Saturday 26th September 2020 14.30
Staffordshire County Senior League Division Two
FC41 2 AFC Alsager Development 3 HT: 1-3 Att: 30 (hc)
Tudor 15, Lawton 65 : 5, 11 Send off 22, 35 (pen)

from The Northwood Stadium

Aside from the 3G cage, Northwood Stadium hadn’t been used for football for nearly ten years. The last team to do so were AFC Milton, who played there in 2011. I heard that Stoke City Council, who own the sports facility, demanded too much rent for use of the pitch and it seemed like I’d missed the opportunity to watch a Staffs County game at the venue.

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Friday 4th October 2019 19.45
NI League Premier
Glentoran 0 Cliftonville 1 HT: 0-0 Att: c3,500
Murray so 63 : Gormley 84

from The Oval

Many hoppers will cite Glentoran as their favourite ground and many more will have it in their top five. I’d seen pictures of it and agreed it looked like a good one and was keen to see it for myself, although there was also a tinge of slight irritation that comes from people raving on about something (it took me years to watch Trainspotting, sick of all the effusive hype, but then I loved it). Well it turns out everyone was right, and then some. What an experience.

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