Druid Park, Football, groundhopping, Newcastle Blue Star, Non League, Northern League, Northern Premier League, Wheatsheaf Park
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.
Saturday 28th April 2007 ko 15.00
Northern League Division One
NEWCASTLE BLUE STAR 0
WEST AUCKLAND TOWN 3 (Bromley 15 Fairhurst 57p Middleton 87)
“Northern Ventures, Northern Gains” 30p
It’s fair to say the Northern League has become good at keeping clubs within its ranks. Few clubs leave upwards, and the league was never an enthusiastic supporter of the footballing “Pyramid” to the extent that it turned down repeated invitations from 1979 and during the 1980’s to become a feeder league for the Alliance Premier League, now the National League. They could have been a Step 2 league, but when they finally entered the pyramid in 1991, it was at Step 5, but even the best part of 30 years later the Northern League is, for my money the strongest league at its level. Continue reading