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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, 9 March 2014

Magpies suffer Low blow

The sun shone at last as Maidenhead United took to the York Road turf on a Saturday for the first time in four months. Hopes were high following a run of four away games where the Magpies had scored prolifically and taken a better than expect haul of points. Sadly with opposition in the form of bogey team Bath, United reverted to their usual form against the Romans, slipping to a narrow defeat.
Despite the result though it was just good to see the evidence in person the new Railway stand project which has made great progress in only a week with the old structure all but demolished bar the framework, and two sets of temporary seats in place.
The temporary Maidenhead Advertiser East Stand

The South East Corner

What's left of the Railwayside stand

Unwanted seats next to the temporarily closed Club Shop

Business as usual in Stripes for the Club Shop
As for the game itself, Bath owed their victory firstly by becoming the first club to shut out Maidenhead's new attacking formation led by Adrian Clifton, and secondly by taking advantage of an uncharacteristic slip by goalkeeper Elvijs Putnins with five minutes remaining.
For the most part of the game Maidenhead were on top, Tyrell Miller-Rodney forcing Bath goalkeeper Jason Mellor to push shots past the post twice in the first period, whilst former Magpies Dave Pratt was denied a second goal of the season against his old club by a superb last ditch save by Putnins.
Early in the second half, Putnins made a good double save to keep the game goalless, but despite dominating the rest of the game, United were unable to fashion a chance good enough to break the deadlock. This meant when a high cross from the right went through the hands of Putnins for Josh Low to tap in at the far post, all three points were heading back down the M4 with City.

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