2006 - Stamford
2 Lincoln City XI 3
I originally had no intention of going to Stamford
for Lincoln's pre-season friendly, however, a few days before and I was invited along with my friend Stewart and decided to
just go with it, although I'd be lying if I said the prospect sounded enthralling. Anyway, after a 30 minute drive down the
motorway, we arrived in Stamford and the ground was surprisingly close to the entrance of the ground. THen it was just a case
of finding a parking space, not hard given the streets around the ground.
Upon entering the ground, I'd
be lying if I said I was impressed and barring Lincoln Moorlands, I hadn't been to a non-league ground that had just 1 stand.
This stand however was fairly nice considering the level the ground was at, but it didn't offer a good view of the action.
Behind each goal, was just open land with no terrace steps or seating. This was also true of the final stand but this one
has a roof covering half of it as there was the canteen on this side. The view from the non-seating section however was quite good and you were really close to
the pitch, so close infact that you could see the beads of sweat on the player's heads.
Overall, it's not bad for a
non-league ground but out of all those I've visited to this date, the only ground it's better than is Lincoln Moorlands. I'd
come here for friendlies but not for a random game.
Overall Ground Quality : 2
Ease of getting there : 10
Atmosphere : 0
Programme : 2
View of Action : 7
Leg Space : 3
The "football" feeling : 5
Friendliness of Home Supporters : 9
Quality of the game : 2
Chances of Coming Here Again For a Random Game: 0
Overall : 41/100