On a freezing cold Thursday night I headed 40 miles to Warwick to cross off Townsend Meadow. It’s a ground I have been putting off for a long time now due to the distance. The journey there was pretty uneventful and the temperature gage in the car read 3 degrees.
The ground is a fairly basic facility next door to the racecourse hence the Racing Club name. The ground is quite wide and left with several trees and overgrown bushes and weeds. There is a small modern seated stand one side and a longet delapidated structure the other. The senior team play in Midland League One but tonight while off work decided to cross it off when the Under 18s were there. A layer of frost had covered the pitch and I was grate full for my hat and gloves.
Racing are one from bottom of the floodlit league while Lichfield are a few places above and it was Lichfield who looked better early on, taking the lead through a own goal. A cross from the left was sliced horribly into his own top corner by the number 3.
They added a second with a great goal, after forcing a corner, Racing half cleared it to the box when the ball was caught sweet on the volley into the bottom corner. Racing had a penalty and scored down the middle.
The second half, tailed off badly with one major incident when the referree gave Racing a second penalty and booked 3 Lichfield players for there protests. Racing stepped up and the shot was saved well. The rest of the half was dull and I was glad to get back in the warmth.
Admission – £3 Attendance – about 20