Friendly Fixtures



Our most recent friendly was v. Weston Super Mare on 12th. September – we have video….

these video clips are necessarily bite size to suit the restrictions of the host site. Also there is much background noise not noticeable at the time plus some bloke attempting to do  John Motson’s job.

Maybe mute the sound if you wish for a more soothing experience – thank you. 🙂

Early doors video <First seven minutes>

and the second half of the first half  <here>

The second half kicks-off and Weston begin brightly <restart>

Deeper into the second half now and the Amblers begin to build upon their lead <click>

A pleasure to meet, and to play our visitors from Weston super Mare at The Nash today. The guests took the field resplendent in black/white halves – no Badger’s these but SEAGULLS, complete with hashtag!…and classy gold lettering. Their ‘parent’ club play in the Vanarama National League South  (Curzon, of course play in the Northern section of the League).

Amblers set about their business well and dominated the first half. With Bertenshaw and Brereton combining  well , urged on by Carter, Tipping and Burrows the west country team knew they had a game on their hands.

Two thirds of the crowd – all seated. Sorry I missed your companion

The goals started to rack up and at half time it was four nil. Wholesale substitutions brought a better second half from Weston and they threatened early doors.  A goal or two at this stage would have put a different complexion on the game but the Ambler’s defence , which now included Gordon Nixon, held firm.  Nixon – late for kick off due to unavoidable traffic delays,   was a  half time substitute for Keith Burrows, who had an excellent first half and was only ‘subbed’ for game sharing purposes.

The home side pressed on looking for more goals and both Brereton and Bertenshaw completed fine hat- tricks in the second half. Barry Smith in goal for the Blues handled his workload with extreme competence.  The Weston keeper’s both acquitted themselves well too, despite the scoreline. A busy afternoon for both of them but they kept the score down with the help of some willing legs in defence. Well done

Amblers minus Gordon Nixon – late arrival, stuck in traffic.After the game we retired to the Snack Bar to entertain the Weston team and some of their Ladies with tea and quite comprehensive range of unbroken biscuits.  Much chat and light hearted pleasantries – it was that kind of afternoon all round really.  Some more still photo’s on our Flickr feed soon and the video as and when.  Watch the news page and this one for links. The remaining biscuits will be offered at the next couple of sessions.



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Alan of Barnsley Pals has been contacted with  a view to arranging a return fixture following our memorable day across the Pennines in March. We await further word from Alan of the Pals.