy Rd, Twickenham, TW2 6JW.
Old Radleians @ Lincoln Field 3G, Percy Rd, Twickenham, TW2 6JW.
Old Rugbeains @ Lincoln Field 3G, Percy Rd, Twickenham, TW2 6JW.
Old Salopians @ Kings House Sports Gd 3G, Riverside Drive, Chiswick. W4 2SH.
Old Shirburnians @ Hampton Sports Centre 3G, Hanworth Rd, TW12 3HB.
Old Suttonians @ Kings House Sports Gd 3G, Riverside Drive, Chiswick. W4 2SH.
Old Tonbridgians @ Wrotham School 3G, Borough Gren Rd, Sevenoaks, TN15 7RD.
Old Wellingtonians @ Southfields Aspire Centre @ 333 Merton Rd, SW18 5JU.
Old Westminsters @ Bacon Community Centre, Timber Pond Rd, Rotherhithe, SE16 6AT.
Old Wykehamians @ ‘Club des Sports”, Park Club 3G, East Acton Lane, W3 7HB.
& many II’s , III’s, Vets etc.

Birmingham AFA.(19/20).

Birmingham Medics @ Moseley Rugby Club 3G, Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre, Wheelers Lane, B13 0ST.
Castlecroft Rangers @ Codsall Community H S 3G, Elliots Lane, WV8 1PQ.
Coleshill North Warwick @ Kinghurst Academy 3G, Cooks Lane, Kinghurst , B37 6NU.


Bristol & Suburban. (19/20)

Bristol Spartak @ South Bristol Sports Centre (iMP), West Town Lane, Knowle , BS14 9EA.
North Bristol Utd @ GFA Oaklands Park , Gloucester Rd, Almondsbury.BS32 4AG.
Wessex Wanderers @ South Bristol Sports Centre (iMP), West Town Lane, Knowle, BS14 9EA.

Bristol Churches. (19/20).

Woodlands (Bristol) Utd @ Patchway Community College 3G, Hempton Lane, Patchway, BS32 4AJ.

Bristol Premier Combination. (19/20).

Bradley Stoke Town @ Patchway Community College 3G, Hempton Lane, Patchway, BS32 4AJ.

Cambridgeshire. (19/20).

AFC Barley Mow @ Hinchingbrooke School 3G, Brampton Rd, Huntingdon, PE29.3BN. Crusaders 2019  @ Witchford Village College , Ely. CB6 2JA


Central Midlands. (19/20).

Newark Town @ YMCA Activity Centre, Lord Hawke Way, Newark. NG24 4FH.

Cheltenham . (19/20).

Cheltenham Utd @ All Saints Academy, Blaisdon Way, Cheltenham. GL51 0WH.
Malvern Vale @ Dyson Perrins CofE Academy, Yales Hay Rd, Malvern, WR14 1WD.
Tewkesbury Athletic @ Tewkesbury School 3G,Ashchurch Rd, GL20 8DF.

*With number of teams in various leagues at A S Academy/Tewkesbury the kick off times can be staggered.

Cheshire . (19/20)

Cuddington @ @ Holmes Chapel High School 3G, Selkirk Drive, CW4 7DX.
Egerton @ Mereheath Lane 4G, Knutsford, WA16 6SL.
Hartford @ Moss Farm Leisure Complex, Moss Lane, Winnington,CW8 4BG.
Holmes Chapel Hurricanes @ Holmes Chapel High School 3G, Selkirk Drive, CW4 7DX.
Knowsley South @ Kirkby Volair 3G, Cherryfield Drive, L32 8SA.
Newton Athletic @ Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, CH2 1PR.
Winnington Avenue ’94 @ Moss Farm Leisure Complex, Moss Lane, Winnington,CW8 4BG.

Chester & Wirral. (19/20)

Sutton Athletic @ Ellesmere Port Sports Village, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9LB.

Combined Counties. (19/20).

Ascot Utd @ The Racecourse Gd, Winkfield Rd, Ascot , SL5 7LJ.
Deportivo Galicia @ Bedfont Sports Rec Gd , Hatton Rd, TW14 9JR.(Bedfont Sports FC).
Jersey Bulls @ Springfield Stadium, Janvrin Road, St Helier, JE2 4LF.
Sutton Common Rovers @ The Borough Sports Gd, Gander Green Lane, Sutton. SM1 2EY. (Sutton Utd).
Walton & Hersham @ Elmbridge Sports Hub, Waterside Drive, KT12 2JP.

Coventry Alliance. (19/20).

Woodlands WMC @ The Oval, Coventry Rd, Bedworth , CV12 8NN.

Cumberland County. (19/20).

Bransty Rangers @ Lakes College 3G, Hallwood Rd, Workington, CA14 4JN. (SOME)
Workington Athletic @ Lakes College 3G, Hallwood Rd, Workington, CA14 4JN.

Devon Football League ( 19/20 )

Exwick Villa @ Exeter College’s Exwick Sports Hub, Ennerdale Way, off Exwick Road, Exeter EX4 2BQ.
Paignton Saints @ Paignton Community Sports Academy, Waterleat Rd, TQ3 3WA.
Paignton Villa @ South Devon College , Eight Acre Drive, TQ4 7TP.
Roselands @ South Devon College , Eight Acre Drive, TQ4 7TP.

Dorset Premier League . (19/20).

Dorchester Sports @ @ The Avenue, Weymouth Avenue, DT1 2RY. (Dorchester Town).


East Midlands. (19/20).

Eastwood Community FC @ PlaySoccer USA 3G, Chewton St, Eastwood, NG16 3HB.

East Riding County (19/20).

AFC Bilton @ Andrew Marvel School, Barham Rd, Hull, HU9 4EE.
Bridlington Rovers @ Bridlington Sports Centre, Gypsy Rd, YO16 4AY.
Harchester United @ Malet Lambert School, James Reckitt Ave, Hull, HU8 0JD.
Hull Athletic @ Hull Uni’ 3G (Rugby pitch), Inglemire Lane, Hull, HU6 7TS.
Malt Shovel @ Sirius Academy 3G, Pickering Rd, Hull, HU4 7AE.
National Amateurs @ Hull Uni’ 3G (Rugby pitch), Inglemire Lane, Hull, HU6 7TS.
Queens County @ Kingswood Academy , Bransholme, HU7 4WP.
St George @ Kingswood Academy , Bransholme, HU7 4WP.
Souths @ South Holderness School 3G @ Station Rd, Preston, HU12 8UZ.
West Hull Amateurs @ Kelvin Hall 3G, Bricknell Ave, Hull, HU54 4QH.

Eastern Counties. (19/20).

Haverhill Borough @ The New Croft , (Pitch 2), Chalkstone Way. CB9 OBW. (Not always on 3G !).
Newmarket Town @ Cricket Field Rd, CB8 8BT.

Essex (19/20 ).

Clapton @ Parkside, Park Lane, RM15 4PX.
Enfield 1893 @ Harlow Arena , Barrows Farm, Elizabeth Way, CM19 5BE.
Hashtag United @ Coles Park Stadium, White Hart Lane. N17 7JN.
Woodford @ Harlow Arena , Barrows Farm, Elizabeth Way, CM19 5BE.

Essex Alliance. (19/20).

East Ham Inter @ Noak Hill Sports Centre 3G , Noak Hill Rd, RM3 7YA.
FC Petrocub @ Noak Hill Sports Centre 3G , Noak Hill Rd, RM3 7YA.
London Park City @ Seven Kings High School, 494 Ley St, Ilford, IG2 7BT.
Upshire Forest @ Townmead Leisure Park 3G, Brookes Rd, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JH.

Essex Olympian .(19/20).

Canning Town @ West Ham Community 3G, 60a , Albatross Close, LE6 5NX.
Catholic United @ Len Salmon Stadium, Crown Ave, Pitsea, SS13 2BE.
Chingfprd Athletic @ Townmead Leisure Park 3G, Brookes Rd, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JH.
Lakeside @ Lakeside Sports Gd 3G , Arterial Rd, Thurrock , RM16 6DN.
Old Barkabbeyans @ Barking Abbey Comprehensive 3G, Old Rd, Barking, IG118UF.
Shenfield @ St Martins School 3G, Hanging Hill Lane, CM13 2HG.
White Ensign @ Len Forge Centre, Eastwoodbury Lane, Southend, SS2 6UD.

Gloucestershire County.(19/20).

Rockleaze Rangers @ UWE 4G , Hillside Gardens, Filton Rd, Hambrook, BS16 1QG.

Gloucestershire (Northern Section) (19/20).

Andoversford @ The Hub AWP, Winchcombe School, Greet Rd, GL54 5LB.
Winchombe Town @ The Hub AWP, Winchcombe School, Greet Lane, GL54 5LB.

Guildford & Woking Alliance. (19/20).

Bourne Blades Seniors @ Weydon School 4G, Weydon Lane, Farnham, GU9 8UH.
Deepcut Community @ Samuel Cody School 3G, Ballantyre Rd Farnborough, GU14 8SN.
Sunnninghill @ Matthew Arnold School 3G, Kingston Rd, Staines, TW18 1PR.
Woking Corinthians @ Winston Churchill School, Hermitage Rd, St Johns, GU21 8TL.

Guernsey. (19/20).

Rangers AFC @ KGV Playing Field, Rue Cohu, GY5 7TQ.

Halifax & District. (19/20)

Illingworth St Marys @ Trinity Academy, Holdsworth Rd, HX2 9T2.
Shelf United @ Lightcliffe academy 3G, Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, HX3 8TL.

Harrogate & District. (19/20).

Hampsthwaite FC @ Rossett School 4G, Green Lane, Pannal Ash Rd, Harrogate, HG2 9PH.
Hampsthwaite Utd @ St John Fisher School 3G, Hookstone Drive, Harrogate, HG2 8PT.
Harrogate Utd @ St John Fisher School 3G, Hookstone Drive, Harrogate, HG2 8PT.

Hellenic. (19/20).

Chalvey Sports @ Arbour Park, Stoke Rd, Slough, SL2 5AY.

Hereford Lads Club @ Widemarsh Common, Hereford. HR4 9NA.

Hereford Pegasus @ Old School Lane , Hereford, HR1 1EX.

Malvern Town @  Langland Stadium, Langland Avenue, Malvern, WR14 2EQ.

Pegasus Juniors @ Old School Lane, Hereford , HR1 1EX.


Bush Hill Rangers @ Enfield PF 3G, Donkey Lane, Enfield, EN1 3PL.
Ware Sports @ Wodson Park, Wadesmill Rd, Ware , SG12 0RB.

Humber Premier. (19/20).

Chalk Lane @ Hull University 3G , Ingelmire Lane, Hull, HU6 7TS.
Hedon Rangers @ South Holderness Tech , Station Road, Preston, HU12 8UZ.
Hessle Rangers @ Wolfreton School 3G, Well Lane, Willerby, HU10 6ER.
Hull United @ Steve Prescott Centre, Temple St, Hull, HU5 1AD.
Kingfields @ Steve Prescott Centre, Temple St, Hull, HU5 1AD.
Reckitts @ Hull University 3G , Ingelmire Lane, Hull, HU6 7TS.
Sculcoates Am’s @ St Marys Sports College 3G, Cranbrook Avenue, Hull, HU6 7TN.
South Cave Utd @ South Hunsley School 3G, Dale Rd, Melton, HU14 3HS.

St Marys @ St Marys Sports College 3G, Cranbrook Avenue, Hull. HU6 7TN.

I Zingari Combination. (19/20).

F C Garston @ Childwall Lifestyles 3G.
Liverpool Homeless @ Jeffrey Humble PF 3G, Long Lane , L9 6AG.

Isle of Man. (19/20).

Governors Athletic @ Bemahague, St Ninians High School 3G, Ballaquayle Rd , IM3 4AW.
St Marys @ Douglas Bowl, Pulrose Road , IM2 1AD.

Islington Midweek. (19/20).
2 AWP’s , games on Mons, Tues, Weds & Thursday evenings.

At Market Rd Astro 1 & 2 , Market Road, Islington, N7 9PL.

Isthmian . (19/20).

AFC Sudbury @ Wardale Williams Stadium, Brundon Lane, CO10 7HN.
Ashford Utd @ Holmelands, Ashford Rd, Kingsnorth, TN26 1NJ.
Aveley @ Parkside, Park Lane, RM15 4PX.
Bedfont Sports @ Hatton Rd 3G, Bedfont, TW14 8JA.
Bowers and Pitsea @ Len Salmon Stadium, Crown Ave, Pitsea, SS13 2BE.
Bracknell Town @ Larges Lane, RG12 9AN.
Carshalton Athletic @ War Memorial Sports Gd, Colston Avenue, SM5 2PW.
Cray Wanderers @ Hayes Lane, BR2 9EF.(Bromley FC).
Grays Athletic @ Parkside, Park Lane, RM15 4PX.
Haringey Borough @ Coles Park Stadium, White Hart Lane. N17 7JN.
Harlow Town @ Barrows Farm,(AKA Harlow Arena),Elizabeth Way,CM19 5BE.
Horsham @ Hop Oast Stadium, off Worthing Rd, RH13 0AX.
Margate @ Hartsdown Park, Hartsdown Rd, CT95 5QZ.
Sevenoaks Town @ Mill Lane, BR1 1QQ.
Ware @ Wodson Park, Wadesmill Rd, SG12 0UQ.
Whyteleafe @ Church Rd, CR3 0AR.
Worthing FC @ ‘Woodside’, Woodside Rd, BN14 7HQ.

