Date: Sunday April 01 2012
Ground: Afoneitha Road
Comp: Cymru Alliance (Welsh step two)
Match: Penycae 0 Rhyl 2 HT: 0-1
ATT: circa 150
Additional: Entrance £5.00, Programme run out
Afoneitha Road in pictures
Ground Statistics (marks out of ten, maximum 40)
Character 6, Structures/Terracing 5, Hospitality 7, Backdrop/Scenery or aesthetics for larger stadiums 7
Another Cymru Alliance tick at Afoneitha Road, the home of Penycae FC. Penycae have one of the smaller grounds in the league, one of only four in the division without floodlights (three as at the start of 2012-13, with Rhos Aelwyd going down and the three promotees all floodlit.). They were promoted from the Wrexham oriented Welsh National League in 2010-11. They are a relatively recent Welsh club, being founded in 1982.
The ground is very smart and new looking, with just one small stand. The rest is hard standing at ground level. Rhyl were the visitors, swelling their average crowd to in excess of 100. As is typical at the Rhyl games I’d seen, they once again outplayed the opposition but made a complete meal of finishing them off. The second half sprang to life a bit when a dog ran onto the pitch, an entertaining minute which the dog made the most of, ended when his owner carried him off, to cheers.