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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby Pitchfork » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:12 pm

Match Report from New Year's Day from Brendan Kitchen, our ambassador at Pates.

Brendan publishes his diary of his ambassador year on his own FGR website

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I arrived late at the game. So of course it was this game where Williams scores within 61 seconds...When I actually started watching the game, it was entertaining.

The first half was extremely even apart from the quick goal. The second half had a bit more action, Northampton scored to level the game leaving about half an hour to play.

As the clock ticked down both sides had good chances, the main one of note was a Forest Green shot hitting the woodwork and being fired over from a couple of meters out. All three subs had been made by each manager, trying to bring the three points home. One of the subs, Theo Archibald, had the ball in the dying embers of the game. He lined up to take a shot from ~30 meters out, it flew, hit the hands of the Northampton keeper and went in.

A 94" winner! The crowd went ecstatic! The Northampton Town Mixed Disability Club which were sat in front of me were in complete shock. It was a brilliant moment to begin 2019 on!
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby The Old TomCat » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:07 pm

Pitchfork wrote:Match Report from New Year's Day from Brendan Kitchen, our ambassador at Pates.

Brendan publishes his diary of his ambassador year on his own FGR website

http://bit.ly/FGRFC

A 94" winner! The crowd went ecstatic! The Northampton Town Mixed Disability Club which were sat in front of me were in complete shock. It was a brilliant moment to begin 2019 on!


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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby paulK » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:01 pm

Pitchfork wrote:Match Report from New Year's Day from Brendan Kitchen, our ambassador at Pates.

Brendan publishes his diary of his ambassador year on his own FGR website

http://bit.ly/FGRFC

I arrived late at the game. So of course it was this game where Williams scores within 61 seconds...When I actually started watching the game, it was entertaining.

The first half was extremely even apart from the quick goal. The second half had a bit more action, Northampton scored to level the game leaving about half an hour to play.

As the clock ticked down both sides had good chances, the main one of note was a Forest Green shot hitting the woodwork and being fired over from a couple of meters out. All three subs had been made by each manager, trying to bring the three points home. One of the subs, Theo Archibald, had the ball in the dying embers of the game. He lined up to take a shot from ~30 meters out, it flew, hit the hands of the Northampton keeper and went in.

A 94" winner! The crowd went ecstatic! The Northampton Town Mixed Disability Club which were sat in front of me were in complete shock. It was a brilliant moment to begin 2019 on!


Well done Brendan. I like it. The website too :D

Not sure I'll ever get used to that metres thing tho'. I'm probably too old now :?
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby Pitchfork » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:28 am

FGR VS Northampton Match Report – 1/1/19

Hello, my name is Alyssa Powell. I am 10 years old and I attend Wycliffe Preparatory School. I really enjoy being an Ambassador for FGR, and I attend as many matches as I can. The team is brilliant, and they are great to watch. FGR is also very focussed on the environment and that is why I love my role and the club.

It was a brilliant start for FGR on a cold New Year’s Day, George Williams scored an amazing goal to go 1-0 up. We all stood up and cheered. Northampton immediately started attacking but a great save by our Goalkeeper meant we remained ahead, a brilliant start to 2019.

A beautiful pass by Reece Brown bought us close to a second goal, but it was intercepted and was not to be. Gavin Gunning was given a yellow card, and Tahvon Campbell went down a couple of minutes later, with Northampton getting a yellow card.

With a Northampton corner in the 41st minute we were getting nervous, but the FGR defenders did a great job. The Northampton Goalkeeper then had a disagreement with Liam Shephard and they both got a yellow card. Overall FGR seemed in control of the first half, with some brilliant passing and great attacking play.

The second half began more tentatively from FGR, and in the 49th minute Northampton scored, making it all level at 1-1. Northampton continued to attack in the second half and seemed more positive than in the first half.
By the 69th minute FGR had made all 3 of their substitutions and Northampton had made 1. Northampton made their 2nd substitution in the 76th minute.

There were four minutes injury time added and in the final minute Theo Archibald scored for FGR to make it 2-1!