Jersey. (19/20).

Springfield Stadium, Janvrin Road, St Helier, JE2 4LF.
Springfield used by Jersey Bulls of the CoCo but odd league / cup games here still occur esp midweek.

Kent County . (19/20).

Burgess Hodgson @ Gilhams Field, Simon Langton GS for Boys, Nackington Rd, Canterbury, CT4 7AS.
Danson Sports @ Mayplace PF, Perry St, Crayford, DA1 4RB.
Halls F C @ Princes Park 3G, Grassbanks, DA1 1RT.
Ide Hill @ Wrotham School 3G, Borough Gren Rd, Sevenoaks, TN15 7RD.
Lokomotiv Canterbury @ Gilhams Field, Simon Langton GS for Boys, Nackington Rd, Canterbury, CT4 7AS.

Lancs Amateur. (19/20).

Howe Bridge Mills @ Howe Bridge Sports Centre, Eckersley Fold Lane, Howe Bridge, Atherton, M46 0PJ.
Failsworth Dynamos @ Failsworth Soccer Centre,Brierley Ave, M35 9HA.
Mostonians @ Vestacare AKA Whitebank Stadium, White Bank Rd, OL8 3JH.

Lancs & Cheshire Amateur . (19/20).

Abacus Media @ Cardinal Langley R C S 3G, Rochdale Rd, Middleton, M24 2GL.
AFC Oldham @ Tameside Stadium 3G, Richmond St, Ashton U Lyne, OL7 9HQ.
Dukinfield Athletic @ Astley Sports Village 4G, Yew Tree Lane, Dukinfield, SK16 5BL
Hadfield Athletic @ Glossopdale Community College 3G,Newshaw Lane, Hadfield, SK13 2DA.
Irlam Tiger, Irlam High School 3G, 43 Bradburn Rd, M44 5ZD.
Manchester Polonia @ Dean Trust Ardwick, 345 Stockport Rd, M13 0LF.
Moston Brook @ Manchester Creative & Media Academy, Hinchley Rd, Blackley, 4G, M9 7SS.
Milton @ Heywood Sports Complex, West Starkey St, OL10 4TN.
Santos @ Oldham Academy, N Broadway, Royton, OL2 5DD.(13-00 kick offs).
Salford Victoria @ Salford Sports Village,Littleton Rd, Salford, M7 3NQ. (13-00 kick offs).
Signol Athletic @ Stockport Sports Village (P10), Lambeth Grove.SK6 1QX.
Signol OB @ Stockport Sports Village (P10), Lambeth Grove.SK6 1QX.
Village Manchester @ Trinity Sports Centre , Boundary Lane, Manchester, M16 6HP.
Waterloo @ Wright Robinson Sports College, Abbey Hey Lane, Gorton, MI8 8RL.

Leicestershire Senior. (19/20)

Rugby Borough @ Rugby Town Juniors , Kilsby Lane, CV21 4PN.

Lincolnshire. (19/20).

Hykeham Town @ Priory City of Lincoln Academy, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln, LN6 0EP.

Liverpool County Premier . (19/20).

Alumni @ Jericho Lane 3G, Jericho Lane, L17 5AR.
Bankfield OB @ Simpson Ground 3G, Hillfoot Rd, L25 7UJ.
Bernie Mays @ Liverpool Soccer Centre 3G, Walton Hall Avenue , L4 9XP.
Botanic @ Tiber St 3G, Liverpool, L8 0TP
BRNESC @ Jeffrey Humble PF 3G, Long Lane , L9 6AG.
East Villa @ Jeffrey Humble PF 3G, Long Lane , L9 6AG.
Edge Hill Boys Club O B @ Wavertree 3G(P1), Wellington Rd, L15 4LE.
Kirkby Town @ Volair 3G, Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby, L32 8SA.
Liver Academy @ St John Bosco, 61 Storrington Ave, L11 9AQ.
Liverpool Hibernia @ Heron Eccles Hub, Abbotshey Ave, L18 7HZ.
Marshalls Roby @ Heron Eccles Hub, Abbotshey Ave, L18 7HZ.
MSB Woolton @ Simpson Ground 3G, Hillfoot Rd, L25 7UJ.
Page Celtic @ Lord Darby Academy, Seel Rd, Huyton, L36 6DG.
Pilchy @ Jeffrey Humble PF 3G, Long Lane , L9 6AG.
Red Rum @ Jeffrey Humble PF 3G, Long Lane , L9 6AG.
River Juniors @ Liverpool Soccer Centre 3G, Walton Hall Avenue , L4 9XP.
Roma @ Liverpool Soccer Centre 3G, Walton Hall Avenue , L4 9XP.
Sefton Athletic @ Jeffrey Humble PF 3G, Long Lane , L9 6AG.
The Empress @ Tiber St 3G, Liverpool, L8 0TP.
The Lute @ Jeffrey Humble PF 3G, Long Lane , L9 6AG.
Waterloo Dock @ Anfield Community 3G, @ Lower Breck Rd, L6 0AG.
Waterloo GSOB @ Jeffrey Humble PF 3G, Long Lane , L9 6AG.

NB.Saturday games at all venues are staggered generally 13-00 & 15-00.

Also throughout the season odd Tuesday night games (20-00) are played at the Liverpool County FA 3G.

All league teams have games scheduled.

Liverpool I Zingari Combination. (19/20.)

FC Garston @ Childwall Lifestyles 3G.

Liverpool Old Boys Amateur. (19/20).

Collegiate O B @ Jeffrey Humble PF 3G, Long Lane , L9 6AG.
FC Salle @ St John Bosco, 61 Storrington Ave, L11 9AQ.
Jaguar Rovers @ Simpson Ground 3G, Hillfoot Rd, L25 7UJ.
KCCOB @ Simpson Ground 3G, Hillfoot Rd, L25 7UJ.
Mexoc @ Heron Eccles Hub, Abbotshey Ave, L18 7HZ.
Mossley Hill @ Heron Eccles Hub, Abbotshey Ave, L18 7HZ.
Netherley Athletic @ Simpson Ground 3G, Hillfoot Rd, L25 7UJ.
Rhein @ Heron Eccles Hub, Abbotshey Ave, L18 7HZ.
St Margarets @ Heron Eccles Hub, Abbotshey Ave, L18 7HZ.
Sacre Coeur @ Jeffrey Humble PF 3G, Long Lane , L9 6AG.
South Mersey @ Simpson Ground 3G, Hillfoot Rd, L25 7UJ.
Valley Boys @ Jeffrey Humble PF 3G, Long Lane , L9 6AG.

London Legal . (19/20).

All teams play on 3G. Mon,Tues,Wed & Thursday evening.

Main venue .

Douglas Eyre, Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HE.

London League. (19/20)

2 grounds (at mo) which stage a Midweek Summer & a Midweek Winter League & Cup Competition and a Winter Weekend League competition.
(Pitches booked for 90 mins so length of game varies).

Capital City Academy, Doyle Gardens, Willesden, NW10 3ST.

Paddington Rec Gd, Maida Vale, W9 1PD.

Manchester .(19/20).

Altrincham Hale @ Blessed Thomas Halford 3G, Urban Rd, WA15 8HT.
Beechfield Utd @ Salford Sports Village (Pitch 1) ,Littleton Rd, Salford, M7 3NQ.
Bolton Lads & Girls Club @ BLGC Sports Facility 3G , Hacken Bridge Rd, Darcy Lever, BL3 1SD.
Bolton United @ Tempest Rd, Chew Moor, BL6 4EP. (Ladybridge FC).
East Manchester @ Wright Robinson College (Pitch 1), Abbey Hey Lane, Gorton, M18 8RL.
Govan Athletic @ Platt Lane 3G ( Pitch 1) Yew Tree Rd, M14 7UU.
Heyside @ Crompton House C of E School 3G, Rochdale Rd, OL2 7HS.
Hollinwood @ Wright Robinson College (Pitch 2), Abbey Hey Lane, Gorton, M18 8RL.
Leigh Athletic @ Leigh Sports Village, Atherleigh Way, WN7 4JY.
Manchester Gregorians @ Belle Vue Sports Village, Kirkmanshulme Lane, M12 4TF.
Middleton Colts @ Hopwood Hall College 3G, Rochdale Rd, Middleton, M24 6XH.
Royton Town @ Oldham Academy North,Broadway, Royton, OL2 5BE.
Tintwistle Athletic @ Glossopdale Community College 3G,Newshaw Lane, Hadfield, SK13 2DA.

Manchester Saturday Morning. (19/20).

AFC Middleton @ Manchester Creative Academy , Hinchley Rd, M9 7SS.

Hewlett @ Trinity Sports Centre 3G, Boundary Lane, M16 6HP.
Manchester Medics @ Chorlton High School, Nell Lane, M21 7SL.

4 x others play at facilities with grass & 3G , Alkrington (Hopwood Hall College),  , Eastlands (Droylsden Academy) , Medlock Rangers (Wright Robinson College) & North Manchester Athletic (East Manchester Academy)

Mid Lancs. (19/20).

F C Bolton @ ESSA Academy 3G, Lever Edge Rd, BL3 3HH.
International All Stars @ Brownedge School 3G, Station Rd, PR5 6PB.

Mid Somerset.(19/20).

FC Lantokay @ Strode College 3G, 8 Street Drove, Street, BA16 0AB.

Somer Valley Sports @ Somervale School, Redfield Rd, Midsomer Norton. BA3 2JD.

Mid Sussex. (19/20).

Eastbourne Rangers @ Eastbourne Sports Pk 3G, Cross Levels Way, Hampden Pk, BN21 2UF.

Middlesex . (19/20)

Camden & Islington @ Market Rd 3G, Islington, N7 9PZ.
Ealing Town @ ”Club des Sports”, Park Club, East Acton Lane, W3 7HB.
Heston Bombers @ Hillingdon Athletics Stadium 4G, Gatting Way, Park Rd, UB8 1ES.
Kinja @ Ark Academy , Forty Ave, Wembley, HA9 9JR.
Lampton Park @ Middlesex FA Gd, Rectory Park, Northolt, UB5 6ED.
London Elite @ Middlesex FA Gd, Rectory Park, Northolt, UB5 6ED.
South Kilburn @ Capital City Academy 3G, Doyle Gardens, Willesden, NW10 3ST.
Speedy Utd @ Middlesex FA Gd, Rectory Park, Northolt, UB5 6ED.
The Wilberforce Wanderers @ New River Sports Centre, White Hart Lane, Wood Green, N22 5QW,
Yeading Town @ Brunel Uni’ 3G, 100 Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PW.

Midland . (19/20)

Boldmere St Michaels @ Trevor Brown Memorial Gd, Church Rd,Boldmere, B73 5RY.
Castle Vale Town @ Vale Stadium, Farnborough Rd, B35 7EH.
Chelmsley Tpwn @ Pack Meadow, Packington Lane, B46 3JJ.
Coventry United @ Butts Park Arena, Butts Rd, Spon End, CV1 3GE.
Lichfield City @ Brownsfield Rd, WS13 6AY.
Paget Rangers @ SCT FC, Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1NL.
Romulus @ Vale Stadium, Farnborough Rd, B35 7EH.
Sporting Khalsa @ Aspray Arena, Noose Lane, Willenhall, WV13 3BB.
Stafford Town @ Evans Park, Riverway, ST16 3TH.
Wolverhampton L V Sport @ Walsall Sports Campus , Gorway Road, Walsall. WS1 3BD.


Bromley , @ Hayes Lane, BR2 9EF.
Dorking Wanderers @ Meadowbank ,Mill Lane, RH4 1SX.
Eastbourn Borough @ Priory Lane, BN23 7QH.
Harrogate Town @ Wetherby Rd, HG2 7SA.
Maidstone United @ The Gallagher Stadium, James Whatman Way, ME14 1LQ.
Oxford City @ Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, OX3 0NQ.
Slough Town @ Arbour Park, Stoke Rd, SL25AY.
Sutton Utd @ The Borough Sports Gd, Gander Green Lane, Sutton. SM1 2EY.

North Lancs. (19/20).

College F C @ Lancaster & Morecambe College 3G, Morecambe Rd, Lancaster, LA1 2TY.

North Riding League. (19/20) .

Stockton West End @ North Shore Health Academy, Talbot St, Stockton, TS20 2AY
Yarm & Eaglescliffe @ Conyers School 3G, Green Lane , Yarm. TS15 9ET

North West Counties. (19/20).

