Liverpool County Premier League, Premier Division
East Villa 6 Alumni 3 (att 10)
The Jeffrey Humble ground in Fazakerley is one of several new football hubs opened in Liverpool this season, all on the sites of multi-pitch sports grounds that were in need of investment.
I last visited in 2006, and the pitch used by East Villa back then is still there, but I doubt it's used now that there's a trio of 3G pitches that provide superior facilities. Various clubs call Jeffrey Humble home, and I took advantage of staggered kick offs to see games on two of the new pitches.
This game, on pitch number three, should have got underway at 1pm, but that was the time players got onto the pitch and they needed time for a warm up ahead of kick off. Perhaps Alumni needed a bit more time, as they were 2-0 behind in just seven minutes.
They let in a third before half time, and things didn't get much better for them in the second period. East Villa played some good football and led 6-1, but they eased off ahead of the final whistle and allowed Alumni two late goals to provide some consolation.
Pitch three at Jeffrey Humble is a right angles to pitches one and two, and is the only one equipped with dugouts. They're on the far side, and the near side has a spectator area running the length of the touchline.