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

Friday, 19 September 2014

Falmouth Town 3 Stoke Gabriel 2

Saturday 13th September 2014
South West Peninsular League Premier Division
Attendance: 73 (head count)
Admission: £5
Programme: £1
Tea Hut Stuff: Large tea 60p
Weather: Light cloud turning to second half sunshine
Parking: On the club car park
Had some of the best fish, chips and mushy peas ever at The Gem Fish Bar and Restaurant in the town centre before the game. Its just off The Moor, up the hill adjacent to the Quarry Hill Car Park. Unfortunately there was no need for extra grub from what appeared to be a well stocked Tea Hut.
Bickland Park is old school uncut retro non league nirvana. Sadly local reports identify that this charismatic haven of football culture is tragically due for closure? 
Why do we, as a society, always get rid of the good stuff and end up replacing it with something really crap? Chances are this splendid old warhorse of a football ground will end up as one of those tacky budget supermarkets or an estate of semi detached huts for over borrowed first time buyers.
I'm not going to bore you with a match report, all I will say is that the visitors should have been 6 nil up at half time. Credit to Falmouth they took their opportunity during a more spirited second half display to get back in the match. The referenced 'opportunity' featured 2 penalty kicks and the Stoke Gabriel keeper sadly suffering a broken leg.
This provided the Falmouth side with their first win of the season.


Paul Kirkwood said...

"Non league nirvana","haven of culture", "old war horse". Fab lingo and great pics to boot. Best post of the season so far. Really enjoyed it, Uwdi.

Unknown said...

That looks a cracking main stand! Looks like a place full of character.