TAPIBAW No 41 - Terrengganu (Malaysia)
||Here we see
2001 Malaysian cup winners Terengganu celebrating with the trophy after
beating their nearest rivals Perak 2-1.
Any talent scouts looking for young players to unleash on the
Premiership should check out Terengganu crowd favourite Hairuddin
Omar, a striker in the Shearer mould so we're told.....
TAPIBAW No 42 - Heybridge Swifts (England)
||Almost a pastoral scene as
we catch the Swifts in early season action, going down 1-0 at Hitchin
Town in front of what looks like a very exclusive crowd.
The Swifts, currently 15th in the Ryman Premier League, first adopted
the black and white colours in 1893 after having dabbled with both blue
and white and green and white kits.
Some more meddling in the 1950's saw the stripes briefly changed to
quarters, but thankfully tradition prevailed after a couple of seasons.
Heybridge is to the East of Chelmsford, near Maldon in deepest Essex.
TAPIBAW No 43 - Ashington (England)
going well at the moment for the Colliers, as they stand
14th in the Northern League First Division.
At present they're ahead of the clubs clustered round the
bottom of the table, but having played more games than all
those below them they urgently need to rediscover some
This last week or so has been especially miserable, a 9-2
stuffing at West Auckland being followed by a 4-0 reverse
at Chester-le-Street. Even the League Cup provided no
shelter from the goal avalanche, with a visit to Tow Law
ending in a 3-0 loss.
However there was some respite for the Colliers this
weekend - their trip to 4th placed Dunston Fed was
postponed due to the weather...
TAPIBAW No 44 - Elgin City (Scotland)
||Away back over the border
again, and here we see recent Scottish League entrants Elgin City
proudly displaying their stripes in a recent 2-0 win at a frosty East
In this, their second season since graduating from the Highland League
(along with Peterhead) City have settled in a mid-table position but
went down 3-1 at Stirling last weekend having shared eight goals at the
miserable hole that is the Cliftonhill ground of Albion Rovers in the
TAPIBAW No 45 - Fareham Sacred Hearts (England)
||A small slice of Mid Solent
Boys Football League history for you today.
The team in the stripes is the U13 side of Fareham Sacred Hearts Junior
FC, who in the year 2000 were doing battle with fierce local rivals such
as Funtley and Locks Heath Lions.
Unfortunately we understand the side has now opted for a mostly white
shirt with black sleeves, which just ain't black and white stripes.
We mourn their passing from TAPIBAW with a piece of match action from
November 2000, in what looks at first glance like the 1974 semi between
ourselves and Burnley but was actually the claret of Locks Heath
triumphing 4-1 over Fareham.
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