Ground Hopping: Consett AFC v Spennymoor Town FC–2nd January 2012

This will be a brief report for reasons which will become evident.

Today I was due to return to London after Christmas and New Year with Michelle. I had noticed that Spennymoor were playing in an 11am kick off at Consett. i had checked the kick off time more than once and it was definitely 11am.

Consett was just off the A68 road I would be driving down, so I detoured to Bell Vue the home of Consett AFC arriving 15 minutes before the advertised kick off only to find the game had been postponed. Why? well the referee said the pitch was frozen. This was a little odd as apparently the Spennymoor team were prevented from warming up on the pitch as it was cutting up! Hardly frozen by the sounds of it.

The game was apparently called off about 25 minutes before kick off much to the annoyance of those fans who had made the trip to the ground, especially after the pitch had been passed fit by a local referee at 09:00! The matter has been the subject of much debate on non league forums in the north east.

Spennymoor Town Forum

Non League Zone . Com

Me? I drove on south and headed back to an empty house and no Christmas Decorations and was left to reflect the fact that whilst I had great food over Christmas and lots to drink, I had no Christmas cake this year

 Crying face

About spen666

I'm a 50 something football fan and occasional cyclist. I've been a football fanatic most of my life and have completed the 92 football league & premier league grounds previously. I have 1 left to rejoin the 92 club. Added to this numerous non league grounds, a number abroad and you start to get the picture. I took up cycling in around 2000. Although my father was a former World Vets Champion, I got into cycling accompanying my son to ride in London. This was followed by my commuting to work each day into Central London. Then doing some Sunday rides, then some audax events ( and then a week's cycling holiday in France with a friend. From there, I got more and more into cycling and in 2009 completed LEJoG and in 2010 rode in the USA with the Police Unity Tour. I completed blogs for those events at and Feel free to read them and learn more about me. I now am one of the organising committee for the UK Police Unity Tour ( ) I live alone which suits me as it gives me time at weekends to pursue my interests of cycling and football. (Well what did you expect me to say? That I'm sad at being single?) I'm currently looking for my next challenge. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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1 Response to Ground Hopping: Consett AFC v Spennymoor Town FC–2nd January 2012

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