Featherstone Rovers

Rugby League Championship
Featherstone Rovers 6
Leigh Centurions 40
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Another pulsating day of high insensity, non stop action, and fantastic entertainment. It makes me wonder why i bother sometimes with football when RL offers so much more. Excellent atmosphere, no pathetic jobsworth club officials. 
Leigh scored first with an excellent try by the ever impressive Liam Kay (5) but Fev hit back strongly and had the better of things and took a HT 6-4 lead. Centurions start signing Mr Moimoi got pole-axed in the first half but that proved a huge mistake by Fev, because he came back on later even more fired up !. But then in the second half Leigh's power, strength and intensity proved too much. Leigh's Tom Armstrong also bagged a brace and was outstanding like most of the squad was. 

Fev huffed and puffed but couldnt break down a very solid Centurions team who are a Super League outfit in everything but name. Make no mistake they are that impressive. 

Featherstone as a town for some is a somewhat depressing place and has seen better days. But it hosts two decent rugby league teams and has loyal supporters who remember dearly their three challenge cup wins at Wembley. I remember watching them in the '73 final beating Bradford Northern 33-14. The whole of Fev seemed to have migrated South that day.

But they say every downside has an upside. Featherstone does have an upside .... it has a Lidl !!

Die hard Fev Fans
Fev Groundsman hard at work

Selfie Time ! - Leigh players interacting with the fans !

Stafford Rangers

Northern Premier League
Div 1 South
Stafford Rangers 0 
Spalding United 0
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Bromsgrove Sporting

Midland Football League - Division One
Bromsgrove Sporting 1 Cadbury Athletic 2
Programme £1 (decent)
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Fantastic Classic Main Stand at Bromsgrove Sporting
 An enjoyable day in the Midlands, not far from The Crossroads Motel Wink

The Victoria Ground is a superb step 6 venue and they have the highest average attendance of any team at this level in the country.
Once inside you can smell it has hosted much higher leagues. In 1993 the former tennants Bromsgrove Rovers reached the dizzy heights of Runners-Up in the Football Conference behind Wycombe Wanderers. You can still see reminders of the green team colours of Rovers around the ground,mostly on the big stand behind the top goal. The obvious focal point of the ground is the superb main stand which overlooks proceedings like a Head Master during Asembley !.

At the start of play it was 2nd v 6th and the game itself was an even affair with the opening goal by Sporting coming as a complete suprise. HT 1-0.
It only took a matter of seconds for Cadbury to equalise in the 2nd half and they continued to dominate as the game unfolded. They showed the greater desire and were well worth the win and the team of chocolate fame had more Quality (street) and they came up 'Roses' with plenty of 'celebrations' as they scored the winner and proved they were no soft centre !