Here is a review of my itinerant football watching during the 2020/21 campaign.
Total Matches Attended: 177
New Grounds Visited: 148
Total Goals Scored: 847 (Average of 4.79 goals per game, up on 4.05 last season and a record high. I saw just one 0-0 draw this season)
Biggest Win: Anchorians Academicals 0Little Sharsted 18 (a new record score)
Biggest Crowd: 2,000 Southend United v Scunthorpe United
Grounds Abroad: 0
BEST GROUNDS VISITED IN THE UK IN 2020/21
- COWES SPORTS – Westwood Park
Near centenarian stand still looking the part, lovingly maintained.
2.GOOLE AFC – Victoria Pleasure Grounds
Iconic skyline complimenting a stand all of which are redolent of a bygone era
3. SWINTON ATHLETIC – Mexborough Athletic Ground
Tidy seated stand and cracking terracing, all grounds should be this good.
4. SEDBURGH & DENT UNITED – Church Bridge
Got to include this just for its glorious vistas
5. HATHEROP – Church Street Ground
With the beautiful church of St Nicholas just behind one of goals the former home of Coln St Aldwyns, Hatherop and Quennington United is now used by just plain old Hatherop FC.
BEST PROGRAMMES BOUGHT IN 2020/21
(Based on status, resources, effort and originality)
- CRAY WANDERERS
2. WINTERTON RANGERS
3. WORCESTER CITY
4. WAKEFIELD AFC
5. GOOLE AFC
BEST FOOD IN 2020/21
Not too many candidates outside of the usual burgers and pies but these two excelled on my visits this season
- WINTERTON RANGERS – Chicken Curry and chips
2. BARTON TOWN – Chilli con carne and chips