Victory!!
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby John Whiffen » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:02 pm

Well done Brendan and Alyssa, very good reports on the match, keep up the good work, FGR needs you young fans for the future.
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby Pitchfork » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:23 am

Match Report by Grace Parmenter Nailsworth School

FGR .vs. Bury Sat 19th January 2019 3pm at home
I went to the game with my mum, step dad and his family from Bury (they were supporting FGR today though.) These people chose to go to the game with me. Before the game, I walked to the pub for cheesy chips and a drink with my family and friends. Then I walked up the hill to FGR. On that day in particular I was a ball girl. Before the game even started the Bolton and Bury fans had a fight outside Hobbs Bakery because some Bolton fans came to watch FGR play and Bolton and Bury are arch rivals!
In the first half, I think FGR played very well. They were attacking lots and had about five tries for a goal and eventually one of them went in! Well done Reece Brown it was a great goal!! When we scored our first and only goal though, the Bury fans, jumped over the railing and started charging at the FGR players. Luckily, the police caught them just in time. At half time, I went inside because it was freezing outside. Also, I put on my 4th layer of clothes at half time!! As a ball girl in the second half, I moved around a lot more than I did in the first half because Bury’s goalie was right near me and FGR had a lot of great tries at scoring. Overall, I think FGR played very well although sadly we lost. It was certainly an eventful game! COME ON YOU ROVERS for the next game.
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby Pitchfork » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:26 am

FGR VS BURY
match report by Fearne Anderton - Bluecoat School


As I sat down to drink my hot chocolate, I noticed that Bury were second and FGR were seventh in the table. I was hoping that we’d win because when I played earlier today we won the cup match and I scored. At the start the possession was mostly FGR but we got a straight on opportunity [1on1]. It got messed up. We got a second opportunity but again didn’t hit the net. This was our third opportunity now and then in the28th minute Reece Brown had a sweet goal, everyone was cheering because they deserved it.
FGR still dominated getting free kicks and corners and even some shots on target. Getting nervous on the side Bury got a free kick just outside the penalty area then another, yet both saved by our wall. [phew] . FGR started the second half well, got some more opportunities and a couple of just wide shots. FGR kept pressurising Bury but just couldn’t get one in [which was annoying]. As the sky darkened the mist rolled in. Annoyingly in the 69th minute Bury break throw and score.
FGR needed to keep creating chances and maybe score one of them. Shawn McClusky came on for his home debut. As the game started to end there was another sub for FGR. In the 83rd minute Bury ruined the game by, yes - scoring a goal! As Bury sought victory we put another sub on trying our hardest to win. Bury took the win putting the score at 1-2. Shame really because I thought they should have won. They had the chances but didn’t take them , disappointing !!! However, if they continue to make good chances hopefully they’ll win their game on Tuesday against Grimsby.
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby Pitchfork » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:33 pm

Match Report v GRIMSBY from Ralph Kerry Avening School

Well it's like getting on a bike after falling off (Ralph was near the small fracas at the Bury match)....I have volunteered to be ball boy again on this freezing cold Tuesday night I really must be mad. I arrived at FGR and Sarah told me how proud she was of me and I will sit somewhere different tonight. Mum has also told me I will be having a surprise from FGR in February after being so brave.

Right on to the football. Doidge was in the team again tonight so I was hoping he would score a goal. Also an old FGR favourite was back at The New Lawn tonight playing in goal for Grimsby - Sam Russell. I was Sat by the East stand and felt much happier.

FGR started well as they always do and it looked like it was going to be a great match. In the 29th minute Doidge scored....his first goal back at FGR. All the team looked outstanding tonight and I was hoping for another goal. Then 45+1 Mills powers a rocket of a free-kick straight at Sam Russell who fends off the balland Doidge is on hand to tuck home.

Half time FGR 2 Grimsby 0. Time for a warm up and some chips.

