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Ralph's Match Report (and dribbles!)

4th April 2023 @ 6:06am – by Ralph Warburton
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Ralph's Match Report (and dribbles!)

Playing at home on Sunday -- but first to hopefully see Match of the Day. On BBC after a famine of football.

intended seeing F1 race in Australia before then and managed it as race was at 0600

Wake at 0515. To the very first chirps of the dawn chorus . Cereal in my bowl and to the tv. On and all looking good in Melbourne . Track temperature of 35c so a lovely day down there. A crowd of just under 500,000 attending the event.

A mixed race of safety car , but a good race . My cat happy to be fed early. Perez has battled from the pit lane at the start to position 9th after 23 laps. Good driving by a determined driver and in a fine car of course. But the race ended very strangely . Never see such before.

In the event, with a very strange F1 race, saw no match of the day and anyway Gary Lineker missing again.

TV. Worrying piece on Taiwan . On BBC and well worth a viewing on catch up tv.

The Taiwan Straits are 100 miles wide. That is all and some of Taiwan's island even nearer to mainland China. More and more military activity .

Population 24 million in the country .

13 million scooters.
8 million cars .

Taipei one of most densely populated cities in the world and a young population. High tech in computer world . If it all blows up , there will be a very bad time for all of the world. So scary . So very scary

In 1975, I was in the Far East to see factories in Hong Kong . Taiwan , Philippines, Thailand etc. My company had sanctioned taking Joan, my wife with me this time as a thank you for some good year end figures . Joan was bowled over by the experience . Longest flight ever for her. Did a deal with the Peninsular Hotel and we had a very sumptuous mini state room.

When I first went to Taiwan in '70 there was much evidence that the county was an R&R place for US service men from the Vietnamese war. And before that the Korean War.

FOOTBALL.

We played at home versus Cheshire Cheese FC.

Top referee Des Evans officiated .

Manager- and ever dedicated number, 3 Kev Rodgers , managed to get a team together this time .

Good squad of 15/16 players promised if all turned out.

Kick off in decent weather and pitch good.

Normal fast start as the testosterone takes hold.

First goal goes to Cheshire Cheese. Our first choice keeper is away, so

Then good game as it flows to and fro.

0-1

1130. Shea Bebbington , always hungry for goals and fearless in his play , gives us a sweet goal. With lovely assist by Nick Gregory

1-1

More success as Nick Gregory scores . And we are ahead!! Nick is our top scorer and good to see him on fire. Fed by Sam Mason .

2-1 . -- a lovely feeing . Warms the cockles of the heart to be ahead .

1200

And Ross Henderson, our superb number 2 is off And Ross Henderson, our superb number 2 is off ~ injured. "Bean" comes on


But. Lead lost as Opponents score.

2-2

More attack in numbers .And Seb `Burrows meets a cross by Nick again and scores


We finish as victors

3-2

What a result for us !!! . Man of the March award goes to that great servant of the club, Andrew Beco Betteley.


Man of the Match awarded to Andrew Beco Betteley.

All off to lovely Chips etc provided by Sharon and Richard at the Bridge Inn .


Next game is away, as we face Cooper Buckley FC . Easter Sunday .

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