Monday, December 05, 2016

It's North Leigh Away On Tuesday

Hereford FC are on the road again this week with two away games. Firstly on Tuesday (tomorrow) they travel to North Leigh and then on Saturday to Wantage.

North Leigh is situated about three miles north of Witney. Sat Nav is OX29 6SL. 

They are hoping they can break their record gate which stands at 426 but given it's a Tuesday night in early December it's unlikely that more than a couple of hundred Hereford supporters will make the trip. 

The ground is set in picturesque surroundings of the Eynsham Hall estate with a presentable 175 seater main stand named after George Hazell which lines one side of the pitch opposite the dugouts. 

The stand offers comfortable and perfect viewing of the whole pitch and also provides disabled areas and press facilities.

There is a covered standing area behind the North End goal which joins on to a welcoming new clubhouse (Sheps Bar) with snack bar located at the front and toilet facilities located to the rear.

The pitch has an excellent playing surface due to recent investment which rolls down towards the open end of the ground, overlooking the estate of Eynsham Hall framed majestically amid trees some way in the distance.

Currently North Leigh are seventh in the table and last Saturday they won their home game against Bideford 2-1.

So what does Hereford manager Peter Beadle know about North Leigh.

"A new manager (John Brough) has come in and I think it has taken a little while for him to bed in," said Beadle.

"I'm sure he will have his team fully prepared for us when we get there on Tuesday.

"They've had a few distractions with the Cup, a couple of good runs in the Cups, and they will be looking to progess in the Trophy next Saturday so on a good day he might rest three or four.

"But I don't think he will do that, he would rather stop our run and win the game.

"It will be a difficult place to go. I've never been there but I've heard there is a end to end slope.

"We've played on slopes side to side, other slopes end to end. At the end of the day is eleven v eleven and we'll try to do the best we can." 

Admission to the game is £8 for Adults and £5 for Concessions. Under 16's go free if with an adult.

Some parking is available as one enters the ground from the A4095.