AVRO F C @ Vestacare (Whitebank) Stadium, Whitebank Rd, OL8 3JH.
AFC Darwen @ Anchor Ground , Anchor Rd, BB3 0BB.
Lower Breck @ Anfield Sports Community Centre 3G, Lower Breck Rd, L6 0AG.
Oswestry Town @ The Venue, Burma Rd, (TNS) SY11 4AS.
Pilkingtons @ Ruskin Drive Sports Gd, WA10 6RP.
St Helens @ Ruskin Drive Sports Gd, WA10 6RP.
St Martins @ The Venue, Burma Rd, SY11 4AS.

Skelmersdale Utd @ JMO Sports Park, Liverpool Rd, Skelmersdale. WN8 8BX.
Stockport Town @ Stockport Sports Village, Lambeth Grove, Woodley, SK6 1QX.

Northants Combination. (19/20)

Moulton @ Brunting Rd 3G, NN3 7QF.

Northern . (19/20).

Consett @ New Belle Vue Stadium, Delves Lane, DH8 7BF. .
Stockton Town @ Bishopton Rd West, TS19 0QD.
West Allotment Celtic @ Druid Park, Ponteland Rd, Woolsington, NE13 8DF.

Northern Alliance. (19/20

Bedlington FC @ Bedlington High School, Palace Rd, NE22 7DS.
Wallsend Boys Club @ Kirkley Park, Rheydt Avenue , Wallsend , NE28 8SX.
Whitley Bay Sporting Club @ Valley Gardens Middle School, Whitley Bay, NE25 9AQ,

Northern Premier . (19/20).

Basford Utd @ Mill St P F, Greenwich Avenue, Nottingham, NG6 0LD.
Buxton @ Silverlands, SK17 6QH.
Hyde United @ Ewen Fields, Walker Lane, SK14 5PL.
Scarborough Athletic @ Scarborough Sports Village, 5 Ashburn Rd, YO11 2JW.
Sutton Coldfield Town @ Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1NL.
Widnes @ Select Security Stadium, Lower House Lane, Widnes, WA8 7DZ.

Nottingham Senior.(19/20).

F C Cavaliers @ The Forest Sports Zone 3G, Gregory Boulevard. NG7 6GB.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers @ Greenwich Avenue , Nottingham, NG6 OLD. (Basford Utd).

Peterborough & District. (19/20).

Netherton United @ The Grange 3G, off Charlotte Way, PE3 9ES.
Premiair @ Bushfield Sports Centre Astro , Orton Centre, Peterborough, PE2 5RQ.

Plymouth & W Devon Comb. (19/20).

Belgrave @ Manadon Sports & Community Hub, St Peters Rd, Plymouth, PL5 3DF.
D C Auto Repair @ Tavistock College 3G, PL19 9EA.
Millbridge 1st’s @ Devonport High School, Paradise Rd, PL1 5QP.

Morley Rangers @ Plymstock School 3G, Church Rd, PL9 9AZ(Some on grass).
Plymouth Vaults @ Plymstock School 3G, Church Rd, PL9 9AZ.
Tavistock Rovers @ Tavistock College 3G, PL19 9EA.

St Piran League. (19/20).

Saltash Borough @ Saltmilll Park 3G, Saltash ,PL12 6LG.

Sevenoaks & District. (19/20).

AFC Orpington @ Charles Darwin Leisure 3G, Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, TN16 3AU.
FC Revo @ St Gregorys School 3G, Reynolds Lane, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9XL.
Tatsfield Rovers @ Charles Darwin Leisure 3G, Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, TN16 3AU.

Sheffield County Senior. (19/20).

AFC Dronfield @ Gosforth Fields Sports Ass’, Bubnell Rd, S18 8NP. (Grass is available).
Burngreave @ Fir Vale Academy 3G, Owler Lane, Sheffield , SD4 8GB.
Ecclesfield Red Rose @ Chaucer School 3G,Wordsworth Avenue ,Sheff, S5 8NH.(Grass available but poor pitch).

High Green Villa @ St Georges Park (Graves), Bochum Parkway, Sheffield, S8 8JR.

Sheffield & D Fair Play .(19/20).

10-30 Kick Offs Sat mornings.

Hillsborough Pumas Seniors @ Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield, S5 6AE.
Sheffield Park Rangers @ Goodwin Sports Centre, Northumberland Rd, Sheffield, S10 2TY.
Whitehomes @ St Georges Park (Graves), Bochum Parkway, Sheffield, S8 8JR.


Shropshire Premier.(19/20).

Madeley Sports @ Phoenix Leisure Club, Manor Rd, Little Dawley, TF4 3DZ.

South West Peninsula. (19/20).

Plymouth Marjon @ Uni’ of St Mark & St John (AKA Marjon), Derriford Rd, Plymouth, PL6 8BH.

Southern . (19/20).

Basingstoke Town @ Hampshire FA Complex, Winklebury Way, Basingstoke, RG23 8BF.( ? Till then at Winchester City).
Bedworth Utd @ The Oval, Coventry Rd, CV12 8NN.
Cirencester @ Corinium Stadium, Kingshill Lane, GL7 1HS.
Coleshill Town @ Pack Meadow, Packington Lane, B46 3JJ.
Dorchester Town @ The Avenue, Weymouth Avenue, DT1 2RY.
Hendon @ Silver Jubilee Park, Townsend Lane, NW9 7NE.
Merthyr Town @ Penydarren Park, Park Terrace ,CF47 8RF.
Redditch Utd @ The Valley, Bromsgrove Rd, B97 4RV.
Rushall Olympic @ Dales Lane, Rushall, WS4 1LJ.
Tamworth @ The Lamb, Kettlebrook, B77 1AA.
Walton Casuals @ Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub, Waterside Drive, Walton, KT12 2JG.
Yaxley @ In2itive Park, Leading Drove, PE7 3NA.

Southern Combination, (19/20).

Lancing @ Culver Road, Lancing, BN15 9AX.
Montpelier Villa @ Sussex Uni’ 3G, Falmer, Brighton , BN1 9RH.
Steyning Town @ The Shooting Field, BN44 3RP.

Southern Counties East. (19/20).

Chatham Town @ The Stadium, 174 Maidstone Rd, Chatham, ME4 6LR.
Fisher @ St Pauls Sports Gd, Salter Rd, SE16 5EF.
Greenways @ Cobdown, Station Rd, Aylesford, ME20 6AU. (K Sports).
K Sports @ Cobdown, Station Rd, Aylesford, ME20 6AU.
Kennington @ Holmelands, Ashford Rd, Kingsnorth, TN26 1NJ.

Spartan South Midlands. (19/20).
Brimsdown @ Wodson Park, Wadesmill Rd, Ware, SG12 0UQ. (Ware FC).
Crawley Green @ The Brache, Gipsy Lane, Luton, LU1 3JH.
Edgware Town @ Silver Jubilee Park, Townsend Lane, Kingsbury, NW9 7NE.
Park View @ New River Stadium , White Hart Lane, Wood Green, N22 5QW.
Rayners Lane @ Tithe Farm Sports And Social Club, 151 Rayners Lane, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 0XH.

Staffs County. (19/20)

Eastwood Hanley @ Northwood Stadium 3G, Keelings Rd, ST1 6PA.
Keele Uni @ Uni Sports Centre. ST5 5BG (Call to confirm pitch and K O).

Surrey Elite Intermediate. (19/20).

AFC Cubo @ Southfields Academy @ 333 Merton Rd, SW18 5JU.
Lyne @ The Racecourse Gd, Winkfield Rd, Ascot , SL5 7LJ. (Ascot FC).
Royal Holloway OB @ RH University Sports Centre 4G , Prune Hill, Egham, TW20 9TR,

Surrey South Eastern Combination. (19/20).

AFC Tooting Bec @ Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Rd, Malden, SM4 6BF.( Tooting & Mitcham back pitch).

Swindon & District. (19/20).

North Swindon WMC @ Gerard Buxton 3G, Brinkworth Rd, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 8DS.

Taunton & District. (19/20).

Castlemoat @ Castle School Sports Centre 3G, Wellington Rd, Taunton, TA1 5AU.
Gamlington Dragons @ Castle School Sports Centre 3G, Wellington Rd, Taunton, TA1 5AU.
Middlezoy Rovers Athletic @ Bridgwater Academy. TA6 4QY.
Storgursey @ Bridgwater Academy. TA6 4QY. .
White Eagles @ Castle School Sports Centre 3G, Wellington Rd, Taunton, TA1 5AU.

Internal Cups (5 cups) most games are played midweek on 2 artificial pitches .The 2 venues are – Bridgwater College Academy Artificial,Bridgwater. TA6 4QY. and Castle School Sports Centre 3G, Wellington Rd, Taunton, TA1 5AU.
(Usually Weds / Fridays ).

League K/O Cup @ Bridgwater Academy.
Seward Cup @ Castle School Sports Centre,
Rowbarton Cup.
Gardner Security Trophy.
West Somerset Bowl.

Thames Valley Premier. (19 / 20).

Berks County @ Ryeish Green Sports Hub, Hyde End Rd, Ryeish Green, RG7 1ER.

Maidenhead Town @ Bisham Abbey Sports Centre 3G, Marlow Rd, Bisham, SL7 1RR.

Trelawny .(19/20).

Falmouth United @ Penryn College 3G, Kernick Rd, Penryn, TR10 8PZ.

United Counties .(19/20).

Aylestone Park @ Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TG.(Available but main pitch is grass).
Harborough Town @ Northampton Rd , Market Harborough, LE16 9HF.
Quorn @ Farley Way Stadium, LE12 8PE.

Warrington & D.(19/20).

Halewood Apollo @ Halewood Academy 3G, The Avenue, Halewood, L26 1UU. (Grass or 3G. TBA PRE MATCH).
New Street F C @ Rainhill High School, Warrington Rd. Rainhill L35 6NY

Widnes Dragons @ Ormiston Chadwick Academy 3G, Liverpool Rd, Widnes , WA8 7HU..

Wearside. (19/20).

Darlington Town @ Eastbourne Sorts Complex, Bourne Ave, Darlington, DL1 1LJ.
Durham Utd @ New Ferens Pk, Belmont Industrial Estate, , DH1 1GG.

Welsh Premier (19/20).

The New Saints @ The Venue, Burma Rd, SY11 4AS.

Wessex. (19/20).

AFC Stoneham @ Monks Brook, Stoneham Lane Complex, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, SO50 9NW.  Need to register to enter Mad complete the link here . Mad.
Alton FC @ Anstey Pk, Anstey Lane, GU34 2NB.
Hamworthy Utd @ County Gd, Blandford Close, BH15 4BF.

West Cheshire. (19/20).

Mallaby @ Wirral Tennis Centre , Valley Rd, Birkenhead, CH41 7EJ.
Marshalls @ Heron Eccles 3G, Abbotshey Av, Allerton, L18 7JT.
Mersey Royal @ Wirral Tennis Centre , Valley Rd, Birkenhead, CH41 7EJ.
Neston Nomads @ Vauxhall Motors 3G , Rivacre Rd, CH66 1NJ.
Rainhill @ Prescot Leisure Centre, 119 Warrington Rd, Prescot, L35 5AD.
Redgate Rovers @ JMO Sports Park, Liverpool Rd, Skelmersdale, WN8 8BX.

Richmond Raith Rovers @ St John Bosco, 61 Storrington Avenue, L11 9AQ.
South Liverpool @ Jericho Lane Sports Hub, Otterspool Drive, Liverpool, L17 5AR.

Willaston @ Vauxhall Motors 3G, Rivacre Rd, CH66 1NJ.


West Lancs.  (19/20)

Fulwood Amateurs @ Uni’ of Central Lancashire 3G, Tom Benson Way, Preston, PR21 1SG.


West Midlands. (19/20).

Dudley Town @ Aspray Arena, Noose Lane, Willenhall, WV13 3BB. (Sporting Khalsa).
Team Dudley @ Priory Road, Dudley, DY1 4AD.


Western League. (19/20).

Keynsham Town @ Crown Fields, Bristol Rd, BS31 2BE.
Lebeq United @ Oaklands Park , Gloucester Rd, Almondsbury.BS32 4AG.
Roman Glass St George @ Oaklands Park , Gloucester Rd, Almondsbury.BS32 4AG.


Weston Super Mare & D. (19/20).

West Wick @ Worle School 3G, Redwing Drive, W S M, BS22 8XX.
Weston Town @ Worle School 3G, Redwing Drive, W S M, BS22 8XX.

West Yorkshire. (19/20).

Ilkley Town @ Ben Rhydding Sports Club, Leeds Rd, Ilkley, LS29 8AW.

Yeovil & District. (19/20).

AFC Strode @ Strode College 3G, Street, BA16 0AB.

York League. (19/20).

Brooklyn F C @ Malton Community Sports Centre, YO17 7BP.
Civil Service @ York 6th Form College 3G, Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe, YO23 2BB.
F1 Racing @ York St John Uni 3G, Haxby Rd, York, YO31 8TA.
Walnut Tree FC & York St Johns also at York St John Uni. (3G or Grass).

Yorkshire Amateur (19/20).

