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Lost in…Bamber Bridge

Lost in…Bamber Bridge

Bamber Bridge v Morecambe Sir Tom Finney Stadium / Preseason Friendly / 12th July 2016 My Lost Boyos ‘farewell to the north’ tour wouldn’t be complete without one last hurrah with Morecambe FC. Sadly, fitting in a visit to the Globe Arena was proving difficult during my final weeks leading to my ‘nexit’ (northern exit) … Continue reading

Lost in…Shaw Lane

Lost in…Shaw Lane

Shaw Lane Aquaforce v Kidsgrove Athletic Shaw Lane / Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South / 16th April 2016 In the opening weeks of 2015, I made the arduous journey from Manchester to Crawley to tick off another ’92 ground’ on my pursuit of getting more southern Football League grounds ticked off that season. … Continue reading

Lost in…Kidsgrove

Lost in…Kidsgrove

Kidsgrove Athletic v Market Drayton Town Hollinwood Road / Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South / 28th March 2016 Very, very rarely do me and Gibbo look at each and question our decision to visit some sort of non-league football backwater. Even rarer is it for this moment to happen within 30 seconds of … Continue reading

Lost in…Prescot

Lost in…Prescot

Prescot Cables v Warrington Town Hope Street / Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One North / 19th March 2016 It was the spring of 2011, Swansea were flying in the Championship and I had just completed the first placement of teacher training in a school in Everton Valley and been rated as ‘Outstanding’. I’d lived … Continue reading

Lost in…Clitheroe

Lost in…Clitheroe

Clitheroe v Radcliffe Borough Shawbridge / Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North / 12th March 2016 It would be in the summer of 2012 when I would properly discover non-league football. I’d lived in Manchester a year when I started to go watch my local club, Salford City, and this led me onto snooping … Continue reading

Lost in…Stafford

Lost in…Stafford

Stafford Rangers v Shaw Lane Aquaforce Marston Road / Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South / 20th February 2016 It was another Saturday of indecision as I rolled up into Manchester Piccadilly station’s Starbucks. I sat myself down scrolled through Twitter’s non-league football realms and weighed up the pros and cons of each fixture … Continue reading

Lost in…Newcastle-under-Lyme

Lost in…Newcastle-under-Lyme

Newcastle Town v Market Drayton Town Lyme Valley Stadium / Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South / 13th February 2016 Just as we had done a week earlier when we eventually ended up spending our Saturday at Whitchurch Alport, me and Gibbo met up at Starbucks in Piccadilly station ready for the day ahead; … Continue reading

Lost in…Burscough

Lost in…Burscough

Burscough v Brighouse Town Victoria Park / Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One North / 23rd January 2016 Peaceful: that was how I’d describe my Saturday morning stroll through Burscough. What I didn’t know at the time was that just over 24 hours later I would be put through the ringer at Goodison Park as … Continue reading

Lost in…Brighouse

Lost in…Brighouse

Brighouse Town v Atherton Collieries St. Giles Road / FA Cup / 29th August 2015 You know you are probably not in for something too awe-inspiring when a town’s most famous sons are Embrace. I actually really liked Embrace (yes, I even really liked the Official World Cup 2006 song they did for England), but … Continue reading

Lost in…Sholing

Lost in…Sholing

Home has been the theme of the week here on Lost Boyos. First, Matt took to quoting Dickens as he exorcised his teenage demons and visited Treharris’ Athletic Ground for its primary purpose as a place for watching football, and then I explored why it took me a quarter of a century to return to Penydarren Park and watch football … Continue reading