EDGAR STREET: Flagging Up Problems

Before this season, Hereford FC had only lost 10 league games in their entire history after gaining three successive promotions as the phoenix club of Hereford United. However, the Bulls have now more than doubled that tally following a season of struggle in the sixth tier. Peter Beadle – who took them to the National League North from the Midland League Premier Division – was … Continue reading EDGAR STREET: Flagging Up Problems

BRISBANE ROAD: A Sickening Defeat

The National League title race is reaching its conclusion but there are still several teams who fancy their chances of winning the division and claiming the one automatic promotion place. Wrexham and Leyton Orient are two of the teams battling for top spot and they faced each other in an early kick-off live on BT Sport. For Wrexham, they knew a win in East London … Continue reading BRISBANE ROAD: A Sickening Defeat

EDGELEY PARK: Anticipation Blossoms

Whenever I think about which club’s fans have suffered the most in recent years, I’m always drawn to Stockport County’s. A decade ago, County supporters were backing a team in League One. However, three relegations in four years took the Hatters into the sixth tier of English football and they’ve struggled to make themselves real promotion candidates since. Last season, though, things began to click … Continue reading EDGELEY PARK: Anticipation Blossoms

MILL FARM: New Year, Different Team

On paper, a groundhop to AFC Fylde looked unrewarding. Wrexham were aiming to halt a run of four straight defeats and record their first points of the new year against their National League promotion rivals. Meanwhile, plunging January temperatures and Northern Rail industrial action made the train ride up to Lancashire very unappealing – particularly with Shrewsbury fans heading to neighbouring Blackpool for their game … Continue reading MILL FARM: New Year, Different Team

PENINSULA STADIUM: Redhead Redemption

The Boxing Day clash between National League title rivals Wrexham and Salford turned out to be a late contender for game of the year. My team – the fan-owned club from North Wales – put five goals past the billionaire-owned Salford City and inflicted the Ammies’ third straight defeat in the process. I honestly couldn’t believe what I watched at the Racecourse Ground and it … Continue reading PENINSULA STADIUM: Redhead Redemption

DEVA STADIUM: Bordering On Christmas

Right up until the morning of the game itself, I questioned whether I should go to Chester for a groundhop. Christmas had taken its toll on me at work. Extra hours, extra people and extra stress made the prospect of being amongst hoards of last-minute shoppers in Cheshire unappealing. Plus, I didn’t know if I’d have enough time to write a post afterwards. Everything felt … Continue reading DEVA STADIUM: Bordering On Christmas

PROACT STADIUM: Ending On A Sad Note

When the National League fixtures were announced three months ago, I marked Chesterfield down as a top away day. The journey to the North Derbyshire market town was one of the simplest Wrexham had to make, while my friend, Tim, resided in the same county. It all added up. Heading into the fixture, my excitement only intensified when the history between the two clubs featured … Continue reading PROACT STADIUM: Ending On A Sad Note