Tagged with Non-League

Lost in…East Grinstead

Lost in…East Grinstead

East Grinstead Town v Crawley Town East Court / Preseason Friendly / 8th July 2017 My Lost Boyos adventures are back! A grand total of 21 days after I was watching FC Nitra B lift a 6th tier Slovak trophy at Slovan Levice, I was back watching football. The Central European lower leagues seem to … Continue reading

Lost in…Gateshead

Lost in…Gateshead

Gateshead v Southport Gateshead International Stadium / Conference Premier / 4th February 2017 The change from January to February meant that European football would soon be returning to my part of Central Europe after its winter break. The second weekend of February would see the Austrian Bundesliga and Poland’s Ekstraklasa restart, with most other national … Continue reading

Lost in…Bristol (Bristol Manor Farm)

Lost in…Bristol (Bristol Manor Farm)

Bristol Manor Farm v Gillingham Town The Creek / FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round / 6th August 2016 “Worrall Thompson – get this lad a cider!” instructed the lad sitting next to me on the train. Directly opposite me was a ginger-bearded chap with a white shirt, but despite the evident likeness it was not … Continue reading

Lost in…Sandbach

Lost in…Sandbach

Sandbach United v Greenalls Padgate St. Oswalds Sandbach Community Football Centre / Cheshire League Premier Division /28th May 2016 Emil, Atherton Collieries’ Club Secretary, has always said that when it comes to a day out with me there is ‘always a story’ to be found. Generally, my only football experiences with Emil have come from … Continue reading

Lost in…Irlam (Irlam Steel)

Lost in…Irlam (Irlam Steel)

Irlam Steel v Westbury Sports Irlam Steel Recreation Ground / Manchester League Division One / 17th May 2016 My wanderlust has seen me spend very little time at my Salfordian home over the past 5 years. If I’m not galivanting about the place watching football, it’s usually because I’m in work and for me work is Irlam … Continue reading

Lost in…Whaley Bridge

Lost in…Whaley Bridge

Whaley Bridge AFC V Eagle Sports Horwich Park / Cheshire League / 14th May 2016 “Where are you going this week…Buxton again? Or New Mills?” This has been the running joke for the best part of 2 years from my colleague James. For some reason, he thinks I have some sort of undying love for … Continue reading

Lost in…Padiham

Lost in…Padiham

Padiham v Runcorn Linnets The Arbories / North West Counties Football League Premier Division /7th May 2016 Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Tick-tock. That’s the petering away of my time living in the north-west and, as I mentioned a few weeks ago, I still have a huge list of grounds I wish I’d gone to during my time living … Continue reading

Lost in…Fylde

Lost in…Fylde

AFC Fylde v Harrogate Town Kellamergh Park / Conference North / 23rd April 2016 The clock is very much counting down towards the end of my 6 year residency in the northwest of England, so that means now is the time to get ticking off those elusive northern grounds that I had always vowed to go to, … 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…Guiseley

Lost in…Guiseley

Guiseley v Wrexham Nethermoor Park / Conference Premier / 12th April 2016 Has anyone ever travelled back from Bratislava via London to make a game of non-league football in Yorkshire? Well, if they have they can join the club. At 7pm on Monday night I was sipping beer in the bar of Bratislava Airport – … Continue reading