Minehead 1 Langford Rovers 2000 4

Wednesday 13th April 2011
Minehead 1 Langford Rovers 2000 4
Errea Somerset County League Premier Division
At: Ireton Road
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Admission: £2; Programme: £1
Attendance: 66
Weather: occasional drizzle, windy
Duration: first-half: 45:14; second-half: 49:58

I hadn’t planned to watch this one and so didn’t print out a map – fortunately the ground wasn’t too difficult to find. Previously one of the top non-league sides in the country during the mid-1970s, Minehead now find themselves a mid-table side in the Somerset County League Premier Division. The main feature of the ground is the large stand which, according to an article in the programme by the Chairman, has been saved from demolition. Last Wednesday, Minehead lost heavily at home and tonight turned in another poor performance as they went down 4-1. Langford scored twice in the first half in the 17th and 29th minutes and put the outcome well and truly beyond doubt with two more goals after the break scored in the 49th and 84th minutes. Minehead pulled a goal back in stoppage time. I took advantage of an elevated view to watch the majority of the game from the stand – position 47 on the second row of the wonderful old stand, still with a nameplace attached ‘NO. 47 A.POUNDER’, no doubt a season-ticket holder from a bygone age.

0-1 Ashley Towler (17)
0-2 Ryan Havard (29)
0-3 Ryan Havard (48)
0-4 Ross Needs (84)
1-4 Luke Bloys (90+3)