Man City Transfer Target!
Sep 13, 2017, 4:14 PM
Location: North London
Team(s): Oxford United / Groundhopper
Bostik League South, at the Elmbridge Sports Hub.
Walton Casuals 3-0 East Grinstead Town, att 126, admission £10, programme £2, coffee £1.50.
A lot of hoppers at this one. I hadn't realized until I got there, the new ground is 100 yards away from the old, which now sits behind the main stand, so a brucie bonus of a new ground! Vince from Groundtastic in attendance, Leatherhead Dave, Luke Sussexhopper, and a number of other hoppers I know to speak to but not by name boosted the crowd to over 100.
The large main stand is impressive, seating about 500, with a lot of leg room, and spacious club rooms/bars behind it. A burger van being on the lower concourse to the side of the pitch. But sandwiches and crisps/chocolates being available from the bars behind the stand.
However, its ALL flat standing around the pitch, and no terracing or other cover/furniture. The athletics track is visible behind the goal to the left of the main stand. Massive car park outside the turnstiles.
Apparently Walton and Hersham also move in soon, so I will revisit later in the season for them.
Can you confirm that the pitch is synthetic? (The artificial pitches sticky on WAYG may need to be updated)
Edit; was at Oxford United v Bradford City last night. 2-2 draw was acceptable, particularly in view of the fact that the visitors are doing well of late and hit the bar at one stage in the 2nd half while already 1-0 up. They made in 2-2 only a minute before the final whistle after Oxford had gone in front with two goals about midway through the 2nd half.
(This post was edited by Chris1963 on Sep 13, 2017, 4:18 PM)