Nottinghamshire Senior League, Senior Division
Bingham Town 0 Ruddington Village 0 (att 387)
The first of four staggered kick offs today in the Nottinghamshire Senior League laid on for groundhoppers, but the only one of the day's games for me.
The many familiar faces among the crowd meant much of the game was spent catching up with people, so it was just as well that there wasn't much on the field to distract.
Bingham had the better of the chances, and the Ruddington keeper made some good saves to keep them out. Perhaps the very early kick disrupted players' usual matchday routines, but whatever the reason it was a game that never really got going.
No complaints from me though, I'm very grateful that clubs are willing to agree to odd kick off times to help us groundhoppers tick off a few extra venues. Bingham were well rewarded for their considerable efforts in staging the day's opening game, attracting a large crowd to their Butt Field home.
The pitch is next to a large building which houses a clubhouse and changing rooms, and the pitch itself is roped off with a pair of new dugouts on the clubhouse side.