The War Memorial Athletic Ground, Stourbridge

Sunday 4th December 2011

So, Christmas fast approaching, and with it another year gone as we move closer to 2012. There's a lot of games left in store yet though, and this weekend has seen two of the better ones, firstly yesterday and a return trip to Amblecote, home of Stourbridge as they hosted Stevenage in the second round of the FA Cup. I'd been really looking forward to this one, having had a soft spot for them ever since I'd started to get in non-league, so to go to the biggest match in their history (debatable, but the furthest they've been in the FA Cup anyway), was a great experience to be part of. Unfortunately Stevenage proved too strong on the day, but they did the town proud. 

Today saw a trip to equally familiar territory in the shape of Molineux for the visit from Sunderland in an end to end game which the good guys ran out winners, despite being 1-0 down and Wayne Hennessey facing a penalty to keep us in the game. He did, 25 seconds later it was 1-1, and the rest is history. It's good to see the North Bank coming increasingly complete, with it now possible to appreciate what it will be like once finished (click here for obligatory panoramic picture). 

Not sure where I'll be next week, but it's likely to be somewhere in Yorkshire/North, so until then... 



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