Berriew FC

Date: Friday Sep 30 2011
Ground: Berriew Recreation Ground
Comp: Spar Mid Wales League Division One (Welsh step three)
Match: Berriew 4 Rhayader 4  HT: 1-3
Sequence: 0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4

ATT: 50 (headcount)
Additional: Entrance £3.00, Programme NONE Coffee 80p

 Berriew Recreation Ground in pictures

Ground Statistics (marks out of ten, maximum 40)
Character 7, Structures/Terracing 6, Hospitality 7, Backdrop/Scenery or aesthetics for larger stadiums 7
Total 27

Another Welsh ground pinched from what would have been an unmemorable Friday evening. Grounds gained outside Saturday afternoons seem somehow bonus ticks, knocked off in between games, so to speak. I’d arranged to meet my friend Nick from Newport (Shropshire), a real fan of mid-wales football, at Berriew. Continue reading “Berriew FC”


Llansanffraid Village FC

Date: Saturday Dec 11 2010
Ground: Treflan
Comp: Spar Mid Wales League Division One (Welsh step three)
Match: Llansanffraid Village FC 4 Tywyn Bryncrug 1 HT: 0-1

ATT: circa 40
Additional: Entrance £2.00, Programme NONE

Treflan in pictures

Llansanffraid Village FC were founded in 2007, after the old tenants of Treflan (or The Recreation Ground) moved just over the border in England to Park Hall in Oswestry. This is of course TNS or The New Saints of Llansanffraid and Oswestry, to give them their full title. They moved to their new premises, equipped with 3G pitch, because of a tightening of ground regulations in the FAW. So with the tiny village of Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain sporting a perfectly good, newly vacated football ground, some of the old committee members and some volunteers founded a new club for the village and started at the bottom of the Welsh Pyramid. Continue reading “Llansanffraid Village FC”