Athletico @ Bradford Academy, John Craig Centre, Teasdale St, Bradford, BD4 7QJ.
Gildersome Sporte OB @ Bruntcliffe High School, Bruntcliffe Rd, Morley, LS27 0LZ.
Morley Town @ Batley Sports & Tennis Centre, Windmill Lane, WF17 0QD.
Sandal Wanderers @ Kettlethorpe High School 3G, Standbridge Lane ,Sandal, WE2 7EL.
St Bedes OB @ Southfield Grange School 4G, Haycliffe Lane, Bradford, BD5 9ET.
Stanley United @ WRCFA 3G,Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, LS26 8NX.
Thornesians @ Kettlethorpe High School 3g , Standridge Lane, Sandal, WF2 7EL.
Toller @ Thornton Rec Centre, Leaventhorpe Lane, BD12 3BH.
Trinity ASCOB @ Leeds Beckett Uni’ 4G, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QZ.

Yorkshire Christian. (19/20)

Hull Saints @ Kelvin Hall School 3G, Bucknell Ave, Hull, HU5 4QH.
York Elim @ York College 4G, Sim Balk Lane,Askham, York, YO23 2BB.


NORTHERN IRELAND, (2019/2020).

Ballymena & Provincial. (19/20).

Antrim Rovers @ Allen Park 3G, Antrim. BT41 4NA.
Carrick Athletic @ Carrick 3G, Taylors Ave, BT38 7HF.
Cookstown Youth @ Mid Ulster Sports Arena , 47 Tullywiggan Rd. Cookstown, BT80 8SG.
FC Whiteabbey @ UU Jordanstown 4G. BT37 0QB.
Wakehurst @ Ballymena Showgrounds 3G. Warden St, BT43 7DR.

Irish League. (19/20).

Annagh Utd @ 184 Tandragee Rd, Portadown, BT62 3BX.
Ards @ Clandeboye Park, Clandeboye Rd, BT20 3JT.
Armagh City @ Holm Park, Newry Rd, Armagh BT60 1JD.
Cliftonville @ Solitude , Cliftonville Parade, Belfast , BT14 6LQ.
Crusaders @ Seaview, Shore Rd, Belfast, BT15 3PL.
Institute @ Brandywell, 155 Lone Moor Rd, Londonderry, BT48 9LA.
Larne @ Inver Park, Inver Rd, BT40 3BW.
Moyola Park @ Mill Meadows, Bridge St, Castledawson, BT45 8EB.
Newington Youth @ Solitude , Cliftonville Parade, Belfast, BT14 6LQ (Cliftonville FC)

Mid Ulster. (19/20).

Banbridge Rangers @ Cheney Park AWP, Next to Banbridge Town F C.
Dungannon Tigers @ Joe McAree Stadium, Back Lane, Mullaghanagh, B71 7AY.
Glenavy Youth @ Crumlin Leisure Centre AWP, Main Rd, BT29 4UP.
Markethill Swifts @ Kilcuney 3G, Mowhan Rd, Markethill.
St Marys @ Annagh Utd AWP, Tandragee Rd, Portadown.
Windmill Stars @ Holm Park, Newry Rd, Armagh, BT60 1JD.

Northern Amateur. (19/20).

Ballysillan Swifts @ Ballysillan Leisure Centre, Ballysillan Rd, Belfast, BT14 7QR.
Beann Mhadaghain @ Valley Leisure Centre 3G, Church Rd, Newtonabbery, BT36 7LJ.
Crumlin Stars @ Cliftonville PF 3G, Cliftonville Rd, Belfast, BT14 6LE.
Greenisland @ Glenkeen Ave 3G, Greeenisland, BT38 8ST.
Iveagh Utd @ Brook Activity Centre , Summerhill Rd, Dunmurry, BT17 0RL.
Lower Shankhill @ Hammer PF 3G, Agnes St, Belfast, BT13 1GG.
Realta Na Cromoige @ Ozone 4G , Ormeau Park, Belfast, BT6 8LT.
Shankhill @ Hammer PF 3G, Agnes St, Belfast, BT13 1GG.
St Lukes @ Brook Activity Centre , Summerhill Rd, Dunmurry, BT17 0RL.
St Marys @ Valley Leisure Centre 3G, Church Rd, Newtonabbery, BT36 7LJ.


Sunday Divisions of course. Saturday divisions in the Republic contain many reserves sides of teams in Sunday leagues.

FAI Approved AWP –

Athletic Union. (19/20).

Ely Woodlawn @ Sportslink 3G / Grass, Furry Park, Swords Rd, D 9.
Hardwick @ Dublin Port Stadium, Waterfall Avenue, D 3.
Raheny F C @ St Annes Park AWP Pitch 5, D 5.
St Marks Athletic @ Dublin Port Stadium, Waterfall Avenue, D 3.
Woodlawn Sportslink @ Sportslink 3G / Grass, Furry Park, Swords Rd, D 9.

Cork Business Houses. (19/20).

Abtran @ Mayfield Community School AWP, Old Youghal Rd, Mayfield, T23 DP95.
Doolans Cow Bar @ Mayfield Community School AWP, Old Youghal Rd, Mayfield, T23 DP95.
O’Brien Scaffolding F C @ Mayfield Park AWP, (Mayfield Utd), Boherboy Rd, Lotamore.
Planet Cork @ Mayfield Community School AWP, Old Youghal Rd, Mayfield, T23 DP95.
Quinlans Bar @ Mayfield Park AWP,(Mayfield Utd), Boherboy Rd, Lotamore.
The Blackrock Inn @ Mayfield Community School AWP, Old Youghal Rd, Mayfield, T23 DP95.
20/20 Glazing @ Mayfield Park (Mayfield Utd), Boherboy Rd, Lotamore.
Cork Eagles @ Carrigtowhill AWP, 46 Main St, Carrigtowhill, T45 W3V6.

Galway & District. (19/20)

Claregalway @ Fahy’s Field 4G, Mervue Utd, Walter Macken Place, Galway.

League of Ireland. (19/20).

Athlone Town @ Athlone Town Stadium AKA ‘Lissywollen’, Brawney Rd off Ballymahon Road.
Derry City @ Brandywell, 155 Lone Moor Rd, Londonderry, BT48 9LA.
Dundalk @ Oriel Park, Carrickmacross Rd.

Leinster Senior. (19/20).

Ashbourne @ Ashbourne AWP, Milltown Rd, Archerstown Wood, Co Meath.
Ballbriggan @ Bremore AWP, Bremore Park.
Clondalkin Celtic @ Peamount Astro , Greenogue, Blundelstown.
Collinstown @ SDFL Astro , Ballyowen Park, Lucan, Co Dublin.
Crumlin Utd @ Pearse Park Astro, Windmill Rd, Sallynoggin, D12.

Dingle Utd @ Grangegorman AWP, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin 7.
East Wall Bessborough @ Clontarf AWP, Clontarf Rd, Dublin.
Hartstown Huntstown @ Hartstown Park AWP, Clonsilla, D15.

Inchicore Athletic @ Bernard Curtis Park, Bluebell, D12.
Larkview Boys @ Whelan Park Astro, Kimmage, D6.

Leicester Celtic @ Loreto Park Astro, Nutgrove, D14.
Liffey Wanderers @ Ringsend Astro, Irishtown, D4.
Manortown @ Pearse Park Astro, Windmill Rd, Sallynoggin , D12.
Maynooth Uni @ NUI Maynooth Astro, Co Kildare.

Mullingar Athletic @ Gainstown AWP or Grass.
Oliver Bond FC @ Grangegorman AWP, Dublin Institute of Technology,Dublin 7.
Ringsend Rovers @ Ringsend Astro, Irishtown, D4.

St Francis @ John Hyland Park, Baldonnel, Dublin 22.
St John Bosco @ Brickfield Astro, Brickfield Drive , Drimnagh , D12..
St Patricks @ Ringsend Astro, Irishtown, D4.

Sheriff YC @ Clontarf AWP, 2 Fairview Clontarf, D3.
Templeogue @ Pearse Park Astro, Windmill Rd, Sallynoggin, D12.

Usher Celtic @ Grangegorman AWP, Dublin Institute of Technology,Dublin 7.
Yellowstone Celtic @Brickfield Astro, 97 Slievenamon Rd, Drimnagh , D12.

Leinster S L clubs can be nomadic even during season, These were where teams started playing this season.

Monaghan & Cavan . (19/20).

Ballyhaise Celtic @ (CAP), Ard Na Greine, Cavan Town. .
Cavan Celtic @ (CAP .
Cavan Town @ (CAP).

Clones Town @ Peace Link AWP ( PL) , Lissegerton, Clones.
Cootehill Harps @ John Sherlock Astro Park, Clara Lane, Cootehill.
Killylough @ Tydnavet Astro , Knockatallon / (CAP) or (MAP).
Killymooney @ (CAP).
Monaghan Utd @ Monaghan Astro Park (MAP), Gortakeegan.
Sporting BJD @ ( PL).

North East ( AKA Meath & D). (2019 / Summer season)

Bohermeen Celtic @ MDL Astro , Philipstown, Trim Rd, Navan.
Chord Celtic @ Drogheda IFE Astro, The Twenties, Drogheda.
Johnston @ MDL Astro.
Kells Celtic MDL Astro.
Kilmesson @ MDL Astro.
Kingscourt Harps @ Kingscourt Astro (AKA College Park Group) , 86 Mount St Joseph, Kingscourt.
Moneymore @ Drogheda IFE Astro, The Twenties, Drogheda.
Muirhevna Mor @ Muirhevna Mor Astro ( AKA Dundalk Leisure Centre ) , Tom Bellew Ave, Dundalk.

Navan Town Cosmos MDL Astro.
Newfoundwell @ Drogheda IFE Astro, The Twenties, Drogheda.

Torro Utd @ MDL Astro.

Sligo & Leitrim.(19/20).

Clubs have use of Sligo Rovers 3G, The Showgrounds.(adjacent to main ground).


SCOTLAND. (2019/2020).

Aberdeenshire AFA. (19/20).

A C Mill Inn @ Stonehaven 3G, Mineralwell, AB39 2RD.
Cowie Thistle @ Stonehaven 3G, Mineralwell, AB39 2RD.
Dyce ITC Hydraulics @ Dyce Academy 3G, Riverside Drive, AB21 7NF.
Kemnay Juniors @ Alford Academy 3G, Greystone Rd. Alford, AB33 8TY.
Westdyke @ Lawsondale 3G, Westhill, AB32 6SE.

Ayrshire Amateurs. (19/20)

Broomlands @ Greenwood Academy , Dreghorn.

Crosshill Thistle @ Cambusdoon Academy, Dreghorn.
Cumnock AFC @ Townhead Park (Juniors),Townhead St, KA18 1LY.
Galston Utd @ Loudon Academy 3G, Galston. KA4 8PD.

Hurlford Thistle @ St Josephs Academy 3G, Grassyards Rd, Kilmarnock, KA3 7SL.
Irvine Meadow AFC @ Kilwinning Academy 3G, Dalry Rd, KA13 7HD.

Shortlees @ Grange Academy 3G, Beech Avenue, Kilmarnock, KA1 2EN.

Stewarton Utd @ Stewarton Sports Centre 3G, Kilwinning Rd, KA3 3DN.

There are many nomadic teams that often play on 3/4G.

Plus many one/two offs in bad weather.

Border Amateur . (19/20).

Langholm Legion @ Scholars Field 3G, Thomas Telford Rd, DG13 0BL.

Note. In wet weather Hawick clubs – Legion, Legion Rovers & Waverley can use Volunteer Park, Buccleuch Rd, TD9 0EL.
Linton Hotspur can use Penicuik 4G, Beeslack,.

Central Scottish Amateur. (19/20)

Blantyre RGM @ Bothwellhaugh Park 4G, Strathclyde Park, ML1 3RB.
Cambusnethan Talbot @ Dalziel Park 3G, Hagen Drive, Motherwell, ML1 5RZ.(Sometimes).
Garrowhill Thistle @ Lochend Community High School, Cairnbrook Rd, Easterhouse, G34 0NZ.

East of Scotland.(19/20).

Blackburn @ Murrayfield Park, Ash Grove, EH47 0RE.
Bo’ness Utd @ Newtown Park, 104 Jamieson Ave, EH51 0JX.
Broxburn Athletic @ Albyn Rd, Greendykes Rd, EH52 5BP.
Dunipace @ Westfield Park, Town House St, Denny, FK6 5DW.
Heriot Watt Uni’ @ Riccarton 3G , Uni Campus, Riccarton Mains Rd. EH14 4AS.
Leith Athletic @ Peffermill 3G(2), Peffermill Rd, EH16 5ll.

Football League. (19/20).

Airdrieonians – Excelsior Stadium, Craigneuk Ave, M16 8QZ
Alloa Athletic – Recreation Park , Clackmannan Rd, FK10 1RY.
Annan Athletic – Galabank, North St, DG12 5DQ.
Clyde – Broadwood, Ardgoil Drive, G68 9NF.

