The village of Peak Dale
is located a couple of miles north of Buxton, between two limestone
quarries. The village used to house quarry workers and their families. The
sight of the pitch and the quarries in the distance whilst descending
into the village is a sight to behold. The Hope Valley never disappoints
in that department.
Railway FC manager aka 'Porky pig' should really be known as the local
'Roman Abramovich' as not so long a go the club were on their knees
after the old management left with a few thousand pounds worth of debts.
Porky didnt want the club to die to he paid the debt himself which
means they are still around today.Having spent most of his life in the
area he said he just had to do something. I had a great chat with Porky and he asked “ have you visited FC Trunk yet ?” …. “well, we beat them 9-0 and we are shit !”
game itself was enjoyable with both teams giving it their best shot.
The ref did fine and the game flowed accordingly. As always in this
league the goals were not in short supply.That makes the six matches I
have seen in this league this season has produced 35 goals, I am
certainly not complaining. The scenery was as usual eye catching and another enjoyable afternoon was had in a league that never disappoints.
the saying a 'game of two halves' because this was a game of two-thirds
& one-third ! For 70 minutes Frickley dominated the match from the
start. 17 minutes later they were 2-0 up with two excellent goals. The second was a 20 yard blockbuster volley.
Frickley made it 3-0 they were in cruise control. But within 18 minutes
it was 3-3. The tipping point was when the Frickley goalie caught the
ball just outside the box, he was sent off and they had no reserve
goalie on the bench. He was instead enjoying his matchday refreshments
in the crowd.
Frickley decided to have no sub goalie on the bench for
the first time today. Big mistake because it came back to haunt them in a
must win again.
Loads of shirt pulling by Marine players but
the ref said he never saw anything all afternoon. The ref also 'missed'
the nasty elbow smashed against a Frickley defender's nose , blood
everywhere, and his nose ended up like a corkscrew. The ref also
'missed' the WWE wrestling body slam on the Frickley player. Very poor
ref who definitely needs to visit an optometrist on Monday morning.
The last 15 mins was fantastic end to end nervous tension as both sides pressed for the winner.
'Scouse House' was purveying food and beverages in the usual fashion.
Very good club shop. All in all an enjoyable re-visit after a 7 year