beer, Corntown Carpet, Corntown Pavilion, GroundhopUK, Lloyd Nessbert, South Wales Alliance, STM Old Boys, STM Sports Old Boys, Vale United, Wales
Sunday 26th August 2018 ko 11.00
South Wales Alliance Division Two
VALE UNITED 7 (Waagenes 7 35 Gregory 32 Caseley 74 Richards 83 86 Hanson 90)
STM SPORTS OLD BOYS 1 (Partridge 48p)
The alarm sounded with a judder and I was shocked into life. Perhaps that evening in Abertillery could have been curtailed a little earlier. But the band Jo90 were excellent (Robyn and I booked them for our wedding!) and the delights of what appeared to be “Grab a Granny” night at the Glasgow Phoenix nightclub were nothing if not amusing!
The weather though was a cause for concern. The rain was sheeting down and at the Upper Boat in Rhydyfelin the two coachloads of hoppers wore expressions that evoked that of a schoolboy sat outside the headmasters office waiting for six of the best. I sat quietly and ate and thought. I know I and the other hoppers are well used to getting wet, but if there was one host club I really didn’t want it to rain for it was Vale United. Continue reading