Heath Hayes 3-1 Brocton (Pre-season Friendly)
Coppice Colliery Ground
Hello and welcome to the 1st Birthday edition of Pint of Football, with this entry coming exactly one year and 4,000 views on from my first. That's right, on Tuesday 15th July at 7:45pm I was sat in Palmerston Park, Dumfries Scotland, ready to begin watching a pre-season friendly between Queen of the South and Kilmarnock. A great game that ended 2-2 started off my Blogging frenzy, which has since seen me visit Harrison Park (Leek Town), Norton Lane (Hengrove Athletic), The Frost Financial Stadium (Canvey Island) and many, many more!
|The Coppice Colliery Ground is the latest addition to the ever-growing list|
|A sight for sore eyes|
|I made it with 10 minutes to spare- EASY!|
|With a choice of three stands side-by-side, I was well and truly spoilt|
|A lovely backdrop is always a plus point when ground-hopping|
|The Badgers had to settle for a couple of early set-pieces|
|The sun is shining, Heath Hayes is sweet|
|The second-half was underway|
|By this time the beer garden had well and truly closed|
|Is it just me, or are those floods green?|
On the whole Coppice Colliery Ground was, to the Old Trafford hipster or an Emirates snob, a jumble sale of a ground. To me, however, it was a result of hard-work and perhaps the odd car boot purchase. A ground that I'll certainly remember for years to come- even if not the game itself. As the subs took the nets down post-match, I exited to my car for the journey home. Goodbye Heath Hayes, and good luck for the season ahead.
|There's nout wrong with utilising your space|