Cove Rangers @ Balmoral Park, Calder Park, Nigg, AB12 3JG.
East Fife @ Bayview Stadium, Methil, KY8 3RW.
Edinburgh City @ Ainslie Park, Pilton Drive, Edinburgh, EH5 2HF.
Falkirk @ Falkirk Stadium, Stadium Way, FK2 9EE.
Forfar Athletic – Station Park, Carseview Rd, DD8 3BT.
Hamilton Accies – New Douglas Park, Cadzow Avenue, ML3 0LT.
Kilmarnock – Rugby Park, Rugby Rd, KA1 2DP.
Livingston @ Almondvale (Tony Macaroni) Stadium, Alderstone Rd, Livingston, EH54 7DN.
Montrose – Links Park, Wellington St, DD10 8QD.
Queen of the South – Palmerston Park, Terregies St, DG2 9BA.

Raith Rovers @ Starks Park, Pratt St, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1SA.
Stenhousemuir – Ochilview, Gladstone Rd, Stenhousemuir, FK5 4QL.

Greenock Welfare. (19/20).

4 games a weekend played on 3G. ( Occasional trebles).

Battery Park , Eldon St, Greenock, PA16 7QG.
Darroch Park, George Rd, Gourock, PA19 1YT.
Port Glasgow Campus, Kilmacolm Rd, PA14 6PP.

Lothian & Edinburgh AFA. (19/20).

Clubs are changeable with grounds, these are nominated grounds from handbook.

AVU @ Peffermill 3G, 42 Peffermill Rd, EH15 5LL.
B of S Strollers @ Broughton H S 3G, East Fettes Ave, Edinburgh, EH4 1EG.
Edina Hibs @ Portobello H S 3G , Milton Rd, Edinburgh, EH15 3BY.
Edinburgh Harps @ Royal H S 3G,East Barnton Ave, Edinburgh, EH4 6JP.
Edinburgh Star @ Saughton Enclosure 3G, Stevenson Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3HB.
Fernieside @ Peffermill 3G, 42 Peffermill Rd, EH15 5LL.
Mussleburgh Ams @ Pinkie St Peters 3G, Pinkie Rd, Musselburgh, EH21 7HA.
Meadowbank F C @ Portobello H S 3G , Milton Rd, Edinburgh, EH15 3BY.
Shotts Thistle @ Calderhead H S 3G, Dyfrig St, Shotts, ML7 4DH.
Sporting Saughton @ Saughton Enclosure 3G, Stevenson Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3HB.
Tollcross Thistle @ Saughton Enclosure 3G, Stevenson Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3HB.

13-00 & 15-00 kick offs @ Saughton / Forresters on Sats. In fact occasionally at all AWP.

Lowland . (19/20).

BSC Glasgow @ Recreation Park , Clackmannan Rd, FK10 1RY.(Alloa FC).
Caledonian Braves @ Alliance Park, Strathclyde Park, Strathclyde Park, Bothwellhaugh, ML1 3RB.

Cumbernauld Colts @ Broadwood, Ardgoil Drive, G68 9NF.(Clyde FC).
East Kilbride @ K Park, Calderglen Country Park, Strathavin Rd, G75 0QZ.
East Stirlingshire @ @ Falkirk Stadium, Stadium Way, FK2 9EE.(Falkirk FC).

Gala Fairydean @ Netherdale, Nether Rd, Galashiels, TD1 3HE.
Kelty Hearts @ Central Park, Bath St, KY4 0AG
Spartans @ Ainslie Park, Pilton Drive, Edinburgh, EH5 2HF.

Midland Amateur. (19/20).

Morgan Academy @ Craigie 3G, Arbroath Rd, DD4 7SQ.

Moray & D (Summer) (19).

RAF Lossiemouth @ RAF L 3G, IV31 6SD. (Sometimes on grass in camp)

N Caledonian. (19/20).

Inverness Athleyic @ inverness RoyaL Academy, Coldcuthel Rd, Inverness, IV2 6RE.
Orkney @ Kirkwall Grammar School 3G, The Meadows, KW15 1QN.
(Home ground is nominated as Pickaquoy / Dounby or Kirkwall GS but because of climate most are on 3G at venue stated).

Thurso @ Naver AWP, Thurso, KW14 7QJ. (Temp).

Perthshire Amateur. (19/20).

Letham @ Seven Acres 3G, Newhouse Rd, Letham, Perth, PH1 2JB.

Scottish Amateur. ( 19/20).

Claremont @ Ballerup Rec Centre, East Kilbride, G75 0DY.
Goldenhill AFC @ Donald Dewar Sports Gd, 220 Garscadden Rd, G15 8SX.
Inverclyde @ Battery Park 3G, Greenock, PA16 7QG.
Motherwell Thistle @ Ravenscraig 4G, O’Donnell Way, Motherwell, ML1 2TZ.
Rutherglen @ Toryglen, 480 Prospecthill Rd, G42 0BY.
St Convals @ New Linwood 3G, Mossedgel, PA3 3HR.

St Josephs FP @ Scotstoun Sports Centre 4G , 72 Danes Drive, Glasgow, G14 8SX.

Others have 3G’s listed as back ups. ie,
Campbeltown Pupils @ Kinloch AWP.
Oban Saints @ Oban High 3G.

Scottish Juniors East Region. (19/20).

Bo’ness Utd JFC @ Newtown Park, 104 Jamieson Ave, EH51 0JX.

Broughty Athletic @ Whitton Park, Arbroath Rd, Broughty Ferry, DD5 3JY.

Linlithgow Rose CSC, Vcite AWP, McGinley Way, Linlithgow, EH49 6SQ.

Rosyth @ Fleet Ground, Wilson Way, KY11 2WW.

Syngenta @ Westfield Park, Town House St, Denny, FK6 5DW.

Scottish Juniors North Region. (19/20).

Banks of Dee @ Spain Park, Abbotswel Rd, Aberdeen, AB12 3AB.
Deveronside @ Myrus Leisure Centre, Duff St, Macduff, AB44 1AA.

Scottish Juniors West Region. (19/20).

Benburb @ New Tinto Park, Craigton Rd, Glasgow. G51 4XG.
Carluke @ John Cumming Stadium,Carnwath Rd.ML8 4EA.

Clydebank @ Holm Park, Dumbarton Road, Clydebank, G81 1LX.
Cumnock @ Townhead Park, Townhead St, KA18 1LY.
Gartcairn @ Gartcairn Academy , (Pitch 4) , Airdrie Leisure Centre, Waverley Drive, ML6 6HB.
Largs Thistle @ Barrfields Park, Brisbane Rd, KA30 8NP.
Petershill @ New Peasy Park, Adamslie St. Springburn, G21 4DD.
Port Glasgow @ Parklea Stadium, Greenock Rd, PA14 6TR.
Renfrew @ New Western Park, 1 Argyll Avenue, PA4 9EF.
Rossvale @
New Tinto Park, Craigton Rd, Glasgow. G51 4XG.

Yoker @ Holm Park, Dumbarton Road, Clydebank, G81 1LX.

Shetland A L (Summer ) (19).

Whalsay @ Harbison Park, Symbister, ZE2 9AQ.

Shetland Works L (Summer ) ( 19)

Wast Linga Ramblers @ Harbison Park, Symbister, ZE2 9AQ.

Skye & Lochalsh. (Summer). (19).

Portree @ Portree High 3G, Viewfield Rd, IV51 9ET.
Portree Juniors @ Portree High 3G, Viewfield Rd, IV51 9ET.

South of Scotland. (19/20).

Bonnyton Thistle @ Harriet Rd, Kilmarnock, KA3 1BB.
Heston Rovers @ Palmerston Park , Terregies St, DG2 9BA. (Queen of the South ).
Lochar Thistle @ NW Community Campus, Alloway Rd, Dumfries, DG2 9LU.
Mid Annandale @ Lockerbie 3G,New King Edward Park, DG11 2BL.
Newton Stewart @ Blairmount Park, DG8 6JD.
St Cuthberts Wanderers @ St Marys Park, Castledykes Road,Kirkcudbright , DG6 4AW. Stranraer @ Stranraer Academy 3G, Eastwood Ave, DG9 8DT.


Stirling & District. (19/20.)

Dunipace AFC @ Westfield Park, Denny, FK6 5DW.

Strathclyde Evangelical Churches . (19/20 ) (10-00 k o’s).

Lots of clubs have availability of using 3g but these are nominated regular venues.(Allegedly).
Croftfoot Parish @ Toryglen 3G, 480 Prospecthill Rd, Glasgow,G42 0BY.
Motherwell Kings @ Keir Hardie S Centre, Main St, Holytown, ML1 4TP
United Church of Ayr @ Ayr Academy 4G, Beech Grove, KA8 0HN.

Strathclyde Sat Morning AFL. (19/20.)(10-00 K O’s).

Lots of clubs have availability of using 3g but these are nominated regular venues.(Allegedly).

AS Airdrie @ Alliance Park, Strathclyde Park, Strathclyde Park, Bothwellhaugh, ML1 3RB.
East Dunbartonshire @ New Peasy Park, Adamslie St. Springburn, G21 4DD.
Gairtcairn @ MTC Park, Waverley Drive, Airdrie, ML6 6HB.
Kirkintilloch Thistle @ Merkland Pavillion, Merkland Place, G66 3SN.

Manhattan Blacks @ Ravenswood Astro, Dowanfield Rd, Cumbernauld, G67 1LA.
Shawbridge @ Toryglen 3G, 480 Prospecthill Rd, Glasgow. G42 0BY.
Tynecastle @ Stepford Football Centre, 1514 Edinburgh Rd, Glasgow G33 4NU.
UB Utd @ Stepford Football Centre, 1514 Edinburgh Rd, Glasgow G33 4NU.
Windlaw @ Barlia 3G, Barlia Drive, Glasgow G45 9UD.

Strathspey & Badenoch. (Summer 19)

Aviemore Thistle @ Aviemore 3G, Community Centre, Muirton, PH22 1SF.


WALES. (2019/2020).

Anglesey League. (19/20).

Arriva Bangor @ Bangor Uni’ PF , Treborth, LL57 2RQ.

Bridgend & District. (19/20).

Red Valley @ Tyn y Bryn 3G, Waunrhydd Rd, Tonyrefail, CF39 8EW.

Carmarthenshire. (19/20).

Evans & Williams @ Coleg Sir Gar 3G, Graig Campus, Sandy Rd, Llanelli. SA15 4DN.

Cymru (North) (19/20).

Llandudno @ Maesdu Park, Builder St, LL30 1HH.

Cymru Premier. (19/20)

Aberystwyth Town @ Park Avenue, SY23 1PG.
Airbus UK Broughton @ The Airfield, Chester Rd, CH4 0DR.
Barry Town United @ Jenner Park, Gladstone Rd, CF63 1NH.
Bala Town @ Maes Tegid, LL23 7UY.
Cardiff Met @ Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Rd, CF23 6XD.
Carmarthen Town @ Richmond Park, Priory St, SA31 1LR.
Cefn Druids @ The Rock, Rock Rd, Cefn Mawr, 3YF.LL14
Newtown @ Latham Park, Park Lane, SY16 1EN.
Penybont @ Bryntirion Park (Kymco) , Llangewydd Rd, Bridgend, CF31 4JU.
The New Saints @ The Venue, Burma Rd, SY11 4AS

Cymru (South) (19/ 20)

Cambrian & Clydach @ King George V New Field (AKA Lakeside Academy), Highfield Rd, CF40 2XX.

Pontypridd Town @ USW Sports Park, of Main Ave, Treforest Industrial Estate, CF37 5UP.
STM Sports @ Cardiff University P F, Mendip Rd, Llanrumney, CF3 4JN.


Gwent County. (19/20).

Abertillery Bluebirds @ Abertillery Leisure Centre, Alma St, NP13 1QD.
Cwmbran Town @ Cwmbran Stadium, Henllys Way, NP44 3YS.

Lliswerry @ Spytty Park 3G, Langland Way, Newport, NP19 4PT.
Oak FC @ Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre, Lime Avenue, NP23 6GL.
Wattsville @ Pontllanfraith 3G, NP12 2DA.
Ynysddu Welfare @ Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre, Coed Cae Rd, NP12 2DA.

Gwynedd. (19/20).

Bangor 1876 @ Bangor Uni’ PF , Treborth, LL57 2RQ.

North Gwent. (19/20).

Rassau @ Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre, Lime Avenue, NP23 6GL.

Rhondda & District (19/20)

New Inn @ Pentre 3G , Forge St, CF41 7AE.
Treherbert BGC @ Pentre 3G , Forge St, CF41 7AE.

Southern. (19/20)

Merthyr Town @ Pennydarren Park, Park Terrace, CF47 8RF.

South Wales Alliance. (19/20).

Cardiff Cosmoplitan @ Cardiff Uni’ PF , Mendip Rd, Llanrumney, CF3 4JN.


Welsh League. (19/20).

