WEST YORKSHIRE LEAGUE CUP FINAL @ W.RIDING COUNTY FA HQ
30 MAY 2018 --- 7.30PM
|WEST RIDING COUNTY FA HQ|
So with the final game of the season pulling the blog to the south of Leeds and the county FA ground that had been viewed many times from the speeding train and with some local knowledge of the area around Woodlesford having visited the neighbouring village of Oulton for a Raiders rugby league game the anticipation was high.
Arriving at Woodlesford station just after 5pm a sharp walk saw me arrive in around ten minutes at the ground just to clarify that if this game finished around 9.20pm the train twenty minutes later would be achievable for a connection in Sheffield to arrive in base station just before midnight.
|FARNDALES COOKED THE PROPER YORKSHIRE WAY|
|PIT RAILWAY LINES STILL IN PLACE ON ESHALD LANE|
Arriving at West Riding County FA HQ which is based on the former collieries grounds to the right is a whole site for Rothwell Juniors before we turn into tonight's destination admission paid and programme gained there was time for a circuit.
|TONIGHTS CUP FINAL PROGRAMME|
|THATS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT|
|REFEREE DARIUS BRADLEY SORTS OUT THE FORMALATIES|
The game was all but out to bed five minutes into the restart when Joe Wood raced through and calmed slotted home past Leeds keeper Declan Flowers.
|BEESTON ON THE ATTACK|
By this time Beeston seemed to have mad the decision to get bodies behind the ball and defend what they had secured so far Leeds attacks came wave after wave bit the could not break down the resolute defending of the boys in green. In the final ten minutes City sub James Hochstrasser saw his effort well saved by the excellent Beeston keeper Stevie Kerr he was though beaten by the same player on 82 minutes to pull a late goal back for Leeds City. As we entered the closing stages the security Beeston felt began to be tested when Adam Dutson crashed a 20 yard effort against the bar and then moments later Kerr pulled off a wonderful save to further deny Leeds City.
|FERGIE TIME FOR BEESTON ST ANTHONYS MANAGER MARK HALMSHAW|
Season over there was still a matter of getting back via last train roulette and having arrived at Woodlesford to find the train would be 4 minutes later the frustration developed further when 15 minutes later we were still there some miscreant had apparently thrown an object at the drivers windscreen. Moving off slowly to Castleford a cab end is required and over a very slow journey we arrived in Sheffield 8 minutes down and all was well as the end of the 17/18 season came about just shy of midnight at base station.
Thanks for checking the blog out this season hopefully you will follow the summer exploits around some other sports facilities cricket and rugby league are sure to feature and offer some excellent grounds and have history and many a tale to tell, look forward to seeing you along the way!