It was getting a lot colder but the teams were back out and ready to play. Could Doidge score a hat trick? I thought every FGR player tonight looked amazing and then in the 50th minute Brown scored. I love seeing the ball hit the back of the net. I turned to look at mum and Rob and they had sneaked inside to watch as it was cold, they are not as hot blooded as me. Grimsby did not look like scoring and Sam Russell had made a few good saves but the final score was FGR 3 Grimsby 0.

A great game with more than 1 goal and I am glad to be back as ball boy.

Attendance = 1810 including 187 from Grimsby
Man of the match = Shephard
My Man of the match = All of the players
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby stanman » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:25 pm

Let us know what "your surprise from FGR" is next month, Ralph.

I enjoyed your report. My best surprise from FGR is to win the next match - but perhaps you will get something even better :?: :?: :!: :!:
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby John Whiffen » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:23 pm

Well done “hot blooded” Ralph, keep up the good work
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby Pitchfork » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:11 pm

Match report by George and Alice French - BISLEY SCHOOL
FGR v Grimsby Town
Tuesday 22nd January 2019

The evening started at FGR very early for my brother and I as we were surprised with a FGR VIP dining experience before the match began. Imagine how surprised we were when we saw Sam Russell on the pitch warming up for Grimsby, so George and I went down to the pitch and decided to have a photo with him. George is his biggest fan.

After the meal my brother George and I had to go and get our ball boy and ball girl jackets on and make our way down to the pitch. We got to wave the flags as the players came onto the pitch. We took our seats on the stools at the side of the pitch as I was a ball girl and my brother a ball boy. We got to our seats just in time and then the game began.

25 minutes went past sitting on the side lines and then came the exciting five minutes the ball came towards Christian Doidge and he headed it into the back of the net. FGR 1 v Grimsby 0. The evening was getting colder but still we sat doing our jobs as ball girl and ball boy. FGR had a few chances but did not score any more goals until later on in the match, Grimsby had a few good chances as well but did not get the ball past James Montgomery ( FGR goalkeeper). Then in the first minute of injury time Christian Doidge made the score 2-0. The referee blew his whistle and the first half was over.

Just five minutes into the second half FGR looked to have won a penalty but instead they got a free kick but that did not matter as Reece Brown put the ball straight in the back of the net. Sam Russell looked a bit disappointed as he had let three goals in against a team he used to play for. At the end of the match the score was 3-0 and FGR had won, as Sam Russell walked back to the changing rooms he handed my brother his goalkeeper gloves and I wanted to get Tahvon Campbells shirt but that did not happen.
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby Pitchfork » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:17 pm

My name is Archie Hudd and along with Grace Parmenter we are the FGR ambassadors for Nailsworth Primary School. For the match of FGR vs Mansfield on Tuesday 29th January I was selected to produce the match report.

On a particularly cold Tuesday, night as I was getting my ball boy coat on. I was very excited for what was ahead. As the team were lining up in the tunnel the speaker announced the line up. I was very happy that Christian Doidge was back where he belongs and in the starting line up.

Mansfield starts the game and in the 4th minute FGR have a corner and it was swerved across but denied by Mansfield. In the 14th minute Mansfield Town crossed the ball in to make it 1-0. By the 21st minute Reece Brown did an outstanding 360 degree spin on one of the Mansfield Town players much to the fans delight. In the 40th minute Tyler Walker took a shot outside the box and luckily hit the crossbar. Then followed half time.

SECOND HALF
As the second half started I noticed something about the team, we had made a substitution swapping Nathan McGinley for Lloyd James . What happened next was one of the most brutal thing's I have ever seen in football.… James Montgomery took a boot to the face which caused a busted lip and him losing 4 teeth ! So we had to make two substitutions swapping James Montgomery and George Williams for Ruben Reid and also Lewis Ward . I had high hopes for Lewis because he was making his debut for FOREST GREEN and he did not disappoint.

Then Liam Shephard swerved the ball into Ruben Reid to make it 1-1 ! For the rest of the match forest green were putting on an outstanding defence against Mansfield. And then the referee blew his final whistle which ended the match 1-1 . The match sponsor team suggested that the man of the match was Carl Winchester but for me my man of the match was James Montgomery because he took one for the team!

