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Xylophone Productions presents 'Can You Dig It' touring around … 0

Xylophone Productions presents 'Can You Dig It' touring around …

Xylophone Productions presents Can You Dig It; Full of comedy songs about growing your own vegetables, including a powerful love song to Alan Titchmarsh, and a virtuoso performance on a cucumber trumpet, Can You Dig It? will appeal to gardeners and non-gardeners alike! www.xylophoneproductions.co.uk 1 Can You Dig It will be touring around Norfolk throughout March; along with our Village Hall promoters, Creative Arts East has been working with Pub is the Hub to create a special showcase of Live Theatre performances in pubs in Norfolk.

Terry Stork, Advisor for Pub is The Hub commented: We ve been delighted to work with Karen and the team from Creative Arts East to set up these live productions in rural community pubs. Nothing beats live performance for excitement, so to bring it into the heart of local communities will be a real treat for locals who can t always get out to venues in major towns and cities. The Banningham Crown on Thursday 3 rd March at 7.30pm (Pub) Colby Road, Banningham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 7DY Tickets: 10 Ticket price includes Supper Box Office: 01263 733534 Sedgeford Village Hall on Friday 4 th March 7.30pm Jarvie Close, Sedgeford, Norfolk PE36 5NG Tickets: 12.00 which includes a glass of wine.

Box Office: 01485 570097 | 01485 579355 The Mermaid Inn Saturday 5 th March 8pm (Pub) Church Street, Elsing, Nr Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3EA Tickets: 5 Ticket price includes A mug of chunky allotment soup and a doorstep for dipping Box Office: 01362 637640 Cley Marshes Visitors Centre Thursday 10 th March 6.30pm Coast Road, Cley, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7SA Tickets: 12 per person Box Office: 01263 740008 Coach and Horses, Friday 11 th March 7.30pm 77 Manor Road, Dersingham PE31 6LN Tickets: FREE EVENT Ludham Village Hall Saturday 12 th March 7.30pm Norwich Road, Ludham, NR29 5PB Tickets: 8 proceeds go to Ludham Church Box Office: Tickets available from Ludham Butchers or by SAE and Cheque to Ludham PCC, The Limes, Norwich Road, Ludham, Norfolk, NR29 5QA Ashill Community Centre on Sunday 13 th March 7.30pm Hale Road, Ashill, Norfolk, IP25 7AX Tickets: 8 Box Office: 01760 441196 | 01760 441374 The Pavilion Hindringham Saturday 26 th March 7.30pm (Pub) Wells Road, Hindringham, Norfolk, NR21 0PL Tickets: 5 including soup and roll, Numbers are limited so book early. Raffle for Pavilion funds. Box Office: Box office: 01328 878805 This event is organised in partnership with Creative Arts East with funding by Arts Council England, Norfolk County Council and Breckland Council.

For further information on this and other Creative Arts East events please go to: www.creativeartseast.co.uk/live/whatson.asp or contact Karen Kidman on 01953 713390 or [email protected] 2 3 advert Monarch Catering Services, Norfolk, Suffolk Related References ^ www.xylophoneproductions.co.uk (www.xylophoneproductions.co.uk) ^ www.creativeartseast.co.uk/live/whatson.asp (www.creativeartseast.co.uk) ^ [email protected] (icenipost.com)

Many Games Have I Seen…: Frimley Green 1 v 1 Ash United 0

Many Games Have I Seen…: Frimley Green 1 v 1 Ash United

Saturday 13th February 2016 Recreation Ground, Frimley Green Combined Counties League Division One Admission: 6.00 Programme: 1.00 Attendance: 40 (estimate) Match Rating: 3 With heavy rain forecast throughout the morning, I decided to head to south-west Surrey today with the possibility of a last minute diversion to the 3G pitch at Alton Town for a back up in case my intended game was postponed late on. Happily the game survived so that I could watch a game on grass today. This game would also have the added dimension that it would be a local derby, with less than four miles between the two clubs.

The Frimley Green Recreation Ground is about a 20 minute walk from Farnborough North train station. The football ground is fenced off from the rest of the recreation ground by green see through fencing. Behind one length is a grassy hill which makes for an attractive backdrop to the ground but also offers a good vantage point to watch the game from without paying.

On this side of the pitch, an atcost all-seater stand straddles the half way line. On the opposite side there is a brick building attached to a rather less attractive breeze block building with a cast iron roof. In front of this building, there is a covered standing area, whilst to the other side of the brick building, there is a covered area with a roof but no wall to it.

Around most of the rest of the ground there is just hard standing, apart from a small section between the seated stand and a corner flag. The 24 page programme covered the important fact but with almost half of the pages advertising, was very light on interesting reading material. This was a game between two mid table teams, with little prospect of challenging for a promotion spot.

Frimley Green went into this game in eighth places, with nine wins and two draws from 20 games, while Ash United were in eleventh place, with seven wins and four draws from their 20 games. When the two teams met over the Christmas period, Ash made home advantage count with a 2-1 win. On a cold, overcast afternoon with occasional light drizzle, Frimley Green started the game strongly and took the lead on 13 minutes with a great strike driven in from 30 yards by Dan Milborrow.

