I have some xerox copies of Jimmy Seed's match notes and sometimes he would label a particular referee in an away game a 'homer'. What is even worse is the referee who is determined to show that he will not favour the home side and hence tilts the balance in the other direction. Referee Mr Law fitted the bill perfectly in last night's clash at The New Windmill Ground between Leamington and Malvern Town, aided and abetted by a totally inept linesman. Three yellow cards were issued to Leamington players for trivial offences, but when wing back David Care was cynically challenged and had to be carried off and taken to hospital, the referee only awarded a free kick. No doubt he was looking forward to his free case of Malvern water at the end of the game.
The Springsmen won 2-0, thus completing the double over the Brakes begun at the Elizabeth the Queen Mother ground, but a draw would have been a fairer result, although one can see why they are six points clear at the top of the Midland Alliance. Their 19-year old keeper Humphries is simply brilliant and made some fantastic saves.
Chant of the night: You've only got one fan.