The Frost Financial Stadium
Valentine's Weekend, the ultimate opportunity for couples to display their affection towards each other; a time of love, a time of happiness, a time of football. After planning the weekend off to travel to Southend for a family Birthday meal, I decided to make the most of a chance to visit the original sanctuary of romance, Canvey Island.
|Some people refer to The Frost Financial Stadium as "Cupid's Love Nest"|
|In 2001, Canvey overturned Northampton Town here. Could they battle past East Thurrock today?|
|I felt as cosy as a tin of Canvey Sardines|
|For the third time in a row, the home side lining up in Yellow and Blue|
|It was pretty chilly, couldn't really blame the lad|
|An exciting match so far, who said the Ryman Premier League was wooden?|
|End-to-end footy at The Frost Financial Stadium|
|Where else but Essex?|
|It's all gone downhill for the Islanders|
There wasn't much more to follow, aside from some more referee abuse. One player was booked for telling the main man that he was embarrassing himself, whilst another simply looked at him and said "Aww just chill out, ref". He promptly blew his whistle and the game was brought to an end. The away side had got the crucial win they'd desired and had managed to notch 4 more goals past their Essex rivals. I popped back into the clubhouse whilst I awaited my lift, being greeted by the barstaff, who told me that I should've worn more clothes. With that, I supped a final pint and my ride arrived. A near-freezing afternoon at a very well-worn ground, mixed with an exciting, goal-filled, card-brimmed derby match meant that I went home satisfied and impressed with my second experience of football in Essex. A much more entertaining game than the two matches I'd seen at Southend United's Roots Hall.
|Below sea-level, let's hope that Canvey don't sink again|