752. Shap Memorial Park

Shap 0-4 Windermere
High Sheriff's Cup
Tuesday 20th April 2021

Shap is a linear village in the Eden district of Cumbria.The village consists mainly of two long lines of grey stone houses, many dating from the 18th century, which lines the A6 road. Before the completion of the M6 between Kendal and Penrith in 1970, the A6 across Shap summit formed the main route, linking north-west England with Scotland. The route was busy, and notoriously hazardous in poor weather conditions. Often in the winter the road would be blocked because of snow. Shap is also famous for its granite, with polished pink granite being found in many buildings in the UK, including outside St Paul's Cathedral in London.

Shap FC have been around for over 100 years and currently play in the Westmorland League

1st Division. The black and whites play at Memorial Park, just off the Main Street which runs

through the village. The ground has a standing enclosure on one side with the changing room

block in the corner. 

Memorial Park

Main Street, 


CA10 3NL

Non-League grounds visited 458

Westmorland League grounds visited 4

Shap v Windermere SC

High Sheriff’s Cup - Group B Match 4

18.45 ko

A late flurry of goals from the visitors saw them bag another win in the High Sheriff’s Cup.

The deadlock was broken on the hour when a ball from the right found Chris Barnes for a

simple tap in. All four goals were of a similar ilk, with good wing play down the right hand side

picking out an unmarked team mate in the box, with the Matt Maloney and Sam Fletcher both

on hand to score. Even the penalty kick was awarded after a mazzy run from the winger, but the

0-4 final score line, was a bit harsh on the hosts.




WSC 4(Barnes 60 Maloney 83 Fletcher 87pen,89)



Driving 90 miles door-to-door via A66

Picked up Lee & Katie on route at 3.30pm

Arrived at 5.30pm following a brief stop in Kirkby Stephen. 

Quite often we turn up at a new ground and are taken by surprise to find someone who we know

there.  We definitely wouldn't expect this to happen at a remote ground in the middle of

Cumbria, but we couldn't have been more wrong. The roll call of 'Hopper friends present

tonight included Glenn Wallace(from Ashington) with Alan(Durham) Joanna & Tony(Preston)

and Joris van de Wier(Dutch exile from Edinburgh) as well as a few others known on Twitter. 

Also tonight I visited my first pub of 2021, that honour going to the pub across the road from

the ground -  The Crown Inn, which will hopefully be the first of hundreds over the remainder

of this year.

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