"As for Maidenhead, the conga (which was amusing) aside, quite a strange bunch really – some the oddest chants I've ever heard at a football match" ~ localboy86, Amber Planet forum, 26th April 2015

Friday 16 August 2019

Away Day (sort of) Diary: Torquay United 0-2 Maidenhead United (13/08/19)

Time - high time - for my season debut; W1 D1 L1 is exactly what I'd expected at this stage, although, as Craig had also noted, we won the game that I thought we'd draw, drew the game that I thought we'd lose, and lost the game that I thought we'd win! #themaidenheadway

Our Kid - moving to Oz at the end of the month - was supposed to be joining me and Macleod (M) for the long drive to Devon but pulled out; too late, sadly, for us to find a replacement

Resplendent views of Babbacombe Bay, from the Cary Arms; standstill traffic on the Kingskerswell bypass, had delayed our arrival by approximately 25 minutes and so we only had time for one round in this perennial favourite (#topten) before meeting - in the Union, close to the ground - with Steve J, Jim Parsons' stepson (and his son), and one of Macleod (M)'s old TVSFL refereeing colleagues (now living in Paignton)

Quarter of the way through our previous game at Plainmoor - another midweek, back in October 2017 - we were 3-0 down; a significant improvement this time ... not least the team's prompt arrival!

United - more specifically, the United wearing hideous checkerboard shirts - opened the scoring against the run of play (MASSIVELY) but, after that, produced a masterful team performance, with every man playing his part; as mentioned on Twitter, talk of a 'smash and grab' is as wide of the mark as the home side's final ball 

A-ha! (Typical social media reaction, in general, from fans of a BELT)

Y-fronts begone; I have a new pair of lucky pants! #penal (Two for two so far this season, as I also wore them whilst watching the Stockport County game on TV)

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