What a great afternoon ! We ventured into the Derbyshire dales to see Matlock Town entertain Bradford Park Avenue, although "entertain" is stretching it a bit! We were invited to the Reynolds Stadium by Kev's workmate and Matlock Town fan/volunteer helper, Phil Mumby - and Phil had arranged that we could get into the game as guests of MTFC, with the entrance money going to the APTCOO charity. So, another £16 added, and when Matlock match Secretary Ian Richardson stuck a quid in my hand it took the total to £690.00, without a ball being kicked in anger !!
Phil took the time between matchday duties to show us the brand new facilities at Causeway Lane. The new bar is very inpressive and can accomodate up to 500 people. At this game it was very, very well used! At half-time, Phil was behind the bar with three others, and they were all kept extremely busy!
Savory trickles the ball past Sollitt
So we said our goodbyes and headed off across the cricket pitch to the car, and were home by 5:30pm, despite the best efforts of some doddery old bugger in front of us, who enjoyed weaving all over the road, but clearly didn't enjoy going above 20mph!!
Admission £8 - kindly donated to APTCOO by MTFC
Programme £1.50 - decent read
Attendance - 395
Pukka pie and peas -- at £1.60 well worth it!