Overall it was a VERY exciting match that FGR played well and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the game and getting the opportunity to write a match report this week.



by Archie Hudd.



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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby Pitchfork » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:44 am

FOREST GREEN ROVERS -V- NOTTS COUNTY
By Jonnie Gibson, our ambassador at Kingshill, Cirencester

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Before the game, I was selling programs on the main gate and it was a great experience just being able to have conversations with the away supporters about their season so far, something which I don’t usually get the opportunity to.

The game started off with an early Notts County dominance where they had a couple of breakaways and shots on target which were met by debutant, Lewis Ward. From the off I thought that he was a great addition to the team and he looked to be a promising player.

After around the ten-minute mark the playing cards switched and Forest Green had a few slower build ups in their half and started to look dangerous until Notts County goalkeeper, Schofield, swept them and smothered the chances. The first half was then very much an end to end game and to be honest it looked as if either team could take the points.

At half time I had my usual curry sauce and chips!

Second half began and from the whistle Forest Green looked much more attacking than the first half. A few early chances but were ended by a counter attack goal by O’Brian in the 57th minute. Since that goal Forest green played the ball around in the Notts end and earnt themselves a free kick ion the edge of the box after the keeper handled the ball out of the box. Joseph Mills stepped up to take it and hit in over the wall and into the bottom left hand corner. What a goal! In the 67th minute n came George Williams came on and looked to be exactly what we needed as he got as breakthrough and scored only to the realization of the offside. The tie however was short lived as in the 77th minute Boldewijn scored an absolute screamer cutting in from the left wing and launching a right foot rocket into the top right-hand corner.

A very disappointing end to what we thought would be walkaway victory. Come on Rovers against Swindon!
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Re: Ambassador Match Reports

Postby Pitchfork » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:44 am

AMBASSADOR MATCH REPORT – 09.02.19
FOREST GREEN ROVERS 1
NOTTS COUNTY 2

My name is George Edmunds I am the FGR ambassador for Randwick Primary School.

Storm Erik had passed, my club team Randwick AFC had come from 2-0 down to win 4-2 in the morning and I was going to the game with my good friend Milo Mularky (former ambassador for my school) and his family. We were optimistic that FGR could continue their promotion push, but we were aware that Notts County would be a tough game, with their eight new signings and after their draw against Lincoln in the previous game.

It was Notts County that came out of the starting blocks quickest, with Lewis Ward having to make a double save in the first ten seconds of the game and then he tipped over a dipping shot from the impressive number 11, Enzio Boldewijn.

Forest Green slowly begun to get back in the game and Reid and Doidge had shots blocked. Liam Sheppard was starting to get some joy down the right wing and sitting behind the incident in the thirteenth minute we were convinced that Christian Doidge should have had a penalty, when he was sandwiched between two Notts County players and had his feet taken away from under him. Mills was also getting forward on the left and his deflected shot nearly gave FGR the lead, but was tipped over at the last second by Fitzsimons. Both sides looked to press forward, but were unable to strike first before the break.

Notts County started brightly in the second half and Ward made a world class save, to deny Boldewijn, as he cut inside from the left and from the resulting corner Lloyd James cleared off the line. Notts County took the lead in the 57th minute when Jim O’Brien cut into the box from the right and hit an unstoppable shot into the corner with is left foot. Rovers were level six minutes later when Mills drilled home a thunderbolt free-kick from just outside the box.

It looked like we had taken the lead when George Williams neatly slotted home from a Reid cross, but he was adjudged to be offside. It was Notts County that sealed the win, when Boldewijn cut inside again from the left and then curled the ball into the postage stamp to send the Notts County fans home, happy and hopeful of survival. Joseph Mills received the ‘Man of the Match’ award, but a special mention to goalkeeper Lewis Ward, who was fantastic!

We went home disappointed, but excited for the ambassador trip to Swindon on Tuesday and hopefully for a positive result.
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