With just a month to go until the big Pint of Football Groundhopping tour to Ireland, NI and Wales, it was time to take in one last match on home soil and with that came about a midweek trip to Northwich and another trip up the dreaded rush-hour M6 in search of some more Evo-Stik goodness. Having already visited, and loved, the Novus Stadium roughly one year ago I had since been following the progress of the Grove and was thrilled to be getting another chance to see the Blues, who were taking on one of my Football Manager conquests of yesteryear. I managed to take the Vics to League Two and became somewhat of a club icon.
|However, in reality, they are ground-sharing with Witton Albion|
|And I wasn't the only one|
|A nifty little ground to soak in the match|
|The game was in fifth-gear from the off|
|The crowd could barely contain themselves|
|Bold claim there!|
|Roll on Winter, lads|
|The final 30 would no doubt be interesting|
|Edge of the seat stuff tonight|
In a match containing defending that was more dangerous than a round of golf and a chat with Sam Allardyce, the Grove has proven themselves to be lacklustre in defence once again this season. I left the ground knowing that I'd no doubt watch the Grove at the Novus again this season, but in the meantime I'd like to end with a thanks to Northwich (and Witton) for a good night out in Cheshire and another Evo-Stik ground ticked off the list. Ground number 45, done a dusted!