Droylsden AFC

Date: Tuesday January 24 2012
Ground: The Butcher’s Arms
Comp: Conference North
Match: Droylsden AFC 3 Eastwood Town 3 HT: 1-0
Johnson 31, 62 Gardener 90 : Burge 63, Haggerty 66, 75
ATT: 175
Additional: Entrance £10.00, Programme £2.50

The Butcher’s Arms in pictures
Ground Statistics (marks out of ten, maximum 40)
Character 7, Structures/Terracing 7, Hospitality 7, Backdrop/Scenery or aesthetics for larger stadiums 7
Total 28

Droylsden FC was one of the few remaining sub 40 milers I had left. Afterwards I wished I’d taken the 40 plus miles route of the M6 and M60, as the direct route was excruciating. It may not have been tortuous but it sure was torturous. The A6 through Hazel Grove and Stockport must be the slowest and most irritating road in the UK. The number of traffic lights was extraordinary and made the already slow traffic more stop-start than a Scalextric game between a couple of trigger happy five year olds. All within the backdrop of 30mph limits and speed cameras every few hundred yards. However far it is by motorway, it has to be better. I arrived at the Butcher’s Arms in bad time and stressed out, my jaws hurting from having gnawed on the steering wheel for the last half hour. Continue reading “Droylsden AFC”