Fairfield


Monday 24th May 2021 18.45
Hope Valley League Premier
Fairfield 5 Baslow 2 HT: 2-2 Att:

from Buxton Rugby Club

This was one of my favourite trips of the season. I’m not quite sure why; I think it was the mixture of it being a rarity, close by, scenic and a great game to cap it off. Fairfield usually play at the Fairfields Centre, which is a multi-pitch sports facility in Buxton and didn’t tempt me in the slightest, which is why I’d left Fairfield as one of only two teams I’d not seen in the Hope Valley League top flight.

However, rumour had it that they were playing their final games of the season at Buxton Rugby Club, which did sound very tempting. The allure was short lived as I’d read on Non League matters forum an account of somebody going, where they played on a satellite pitch to the main rugby pitch. This no longer tempted me; where there are ‘complexes’ or multi-pitches it has to be the main pitch or nothing.

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Baslow


Wednesday 12th May 2021 18.30
Hope Valley League Premier

Baslow 4 Doveholes 3 HT: 2-2 Att: c15

from Baslow Sports Field

Wednesdays have become regular Hope Valley League days and tonight was the turn of Baslow. What a league it has turned out to be since the restriction on sporting activities. Since the pandemic began I’d seen nine games in this league and 68 goals; all at venues with varying shades of awesome undulating backdrops. Baslow’s wasn’t quite as hilly a panorama as some of late, but still boasted a lush and leafy surrounding. It’s situated a few miles north east of Bakewell heading towards Chesterfield and Sheffield.

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