Cowes Sports, Darren Dyer, East Cowes, East Cowes Victoria, groundhop, Isle of Wight, Sports, Vics, wessex league
Friday 27th March 2015 ko 19.30
Isle of Wight DFA Senior (Gold) Cup Quarter-Final
EAST COWES VICTORIA AFC 2 (Gregory 59 Craig 90) Thompson sent off 78 (2nd booking)
EAST COWES SPORTS 2 (Tyler 11 Robjoint 76)
AET East Cowes Sports won 6-5 on penalties
It’s probably now common knowledge that we tried to get a Wessex League groundhop up and running, but a few weeks ago I had to end the project. While there was support from many quarters a final meeting in Totton convinced me that there wasn’t enough enthusiasm where it mattered to make it work. A real shame, as many people put a lot of effort into the project, and I was very taken by the carload of officials from the 3 Wessex League clubs Newport (IW), Cowes Sports, and East Cowes Vics who took the time and expense to take the ferry over to hear what I had to say. When it was all over I felt rather bruised by the encounter, so was heartened when several clubs contacted me to commiserate and invite me to their grounds.