✔495 - Grimethorpe Sports Ground

Worsbrough Bridge Ath. 1v2 Knaresborough Town
Northern Counties East League Division One
Tuesday 8th December 2015

Worsbrough is an area in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, which includes Worsbrough Bridge, Worsbrough Common, Worsbrough Dale, Worsbrough Village and Ward Green, found two miles south of the town centre. The area dates back to the 7th century, and is first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.(population around 9,500)

Worsbrough Athletic FC
The Briggers founded in 1923 as Worsbrough Bridge St. James and wear an all-red kit.
In 1945 they changed their name to Worsbrough Bridge Athletic, then Worsbrough Bridge Miners Welfare in 1959, before reverting back to their former name in 2006.

Played in the Barnsley League 1952-1961(Division 1 winners 1952-53, 1958-59, 1959-60) Sheffield Association League (champions 1965-66 and 1969-70) Yorkshire League 1971-1982 Northern Counties East League 1982-present.

English non-league grounds 242
Current NCEL grounds 22/44
Grimethorpe Sports Ground
Cemetery Road
Grimethorpe
Barnsley
S72 7EQ.
Capacity 2,000

The Briggers played at the Park Road stadium in Worsbrough from 1923, but left earlier this season after the floodlights stopped working amid a dispute with the association that runs the ground. 
The ground is open with a standing enclosure on one side. Next to the clubhouse at the top of the hill are some crash barriers which look down onto the pitch behind the team dugouts.
BLOSSOM
The Gadabout 
117 miles door to door
Caught the X1 bus to Houghton-le-Spring, before getting picked up in the Katiemobile(aka Blossom) by the #NECelebrityGroundhoppingCouple just after 3pm.
Travelled on the A1/M1/A635  to Wombwell for pre-match meal before heading across to Grimethorpe. 
Met up with Paul Brockett and Adrian Hotson at the game.
Dropped off back home at 11.45pm.

Bevvy Almanac
The Wild Boar (Frederick Place, Houghton-le-Spring)
Morehouse's ‘Winter Looms’ (4.2%)***+
The Horseshoe (High St,Wombwell)
Acorn ‘Barnsley Bitter’ (3.8%)***+
Shipyard ‘Pale Ale’ (4.5%)****+
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic(20th) v Knaresborough Town(11th)
Northern Counties East Division One Matchday 19/2
Kick off 7.45pm
Weather:Dry apart for a brief heavy rain shower in the second half.
Attendance: 41

0-1 Ben Clayton (17’)
Good work from Freestone on the left set up Clayton for a low shot from the edge of the box under ‘keeper's body.
1-1 Nick Galloway (55’)
Corner kick from the left met with a powerful header from six yards.
1-2 Kyle Spooner OG (72’)
Low hard cross from the right from Collier was turned into his own net by the defender in the six yard box.

Top Bloke - Knaresborough’s number 7
Entertainment 7/10

Spondoolicks
Admission £4
Programme £1
Coffee £1

Matchday Web Album (21 pictures from Cemetery Road)

2 comments:

Paul Kirkwood said...

You did well to get to this ground while you could, Shaun. I read that Grimethorpe will no longer be used by Worsborough because of grading issues. Interesting to see what it was like, though.

Shaun Smith said...

Got there in the nick of time. its a shame they can't return to their old ground (because I didn't tick it)