News 2005 - 2006
Improvements and changes
Des Ife 19th August 2005 15:045 GMT
This season we have carried out improvements to the clubhouse and
ground. Pat has installed 3 shower units, one of which replaced
that in the referee's changing room. Pat has also put roofing felt
above the main entrance where the porch had been damaged by vandals.
The pitch has been moved down towards the A40 and slightly away
from the farmer's field, new posts having been purchased and installed.
We have also purchased new kit for the coming season, our shirts
being royal blue and white vertical stripes, the shorts being white
and the socks are blue.
Des Ife 5th March 2006 15:45 GMT
Hithercroft’s final league game of the season they had to
rely upon Cressex Club Res failing to win one of their three games
in hand or failing to improve their goal difference by 6 goals in
order that they could win the Division 5 Championship.
first of these three games was a home game for Cressex against Queen’s
Head Rangers Res on 5th March. Cressex took the lead in the first
half totally against the run of play, Rangers having had most of
the opportunities but, like Hithercroft, failed to convert their
chances into goals when in a one-on-one situation with the Cressex
keeper. However, Rangers were then awarded a penalty kick, the ball
ending up in the back of the net to the left of the diving keeper.
For some reason the referee decided that the kick should be re-taken
and, although the Cressex keeper managed to block the shot Rangers
followed in and put the ball away to level the score. In the second
half Cressex began to take a hold on the game, which they had failed
to do in the first half. The Cressex No. 9 was clearly offside when
the ball was pushed forward to him, but the Rangers’ linesman
failed to raise his flag, and the No.9 ran on to hit the ball past
the keeper and put Cressex 2-1 ahead. The Rangers linesman was a
player waiting to go on as a sub and had failed to raise his flag
on a number of appropriate occasions. Eventually he took his place
on the field of play, the player that he replaced taking over the
linesman’s duties in a more competent manner. With about 10
minutes to go Rangers scored a headed equaliser and they managed
to hang on for the draw.
was an unexpected result but meant that Hithercroft were now .................