Saturday 19th July 2014
Not non league (I know) but my first choice fixture
was unfortunately postponed because of overnight storms and continual rain.
Plan B was to play it safe and opt for a decent pitch and some shelter
from the elements.
Time was running out so it was..........
ROCHDALE 2 WIGAN ATHLETIC 1
Pre Season Friendly
Match rating: 4/10
Weather: Humid indeed, cloud and rain finally
gave way to some second half sunshine.
Duff kits, tepid football and
(sadly) too many examples of diving.
Give me the non league experience
everytime. I certainly wouldn't pay £370 for a season ticket here (or 20 quid for a single league match).
Rochdale will struggle in Division 1 and I simply fail to see what all
the fuss is about regarding the high hopes for this Wigan side.
is a friendly smart ground already well known by many with an excellent playing surface and decent enough tea hut stuff.
couldn't get into it today and wished that Ashton Town v Mold Alexandra hadn't been
called off due to waterlogging and pitch protection factors for the coming season.
No snaps I'm afraid, been to too many league grounds where they dont let you in with a proper camera. Left it at home.