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.
Tuesday 17th April 2007 ko 19.45
Eastern Counties League Division One
TIPTREE UNITED 5 (Hill 11 31 Robinson 43 Bryan 45 Defoe 55)
Emery sent off 45 (violent conduct)
CORNARD UNITED 0
This is a curious tale in so many ways, but I really couldn’t have predicted just how bizarre it was going to be when I drove to the Essex town 13 years ago. The village is to the south-west of Colchester and is unquestionably most famous for jam, the Wilkin & Sons factory is here, and the labels on the jars still have Tiptree on them. In fact there’s even a Tiptree Jam Museum. I’ll claim it was closed when I visited!