On this day… 21st February 2009

Dateline: Saturday 21st February 2009. Location: Ship Lane, Purfleet, Essex. Assignment: Match coverage of Thurrock vs AFC Wimbledon in the Conference South for the Thurrock Recorder newspaper. Image (above): Sam Hatton scores the winning goal for the away team with a free-kick. Weather: Sunny and cold. A tale of two teams and their differing destinies:Continue reading “On this day… 21st February 2009”

On this day… 4th February 2006

Dateline: Saturday 4th February 2006. Location: Edgar Street, Hereford. Assignment: Coverage of the FA Trophy 3rd Round match between Hereford United and Grays Athletic for the Thurrock Recorder. Image: Grays goalkeeper Ashley Bayes celebrates with characteristic gusto at the final whistle. Weather: Cool and overcast. This was a memorable day out for a number ofContinue reading “On this day… 4th February 2006”

On this day… 27th January 2009

Dateline: 27th January 2009. Location: Mill Field, Aveley, Essex. Assignment: Aveley vs Dover Athletic in the Ryman League Cup 3rd Round for the Thurrock Recorder newspaper. Image (above): Neil Richmond celebrates scoring a goal for Aveley. Weather: Cool but dry. For those technically minded (and vaguely interested), the match was photographed using the (infamous) CanonContinue reading “On this day… 27th January 2009”

On this day… 22nd January 2012

Dateline: Sunday 22nd January 2012. Location: Hackney Marshes, London. Assignment: Coverage of the Hackney & Leyton Football League for the Hackney Gazette newspaper. Image (above): Lapton (blue/black) vs Black Meteors on the South Marsh. Weather: Chilly but dry (phew). As a Sunday morning regular on the iconic Hackney Marshes for over a decade, working onContinue reading “On this day… 22nd January 2012”

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