Foley FC

Date: Wednesday Apr 13 2011
Ground: Whitcombe Road
Comp: Staffordshire County Senior League (step seven)
Match: Foley 0 Ball Haye Green 5 HT: 0-1

ATT: 24
Additional: Entrance FREE, Programme NONE

Whitcombe Road in pictures

Ground Statistics (marks out of ten, maximum 40)
Character 7, Structures/Terracing 5, Hospitality 4, Backdrop/Scenery or aesthetics for larger stadiums 8
Total 24

Foley FC were formed in 1947 and are named after a now forgotten area of Fenton, one of the six towns of Stoke on Trent, which is in the south east of the city. (Incidentally, it is Fenton that was eschewed by the famous writer Arnold Bennett in his ‘Five Towns’ stories). The name of Foley lives on though in clubs and pub and street names. I used to play for Foley chess club. (Yes, my true sadness is now unravelling). Continue reading “Foley FC”


Ball Haye Green

Ball Haye Green prog
Date: Saturday 18th April 2009 2.30pm
Ground: Ball Haye Green WMC
Match: Ball Haye Green 1 Norton 1 HT: 0-1 ATT: circa 68 (hc)
Comp: Staffordshire County Senior League Premier Division (Step 7)
Additional: Entrance £2.00 (including programme) Tea/Coffee 50p
Ball Haye Green WMC in pictures
ball haye greenI’d never been below step six before this game. Grounds for step six clubs and above, must have floodlights and at least 50 covered seats. I’ve never set myself any rules for the grounds I visit, but prefer them to have floodlights and at least one reasonable stand. Otherwise they’re just pitches really.

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