Sunday 12th August 2012 ko 3.00pm
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
COBHAM 1 (McLaren 28)
SOUTH PARK 1 (Burgess 12)
Att 133 (h/c)
This one was a complete bonus, although I’d have taken some convincing when becalmed on the M25. I never did find out how the “Leg O’ Mutton” field got its name, but its been on my to-do list for years. Why so long? Probably that doing it was too straightforward! I remember seeing them as the visitors at AFC Wallingford in 2003, they lost 5-1 but I did find out their most famous player was cricketer Bob Willis!
I reached the ground after a trip through millionaire’s row, realising why Chelsea FC have their training ground around here. Apart from the affluent, the area is the home to the site of the Brooklands motor racing circuit, and more locally the Cobham Mill, which dates from 1822, but is the site of milling from medieval times.
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