Having caught the groundhopping bug in the last couple of seasons, there’s plenty of catching up to do as far as new grounds are concerned.
The advantage I have though over those that live in a more rural setting is that I am on the edge of a large conurbation. Fortunately, as a country person myself, it is the edge.
It does give me access to numerous clubs within a short distance though and the latest one to add to the list is Wolverhampton United. Playing in the West Midlands (Regional) League Division Two, I visited Prestwood Road for the game against Gornal Colts.
Against the run of play, the visitors took the lead as the match approached the halfway stage. Two great saves from their keeper kept them in the driving seat until we hit the one-third stage of the game.
A powerful defensive header set up a break that saw the ball tucked away. A second was added before halftime as the home side went in 2-1 to the good.
In the 66th minute Gornal were back on level terms as a free-kick led to the ball finding the net from close range.
Six minutes later and another free-kick, this time from Wolverhampton, saw the ball beat the keeper direct and although both sides created chances as the game wore on, that’s how it finished.
Wolverhampton United 3 Gornal Colts 2.
Although we are only just past the halfway mark of August, this is my 27th game of the season and the 15th new ground. Check out my groundhopping pages HERE