Monday, 30 January 2006


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Burridge AFC 4 - 4 Aquaseal

Sunday 29th January
Burridge Rec.

With a squad whittled further to the bone due to absence of Kev Wilsher, Kristian Hewitt, Dave Hopkins and Lee Fielder, Burridge once again took to the field with the bare eleven. A quick fire double from Jay Schwodler catapulted Burridge ahead, but this was short lived as Aquaseal hit four first half goals leaving Burridge punch drunk.

Although Burridge's league form has been indifferent, they continued to chip away, and it was Ross Bryant who hit two well taken goals to give him five in three games as centre forward. When Bryn Schwodler was felled in the area after cutting in from the left it appeared victory was in Burridge's grasp, but Schwodler's spot kick was saved and the points were shared.

NB The result means we remain in 7th out of 9.
2 points ahead of Paxton who have a game in hand.
West Meon are 4 points ahead with 4 games in hand.
Whereas Aquaseal and ourselves have played the same but they lead us by 6 points.

Other results:
Gems 0 - 16 AFC Spotted Cow
Wickham Dynamos 1 - 6 Wlv Social Club
Pink Cup Round 1
West Meon 4 -4 Spinnaker

Cup Draws:
Dave Blunt Memorial Trophy
Round 1: Aquaseal 2 - 4 Burridge AFC
Round 2: Bye
Round 3: Burridge AFC 4 - 0 Ranville Rangers
Round 4: away to Titchfield Reserves (12/2)
Pink Cup: away to Wickham Dynamos (19/2)

Sunday, 29 January 2006

Burridge 2 - 2 Survey

Saturday 28th January 2006
Venue: Osborne Road, Warsash

With both Dave Hopkins and Kristian Hewitt unable to play, Burridge turned to Ben Wilson to play as goalkeeper. He repaid their faith with some important saves, particularly in the first half when he blocked from point blank range. Despite this Survey went a goal up, but within minutes Paul Andrews was put through on goal, and he side footed the equaliser.

This game had all the ingredients of a typical Southampton league game. A cold wind, a uneven playing surface, and a referee who acted with such indifference that not even constant baiting from Paul Dyke could rouse him into speech. In the second half Burridge lost possession on the right and Survey punished them with a goal on the counter attack. Their lead was once again shortlived as Bryn Schwodler cut inside and drilled across the box from the right and Ross Bryant arrived to tap in. Both sides had opportunities to win the game but they weren't taken.

4-4-2: Ben Wilson, Luke Sanderson, Mark Reeves, Paul Dyke, Jay Schwodler, Ross Bryant, Mark Sanderson, Rich Allan, Bryn Schwodler, Paul Andrews, Lee Wood.

Thursday, 26 January 2006

Southampton Football League Senior 1:
Saturday: 28th January 2006 Time: 2.00pm
BURRIDGE AFC -v- Ordnance Survey
Ref: Derek Bellinger
Venue: Warsash Recreation Ground Osborne Road

Monday, 23 January 2006

Burridge AFC 4 - 0 Ranville Rangers

Sunday 22nd January
Allotment Road

Burridge were all over this lot like chicken pocks from the opening whistle. Quite how it was only one - nil at half time was anyone's guess. Ross Bryant turned his man and drilled home the first. In the second half Rich Allan tapped home after Danny Baker Christmas video fare defending from Ranville; involving their goalkeeper's clearance cannoning off a defender's arse straight towards goal. Burridge substitutes then got on the act. Lee Fielder's cross evaded the keeper for three and Paul Andrews' emphatic last minute finish made it conclusive.

4-4-2: Kristian Hewitt, Luke Sanderson, Paul Dyke, Kev Willsher, Mark Sanderson, Jay Schwodler, Greg Baker (Paul Andrews), Scott Burnet, Bryn Schwodler (Lee Fielder), Rich Allan, Ross Bryant.

Sunday, 22 January 2006

Capital 1 - 3 Burridge AFC


Saturday 21st January 2006
Fryern Rec

After another night of excess, Burridge could have done with an extra feature to their strip - a pair of Raybans. As Rich Allan entered the centre circle to carry out his duties as captain (this involves guessing if the referee's toss will produce the queen's head or tail; well they're inbred aren't they), Capital players seemed to be in competition with each other to see who could deliver the most generic pre-match battle cry.

