Ex Canary Watch, Part 77

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Ex Canary Watch, Part 77

Post by ClubComms » Sat May 04, 2019 6:17 pm

This afternoon I watched Baldock Town, managed by ex Canaries Luke Gregson and Dean Gilbert, and also featuring ex Canary Louis Lee, win the Spartan South Midlands League Challenge Trophy, beating Potton United by 4 goals to nil.

Two of the Baldock goals were scored by current Canary Kieron Barnes who is on a dual registration. Playing in the No.10 Isaac Galliford role, he showed that this is maybe his best position and he played a very accomplished game. The other current Canary in the team, also on dual registration at Baldock, was Marcus Crowther who had a sound game at the back.


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Re: Ex Canary Watch, Part 77

Post by Brian » Sat May 11, 2019 11:54 pm

Bumped into Scott Cretton in the CIU Club in Stevenage Old Town tonight.

Told him he was the best goal keeper the club had ever had - made him laugh.

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Re: Ex Canary Watch, Part 77

Post by DarrenW » Sun May 12, 2019 1:28 am

Brian wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 11:54 pm
Bumped into Scott Cretton in the CIU Club in Stevenage Old Town tonight.

Told him he was the best goal keeper the club had ever had - made him laugh.
Bognor away 2006/07? Made me laugh that memory. Played about 75 mins and kept a clean sheet. Not bad for a Centre back.

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Re: Ex Canary Watch, Part 77

Post by Brian » Sun May 12, 2019 9:09 am

His reply was 'Bognor - my son doesn't believe me that really happened'.

And they were Conference South.

When I told Becky and Kate in the summer, what would put the radio commentary on the map was a big midweek FA Cup replay, that night in Bognor was the inspiration for the comment.

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Re: Ex Canary Watch, Part 77

Post by DarrenW » Sun May 12, 2019 4:41 pm

Brian wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 9:09 am
His reply was 'Bognor - my son doesn't believe me that really happened'.

And they were Conference South.

When I told Becky and Kate in the summer, what would put the radio commentary on the map was a big midweek FA Cup replay, that night in Bognor was the inspiration for the comment.
I think your predication was absolutely correct with the figures for the Leatherhead game? 1500 wasn't it?

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Re: Ex Canary Watch, Part 77

Post by Brian » Sun May 12, 2019 5:05 pm

Stick another 0 on Darren - two short of 15,000 including the Head of BBC Sport

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Re: Ex Canary Watch, Part 77

Post by DarrenW » Sun May 12, 2019 6:38 pm

Brian wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Stick another 0 on Darren - two short of 15,000 including the Head of BBC Sport
A brilliant achievement.

15000 listening in to a Hitchin result almost unbelievable.

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Re: Ex Canary Watch, Part 77

Post by ClubComms » Sun May 12, 2019 7:04 pm

What a night that was....Scott was saving shots with his legs, his backside, his face.....kicking shots away rather than picking them up, and a defence that had been leaking goals previously were just not going to be passed that evening. What I remember most was that digital timer display at the far end. Stuck on 88 minutes for about half an hour.....or maybe longer.....before the final whistle was blown.

Interesting what Brian says re inspiration. Like the Leatherhead game this season busted all records for people listening into North Herts FM, that Bognor night all records were busted for people logged into the Forum (in the days before Facebook and Twitter). I was relaying updates to Harry Wright by phone and I am sure that on more than one occasion I said to him: "I can't take much more of this". I was drained at the end of it. It's nights like that that are treasured memories.
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Re: Ex Canary Watch, Part 77

Post by Brian » Sun May 12, 2019 9:28 pm

Chris, two things you picked up on there.

I was talking about the game with JohnTG this afternoon, he too commented on the clock and bricks thrown at the coach on the way back. He was also reminiscing about Ben throwing the drum in the sea at Bognor in our last Ryman season before moving to the Southern League.

I followed the Bognor cup game via the forum updates as I was working. There was somewhere around 2500 viewings on that forum thread and it too stuck in my mind as the biggest ever viewed thread.

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Re: Ex Canary Watch, Part 77

Post by CanaryHatter » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:01 pm

Noah Chesmain signed for NL South side Maidstone United today. Potential to go on and make a real name for himself I reckon.

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