Monday, 31 October 2016


East Lincs Combination League
Tim Sales Memorial Trophy
As I was on holiday in Ingoldmells, I looked round for a local match to go and watch and saw Alford Town fitted the bill. Alford Town play just next to the famous windmill, that I went up many years ago and looked down over the pitch. The homesters play in Division Two of the East Lincs Combination League whilst their visitors play in the division below.

On arrival, a friendly welcome was made and a cuppa was soon made in the clubhouse for me and the wife and soon both sides handed me their line up;s.

The game kicked off and the first real chance fell on 20 minutes to the developement side, when a header went wide. I strolled out the nice stand in front of the clubhouse as the sun came out and Alford began to press forward and on 30 minutes, RICK WOLSTENHOLME was first to the ball to sweep his side in to the lead.

The Second Half saw Alford mainly on the attack with the visitors counter attacking on the break, but not putting much in front of the home keeper to save.

With time running down on 80 minutes, Alford were awarded a free kick on the right hand wing, which was swung in and met by the head of TOM LEMPARD to flash home and double Alford's lead.

The best goal of the game was yet to come and that happened in the 86th minute, as home substitute JAMES COLE smashed home a 30 yard volley to make the final score 3-0.

Both sets of players played some decent football on the day and were both a credit to their league and their clubs.

Click to see match photos HERE

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