Terrington Glory v Osbaldwick

6.30pm  22 April 2015

York League, Premier Division
Terrington Glory 1 Osbaldwick 1 (att 25)

Looking at a map, the North Yorkshire village of Terrington looks remote, but its proximity to Castle Howard makes it an ideal destination for an afternoon out followed by a game of football.

Terrington Glory's Village Hall pitch might lack the splendour of the stately home and grounds we'd spent the afternoon visiting, but on a warm and sunny evening it was a great place to watch a game.

Players change in the village hall, then cross the small car park to a tree-lined pitch that's roped off on three sides, the far end being left open. A pair of new-looking wooden dugouts are on one side, two park benches opposite give spectators the option of sitting to watch the action.

Visitors Osbaldwick arrived with only 10 men, but the home side's numerical advantage lasted only five minutes, when a heavy challenge followed by a bout of pushing and shoving saw one Terrington player sent off and their keeper booked.

I thought that incident might spice up an end-of-season encounter, but for the most part the first half was sedate, and ended goalless. The second half was better, Terrington going ahead about 10 minutes into the half, Osbaldwick equalising 10 minutes later. After that there were chances, but no more goals.

1 comment:

  1. Often wondered about Terrington Glory so interesting to read your account. Thanks.