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I'm a director of Maidenhead United Football Club. For ten seasons one of my roles at the club was to produce the match programme. The aim of this blog was to write football related articles for publication in the match programme. In particular I like to write about the representation of football in popular culture, specifically music, film/TV and literature. I also write about matches I attend which generally feature Maidenhead United.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Piping Mad

Yesterday's game at York Road was somewhat overshadowed by the midweek theft of the club's hot water system which not only threatened to add to the long list of postponements caused by the bad weather but also added a hefty bill to add to the financial problems caused by the loss of revenue from lucrative games against the likes of Farnborough and Woking which were casualties of the winter weather recently.
A shame as the game was entertaining one, Thurrock finishing on top thanks to their usual up tempo approach and clinical finishing.  David Olima scored the pick of the goals with his late strike for the Essex club's third which  sealed the points, but the other two were also notable for being well worked goals created by man of the match Matt Bodkin.  At the other end Joe Woolley made a crucial save from Marcus Rose when the score was one nil, which following an Ashley Smith shot which hit the crossbar proved sufficient to keep his team's lead and withstand the Magpies comeback with a penalty from Kieron St. Aimie.
All credit to the new Thurrock management team for turning the club around with three straight wins following the departure of Greg Lincoln after thirteen goals were shipped over the New Year weekend.  Maidenhead meanwhile are left with a County Cup game on Tuesday night to revive their fortunes.

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