Gwent County League
Wednesday 30th August 2017
Kick Off 18.30 Actual 18.25
The Oak 1 Rhymney 1, attendance 65
@ Ebbw Vale Sports Centre, 3G Pitch
Programme free, 8 pages.
The Oak, who are based in Tredegar, but play their games here in Ebbw Vale, are new into the league this season, having won the North Gwent League last season.
Ebbw Vale Sports Centre is built on the site of the old steelworks and was funded by regeneration money from the European Union. It is better than the majority of the 3G caged pitches that are popping up all over the place, as viewing is accessible from all four sides of the pitch and there is also raised standing on the side of the pitch where the dugouts are situated.
Oak took the lead, then were battered for the rest of the half. Once Rhymney drew level they took their foot off the gas and neither side ever looked like getting a winner.
Despite the game being finished just after 8 o’clock, closures on the M4, in Wales, and then the M25, one junction from home, meant not getting in until just after midnight.