Barnton FC

Date: Tuesday 24th July 2012
Ground: Townfield
Comp: Pre-Season Friendly
Match: Barnton 0 Clitheroe 2 HT: 0-1

ATT: circa 35
Additional: Entrance £3.00, Programme Free with entry

Townfield in pictures
Ground Statistics (marks out of ten, maximum 40)
Character 7, Structures/Terracing 6, Hospitality 7, Backdrop/Scenery or aesthetics for larger stadiums 6
Total 26

After the absurdly early start to the season at Bangor in the Europa Cup, I couldn’t then wait a whole month for my next hit of football and new grounds. Some PSFs were necessary; with, hopefully, the lack of competition made up for by nice settings on summer evenings. My first Mid-Cheshire League club visit for a PSF represents my lowest tariff match yet, but far from being just a pitch, Townfield boasts not one, but two stands, sitting either side of the halfway line.

The village of Barnton has had a team since the nineteenth century, with Barnton Albion winning the Cheshire Cup in 1897. Since then there have been Barntons Villa, Victoria and Old Boys. Barnton FC were founder members of the Mid-Cheshire League in 1948. Their first championship was in 1979-80, but amazingly they won the Mid-Cheshire League seven times in a row between 1996-7 and 2002-03. Continue reading “Barnton FC”