✔634. Nanpantan Sports Ground

Loughborough Dynamo 1-3 Basford United
Integro League Cup 1st Round
Tuesday 18th September 2018
 Loughborough is a town in the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire (population 57,600) In the 1086 Domesday Book its listed as"Lucteburne" later appearing  in a charter from the reign of Henry II as Lucteburga, and in the Pipe Rolls of 1186 as Luchteburc. The name means "Luhhede's burgh or fortified place.
The town is home to John Taylor Bellfounders, the world's largest bell foundry, which made the bells for  St Paul's Cathedral, York Minster and the Carillon war memorial in the town’s Queens Park. 
 Loughborough Dynamo FC were founded in 1955 by pupils from Loughborough Grammar school. They must have been Wolves fans, as they adopted the gold and black club colours and took their name from Dynamo Moscow, who had recently visited England to play Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Loughborough Alliance 1957-1965:Division 3 champions 1959–60
Division 1 champions 1964–65
Leicester & District League 1965-1972 and 1974-1989: Division One champions 1969–70
One season in East Midlands Regional League 1972-73 and Central Alliance 1973-74.
Leicestershire Senior League 1989-2008:Division 1 champions 2001–02, Premier Division champions 2003–04
Midland Alliance 2004-2008
Northern Premier League Division 1 2008-present
 Nanpantan Sports Ground
Watermead Lane
LE11 3TN
Evo-Stick League grounds 33/62

The Sports Ground also hosts cricket, tennis and bowls with the football ground - now named the ADT Stadium at the far end. The turnstile entrance, changing rooms and clubhouse are behind the goal, with three rows of covered seating in front of the building. The rest of the ground is open with hard standing and the team dugouts at one side. 
Loughborough Dynamo v Basford United
Integro League Cup 1st Round
7.45pm ko

Basford booked their place in the next round after a sound second half performance. The Moes broke the deadlock in an even first half, when a cross from the right was fired home by Devante Reittie.
The visitors levelled the tie just after the hour mark, when a corner kick was headed home by Deon Meikle and they finished the match strongly. On 71 minutes Kole Lambert finished well from ten yards, then minutes later Nathan Watson got on the end of Bateman’s cross to wrap up the tie.

Matchday Stats & Spondoolicks
LDFC 1(Reittie 35)
BUFC 3(Meikle 62 Lambert 71 Watson 74)
Admission £8
Programme £2
Coffee £1
My visit to Loughborough was part of our ale trail holiday. The breadknife and I headed south on Sunday morning, ticking off a few pubs in Nuneaton and Stratford-Upon-Avon, before landing in Worcester for a few days of bevvy and a day at the gee-gees. We arrived in Loughborough on Tuesday morning, visiting ten pubs in the town, with our favourites being The Wheeltappers, Organ Grinder and Swan in the Rushes. 

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