Saturday 1st October 2011
Midland Combination U21 League East/North
AUSTREY RANGERS 0
RUGBY TOWN JUNIORS 3 (Thomas 12 Linford 63 Gordon 76)
Att 16 (h/c)
Finger of Fudge 20p (!)
Austrey lies at the northernmost point of Warwickshire, just off the A42. A look on Google Earth shows Austrey Field to little more than, well, a field, but when I arrived it was a hive of activity. If you want to tick off Austrey you have no option but to watch age based football, there is no adult team, although I suspect this vibrant club will soon make that move as the eldest players get too old for youth football. With a clubhouse, and part railed pitch the infrastructure is already in place the such a move.
Other than my game there were U12 and U18 games going on, which gave Dutch (Utrecht) referee Erick van Vlet a problem- Continue reading