County League, Gloucestershire County League, Gloucestershire Northern Senior League, Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division, Longford, Newent, Newent Town, Newtown AFC, North Gloucestershire League, Wildsmith Meadow
Thursday 1st May 2014 ko 18.30
Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division Two
NEWENT TOWN 4 (Bayliss 7 12 Gibbs 69 74)
LONGFORD AFC 1 (Edwards 16)
No Programme (the club issue for “Big” games)
Around 15 years ago, I was being given a lift to watch an Intertoto Cup game at Newtown AFC, and our driver had decided to avoid the motorways and take the scenic route, just clipping the top of the Forest of Dean. We passed a sign for Newent and he commented that the town’s club used to be in the Gloucestershire County League, but had disappeared off of his radar. I was new to groundhopping, and took a stupidly snobby attitude to the perceived quality of football on show. The simple fact was that I was in no position to judge, and when I saw this fixture on the club’s website, I felt I owed them a visit. It may have taken me far too long, but it was a good choice on my part, the football was excellent.