Introduction to the blog...

Hi, my name's Toby Wildgoose. I'm a 20 year old who's obsessed by sport, so much so, that I am looking to become a sports journalist/media officer in later life.

I've set up this blog not only so that I can improve and refine my writing skills, but also to provide a platform for potential employers to view my work.

I have already developed a small portfolio of my work, with my experience in the industry including: written match reports for junior football teams, published work at numerous EFL clubs in a variety of formats, and work experience placements at Chesterfield FC and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust - to see my full portfolio click here: http://goo.gl/VWws3H.

I hope to post as often as possible on this blog about anything that is sport related. Please find the time to read any of my posts.

Any comments or suggestions on how I can improve the blog would be greatly appreciated, and I would also be happy to receive any other suggestions for work experience. Please comment on here, email me (tobywildgoose@gmail.com), or even tweet me (@TobyWildgoose). Cheers!

Start Date: 11/12/12 (Aged 15)

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Gallery: Maltby Main 0-0 Handsworth Parramore (24/03/18)

FIRST-HALF

The two sides walk out. 

Handsworth's Steven Istead sets the tone early on with a strong challenge.

A Main player calls for the ball from a throw-in.

Joshua Hemmingway holds off a Main player.

A Main player clears his throat...

The Handsworth defenders and goalkeeper await a Main corner.

Istead and Lee Cooksey appear less than impressed with the referee.

Ross Duggan hits one of few efforts on goal in the first-half.

Istead wins the ball in the air.

Jed Phillips shields the ball from a Maltby player.

One of many aerial duels in the game.

Maltby bring possession forward.


SECOND-HALF

Steven Hopewell unselfishly pulls the ball back across the box...

...But Cameron Rigby sees his effort blocked...

...And appears devastated afterwards.

Josh Nodder collects the ball for a Maltby corner.

A Handsworth player stays down after a coming together.

Steven Hopewell shows his anger following a heavy challenge from Istead. (1)

Steven Hopewell shows his anger following a heavy challenge from Istead. (2)

But the Handsworth man takes the situation lightly. 

Istead is quickly back into the thick of the action.

A Main corner is cleared by Parramore's William Eades.

Maltby's Macole Lannaman brings the ball forward.

Nodder attempts to bring the ball down for the home side.

Dean Conway acrobatically puts the ball across the box.

Not for the first time in the match, the two sets of players come together...

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Gallery: Tadcaster Albion 4-0 Droylsden (24/02/18)

FIRST-HALF

Aaron Hardy battles a Droylsden player for the ball.

Casey Stewart looks to cut inside from the left.

Stewart again brings the ball forward.

Pete Davidson works hard to get past a Droylsden player...

...But the referee ultimately deems the move to be a foul.

Aiden Savory looks to bring the ball down for Taddy.

Not the best picture (to say the least), but Josh Barrett opens the scoring for Tadcaster with a header from close-range (1-0).

The home side celebrate the first goal of the afternoon (1-0).


SECOND-HALF

Josh Barrett doubles the lead for Tadcaster, scoring his second goal in a MOTM performance (2-0). **Fairly typical that my camera lost focus just as he went to hit the ball.

Barrett wheels away in celebration... (2-0).

...And his teammates soon join him by the corner flag (2-0).

Droylsden's 'keeper rushes out to claim the ball from Stewart.

A Droylsden player heads back to defend a corner.

Chris Howarth of Tadcaster Albion.

Howarth carries play forward, and is soon brought down just outside the box.

From the resulting free-kick, Billy Whitehouse steps up and scores with a stunning effort (3-0).
**Once again, this shot is out of focus. You can probably tell by now that the auto-focusing system on my camera is naff.

Despite the best efforts of a Droylsden defender to bring Harry Sheppeard down...

...The Taddy defender continues his run into the box...

...Before whipping a ball towards Chris Howarth...

...Who duly hits home to compound the opposition's misery (4-0).

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Gallery: Worksop Town 5-0 Staveley Miners Welfare (17/02/18)

FIRST-HALF.

Connor Higginson of Worksop Town.

Jack Holden sends the ball forward for the Tigers.

A Staveley player wins the ball with a solid challenge.

Mitch Husbands shields the ball from the opposition.

Alec Denton opens the scoring for the hosts in the 25th minute (1-0).

The striker celebrates his goal.

He's soon joined by some of his teammates...

...Before most of the team join in as well.

Staveley look to hold possession in their own half.

The Tigers double their lead through Igor Mlynarski (2-0).

The team celebrate the goal together.

The home side celebrate their third, and Mlynarski's second goal of the game on the stroke of half-time (3-0). 

SECOND-HALF.

A Staveley defender slides into a challenge.

Mitch Husbands of Worksop Town.

Staveley battle to keep the score down in the second-half.

Mlynarski looks to start another Worksop attack...

...And the Tigers soon have their fourth goal through Jack Holden (4-0).

Husbands leads another Worksop attack.

Charlie Baird celebrates scoring Worksop's fifth after a great individual move (5-0).