Saturday, 21 July 2012

Overall Ground #174

Leamington Town V Mansfield Town

14th July The New Windmill Ground 

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Leamington Football Club is the main football club in Whitnash, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, currently playing in the Southern Football League Premier Division. The club was founded in 1891 as Leamington, and became known as Leamington Town the following year. In 1937 they sold their ground to Coventry City and did not then re-form until 1944 when they became known as Lockheed Borg & Beck, as they became associated with a local works. The team soon became Lockheed Leamington, and then AP Leamington in 1973, as the works team for Automotive Products. In 1985 the club returned to their original name, but within three years the ground had been sold and the club went into hiatus until re-emerging in 2000. The New Windmill Ground has been Leamington's home since the 2000–01 renaissance. The ground is built in the shadow of nearby Chesterton Windmill on Harbury Lane, Whitnash just outside Leamington Spa.
After Travelling down late Friday evening we were picked up from our accommodation in tile hill (between Birmingham and Coventry on the west side). heading towards Leamington we Stopped at the Local Wetherspoons The Jug and Jester (I Believe there are 2 in Leamington). After arriving it at the ground the first thing i will say is that it is a long way outside the centre of Leamington the second is when the sat nav tells you that you have arrived you still have another mile down the road before your there. After paying the Reasonable price of £5 we entered. The Ground itself has 2 small stands one on either side and the terrace Harbury Lane End behind the goal, The North end is an open terrace. 
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The Game its self wasn’t partially entertaining but in the First half Leamington were the Better side with the lively number 7 the stand out performer (Alex Taylor) . Leamington Thought they had taken the lead in the First half when Jamie Hood Beat Mansfield Goalkeeper Shane Redmond the nod the ball home but the goal was ruled offside. The second half wasn’t much better but Mansfield were slightly better when they sent Matt Green on who’s Penalty in the last few Minutes settled the Game after he’d had a few chances Previously
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At Half time I'd Managed to Sample to World Famous Brakes Fluid in the Bar and after the game we headed back to Tile Hill. Leamington were the Better side and should have came away with something from the game

Division:-Friendly

Ticket Price £5

Programme £2

Parking £0

Attendance 427

Score 0-1

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