Nottinghamshire Senior League, Division One
West Bridgford 2 Bingham Town 1 (att 448)
The final game of the day's Nottinghamshire Senior League "hop", and as the one venue I needed it was an ideal way the end a day's groundhopping.
As luck would have it, it was a crucial fixture, the home side needed a two goal winning margin to overhaul Kirton Brickworks to win the league, against third place Bingham who needed a win for a chance to finish second.
The game started well, an early goal for the hosts followed by a Bingham equaliser. But despite chances at both ends the game felt surprisingly flat, perhaps it was the unusual kick off time on a Saturday, perhaps it was the overwhelming number of neutrals in the large crowd.
West Bridgford managed a second half winner, but at the final whistle, as groundhoppers from across the UK raced back to their transport home, the small group celebrating where from Kirton Brickworks, who'd pipped West Bridgford to the title by the narrowest of margins.
West Birdgford's Regatta Way ground is impressive. A modern clubhouse serves a large sports field, with three fully railed off pitches,. The main pitch, used by the first team, is also floodlit.