Butlers Sports Centre, Shawbury United

Sunday 17th April 2011:

It's been a hectic week with one thing and another, but one that I've been able to fit in two new grounds (well one revisit and a new ground technically speaking), and two quite contrasting experiences from the same league, first returning to the chav ridden Amos Lane, home of Wednesfield, to see Heath Town Rangers Wolverhampton Sporting Community (what a ridiculous name) take on Lye Town in a 2-0 victory for the home side, before yesterday heading out into the far more pleasant Shropshire countryside and Wem, to see another tenant team in the form of Shawbury United take on Bromyard Town. From dilapidation and an intimidating atmosphere at Wednesfield, to a very friendly club and a beautiful ground (that unlike Heath Town, Shawbury have made a contribution and developed to). That game ended 2-2 with a controversial finish and last minute penalty for the home side to give them the point, which on reflection was probably a fair outcome overall. Both trips take me closer to completing the West Midlands Regional League, with only two more new grounds (Bewdley and Bromyard) to go to, along with another joyfully anticipated trip to Amos Lane to see Wednesfield themselves play, not having ticked it for them yet.  Before those three matches, this week should be busy though, visiting Hayes on Tuesday for the final game at Church Road, and then the DW Stadium on Friday for some RL action and the biggest derby in Super League between Wigan and Saints, before watching Wolves probably get stuffed by Fulham 24 hours later with the Monday left open at present (thinking Bedworth or Leamington).

In the meantime, here are three more reviews from March (the backlog's gradually going down!). 

P.S. Thanks for all the comments about the new site. Always good to hear some feedback (unless it's bad, in which case then bugger yer!)

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