Gateshead Reserves 4v0 Grimsby Town Reserves
Monday 22nd April 2013
As I have no clue of foreign land south of Springwell Village, I did discovered that Herrington Burn is a village in between Washington and Houghton-le-Spring on the X1 bus route, so I travelled down on the double decker from Newcastle on Monday afternoon for the 2pm kick off.
The ground is fully enclosed, with a perimeter fence and dugouts as you would expect from a level 7 ground. The pitch is well maintained on a fine level surface, with a separate changing room facility at the other side of the car park from the YMCA. I tried to find out more information on the ground and past tenants, but as far as I'm aware it hasn't hosted non-league pyramid football. There was a Herrington Burn YMCA football club which played local Sunday football and the facilities are used by local schools (If you know otherwise then please leave a comment)
Gateshead beat a youthful Grimsby Town side on a windswept afternoon, with centre-forward Callum Patton scoring all the goals in a comfortable 4-0 win. The youngster scored direct from a corner kick, followed by a 30 yard screamer and grabbed his hat-trick with only half an hour gone. Midway through the second half he latched on to a through ball from Carr and showed good composure to complete the scoring and claim a victory on the club’s (and my own) one off appearance at Herrington Burn YMCA.Matchday stats
GFC 4(Patton 7,24,30,65)GTFC 0
Ground no.349 Herrington Burn YMCA - Matchday web album (11 pictures)