Shirebrook Town


Tuesday 9th August 2016 7.45pm
FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round Replay
Shirebrook Town 0 Loughborough University 3 ht: 0-1 att: 98 Ent: £4 Prog: NO! Coffee £0.50
Trotman 41, Crookes 60, Dasalou 68

from Langwith Road Ground

Shirebrook Town (3)Non league has a habit of throwing out some charmingly random facets from time to time. Shirebrook Town’s Langwith Road Ground has a greyhound track just outside the entrance to the ground. Fittingly, it is to greyhound stadiums what a ground like Shirebrook’s is to a Premier League ground. It’s a non-league greyhound stadium. It is a roped-off straight of grass, around 100m long, with only two traps.

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Loughborough University


DSC04440Tuesday 1st December 2015 7.45pm
Evostik Division One South
Loughborough University 2 Heanor Town 2 ht: 1-1 att: 114
Ent: £FREE Prog £FREE Coffee £1
Webb 45, 82 : Debrouwer 39, 90

from Loughborough University Stadium (pictures here)

20151015_083251After three grounds at the higher end of the pyramid it was nice to sink back under the comfort blanket of step five and the highest placed university team in the whole of non league. Mind you, for a step five club they have a new ground that would be the envy of any in the pyramid. A few years ago a brand new facility was built for the University with a large 300 seater stand and smart seven step terrace spanning the other three sides. Continue reading “Loughborough University”

Brocton (Silkmore Lane)



brocton-programme-for-blogGround: Silkmore Lane
Date: Saturday 15th November 2008, 3.00 pm
Competition: Midland Combination Premier
Match: Brocton 0 Loughborough University 1 HT: 0-1 Att: 42
                            Hale 37
Additional: Entrance: £4.00 Concessions £2 Programme: £1.00 Coffee/Tea £0.50

Photos of Silkmore Lane

brocton-silkmore-lane-61Brocton is a small district south west of Stafford. The football team were founded in 1937 by an Arthur Mayer, who owned the Chetwynd Arms. The club played in local leagues at the Chetwynd Arms Ground until fairly recently, when promotions have forced them to upgrade their venue. Continue reading “Brocton (Silkmore Lane)”