Not Far To Go On This GroundHopping Journey – AFC Sporting Gornal v Norton Canes (945)

With the Beacon Football League new season now underway, the Sunday afternoon games present an opportunity to add lots of new venues to the groundhopping list. The first game I picked is the closest to where I live.

My garden borders the Dormston Centre in Sedgley and while I’ve done thousands of miles so far this season alone in pursuit of the beautiful game, this journey involved a short stroll.

The game ended 9-0 to AFC Sporting Gornal – who unsurprisingly go to the top of the table on goal difference. Their opponents, Norton Canes, were second-best from the start and never got going.

If the 3-0 scoreline at the break was game and set it very quickly became match, as the second period saw a steady stream of goals give the home side a more than comfortable victory come the final whistle.

Whether I’m watching or working, if it’s a Champions League encounter in a national stadium or a game between local lads on a playing field, I always enjoy every match I go to.

I’ll certainly be back for more Beacon League fixtures, in fact I’ve pencilled in a game this coming Sunday. I’m going to work through the Paycare Development Division and then move to the Redbox Signmakers Beacon Championship.

In the meantime though it’s Wales v Republic of Ireland on Thursday and The New Saints v Queen’s Park in the Irn-Bru Cup on Saturday. It’s all football, it’s all good.

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