Risca Utd @ Centre for Sporting Excellence, Caerphilly Rd, Ystrad Mynach. CF82 7EP.
Trethomas Bluebirds @ Centre for Sporting Excellence, Caerphilly Rd, Ystrad Mynach. CF82 7EP.(Risca FC).

Welsh League. (Wrexham) (19/20).

Cefn Albion @ The Rock, Rock Rd, Cefn Mawr, 3YF.LL14.



Ashton United @ Hurst Cross, Surrey St, Ashton-under-Lyne , OL6 8DY.(post 14).
Aveley have long term plans for a Community Hub. (No site , NO time frame).
Barking @ Mayesbrook Park, Lodge Avenue, RM8 2JR. (post 8)
Bath City @ Twerton Park, Dominion Rd, BA12 1DB.(from 19/20 ?). NL.

Billericay Town @ AGP Arena, Blunts Wall RD, CM12 9SA (20/21).
Bradford City  Horsfall Stadium, Cemetary Rd, Low Moor. BD6 2NG (20/21)

Cray Wanderers @ Flamingo Park, Sidcup by Pass, Chislehurst, BR7 6HL.
Dulwich Hamlet @ some point in the far off future.
Frenford @ Jack Carter Centre, 92 Cranbrook Rise, Ilford, IG1 3QH .(post 16).
Gloucester City @ Meadow Park, Sudmeadow Rd, Hempsted, GL2 6HS. 2020/21. (post 38)
Grays have long term plans for Community Hub.
Heybridge Swifts @ Scraley Road Stadium, CM9 4TT. ( post 8).

Isle of Man FC @ Douglas Bowl , Peel Rd, IM2 1AD. (TBC. NWCFL hopeful for 2020/21).

Kirby Muxloe @ Kirby Sports Club, Ratby Lane, Kirby Muxloe, LE9 2AQ.2020/21(post 32)
Leamington @ ”Brakes Stadium”, Europa Way. 2022 at earliest.
Lochee Harp @ New Beechwood, Lundie Rd , Dundee. 2020.

Mickleover Sports @ Mickleover Sports Club, Station Rd, DE3 9FB. 2020/21 (post 30).
Newport (IoW) @ Fairlee Rd, (post 12).
Racing Warwick @ Townsend Meadow, Hampton Rd,CV34 6JP.

Romford @ Westlands P F, Romford, RM6 6AB.
South Park @ King Georges PF, Whitehall Lane, Reigate, RH2 8LG.

Sunderland West End @ Ford Quarry Complex, Sunderland, SR4 0HB. (post 37)

Thame Utd @ ASM Stadium, Meadow View Park, Tythrop Way, CX9 3RY.

Truro City @ Cornwall Community Stadium, Three Mile Stone, Truro.
Wimborne Town @ Parmiter Drive, (post 13).
Winchester City @ City Gd, Hiller Way, Abbots Barton SO23 7SR. ?
Worcester Raiders @ Claines Lane, Worcester , WR3 7SS. (post 10)

NOTE. Posts referred to are post on thread in General Section asking for any new clubs laying 3G.

July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 87 / 75 / 12 / inc 3 x 0-0’s. (You know my rules) @ 14 / 10 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(I(MUI-I)-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-2 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 – 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-1(Act 2- Frosinone new)./ Iberia = P = 0-0 & S = 0-0.

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That other Canadian League / FA.

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Plus the Soccer Federation of Canada (SC) – No photo description available.

Both are not recognised by FIFA or CONCACAF.

The league considers itself alongside League 1 Ontario and the Premiere Ligue de Soccer du Quebec at a level just below the new ‘Canadian Premier League’ for 2019 season , it’s been a well established league in the Ontario / Quebec area for many years.

Starting life as the ‘National Soccer League’ (NSL) between 1926 – 1993  then becoming the ‘Canadian National Soccer League (CNSL)  between 1994 – 1997 and then the Canadian Professional Soccer League ( CPSL) between 1998 – 2005 and finally becoming the ‘CSL’ in 2006.

The league were originally affiliated to the ‘Canadian Soccer Association’. (CSA) , this association being a member of FIFA & CONCACAF but after accusations of money laundering / match fixing between 2009 and 2013 they were finally expelled from the  ‘CSA’ in 2013 with violation of rules and regulations given as the reason , they were given a one year stay of execution after many appeals to allow teams and the league to sort themselves out.

There was no improvement to the league during 2013 season and the league  joined the newly formed ‘SFC’ in time to start the 2014 season. The acceptance into the ‘SFC’ is purely insurance cover against personal injury liability , there is no football accountability / governance by the ‘SFC’.

There was one game proven to have been fixed , that was the Trois-Rivieres Attak against Toronto Croatia fixture on September 12, 2009 with £13,000 allegedly being paid in bribes to Toronto Croatia player Antonijo Zupan to share with team mates to ensure losing to Attak , during the game Zupan missed a penalty that would have made it 2-2.  Attak eventually won 4-1.

Many more games  in Canada and elsewhere were  looked at by the  Royal Canadian Mounted Police , Interpol & the Canadian Gaming Commission .

6 members of a German on line betting group were jailed at Bochum court with the 2 leaders Marijo Cvrtak and Ante Sapina both getting a 5 and a half years jail sentence , this was for and including the Canadian case and many other football games including a World Cup 2010 qualifier between Lichtenstein and Finland in Sept 2009 where the referee Bosnian Novo Panic was bribed to ensure 2 second half goals , the second of which was a disputed penalty.

These cases were amongst the 200 odd games alleged to have been fixed by the group.


I saw 3 games in the NSL in 1979 , those at London City v Bradford Marshlanders 2-0, ( 02/07) , Toronto Ukrania v Bradford Marshlanders 1-1, (09/07) & Montreal Stars v Bradford Marshlanders 5-0, (14/07) and I have no recollection of anything untoward happening during the games  , but then  I also can’t remember what happened yesterday !

One thing I do remember was an ex Stockport County pro Tommy Henderson playing for Bradford , he was amazed when I struck up a conversation with him at the first of those games , in Montreal he accused me of stalking him when having a post match drink on the team coach back to Toronto.

The league went down from 16 clubs in 2012 to 12 when teams jumped ship for the 2013 season , first to go before the start of the 2013 season were the Academy sides of FC Toronto and of Montreal Impact.

Montreal finished second in the top div league season and reached the Play/Off Final  losing to Divisional champions Toronto Croatia 1-0 in the P/O Final . This final was played on a wet / windy Sunday afternoon at Centennial Stadium , Etobicoke in front of only 200 spectators.

Toronto had won the 2nd division league  season but then they lost out in their first play off game in the Q-F’s at home to Mississauga Eagles ‘B’ 2-0.

The teams had to be wary of being involved in what was / is a ”pirate’ league / Association.

Allegations of match fixing were still rife and before season 2016 started  the Royal Canadian Mounted Police became involved in February 2016 in investigations  which led to  all league games in season 2016 being monitored by league officials for odd events !

The league is still going and as mentioned it considers itself just below the Canadian Premier League.


Quote from Francesca Baranca in 2016  , General Sec of Federbet a company that monitors sports gambling –

“The Canadian Soccer League is a disaster, many bookmakers will not touch the league but when they do allow betting, the games are suspicious.  In 2016, we still see crazy odds movements that makes us think that a lot of games are fixed.”



Constitution for 2019.


Div 1. (May-Oct).


Brantford Galaxy @ Heritage Green Turf , 447 1st Rd W, Stoney Creek.

CSC Mississauga @ Hershey Centre (AKA Paramount Fine Foods),5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga.

FC Vorkuta @ Ontario Soccer Centre, 7601 Martin Grove Rd, Vaughan.

Hamilton City @ Heritage Green Turf , 447 1st Rd W, Stoney Creek.

Kingsman S C @ Esther Shiner Stadium, 99, 1 Ailsa Craig Ct, North York.

CS Real Mississauga @ Huron Park Recreation Centre, 830 Paisley bvrd W, Mississauga.

SC Waterloo @ RIM Park, 2001 University Ave E, Waterloo.

Scarborough FC @ Birchmount Stadium, 93 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough.

Serbian White Eagles @ Centennial Stadium , 256 Centennial Park Rd, Etobicoke.

Ukraine United @ Centennial Stadium , 256 Centennial Park Rd, Etobicoke.


Div 2. ( June – Sept).


Consists of 6 Reserve teams , Brantford Galaxy, CSC Mississauga, Hamilton City, Kingsman, Serbian White Eagles & Vorkuta.





Scotland Summer Leagues 2019.

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Do not forget your ”Smidge” if you plan to watch any Summer games.  (Other products are available).


Smidge That Midge Insect Repellent 75 ml


ARRAN. 2019.

Same 5 as last season and still Mondays the league season beginning on May 20th. Some may be moved to the following Saturday.

Brodick @ Ormidale Park.
Lamlash @ Arran High School, Lamlash.
Northend Thistle @ Ewe Camp, Lochranza.
Shiskine @ Harbour View, Blackwaterfoot.
Southend @ Sandbraes, Whiting Bay.





Castletown @ Back Park.
John O’Groats @ Victory Park.
Lybster  @ Cow Park.
Pentland Utd @ Ham Park, Dunnet.
Staxigoe Utd @ Lower / Upper Bignold..
Thurso Acks @ Sir Georges Park AKA The Dammies.
Thurso Swifts @ Sir Georges Park AKA The Dammies .
Wick Groats @ Upper Bignold.


Halkirk @ Recreation Park
High Ormlie Hotspur @ Ormlie Park, High Ormlie.
Keiss @ Bayview Park.
Thurso Pentland @ Sir Georges Park AKA The Dammies  .
Top Joes @ Ormlie Park, High Ormlie.
Watten @ Village Park.
Wick Thistle @ Upper Bignold .

2018 D1 bottom club Halkirk relegated and Div 2 champions Castletown promoted.

Div 2 goes from 9 clubs to 7 with the demise of FC Retro and of Francis St Club.






Carlton  @ Rosyvale , Forres.
Elgin Albion @ Pinefield N / S.
Elgin Thistle @ Pinefield N / S .
F C Elgin @ Pinefield N / S.
Kinloss Sappers @ RAK Kinloss 4G.
Lossiemouth Welfare @ The Cage 3G.
Mosset Tavern  @ Rosyvale , Forres.
Nairn United @ Riverside , Nairn.
Red Lion  @ Rosyvale , Forres.
Westerlea @ Riverside , Nairn .

Down from 2018 at 11 teams to 10 for 2019.
Lose Elgin Caledonian & Uncle Bobs (to Inverness & D) and gain Elgin Albion.




Games are still mostly on Friday nights (used to be Saturday evenings), and there’s nine teams:

Aberfoyle Rob Roy @ Aberfoyle P F.
Balfron Rovers @ Donaldson Park.
Blanefield Thistle  K G V Park.
Buchlyvie United @ Village Hall P F.
Drymen United @ Shandon Park.
Gargunnock  @ Provost Park.
Gartocharn @ Field of Dreams.
Killearn @ Recreation Ground.
Thornhill @ South Common.

Deanston are out this year. Hopefully they’ll sort out their pitch problems and return in the future.




Premier. (10). (Usually Monday evenings).

Unless mentioned games are at the Bught (many pitches) or Culloden (many pitches).

ANM Ace.
Ardersier @ Ardersier Park.
Avoch @ Coronation Park.
Contin @ Munro Park.
Culbokie @ Culbokie Park.
Loch Ness.
Maryburgh @ Maryburgh P F.
NMM Sams.

Div 1. (10). (Usually Tuesday evenings).

Balloan Compass.
Drakken PDG.
Fortrose & Rosemarkie @ K G V P F..
ICI Electrical.
IRN Security.
North Kessock Athletic @ North Kessock Park.

Div 2. (11). (Usually Wednesday evenings).

Black Rock Rovers @ Culcairn Park , Evanton.
Culloden Blacksmith.
Hill Rovers.
Muir of Ord Rovers @ Pavillion Park..
NHS Highland.
Norbord Citadel.
Tomatin United @ Raigbeg School.
Uncle Bobs @ Riverside P F, Nairn.



Fridays – Rearranged games  /  Cup games.

Saturdays. – Highland Cup / Cup Finals.






Back @ Upper Coll.
Carloway @ Cnoc a’ Choilich.
Harris @ Rally Park, Tarbert.
Lochs @ Leurbost School.
Ness @ Fivepenny.
Point @ Garrabost.
Stornaway Athletic @ Goathill Park.
Stornaway United @ Goathill Pak.
West Side @ Machair , Loch St, Barvas.

League games Mon/Wed/Fridays with Cups midweek and Sats.

Lewis & Harris League




Only 4 teams this summer with games on grass , usually Smith’s Avenue on Monday and Wednesday. Tolsta were originally in league but then disappeared without kicking a ball in anger !

On Facebook league is called CFL x 11’s , Grass season.

An Lanntair.


Rangers Club.

Stornoway FC.

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2019 Season is to start Wednesday 27th May and end on Friday 5th July.

