I have had a phone call today to inform us that our game against Football ID will be played on their 3G pitch. So not the pitch that the game is normally played on. I don't know where this is in Stanley Park but I am sure it will be easy to find.
I have no idea what a bracketed tick is but I do have some curative cream ... more importantly, with March looming we seem to have no fixtures ... this is insane if one has other activities to plan such as child care and tea dances at the Town Hall ... when will the white smoke appear from County FA and the new fixtures be released??
Bracketed tick = same ground but watching a different team play on it.
Pity the country league in Wiltshire isn’t as forward planning as their neighbours across the border in Zummerzet. The fixtures for that league are already showing till the end of the season on May 11th. One of the many reasons perhaps, folk find other things to do or clubs to watch, when you don’t have a clue who #UTB are playing on Saturday week yet.
WILTSHIRE SENIOR LGE: FOOTBALL ID 0 MALMESBURY VICS DEV 2
ADM / PROG: F & N. ATT: h/c 20
I drove to Stanley Park (near Chip’num) expecting to see the ridiculously named Footy ID team play on the same ground as Chippy Youth used to in their County League days. Brucie bonus in some ways then, to find they actually played on pitch # 11 which is beyond the main ground by the changing rooms, over a hedge.
The main pitch only has a chain link fence, plus the 3G one next door has a few seats with obligatory green fence enclosing it. The rest of the Stanley Park complex, is nought but mere pitches with no facilities or furniture of any sort. Not one to do on an inclement day then, but at least it re-completed the league for me. Quite what this ‘club’ are doing at step seven is beyond me, no proper ground or any real support of their own either.
Game wise, twuz like watching an U18s v U21s game as the players were a tad youthful. Not the most skilled neither, as they could barely string two passes together. I’ve seen much better games at far lower levels. Indeed on pitch #4, T&D Div One game was being played & seemed the better watch. Three Daggers beat Melksham A 2-0, however the crowd was even lower with only 5 WAGS in attendance.
Still made it home by 4.40, so was on time for BOA swimming duties with the Granddaughter. Not the best place to visit for footy perhaps, but job done.