Today i decided to do a new ground and visited the Recreation Ground , which is home to Inkberrow FC of the Midland Combination Division 2.In the four years I lived in Worcester , i never visited this ground despite it being 10 miles away , so i decided to give it a try.
I arrived at the ground at 2.35pm and the weather was sunny and warm, the ground itself , is in a small complex , which consists of the football club , the bowling club and tennis club aswell as a small playground and community center. The football club is just a basic roped off pitch with dugouts , but the idyllic country setting added character to it. There were very few people there at kick off, about 5 of us . Inkberrow were in their yellow kit and Athletic in blue.Inkberrow have failed to pick up a single point in their opening five matches , Enville have only so far played one game , I’m not sure why but they lost their opening fixture.
Inkberrow started the game by far the stronger , and took the lead on 12 minutes , the ball played off the right wing and the defender completely missed the header , but Inkberrow didn’t heading home the loose ball. A few minutes later ,Inkberrow hit the bar from close range before Athletic cleared the ball away. It was 2-0 a short time later , Athletic’s defender and goalie getting in a mix up and failed to clear the ball and a Inkberrow forward lashed home from close range
Inkberrow managed to hit the bar a second time , sending a long drive crashing against the bar.The second half started slowly , with Athletic looking like they were coming into the game a little bit , but after around 15 minutes Inkberrow carved Enville open time and time again forcing Athletic’s keeper to take action.
It was 3-0 on 80 minutes ,four attackers took on one solitary defender , the keeper managed to parry a weak shot but it trickled towards the line and was poked home. Finally it was 4-0 on 90 minutes, a rather comedic goal as Enville had completely given up , a free kick was lazily played into the right hand side of the box and the Inkberrow player almost at walking pace approached the keeper who was the only one left trying , and instead of passing it buried it through the keepers legs. All in all , a nice afternoon in country surroundings.
Admission – Free Attendance – at top count around 20