Tuesday 14th March 2017 7.30pm
West Cheshire League Division Two
Ashville 4 Southport Trinity 1 HT: 2-0 Att: 40 (hc) coffee £1 Free Entry No programme

from Villa Park

Ashville FC (12)Ashville play at Villa Park and if their name was two words they’d be AVFC also. Ashville isn’t named after a place, but a street (like Graham Street Prims). They were founded by John and Joyce Dennett from 25 Ashville Road, Wallassey, in 1949. You’d be forgiven for not having heard of them as they play at Step 8 (EIGHT) of non league, in the West Cheshire Division Two. For their low place in the pyramid, their ground is remarkable – it could easily mingle a few steps higher up. Continue reading “Ashville”

Aston Villa

Aston Villa ProgDate: Thursday 21st May 2009 7.00pm
Ground: Villa Park
Match: Aston Villa Reserves 3 Sunderland Reserves 1 HT: 1-1 ATT: 5,337
Comp: Premier Reserve League North/South Play-off Final
Additional: Entrance FREE, Programme £1 Chips £2 Coffee/Tea £1.20

Villa Park in pictures

I’d wanted to do Villa Park for years. Every FA Cup draw for the last decade I have prayed for Brighton to be away at Villa. The ground is a world famous venue, considered by some to be one of Archibald Leitch’s best works. It is 112 years old, the first ground to stage Internationals in three centuries and the most used FA Cup semi-final venue. Being so steeped in football history it was a ground I had to go to sooner or later. It was also by far the closest of the 15 grounds I had left to do of the 92. Continue reading “Aston Villa”