UCL KNOCK OUT LEAGUE CUP FINAL AT KILN PARK, RAUNDS TOWN FC
7 MAY 2018 --- 3PM
|LEICESTER NIRVANA UCL CUP WINNERS 2017/18|
The United Counties League Cup Final has been a game I have tried to attend over the last few years and indeed my first ever was at Yaxley a few years back when the ever rising Rushden and Diamonds featured but todays final staged at Raunds Town was a club and area I wanted to take a few games in at. Always requiring a bus ride from Wellingborough I had somewhat delayed the inevitable and today being a Bank Holiday with less services seemed like an interesting day to rise to the challenge!
Departure from base station just after half past ten saw a sharp change in Leicester before arrival at Wellingborough allowed 20 minutes and a brisk walk into the town to catch the X47 to our destination some 50 minutes away.
|IT HAD TO BE DONE|
Welcome to Raunds with the sight of a large black pool of smoke rising into the air close by the vicinity of the ground a worrying vision, anyway having departed early it was a for a specific reason and it just had to be done. I can hear the tut's and grumbles its childish, schoolboy humour I know but I needed a picture of the gloriously named 'street' entitled Titty Ho! Apparently nobody knows the origin of its name but a short while after I found myself walking a lovely back lane with a glorious selection of houses astride it only to find I was now on Rotten Row!
|RAUNDS BOOTMKERS MARCH TO LONDON|
Having cut off the previously mentioned Rotten Row the evidence of the large fire was a shed that had gone up by the side of a house and the Fire Service were out in numbers cooling everything down.
|KILN PARK HOME OF RAUNDS TOWN FC|
|MIND THE GAP|
Yaxley had won the UCL and now their next challenge was to secure the UCL Cup and with Leicester Nirvana sat in a mid table position with a lot of games played recently due to wet weather affecting the clubs season I guess most neutrals would be expecting a double.
|JACOB LEHANE LINES UP HIS TEAM AND TODAYS CAPTAINS|
|WILL GONGA  GIVES NIRVANA THE LEAD|
|A CALM DOWN MOMENT ON A HOT DAY|
|YAXLEY PRESSURE AS STUBBS CLEARS|
|YAXLEY UCL CHAMPIONS 2017/18|
Time to go after a close final that produced an enthralling game the return journey saw the X47 drop me in Wellingborough in time for hoppers provision and a gentle back street stroll to the station for two 125's with a change at Leicester base was arrived just after 8.30pm.