Infinity v Headley United

3pm  19 September 2015

Hampshire Premier League, Senior Division
Infinity 2 Headley United 1 (att 20)

After the morning's action at Hanney United I had plenty of time for a leisurely journey down to Hampshire, and the fixture that caught my eye was newly-promoted Infinity's match against Headley United.

Infinity have had a roller coaster start to life in the Hampshire Premier League's top tier. Some early games postponed, at least one due an inability to field a team, yet when they have played their results have been good.

They deserved the three points they earned against Headley, although the visitors put up a stiff fight before succumbing.

Headley scored first, after about 25 minutes, but it took the home side less then five minutes to draw level. The second half winner was a terrific goal, and Infinity held on comfortably, despite the referee adding a mostly-unnecessary 10 minutes of stoppage time.

I know very little about the background of Infinity FC, except that they've had a string of home venues in recent years, mostly nearer Southampton than their current home in the village of Knowle, just north of Fareham.

Knowle is a curious place, a village that seems to consist entirely of newly-built houses and flats. I think it's on the site of what was once a psychiatric hospital. The village hall provides changing rooms for the footballers, and a tea bar for spectators, while the adjacent pitch is roped off. On a warm and sunny afternoon it was a nice place to watch a game.

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