Four Crosses (Llandysilio)

Saturday 24th July 2021
Welsh Cup Round One

Four Crosses 1 Llanfair United 4 HT: 1-2 Att: 40 hc
Gregory (og) 37 : Astley 27,89 (p) Hughes 30, Mwamuka 87

from Foxen Manor

I continued my Welsh travels this Saturday, this time for the Welsh cup, with a trip to another team on the border of England and Wales. Churchstoke, where I went Wednesday, sits in a chode shaped Welsh protuberance into the Shropshire hills, whereas Four Crosses sits a bit higher up, on the site of Offa’s Dyke Path, a few miles south of Oswestry.

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Llanfair United

Date: Friday August 24th 2012
Ground: Mount Field
Comp: Spar Mid Wales League Div 2 (welsh step four)
Match: Llanfair United 4 Abermule 1  HT: 2-1

ATT: 261
Additional: Entrance £3.00 Programme £1
Mount Field 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

This was the first night of the August Bank Holiday weekend Welsh Groundhop, a marathon of an event that takes in 11 grounds in four days. I was doing a very curtailed version of Llanfair United on the Friday night, followed by the Morning game at Penybont and then off-hop to a higher level of ground, at Rhayader Town, in the Cymru Alliance.

The rain was unrelenting as I drove down the A53 to Shrewsbury, then on to the A458 to Welshpool. The grey friday wasn’t letting up as I made the final leg, west of Welshpool to the little town of Llanfair Caereinion, terminus to the Llanfair and Welshpool Light Railway and, more importantly, the Spar Mid Wales League Division Two side, Llanfair United. If it wasn’t for the Groundhop, the rain would surely have postponed this tie, along with many others on the following days in mid Wales. Continue reading “Llanfair United”