Tagged with Non-League

Lost in…Lewes

Lost in…Lewes

Lewes v Hastings United Dripping Pan / Isthmian League South Division / 26th December 2017 There are many football ground names in football that evoke certain emotions: Wembley, the San Siro, Nou Camp give off a potent smell of grandeur; South American football cathedrals such the Maracana and La Bombonera conjure up images of carnival football … Continue reading

Lost in…Burgess Hill

Lost in…Burgess Hill

Burgess Hill Town v Billericay Town Leylands Park / Isthmian League Division One South / 23rd December 2017 The 22nd December was my last day of work before Christmas and so that evening was to be my time to fly back to the UK for the festive period. For only the second time in my … Continue reading

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