Where's The Tea Hut reflects upon local football South West style with a few trips further afield. Keep the faith & stay safe.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Pre Season Games Part 1

Due to the late start of this seasons blog quite a few ground visits have already slipped the net. In an effort to apply some detail to these early forays I have decided to jot a rough summary regarding whom I went to see and where. Here goes:
Saturday 11th July - Friendly
Woodley Sports 1 Droylsden 3

Attendance 82, Admission £5, Match Rating 5/10

This place was near Stockport and sported a fine set up with a neat little ground and an excellent tea hut. The visitors played in training tops rather than the normal kit and seemed a little tentative about the condition of the Woodley pitch, it was astroturf (or something very much like it).

Tuesday 14th July - Friendly
Stone Dominoes 0 Stalybridge Celtic 4

Attendance 58, Admission £5, Match Rating 6/10

Having hung around Stafford services for ages following my pre-designated work-related appointment it was off to the lovely village of Yarnfield in the splendour of early evening sunshine. That was before the storm blew in and turned the place into a film set for one of those Vietnam war dramas based around paddy fields and lots of wet clothing. Celtic more or less bossed the match but Stone Dominoes never gave up and played their part in a decent match.

Saturday 18th July - Friendly

Curzon Ashton 5 Hyde United 1

Admission £4, Attendance 84, Match Rating 4/10

This was a really good ground for a Unibond Division 1 North club with a very nice stand and a large covered terrace. Sponsored by Greggs the bakers it appeared that nearly everybody was walking around scoffing something hot in pastry. I could come here again. The home side gave Conference North neighbours Hyde a right tatering and looked a well drilled unit indeed.

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