fell Forest Green FC
Report by Sally Devine
Match held on Friday 7 October 2005
had a rare league game on a Friday night due to the England match
the next day.Forest Green were the visitors, a team struggling in
the Conference and the Sandgrounders drew first blood in the eighth
minute. Carl Baker was again on the score sheet, Kevin Leadbetter
supplying the ammunition for Ports top scorer to crash a fierce shot
into the net.
On 10 minutes the home side increased their lead, McGinns cross was
met by Baker who headed in from close range. Forest Green were being
outgunned and constantly pinned back in their own half but managed
to pull a goal back when Richardson followed up a shot from
Beswetherick to make it 1-2.
Port again pressed forward and made it 3-1 before half time when
Daly with a 1 on 1 with the goalkeeper, duly despatched the ball
into the net.
After the break, Forest Green made most of the running as Southport
soaked up the pressure, Dickinson applying himself well in
goal.Gadsbys shot was cleared off the line by Kilbane, but the home
side weathered the storm and finished worthy winners.
Final Score:- 3-1
Attendance:- 1, 087
Southport Fc:- Dickinson; Lane; Powell; Kilbane; Fitzhenry;
Baker; Morley; Lynch; McGinn; Daly; Leadbetter
Forest Green FC:- Clarke; Simpson; Searle; Richardson;
Wanless; Abbey; Teixeira; Garner; Meechan; Howell; Beswetherick
Goals for Southport:- Baker 2 & Daly 1
Goal for for Forest Green:- Richardson
THE CLIPPER 05-06 ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE
A week of changing positions
the fleet progress slowed dramatically at the start of the week.
This was a sure sign that the fleet was getting in to the northern
side of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and leaving the
steady Trade Winds behind them for a moment. Computer generated wind
forecasts showed the area to have very light, but fairly stable
winds, but reports from the yachts indicate anything but! Graeme
Johnston reported 48 knots gusts going into a squall with no wind at
all in the middle of the fleet. The line up was:-
1. westernaustralia.com; 2. Jersey; 3. Durban; 4. Liverpool 08; 5.
Uniquely Singapore; 6. New York; 7. Qingdao; 8. Glasgow; 9.
Cardiff;10. Victoria, Canada
By Friday, Durban, who started the week in third place fell back to
fifth as Liverpool and New York battled it out for third place. On
Sunday 16 October 2005 with only 400 miles to Salvador for the lead
boats in the Clipper fleet, positions over night have barely
changed. Cardiff and Liverpool 08 both remain on course for a podium
position, behind westernaustralia.com, but the Skipper and Crews
final tactical decisions will determine the order. The leaders are
due to arrive in Brazil late evening (Monday 17 October).
Table on Sunday 16 October 2005 is as follows:-
1. westernaustralia.com; 2. Cardiff; 3. Liverpool 08; 4. New York;
5. Durban; 6. Uniquely Singapore; 7. Jersey; 8. Victoria; 9.
Qingdao; 10. Glasgow
Crashing end to 2005 for Southport's PCG Racing
SUNDAY 9 October
2005 was the famous Sidecar Festival at Mallory Park. This was the
final race of the season for Paul & Claire (PCG Racing), travelling
down South all eyes were on the weather, the rain poured down,
however the forecast for the Sunday was 'sunshine'. Thousands of
people turn up for this event from all over the world, it was
sidecars bumper to bumper in the paddock. There were seventy six
Formular Two entries which was divided into three heats, the
quickest eight out of each heat went into 'A' final, second quickest
into 'B' and so on.
The weather forecast was right for the Sunday so smiles all round,
however during practice there were break problems for the team, so
driver Paul changed the pads ready for the race. Unfortunately this
did not solve the problem and with poor breaking the team slowed
down and did not make it into the 'A' final, all things considered
though 'B' final at grid position 10 was pretty good. Mechanic Steve
Clements bled the brakes with Paul in between races, which cured
'B' final began. What a start! Paul & Claire cut through four other
to take a good position for the first corner (Gerards Bend), breaks
were working fine and the bike was flying, by the third lap there
was nothing overtaking the team were picking off the outfits and
making there way to the front, with only five in front on the third
lap disaster struck. Flying up to the hairpin another outfit had
problems and signalled they were stopping, unfortunately they
drifted into the path of Paul & Claire and with nowhere to go the
team smashed into the back of them, Claire held on for the initial
impact but the another outfit smashed into the back and sent the
whole thing spinning into the barriers, Claire got catapulted out
and Paul had his leg trapped with the outfit on its side. The race
was red flagged until medical attention was obtained. Claire & Paul
both miraculously got away with bruising and nobody else involved
received any medical attention.
The fairings for the outfit are written off and the outfit itself
needs a lot of work, Leathers and helmets need replacing for next
season. This is an expensive job. Anyone who can help with
sponsorship/Advertising for next season please contact Southport
Reporter for our contact information.