The Lancer Scott Stadium
The day before Non-League Day is always a day to relax, reflect and prepare for a game- unless you are a Groundhopping moron like myself and you decide to drive all the way to Bristol to meet up with Tom (aka Partizan Bristle) for the first of seven matches in the legendary Western League Groundhop Weekend.
|Just 10 to go til 100!|
|That carpet is worthy of any museum of clubhousing excellence|
The ground itself had quite an enclosed but cosy atmosphere and with surplus of 200 here for the match it was already shaping up to be a good en. Tom had visited the Lancer Scott Stadium back in 2015 so this was no new addition to his repertoire of 60 grounds, but that didn't mean we weren't both excited to be there watching the home side showing off their very fetching Barca-esque kit. The game got going and after just 6 minutes the first big chance came to eventual goal-getter Sam Skidmore, with the Lionel Messi wannabee showing more of an Eidur Gudjohnsen touch as his attempted flick did not connect. The action for a while was barely minimal and I found myself having a familiar mooch around the ground, laughing at the fact that the two seating rows in the main stand were labelled as Row B and Row K. "Where would you like to sit, Row B or Row K?" "Anything in between?" "NOPE!"
|Let's have some goals then|
|Round to the Bill Coggan Stand for the second half|
|Despite the late pressure, this turnstile proved to be a bigger problem than the visiting attackers|