Saturday 24th September 2011 ko 10.30am
North Berkshire League Division 2
STEVENTON 3 (Margetts 7 McArdle 18 Cooper 69)
MARCHAM 2 (Northcott 15 Banks 33)
Entry by Programme £3
Tea and Bacon Roll £2.50
The North Berkshire League hop had been over a year in the making, and as organiser its never easy bringing a league and its clubs up to speed on what to expect and how to go about making the most of the day. The league were, and are a pleasure to deal with, but you never know…. until the coach drove past Steventon Green for the pick up at Didcot station , and there was the barbeque fired up, the pitch roped off and the the hoppers already tucking in.
I’d picked Steventon because of the league rule that all grounds have to be within 20 miles of Steventon Green, so why not start at the centre of things!
Raffle tickets were sold, the programmes sold out, and people enjoyed a cracking game, in the autumnal sun. Neither side seemed capable of defending which believe me hoppers love! I’ve never met a hopper would didn’t like goals!!!
I did hear a lovely comment from one visitor when we announced the attendance, ” I bet that’s double what they normally get!” Little did they know, when I first visited Steventon FC, the attendance was 7!
I climbed back aboard the bus, knowing things were all going to work out nicely. Thanks guys!