Warstones Wanderers 5 Wolverhampton United 1 (968)

With my JD Welsh Premier League game this week on the Friday it meant that I had the following day free. I never go to a game just to get a tick but if I have the choice then it’s invariably a new ground rather than one that I have already been to.

Although I’ve been to many of the West Midlands (Regional) League (WMRL) clubs, nevertheless there are still a few that I have yet to visit. Another one now off the to-do-list is Warstone Wanderers’ Ken Evans Athletics Track, which is part of the Aldersley Leisure Village complex in Wolverhampton.

The home side took a deserved lead but rather than capitalise they allowed Wolves back in, and with a 1-1 at the break, both teams had it all to play for in the second period. Although Wolves started the brighter, nevertheless it was Warstones who ran out comfortable winners in the end.

The facilities are very impressive, albeit part of a wider set-up and not necessarily easy to locate on your first visit. If you do go there for a game, then the entry point to the stadium is located inside the reception area.

Some games at this level are free admission, this one was £3. There is no programme, which is an important factor for many groundhoppers. However, for me all the counts is that I’m watching an organised game.

The WMRL has three divisions, this game was the third, meaning that it is level 12 in the English system.

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I didn’t stay away from Welsh football completely though as on the evening I watched Llandudno take on Connah’s Quay Nomads, albeit on television. I wanted a home win but it was a comprehensive 4-0 to the visitors. The New Saints are still top of the pile though after MD7 by one point.