Tag Archives: groundhopping

Carshalton 1 Ramsgate 1

Carshalton Athletic 1 Ramsgate 1 (22nd October 2016) With the demographic of non-league football fans skewed towards men with grey or very little hair, and small grandchildren asking how long until they can go home, it doesn’t seem the most … Continue reading

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Basingstoke 2 Staines 1

Basingstoke 2 Staines 1 (29/10/2011) This wasn’t my first visit to Basingstoke’s Camrose ground. I’d seen Reading play an utterly dire pre-season friendly in the late 90s, and a much more promising resounding reserve victory a few years ago, but … Continue reading

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Maidenhead 4 Woking 1

Maidenhead United 4 Woking 1 (15/10/2012) Maidenhead’s York Road is the longest continually used football ground in the world, being Maidenhead’s home since 1871. There are one or two other claims about, but Maidenhead’s is recognised officially by FIFA. Given … Continue reading

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Staines 2 Thurrock 3

Staines 2 Thurrock 3 (03/09/2011) I may be a jinx to Bracknell Town, but I seem to be something of a lucky charm as far as Thurrock are concerned. Only twice have they avoided defeat this season, both times away, … Continue reading

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Bracknell 0 Wokingham 3

Bracknell 0 Wokingham 3 (29/08/2011) Bracknell is not a glamorous town. It could claim to have had its moments. Sean Connery’s first film role after quitting James Bond was filmed in the town. Richard Burton also filmed a wages heist … Continue reading

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Hampton & Richmond 1 Farnborough 1

Hampton & Richmond 1 Farnborough 1 (27/08/2011) The day had started well, being sunny and a much quicker and easier drive in than imagined. Got served by a pretty barmaid in the club bar, and it went a bit downhill … Continue reading

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Salisbury 1 Thurrock 1

Salisbury 1 Thurrock 1 (13/08/2011) It would have been hard for this opening day fixture to match the drama of Salisbury’s play-off final three months earlier, but penalties, one missed and once conceded, would again be a deciding factor. Technically … Continue reading

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Kaiserslautern 0 Gruether Fürth 1

Kaiserslautern 0 Gruether Fürth 1 (26/08/2007) Kaiserslautern are one of those clubs that don’t seem to follow the logical rules. Based in a small town in the middle of nowhere, they ought to, by rights, be spending all their time … Continue reading

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Farnborough v Woking/Ebbsfleet play-offs

Farnborough 1 Woking 1 (08/05/2011) Farnborough is hardly a new ground for me, being just 11 miles away. Nor is seeing them bidding to gain promotion a new experience. My very first visit to Cherrywood Road saw them beat Gresley … Continue reading

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Hednesford 2 Salisbury 2 (2-3 pens)

Hednesford Town 2 Salisbury City 2 a.e.t. (Salisbury win 3-2 on pens) SLP Play-off Final While Britain has been basking in unseasonal warmth for the past six weeks or so, my guess is that the coldest place in the country … Continue reading

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