Sunday, 21 October 2012

Newcy Town

Saturday 20th October 2012
Northern Premier League Division 1 South
The Aspire Stadium, Buckmaster Avenue, Newcastle-under-Lyme

With Oadby Town not having a game today I am joined today by good friend and also their secretary Kevin Zupp, and we are heading west into Staffordshire, which for myself is the first time in two years for a game of football. The destination of choice is Newcastle Town Football Club, and was until Evesham United moved into their new ground the nearest step 4 ground I had not previously visited.

Newcastle-under-Lyme is a market town in the potteries area of North Staffordshire, though should be noted that has or had no involvement with the pottery industry. In 2001 the town had a population of 73,944.

The Newcastle part of the name refers to a 'new castle' that was built in the 12th century, while the Lyme section could refer to the Lyme Brook or the extensive Forest of Lyme that covered the area with lime tress in the medieval period.

An apology now to the regular readers who were / are expecting a match report from the game. There is not going to be one as after uploading the ground and match photos I simply couldn't be bothered.

The match details are as follows:

Admission: £6
Programme: £1.50
Attendance: 157 (official)
Badge: £3
Coffee: £1

Goal scorers / times:

Newcastle: Christian Millar (15); Thomas France (44); Neville Thompson (67)
Gresley: Jordan Gough (69)

If anyone is reading a report on the game, Gresley FC have one on their website:

32 photos of the ground and game are in a slideshow below:

Next fixtures:

Saturday 27th October: Oadby Town v Harrowby United (United Counties League Division 1)
Sunday 28th October: Friar Lane v Enderby Town 2012 (Alliance Football League Bill Walton Cup 2nd Round - 10.30am ko @ Western Park [pitch 6], Leicester)
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