They should have doubled their lead within a minute when Ben Acton ran onto a ball over the top, but placed his shot wide of the goal. But after Ash had completely dominated the opening half hour, they equalised on the break. The ball was launched downfield and the striker ran onto the ball with two covering defenders, but he managed to eventually get his shot away to send the ball low past the keeper.

Ash now assumed the ascendancy, and on 34 minutes saw a shot come back off the inside of the far post.

Into the second half, which started as the first half had ended, with Ash in the ascendency, passing up a couple of good chances to take the lead, but in the final 20 minutes it was all Frimley Green, and they will wonder how they didn t score, foiled by a combination of near misses and terrific saves.

Indeed, after a shaky start by the visiting keeper, which promoted the Frimley Green bench to shout to his players “he can’t catch, he can’t kick, he can’t save”, he was in inspired form thereafter, and certainly had the last laugh as he denied his mockers the win, and certainly Ash would be the happier of the two teams to have shared the points here today.

Many Games Have I Seen…: AFC Telford United 1 v 2 AFC Fylde 0

Many Games Have I Seen…: AFC Telford United 1 v 2 AFC Fylde

Saturday 30th January 2016 New Bucks Head, Wellington National League North Division Admission: 14.00 Programme: 2.50 Attendance: 1035 Match Rating: 4 When I originally booked train tickets for today a couple of months ago, it was with the aim of ticking off another of the 92 with a visit to Shrewsbury Town. Unfortunately for me, in the meantime they reached the fourth round of the FA Cup, with that fixture replacing the scheduled league fixture. Although they were drawn at home to Sheffield Wednesday, tickets were only available to those with a purchase history, and so I planned instead to get off the train a stop early and tick off a ground in the National League North, a very rare occasion indeed for me.

New Buck’s Head is about a 15 minute walk from Wellington train station. It is a modern, relatively new ground, built in 2003, but has some nice individuality about it, offering very comfortable, good facilities, to make it a pleasant place to watch non-league football. Along one length is the rather impressive main single tiered all-seater stand.

Providing the only seating in the stadium, views are excellent, with good elevation and space between rows. Executive boxes are located above the spectator seating, with a control centre in one corner and offices and the players’ tunnel in the other. Behind both goals are virtually identical stands covering terracing, with an attractive blue curved roof on each.

An interesting feature of the home end was the rather attractive graffiti murals along the concourse. The opposite end is allocated to away fans when large numbers are expected, but it was closed today. Behind this stand and towards the corner is a hotel.

Along the remaining length is uncovered terracing, with a building housing the supporters bar, club offices and a study centre behind the middle section. The 64 page programme was excellent, with plenty of colour and attractively laid out, and with plenty of interesting and relevant reading material. After relegation from the Premier division last season, AFC Telford United are in grave danger of suffering successive relegations, as they went into this game bottom of the table, three points from safety, with six wins and five draws from their 27 league games, although they had picked up some form, with two wins and a draw since the turn of the year before a disappointing home defeat against fellow relegation threatened Hednesford Town in midweek.

Having finished runners up in this division last season, AFC Fylde are well on course to reach the play-offs again this season, in fourth place with 14 wins and four draws from their 24 games. When the two teams met in October, AFC Fylde won 1-0. On a sunny afternoon, after an even start, the visitors took the lead with six minutes on the clock.

The ball was played low diagonally forward to the feet of Danny Rowe, who took the ball deep into the area, and had plenty of time and space to check back before firing the ball low across the keeper and into the net. Telford didn t let their heads drop though, and they were back on level terms on 14 minutes. After a short corner, the ball was crossed to the far post perfectly by Sean Clancy, and John Cofie nodded the ball in from close range.

Telford continued to look threatening and a lovely drive from outside the area by Lucas Dawson struck the crossbar. Somewhat against the run of play, AFC Fylde went back into the lead on 38 minutes. Danny Lloyd was played in completely unmarked down the left channel, and eventually he fired past the keeper from a fairly tight angle and the ball went in off the far post.

The match became increasingly feisty, with some cynical play from the visitors in particular with off the ball incidents, robust challenges and moaning to the referee. Half time came at a good time with a red card becoming increasingly inevitable. That there were no further goals (and that the game finished with nobody sent off) in the second half was astonishing, as the home side came desperately close to scoring several times, having by far the better of the second half, while the visitors looked dangerous on the break despite a poor second half performance by them.

Telford had three stand out chances to claim a vital point. On 55 minutes, Dave Hibbert shot over the keeper from just outside the area but the ball rebounded off the far post. On 63 minutes, an overhead kick forced a save at full stretch by the keeper, as did a glancing header from a free kick on 71 minutes.

But after that, the chances dried up as Fylde weathered the storm as they held on for three points to consolidate their place in the play-offs positions.

Although Telford will feel bitterly disappointed not to have claimed at least a point from this game, at least results went for them today and remain three points behind the two teams immediately above the relegation zone and the performance they showed today will give them great heart that they can pick up the necessary points to lift them out of the relegation zone