Bishopswood, Chiltonian, Combined Counties, Football, Gallowstree Common, groundhopping, Hellenic, League, Non League, Peppard, Reading YMCA, Reformation, Rotherfield United, Sonning Common
Saturday 5th June 2021 ko 14.30
Thames Valley Premier League – Division One
ROTHERFIELD UNITED 1 (Clarke 45p)
READING YMCA 2 (Hormola 7 Donegan 61p)
Att c24 at Bishopswood Sports Field, Gallowstree Common.
Given I’d not seen a game at Bishopswood this was something of a sentimental return for me. Back in the day I had a blonde girlfriend who worked for a brewery, which did have a few advantages. The brewery in question was Brakspear in Henley-on-Thames, and we spent many an evening ticking off the pubs of the Brakspear estate- it was clear looking back that the groundhopping gene was active even then! One of the best pubs was the Reformation at Gallowstree Common and I remember driving past the Bishopswood Sports Field and me thinking “I really ought to see a game there!” It only took another 25 years…. Continue reading