With the football season over prematurely due to the Coronavirus Pandemic I’m in the unusual position of actually having this blog up to date! So to keep the content coming, and for something to do, I’ll do some old grounds and games where there’s a story to tell. And there certainly is a story behind today’s entry!
Saturday 2nd September 2006 ko 15.00
Northern League Division Two
PENRITH 10 (Douglas 7 9 29p 39 54 82 Rooke 25 Reed 49 64 68)
CROOK TOWN 1 (Bailes 73)
So let’s set the scene. It was 14 years ago and I was on the first full day of a holiday with my now ex-wife between Appleby and Tebay, near the Lake District. It was a typical day of a holiday of the time, in that I’d been told I wasn’t finding a game, and it was hammering down with rain. All things considered it wasn’t the most promising looking day.. Continue reading