The 7 Teams will continue to be:

Ballater FC @ Monaltrie Park
Banchory Thistle FC @ K G V Park.
Banchory Youth FC @ Silverbank Playing Fields, North Deeside Rd.
Charleston Rovers FC @ Aboyne Greene Community Centre.
Drumoak & Durris AFC @ Keithmuir Park.
Lumphanan FC @ Lumphanan Pleasure Park.
Tarland FC @ Tarland Pleasure Park.




12 teams in one division to begin with.

Aberlour Villa @ Villa Park.
Banff Rovers @ Canal Park.
Bishopmill Rovers @ Pinefield N .
Brander @ Lossie P F. (Cage).
Buckie United @  Gordon Park , Portgordon.
Burghead Utd @ Burghead P F.
Cullen @ Logie Park.
Hopeman @ Cameron Park.
Lhanbryde Saints @ Lhanbryde P F.
Portsoy @ Portsoy P F.
RAF Lossiemouth @ RAF Lossiemouth Camp Park.
Tomintoul @ School P F.

11 games in opening regular season then a split into 2 divisions (Premier & Div 1)
Then home and away ( 10 games) , the 21 game points totals will decide league titles.




Div 1 (Deejays Nightclub Div).

Bellslea, Buchanhaven, Haven, Invercairn Utd, Mintlaw, Mormond I/match-info/tables?division_id=38554



Div 1.

Brora Wanderers @ School Park.
Dornoch City @ The Meadows.
Golspie Stafford @ Staford Park.
Helmsdale United @ Coupar Park.
Lochinver @ Culag Park.
Melvich @ Rec Ground.
Tain @ The Links.

Div 2.

Embo @ Back Park.
Inver @ Inver Park / Portmahomack (TBC).
Invergordon @ Recreation Grounds.
Kinlochbervie @ Scourie Park.
Lairg Rovers @ Ferrycroft Park.
Tongue United @ The Park / Bettyhill(TBC).

2 x new teams in Inver & Invergordon.





Dornoch City  gone into abeyance for a season, shortage of players.


ORKNEY.  2019.

”A” Division.
Relegated from 2018 are South Ronaldsay and up from ”B” Div are =
Accies @ Kirkwall Grammar School , ”Meadowbank”.
Dounby @ Dounby School.
East United @ Holm Rockworks, West Greaves Rd, Holm.
Hotspurs @ Kirkwall Grammar School , ”Meadowbank”.
Rendall @ ”The Rockery”, Rendall Community Centre.
Rovers @ Bignold Park, Kirkwall.
Stromness @ Market Green, Stromness.
Thorfinn @ Bignold Park, Kirkwall.
”B” Division.
Goes down from 6 clubs to 5 with the loss of Burray F C.
Relegated South Ronaldsay merge with Burray to become Barriers United.
Barriers United @ Hope Primary School, (Car park, St Margarets Rd).(Some at Burray Field , Community School , Burray Village).
Firth @ Firth Primary School, Finstown.
Harray @ Harray Park.
Isles United @ Kirkwall Grammar School, ”Papdale East”.
Wanderers @ Bignold Park, Kirkwall.

SHETLAND.  2019.


* = Lerwick teams can play at either Clickimin1 / Gilbertson / Seafield.
Top tier. (Premier).
Celtic @ *.
Delting @ Brae Grass.
Ness Utd @ Boddam.
Scalloway @ Fraser Park.
Spurs. @ *
Thistle @ *.
Whalsay @ Harbison Park.
Whitedale @ Strom.
Reserve Div. Same 8.


Works league which does have a combined cup with the big boys.

Banks @ *.
Baroc Revolution @ *.
Bressay @ Bressay Park.
L K Galaxy. (New for 2019)
Ness ”C”@ Cunningsburgh / Sandwick.
Services @ *.
West Linga Ramblers @ Harbison Park.
West Side Rebels @ Aith Ground.
Wrulitzers @ Brae Grass.,




Gairloch/Aultbea United @ Glebe Park, Gairloch.
Glenelg @ Community Hall pitch.
Kyle @ Douglas Park.
Kyleakin @ Community Hall Park.
Mallaig @ Mallaig High School Astro.
North West Skye @ Uig pitch.
Portree @ Portree High School.
Portree Juniors @ Portree High School.
Sleat and Strath @ Broadford Park, adjacent to Primary Schhol.

The website http://www.slafa.org.uk/

From 2018 lose Grantown FC & Tomatin but gain Kingussie.
Aviemore @ Aviemore 3G.
Boat of Garten @ Boat of Garten Public Park.
Grantown Utd @ Nethy Bridge Public Park.
Kingussie @ Kingussie High School, Ruthven Rd.
UIST & BARRA. 2019.

Barra @ Horve P F, Castlebay.
Benbecula @ Liniclate School / Dark Island Park.
Eriskay @ Eriskay pitch.
Iochdar Saints @ Liniclate School / Dark Island Park.
North Uist @ Paible School, Bayhead.
Southend @ Daliburgh School
Help received from Steveb & LeedsPhil.
Such a shame other people can’t be more helpful.
I just wished I could stop certain people from reading my or anybody else’s informative posts ,  you know who you are, parasites.


‘O Canada’.

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Well it’s happening again , another attempt at a National Professional Soccer League in Canada. , what can one say , perhaps ”with glowing hearts we see thee rise ” is a tad over the top ?

I”ll get to the new Canadian Premier League in good time but first a look at previous efforts , there has only really been two real national attempts firstly in 1983 with the ”Canadian Professional Soccer League”, the league started with 6 clubs on May 21st  but by Rounds 7 & 8 it  had lost Toronto Nationals closely followed by Inter Montreal. The league limped on for 5 more rounds before the clubs called time on July 10th and disbanded the league. It was decided to play a 4 team play off with the remaining clubs to decide a champion , 2 best of 3 semi finals ended up with Edmonton Eagles winning home and away against Calgary Mustangs  in one and in the other it took Hamilton Steelers 3 games to overcome Mississauga Croatia.

So 73 days after the start of the league we come to the one leg final at the Clarke Stadium in  Edmonton to finish the shortened season. On Aug 1st the Eagles dominated the game and beat the Steelers by 2-0. So that was a condensed version of the first attempt.

That was the end for that first attempt.

The next effort was timed well , it was in 1987 when it was  tried again , this on the back of Canada being at the Mexico World Cup in 1986 , enthusiasm was high and the time was ripe. Canada had lost all their games in Mexico , playing 3 games against France, Hungary and the Soviet Union but they put up a spirited display only conceding 5 goals and pushing France in their opening game in Leon and only losing 1-0.

So the ”Canadian Soccer League” was formed in 1987 , this time starting with 8 clubs and having an East and a West Conference each with 4 clubs. The playing season was 20 league games followed by a play off for the title of Champions.

Both conference winners made it through the play offs and played in the one off final in Calgary with Calgary Kickers beating Hamilton Steelers 2-1.

So the Steelers had lost in this final and the one in 83 , unfortunately for them they also lost the next 3 finals.

So 5 consecutive final losses , they certainly had walked under some ladders and had a few black cats walk in front of them !

From 1988 Vancouver 86’ers dominated the league for the next 5 years winning the West Conference on 3 occasions and then the one division league it its last 2 seasons and also going on to win 4 straight play off finals only blotting their copybook by losing the last play off in 92 when losing to Winnipeg Fury in a 2 leg final.

They also set a record in Professional Sport in Canada by being unbeaten for 46 games spread over 1988 & 1989 seasons. I’m unsure as to whether that record is still intact ?

That last season in 1992 started badly with 2 teams Kitchener Kickers and Hamilton Steelers folding 3 weeks before opening day.  So it started amid financial problems with only a 6 team set up , a 20 game league followed by the play offs. As mentioned above  Winnipeg Fury winning the title of champions.

Such a shame the 86 ‘ers couldn’t complete the 5 year set.

So from the beginning of the league in 87 amid the World Cup enthusiasm it took 6 years to reach a dismal end in 92.

At this Canadian teams spread their wings and began entering USA Soccer Leagues, teams from Montreal , Toronto and Vancouver entered the 1993 American  Professional Soccer League.

Vancouver 86 ‘ers carried on with their winning ways , this time winning the 7 team 24 game league by 5 points over Colorado Foxes. Toronto Blizzard finished 5th and Montreal Impact bottom.

Unfortunately 86 ‘ers lost in the Play Off semi finals to Los Angeles Salsa on penalties 3-1 ( missing 3 of 4) after a 2-2  draw , to make matters worse Salsa had equalized in the 93rd minute.  Then Salsa played Colorado Foxes who had   beaten Tampa Bay Rowdies in the other Semi Final , the Foxes winning the final 3-1 AET at the Titan Stadium in Fullerton in front of a crowd of 10,743.

Other teams since then have joined the American system , at this moment in time for 2019 we have  =

Tier 1.

Montreal Impact.

Toronto F C.

Vancouver Whitecaps all in the MLS.

Tier 2.

Ottawa Fury in the USL Championship.

@ Tier 3.

Toronto II in the USL D1.

@ Tier 4.

Calgary Foothills.

Thunder Bay Chill.

TSS FC Rovers.

Victoria Highlanders.

World Soccer Academy Winnipeg all in the USL D2.

So it’s that time and about bloody time I hear some saying , its the new ”Super duper” , Monumental, Stupendous , Humongous ”Canadian Premier League”.

The big day is on Saturday April 27 , hence the need to write this quickly , when FC Forge entertain York 9 FC in the ‘905’ derby game at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. The teams are only 40 miles apart and a good crowd is expected , the stadium has a soccer capacity of 10,016 normally but this has been upped and 20,000 + are expected.

The league in doing their homework is working on projected attendances of between 5,000 & 8,000 so some of the smaller grounds capacities may be tested. It should also do away with the sight of ”tarping” , this the use of matting / tarpaulin to cover rows of empty seats , please do not use the Urban dictionary if looking up tarping !

To make it clear to all I do not own a poncho.

The league is starting with 7 teams , it should haver been 8 but Ottawa Fury would not play ball and leave the American system.

Apparently pressure from the league , the Canada FA and CONCACAF should see them in the new league from next season 2020 , IF there is a next season.

The league is split into an Apertura  and a Clausura season and the champions of each will play each other , if its the same team the second best overall side will contest the final , so a team could win 2 championships and then lose in the  final game and  someone else is called ”Champion”. Great.

This is all a long way away and I wonder if all teams will complete the season , the travelling is horrendous and the cost will be astronomical.

Halifax Wanderers from Nova Scotia travel to Pacific FC from Langford , British Columbia  3 times this season whilst Pacific go to Halifax twice.

Its a distance of approx. 2,800 miles and to do this once  a season  is bad enough but to do it 2 / 3 times is insane . Do all clubs have the use of a League private jet ?  Its about a 7 hour non stop flight , if having to use the Nations Airlines its a 10 hour + flight with at least 1 change !

Perhaps a nice steady 3 day drive each way to build up team spirit

I hope it  goes well for all concerned in this adventure.

”Casser une jambe”.

Constitution and grounds for 2019.

Cavalry @ Spruce Meadows, Foothills, Alberta.

Cavalry FC's Spruce Meadows (CPL)

Edmonton  @ Clarke Stadium, Edmonton , Alberta.

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Forge @ Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton , Ontario.

Halifax Wanderers @ Wanderers Gd, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Pacific @ Westhills Stadium, Langford , British Columbia.

Valour @ Investors Group Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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York 9 FC @ York Lions Stadium , Toronto , Ontario.

Canada, below the Canadian Professional Soccer League.

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The Canadian Professional Soccer League is coming , Sat April 27th to be precise but what ‘s below this level of soccer  ?

The Canadian Soccer Association has designated 2 leagues to be the next in line , purely within Canada of course I will refer to them as Tier 2. The 2 leagues are the League1 Ontario ( L1 O)and the Premiere Ligue de Soccer du Quebec. (PLSQ)  As it says on the packet the L1 O is  regionalised around the Toronto area and the PLSQ around the Montreal area.

Both in this guise are fairly new leagues with the L1 O being formed in 2013 and commencing with the 2014 season whereas the PLSQ has been around a couple of years more starting with the 2012 season.

Teams have come and gone in both , but both have been adding teams recently as  time progressed until this season  when the L1O is reduced to 16 teams from the season high of 17  the previous season.

The L1 O began in 2014 with 9 teams which gradually grew to 17 and nowhas  16 for the 2019 season, meanwhile the PLSQ began in 2012 with 8 teams which lasted 2 seasons before dropping to 6 in 2013 since then however they have crept up to a high this season 2019 of 9 teams.


The winners of both of these leagues enters the prestigious Canadian Championship for 2020. The entrants for the 2019 edition are Vaughan Azzuri of the L1 O and A S Blainville of the PLSQ,


There is another Association the Soccer Federation of Canada (SFC) and another league the ‘Canadian Soccer League'(CSL)  that claim to be at this level, more on them later.


Constitutions and grounds for 2019.

League1 Ontario.

1 division of 16.

Alliance Utd @ Mount Joy Turf , 6140 16th Avenue, Markham OR Centennial College, 941 Progress Avenue, Scarborough.

