Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 1-1 Whickham
Sunday 20th April 2014
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion F.C. is an English non-league football club from Crawcrook, near Ryton, in Tyne and Wear, currently playing in the Northern League Division Two. The team, nicknamed "Albion", play their home games at Kingsley Park Stadium. They were known as Ryton F.C. until 2011. The club was established in 1970 with a single adult team, operating from a local pub. The club joined the Northern Alliance Division Two in 1988. In the mid-1990s, the club was granted a Lottery grant to build a ground and club house. The work was completed in 1998 and the ground officially opened by Prince Andrew, Duke of York. The club's ground, Kingsley Park Stadium has one full sized turf pitch, with one stand, which is overlooked by the clubhouse. It also has one seven a side size third generationAstroTurf pitch to the rear, which was built with a Football Foundation grant, and is used not only by the club but by the local community and local schools
After starting off the day at Consett we made our way towards Ryton stopping off in Crawcrook for some food at the co-op. This ground was to be my 10 year old son’s 100th Ground
With the groundhopping community expected to be out in force to mark the League's 125th anniversary, a bumper crowd was anticipated for the Easter Sunday fixture with the previous record of 220 likely to be beaten. In fact 473 was the Attendance a copy of the match report can be found Here but the game ended 1-1 Ryton were still bottom but with there destiny in the own hands
Kingsley Park is 51 Miles from my home so Is easily one of the closet it is close to Wylam Train Station after the game we were able to walk onto the pitch for some photo’s which the kids enjoyed.