Monday 13th November 2017
Kick Off 19.45 Actual 19.50
Aveley 0 Barking 1, attendance 241
£2 Programme, 24 pages.
Team Sheet, free.
I had visited the former home of Aveley, Mill Field, back on 7th September 1997 ( 1-2 versus Epsom & Ewell, Isthmian League Division 3) which was a Sunday morning fixture, which was due to the Saturday being the funeral of Princess Diana, and most sport closed down that day. Following the 11.30am kick off, I see from my records,that at 3pm I went on to visit the new ground of Crawley Town (0-0 versus Halesowen Town, Southern League Premier Division).
The new ground here is very impressive, having cover on all four sides and, unlike so many new builds, it has been completed in one go, rather than making additions if, and when, required. Sadly, the team here are rubbish and are left third from bottom of the league table with this result. Barking were marginally better and must normally be better than this as they occupy 9th place in the table.
This once again completes visits to all the grounds in this division of the Isthmian League.