I've been keeping an eye on Gloucesters results since your posts in this thread, big win for you guys that.On Saturday, I went to watch Gloucester City AFC away to Farsley Celtic, in the National League North. I went on the GCAFC Supporters Coach, leaving Gloucester at 10:00am, we made our way to the M5, joining the M42, then onto the M1 Northbound towards Yorkshire. We stopped off at the Services on route, getting a Costa Coffee.
The weather forcast was for rain in the North of England, and as we were heading up the M1, sure enough, spots of rain began to appear.
We arrived in the County of Yorkshire. Heading towards Farsley, we went past Leeds United's Elland Road ground. Leeds were away to Everton on this day, in a 3:00pm Kick Off. (Premier League Match).View attachment 5857
Leeds United's Elland Road ground coming into view.View attachment 5858View attachment 5859
Side view of the Mainstand. It dwarfs the other side's of the ground. View attachment 5860
A ground which if needed, could have the potential to have increased capacity.
The Farsley Celtic, Gloucester City match was a Bottom three relegation tussle. They were bottom, we were 20th. Only one Team goes down this season, as the National League North and South leagues are going from 22 Teams to 24. This was meant to have happened about two seasons ago, but Covid and the seasons ending Null and Void, put a stop to that.
We got to Farsley Celtic, greeted with rain. Gloucester's Current Form is not great, scored 2 goals in the last 9 games, defensively we have improved, getting 3 clean sheets in a row around December.
In the first half, we had the ball around the penalty area, but just couldn't get that final end product of a goal. Farsley were fairly quiet. (Half Time:- Farsley Celtic 0 - 0 Gloucester City).
In the first half, it looked like Gloucester could still play until the following Sunday Afternoon, and still not score.
Onto the Second half, Farsley took a 1 - 0 lead, fellow GCAFC supporters around me were not happy. We were creating some chances, three chances went over the bar. We made some substitutions, two forward players came on. It looked like being one of those days, are we heading towards relegation at the end of the season?
Then around the 85th minute, we scored, 1 - 1. Then in injury time, we scored a second, 2 - 1. (There was around 4 minutes of injury time). The referee blew for Full Time, we had won. (Full Time:- Farsley Celtic 1 - 2 Gloucester City).
Just what we needed, hopefully this result will help give confidence to the Team.
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Matchday Programme, and I bought a Farsley Celtic keyring from the Clubshop.
Yeah we are on a good run of form and only a point off the playoffs now, Josh Gowling is doing a great job. I certainly didn't think we would be in anything but a relegation battle 3 months ago.Yes, a much needed win considering our form. We have Darlington and Alfreton at Home, next Saturday and Tuesday respectively. Hopefully we can build on this win.
Hereford FC looking good, a good position in the league, when you consider the start that you had at the start of the season. A push for a play off position?
Remember these two names, folks, Kylian Mbappé and Jean Kevin Augustin.
They are the two strikers/ forwards for the French U-19 team who just beat Portugal 3-1 today in the semi finals of the Euros. They will play Italy (winner of England 2-1) in the Final Sunday.
They are both with 5 goals in the tournament, Mbappe plays for Monaco and Augustin for PSG. They are terrific. Mbappe particularly is brilliant and I hope Arsenal scouts are watching him, great talent.
Interesting post 6 years down the line! Good call on kylian