Uwdi Krugg will be spending whats left of the 2017-18 season visiting South West non league football grounds and taking lots of silly pictures.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

The Big Match in the Lancashire Hills

Ok, there were some other decent fixtures knocking about this Saturday but I reckoned the plum game in North West non league circles (match of the day wise) centered on the East Lancashire town of Colne. The multi coloured yellow and green Runcorn Linnets provided the opposition (including noisy supporters.... dont think they liked the Ref too much?)

Up on the hill above the exit slip road for the M65 a hidden gem of a traditional and charismatic football ground resides at the slightly dubiously titled XLCR Stadium, its right at the very top of Harrison Drive just beyond the Rugby Union club.

This was hilltop football with all the mad trimmings of the sloping pitch syndrome.

Feel free to visit the Tea Hut around Sunday evening to see my visit report (and dodgy pictures) for some sublime North West Counties League hoofing and crazy charging around.

I'll be giving my humble 'uneducated' ramblings of a nice ground hosting a crap football match between a couple of sides a few chapters short of the entertainment-book, despite 5 goals. However, credit where its due, it was a very, very good location to watch a football match!

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