Monday, April 09, 2007

Football Today + Update

Later on, I'm popping down to Margate to take my father and Lord Pay of Dartford to watch Margate's clash with local rivals Ramsgate. It'll be the first time the two sides have met in a league encounter at Hartsdown Park since the 1972/3 season in the old Southern League Premier Division. The game will be watched be around 1500 or so fans at our two-sided stadium whilst we still await it's re-building.
Just 5 years ago, nearly 4000 saw Margate entertain Dover at Hartsdown Park in the Conference and a similar attendance saw Margate hold Shrewsbury Town at Gay Meadow in August, 2003. Ramsgate FC couldn't attract a gate of 4000 in their wildest dreams. Here's the *TFFC footage from that Shrewsbury encounter. Margate played in unfamiliar flame red.

* The Footballers Football Channel


Three vital points for Margate as they beat Ramsgate (who were a bit disappointing) 1-0. Margate now need to win their last three games in order to get into the play-offs. Next up Chelmsford away, next Saturday April 14th.

Peter Wells of "View from the Coffin End " reports on the match here


Anonymous said...

Boys will be boys, hope you behaved yourselves.

My husband and son went to see Cambridge United score a victory today, makes a change for them.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

A few Ramsgate "chavs" caused a little bit of trouble at one point. Overall, a very nice day out, particualry if you support Margate who beat their near neighbours 1-0. Post to follow.