Appleby v Lunesdale United

6.15pm  1 September 2015

Westmorland League, Division One
Appleby 4 Lunesdale United 0 (att 55)

A visit to Appleby-in-Westmorland was a fitting way to round off a day out in the Lake District, especially when the town's football club had a home game against local rivals Lunesdale.

Appleby's Broad Close home is close to the attractive town centre, sandwiched between the River Eden on one side and Chapel Street on the other. The river side of the pitch is railed off, while opposite a stone wall separates the park from the road. Players change in a two-story building behind the goal.

It turned out to be straightforward win for the home side. They were on top from the start, but it took them a while to go in front and they only led by the single goal at half time.

In the second period Appleby doubled their lead, then they doubled it again with a couple more goals in the closing minutes. Lunesdale played their part in an entertaining game, and came close once or twice.

For spectators, most of whom lined the Chapel Street side of the pitch, the biggest annoyance were the midges. A damp evening meant they were out in force, and they were the worst I've experienced anywhere outside Scotland.

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