Hedge End Rangers v Colden Common

6.30pm  20 April 2015

Hampshire Premier League, Senior Division
Hedge End Rangers 6 Colden Common 0 (att 24)

After the intrigue of attending an afternoon match at Brighton's training ground it was back to more mundane groundhopping for the evening, and a visit to Hedge End, just outside Southampton.

Both these sides are towards the foot of the table, but there was a gulf between them on this occasion as a rampant Hedge End Rangers ran out very easy winners.

Colden Common started the game well, and if anything it was slightly against the run of play when the home side went ahead. But once in front there was only going to be one outcome, and the score would have been higher had it not been for Colden's impressive goalkeeper.

Hedge End led 2-0 at half time, and their four second half goals included a penalty. They played some good football too, making it an enjoyable game despite its one-sided nature.

Hedge End play at the Norman Rodaway Sports Ground. It has the feel of a public park rather than a dedicated sports venue, and was busy with dog walkers on a warm and sunny evening. The pitch is railed off, with dugouts, and changing rooms are in a modern pavilion behind the goal. The pavilion also provides some cover for spectators, but the angle is rather awkward for the pitch.

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