Extra points going to those who sound like they really mean it, like one of the Baldwin brothers in the highly entertaining romp, "Ten Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead," who when realising he's on the killer's hitlist whoofs down a load of amphetamines and remains in his room even in the event of a call of nature with a twitchy finger on a loaded AK-47. When someone calls round he whacks on a set of hastily set up headlights and delivers the line: "FREEZE MOTHERF*CKER; I AM GODZILLA, YOU ARE JAPAN." Anyway, you get the picture.

It was infact Burridge's first attack that produced a goal. Bryn Schwodler ran where? Away from his demons? No. In search of dignity? Wrong again, but through on goal and his shot may have hit the post but Paul Andrews had got himself an easy tap in by following in. He doubled his tally soon after. Again Schwodler ran through and when his shot wasn't dealt with Andrews was on hand to make it 2-0. Before the half was out he controlled casually before delivering a measured drive that narrowly missed the upright - what a weekend this boy was having.

In the second half Burridge continued to make chances, most notably when Paul Andrews was unlucky to see a low stinging drive from distance hit the inside of the post and roll accross the line. But when Capital failed to deal with a through ball, Bryn Schwodler calmly whacked home his first on his return. Although Capital got one back, they didn't provide the necessary threat to Hewitt's goal, giving Burridge victory.

4-4-2: Kristian Hewitt, Luke Sanderson, Ben Wilson, Paul Dyke, Jay Schwodler, Ross Bryant, Rich Allan, Mark Sanderson, Greg Baker, Paul Andrews, Bryn Schwodler

Monday, 16 January 2006


Jay was lying horizontally in the back of Luke's car.
"Urrghhh," muttered Jay. "Stop going over bumps." Three days on the sauce had twisted his mind. A splash of rain had seen to the postponement of all football and this prospect to a seasoned player is that of a period of abstinence to a dry drunk; not conducive to rational behaviour.

Luckily Burridge had a distraction. After whiling away a few hours in the Cork and Bottle they headed to the decidedly more up market Pitcher and Piano. Many of their players were simply unable to adjust from their simple working class ways and hid among the shadows relieved to traverse the city to somewhere that suited their tendencies - the kind of place that makes Kelly's seem like the Ritz. It was of course the Wine bar of Fryern Arcade in Chandlers Ford.

I must say I didn't see anyone with a glass of wine, perhaps the proprietors were so shocked that they'd actually managed to get people to pay three quid to get into this dive that they hadn't actually ordered any Chateau la plonk. The whole strip was so quiet it made the Peartree in Boorley Green seem like a busy boozer. What a night.......

Monday, 9 January 2006




Sunday, 8 January 2006

Burridge AFC 0-1 Nursling (Cup)

Saturday 7th January 2006

Venue: Allotment Road

During the first half Burridge were 'Under Siege' but Steven Seagal was nowhere to be seen. Unbeaten Nursling were left gasping at a Tomaszewski-esque goalkeeping performance from stand in 'keeper Kristian Hewitt, and despite their numerous attacks the half-time scoreline was nil-nil.

During the second half Burridge were 'Under Siege 2' but Steven Seagal was still conspicuous in his absence. How Burridge could have done with him taking down some Nursling defenders with an AK-47. The only goal of the game came when Burridge mounted an attack - that'll teach 'em - but Nursling broke quickly down Burridge's left and a low centre was side footed in.

4-4-2: Kristain Hewitt, Luke Sanderson, Paul Dyke, Ben Wilson, Jay Schwodler, Ross Bryant, Mark Sanderson, Rich Allan, Mark Reeves (Steve Froud), Lee Wood (Paul Andrews), Bryn Schwodler

Tuesday, 3 January 2006


Please can anyone going on holiday during the second half of the season please disclose the dates that they will be away. Then if there are any shortages (on Sunday particularly) we can make the necessary postponements.


Looking back (bringing back the blog)

I haven't posted here since 2012 – that’s five years of not blogging. The blog is/was about Burridge AFC, the football team I played f...