Aurora FC @ Stewart Burnett Park , 1396 Wellington St, Aurora.

Darby FC @ Whitby Soccer Centre Dome, Rossland Rd West , Whitby.

Durham Utd  @ Bay Ridges Kinsmen Park , 705 Sandy Beach Rd, Pickering OR Pickering Soccer Centre, 1975 Clements Rd, Pickering.

FC London @ German/Canadian Field, 1 Cove Rd, London.

Master’s Futbol @ L’Amoreaux Sports Centre, Silver Springs Rd, Toronto.

North Mississauga FC @ Parramount Fine Foods Centre, (AKA Hershey Centre), 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Toronto.

Oakville Blue Devils @ Sheridan Trafalgar Centre, Trafalgar Rd Campus, Oakville.

Ottawa South United Force @ Quinns Pointe Field, 3490 Cambrian Rd, Ottawa.

Pro Stars FC @ Victoria Park Stadium, 20 Victoria Crescent, Brampton.

Sigma FC @ Parramount Fine Foods Centre, (AKA Hershey Centre), 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Toronto.

Toronto Skillz FC @ Birchmount Stadium, 5735 Rose Cherry Place, Scarborough, Toronto.

Unionville Milliken SC @ Bill Crothers Turf, 44 Main St, Unionville, Markham.

Vaughan Azzuri @ North Maple Regional Turf ,11085 Keele St ,Vaughan OR McNaughton Turf, 20 McNaughton Rd, Vaughan.

Windsor Toronto F C @ Alumni Field, University of Windsor South Campus, College Avenue, Windsor. (Satellite club of Toronto FC, coaches visit to help occasionally)).

Woodbridge Strikers @ Vaughan Grove Turf 1, 7401 Martin Grove Rd, Woodbridge.


Premiere Ligue du Soccer de Quebec.

AS Blainville @ Parc Blainville, 425 Avenue 22 East, Blainville.

CS Fabrose @ Cegep Montmorency, 475 bvd de l’Avenir, Laval.

CS Longueuil  @ Laurier 1, Rue Laurier 2095, Longueuil.

CS Mont – Royal Outremont @ Terrein Mont Royal , 60 Roosevelt Avenue, Mount Royal.

CS Montreuil @ Stade Dejardins  AKA Bois de Boulogne 1, Laval.

CS St Hubert @ Roseanne Laflamme, 7405 Terrasse du Centre, St Hubert.

Dynamo Quebec @ Polyvalente Benoit Vachon Stadium, 919 Route Saint Martin, Sainte Marie.

FC Gatineau @ Mont Bleu P4, Secondary School Mont Bleu, 241 bvd de la Cite des Jeunes.

FC Lanaudiere @ Parc Eschallions 1, L’Achigan High School, 60 Montee Remi-Henri, St Roch de l’Achigan.


And now the 3rd league that claims to be at the same level as the 2 above , but unfortunately nowadays it’s affiliated to an organisation not recognised by FIFA or CONCACAF, so it’s a ”pirate’ league.

The league being the ‘Canadian Soccer League’ which is affiliated to the ‘Soccer Federation of Canada’ and not the official ‘Canadian Soccer Association’.


Canadian Soccer League.

Constitution and grounds. 2019.


Brantford Galaxy @ Heritage Green Turf , 447 1st Rd W, Stoney Creek.

CSC Mississauga @ Hershey Centre (AKA Paramount Fine Foods),5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga.

FC Vorkuta @ Ontario Soccer Centre, 7601 Martin Grove Rd, Vaughan.

Hamilton City @ Heritage Green Turf , 447 1st Rd W, Stoney Creek.

Kingsman S C @ Esther Shiner Stadium, 99, 1 Ailsa Craig Ct, North York.

CS Real Mississauga @ Huron Park Recreation Centre, 830 Paisley bvrd W, Mississauga.

SC Waterloo @ RIM Park, 2001 University Ave E, Waterloo.

Scarborough FC @ Birchmount Stadium, 93 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough.

Serbian White Eagles @ Centennial Stadium , 256 Centennial Park Rd, Etobicoke.

Ukraine United @ Centennial Stadium , 256 Centennial Park Rd, Etobicoke.




A quick update about what’s happened during the short lives of these leagues.

L1 O.

The league champions title has been dominated by Oakville Blue Devils and Vaughan Azzuri both winning the title twice with Toronto FC Academy winning it in its first year.

Toronto FC Academy were actually Toronto FC III team and spent all 5 seasons in the league until dropping out for 2019.

Of the 5 Cups that have taken place the Azzuri have 3 wins with Woodbridge Strikers the other 2.

For some reason the Cup is not being contested in 2019.



The PSLQ has had 4 different winners in its 7 years , CS Mont Royal winning it 3 times , AS Blainville twice and CS Longueuil and FC St -Leonard once each.

FC St-Leonard were a Montreal side who only spent the first 2 seasons in the league winning it in its first season of 2012.

The cup has only been played since 2014 and has 4 different winners AS Blainville twice and one apiece for Lakeshore SC,  FC Gatineau and FC Lanaudiere.

Lakeshore SC were a short lived PLSQ side from Montreal spending just 2 seasons in it and winning the cup in 2015.


For info on the pirate Canadian Soccer League there is a separate article on this site for that league !


Now the Canadian teams playing outside of the leagues above.

USA Tier 1.MLS.

Montreal Impact @ Saputo Stadium, 4750 Sherbrooke St East..

Toronto FC @ BMO Field, 170 Princes’ Bvd.

Vancouver Whitecaps @ BC Place , 777 Pacific Bvd.


USA Tier 2 – USL Championship.

Ottawa Fury @ TD Place AKA Frank Clair/ Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank St.


USA Tier 3 – USL 1.

Toronto FC II @ BMO Training Centre, 85 Carl Hall Rd.


USL Tier 4 – USL 2.

Calgary Foothills @ Foothills Composite High School Stadium, 229 Woodhaven Drive, Okotoks.

Thunder Bay Chilli @ Fort William Stadium, 300 Legion Track Drive.

Technology Support Services (TSS) FC @ Swangard Stadium,3883 Imperial St, Burnaby, Vancouver.

Victoria Highlanders @ University Centennial Stadium, Saanich, Victoria.

World Soccer Academy (WSA) Winnipeg @ Haverley Soccer Complex (AKA Ralph Cantafio, 900 Waverley St .










Sunday April 14th. Leinster.

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Leinster Senior League.
Senior Division. (Republic Tier 3.)

Ballymun United  0 v 2  Crumlin United.
@ Ballymun Complex ,  St Margarets Road, Dublin 11.

Admission   2/1 Euros.

Prog – No.

Attendance 125 ‘ ish.

Lovely set up at Ballymun , out towards airport , only a very slow 30 min drive from Dublin Ferryport.

Bit of a windy crossing.

Unbeaten league leaders Crumlin United were in town and did a professional job on the ”mun” to the delight of their travelling fans.

Ballymun need the points but aren’t in immediate danger of relegation. EDIT. They just about stayed up with Crumlin easily winning the league.

1. Crumlin United FC 25 20 5 0 79 25 54 65
2. Killester Donnycarney FC 25 16 4 5 43 25 18 52
3. Bluebell United 26 13 6 7 56 34 22 45
4. St. Mochtas FC 26 12 7 7 52 35 17 43
5. Malahide United 26 10 10 6 53 40 13 40
6. Portmarnock AFC 26 11 5 10 41 39 2 38
7. Cherry Orchard 26 10 7 9 42 44 -2 37
8. Bangor Celtic FC 26 9 4 13 37 44 -7 31
9. Liffey Wanderers 26 8 6 12 41 53 -12 30
10. Ballymun United 26 7 6 13 29 46 -17 27
11. Newbridge Town FC 26 6 8 12 29 48 -19 26
12. St. Patrick’s CYFC 26 6 8 12 37 59 -22 26
13. Swords Celtic FC 26 6 4 16 27 41 -14 22
14. Firhouse Clover 26 4 6 16 22 55 -33

En route now to Dunboyne v Portlaoise in the Lummy O’Reilly Cup  QF with time for a couple of pints before and after. Guinness of course or I might nip into Slevins after game to see if they have any craft beer/s on , they’ll certainly have local bottles !But they’ll be bloody expensive.

Arrived at this out of town ground , about a mile west of centre on the R156 with plenty of car parking available.

It was a choice of 1 for this afternoon fix , afernoon games are not common in the Republic at this level. Nowadays with a sudden likeness of 3G pitches and teams having lights Friday is becoming very popular.

Leinster Senior League.

Lummy O’Reilly Cup QF.


Dunboyne FC  1 v 1  Portlaoise. AET. 5-4 on pens.

@ Summerhill Road, Colliersland North.

(Ta for the photo to Steve Broughton).

The cup is for teams in the Leinster Senior League Divs 1A / 1B


Baltics tour.

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Tuesday April 2, 2019.

FR 4096. (Ryanair  £60 Return).

Manchester Terminal 3 to Riga International.

06-20  /  10-55. ( On time ,  shan’t go into minutes here / minutes there like a certain gentlemans blog).

Then away in car hire.

Tuesday April 2, 2019.


FR 4096. (Ryanair £60 Return).

Manchester Terminal 3 to Riga International.

06-20 / 10-55. ( On time , shan’t go into minutes here / minutes there like a certain gentlemans blog).

Estonia Meistriliiga. (Tier 1).

Tammeka Tartu JK v Paide Linnameeskond FC.

@ Tartu Sepa Artificial, ( Sepa 15a) @ 19-00.


Att – 392.

Used their ”cold weather ” alternative ground and not normal Tamme Stadium ( Tamme pst 1) which is 2 miles away.


Wednesday April 3 , 2019.

Estonia Meistriiliga.

Maardu Linnameeskond (City) FC  v FC Kuressaare.

@ Maardu City Artificial ( Kajaari 4 ) @ 19-00.

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1 – 0.

Att – 246.

Used ”cold weather” alternative next to normal ground City Stadium.


Thursday April 4 , 2019.

Estonia Esiliiga. ( Tier 2).

Tartu JK Welco v  Parnu JK Vaprus.

@ Tartu Anneliina Artificial ( Annemoisa 6) @ 19-00.

0 – 2.

Att – 104.

Used their ”cold weather ” alternative ground and not normal Tamme Stadium ( Tamme pst 6) which is 3 miles away.


Friday April 5 , 2019.

Latvia Virsliga. ( Tier 1).

FS Metta / Latvia University v Rigas Football School.

@ Hanzas Hanzas High School Stadium Artificial, Riga. (Grostonas 5) @  19-00.


Att – 235.


Saturday April 6 , 2019.

Latvia Pirma League ( Tier 2).

JDFS Alberts v Grobinas F C.

@ Riga Technical University Stadium Artificial , ( Daugavgrivas iela 56) @  14-00.

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Att – 80.


Then onto

Latvia Virsliga.

Valmieras FK v FK Ventspils.

@ Vidzemes Olympic Centre Stadium Artificial , ( 93 Rigas iela) @ 18-00.



Att 469.


Sunday April 7 , 2019.

Estonia Meistriiliga.

Tulevik Viljandi  v  Nomme Kalju.

@ Viljandi City Stadium Artificial, ( Raana puistee) @ 13-00.

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Att 338.

Used ”cold weather” alternative to normal ground which is next door.


Then onto –

Estonia III  Liga ( South). ( Tier 5 / Crunching).

FC Aksi Wolves  v  FC Vasteliina.

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@ Vaimastvere Arena Artificial ( Komme taitega3 , Keldri  ) @ 17-00.

1  -9.

Att – 21.

Played on their ”cold weather” alternative to their normal ground at Tabivare Gymnaasium Stadium ( Hariduse 1 ) which are 23 miles apart.


Monday April 8 , 2019.

Estonia Esiliiga B. ( Tier 3).

JK Tabasalu v Pohja- Tallinna JK Volta/

@ Tabasalu Arena Artificial ( Kooli 1 ) @  19-30.

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Att – 180.


Tuesday April 9,  2019.

Latvia Virs Liga.

FK Spartaks Jurmala v FK Jelgava.

@ Kauguru High School Stadium Arificial ( Raina iela) @  17-00.


Att – 120.

This is where most games are nowadays , they used to use the nearby grass pitch Slokas Stadium but fewer games if any are there nowadays.


Wednesday April 10, 2019.

Latvia Virs Liga.

FK Ventspils v BFC Daugavpils.

@ Olympic Stadium (Sporta iela 40) @ 17-00.

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Att 226.

Game moved back to the grass Olympic Stadium, until 2 days before the game it was scheduled to be at their ”cold weather” alternative  Ventspils 2 Parmatskolas Stadium a mile away. The club went overboard at their quick return to a grass proper stadium , slagging the leagues clubs off by playing on school all weather pitches longer than is necessary.

11 games and Ventspils was the only one on grass !!


Thursday April 11, 2019.

FR 4097 (Ryan Air).

Riga International to Manchester Terminal 3.

15-20  /  16 -10.

No delays either way , so no vouchers due !