HALSTEAD TOWN v BUCKHURST HILL
Saturday 22nd January 2022
For various reasons I hadn't been able to get to Rosemary Lane since the end of October, but was able make this top of the table clash where 2nd placed Halstead entertained 3rd placed Buckhurst Hill.
I don't go to the match solely to take photographs as I like to follow the game and have a chat with other spectators, so find myself slowly walking around the pitch and taking photo's from various vantage points. Yesterdays match found me in all of the wrong places as far as the action was concerned with me at the opposite end when Halstead gave away 2 penalties either side of a goal from open play within the first 30 minutes or so.
They went in at half time with Halstead trailing 0-3 and with Buckhurst Hill looking fast and sharp there really wasn't much hope of a Halstead come back. Non the less, for the second half I decided to stay at the end Halstead were attacking in hope of seeing a goal for the home team, only for them to concede 3 more at the other end in the second half.
It was a disappointing performance from Halstead in front of their biggest crowd of the season, but on this occasion, the best team won.
As far as taking photo's was concerned the light started to go in the second half and the floodlights came on and not having a professional lens for such conditions I called it a day when the 6th went in and headed for the exit. With a 40 minute drive home I thought I'd make the most of the remaining daylight.
Although Halstead had a bad day at the office I was in an upbeat mood as my team Nottingham Forest beat bitter local rivals Derby and my second team Union Berlin, notched up an away win at Borussia Moenchengladbach. As the dear departed Meat Loaf sang, Two out of Three Ain't bad
I'm quite pleased with the pictures I took and think they capture the mood of the day, shame I missed all of the goals though!
Thurlow Nunn Division 1 South
Milbank Stadium (or Rosemary Lane for us old timers)
Halstead Town 0-6 Buckhurst Hill
Admission £6 (£3 concessions)
Cheeseburger & Tea £4