No.2 - Sat 9th August 2014; Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier Division; 3pm at the Garrison Ground; Circular Road North; Colchester; Essex
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Tollesbury (1) 2 Tiptree Jobserve (0) 1
An FGIF inspired visit...
'Since FGIF's very own super-hopper Leon G made an inspirational visit here back in January 2012 to watch Colchester United Youth FC this has been on my 'to do' list. So when I found out that E&SBL side Tollesbury FC would be using the Garrison Ground to play its home games this season I headed to Colchester at the first 'hopper'-tunity to take in their opening league game here against Tiptree Jobserve.
The match played in bright sunshine throughout saw the hosts win 2-1 in a tightly fought encounter with the result in doubt until the final moments as Tiptree looked for an equaliser. A crowd of fifty spectators, including fellow hopper George who had travelled down by motorbike from Haverhill, was in attendance. The club does not issue programmes or provide refreshments at the moment.
The club is found to the south of the town centre off the B1025 road heading towards the coastal resort of West Mersea. Turn right at the traffic lights along Napier Road and continue along the Circular Road North before turning left into the main entrance and car park.
The site shares with an athletics track (home to Colchester & Tendring AC) to the right and a multi-use caged astroturf pitch to the left. The main floodlit football pitch is located immediately beyond here. You will find a raised grass embankment running along the nearest side of the playing area and dug outs (a great elevated vantage point from which to watch the action). On the far side is an impressive 100-seater stand with a cover straddling the middle section of the green plastic seats. The rest of the ground is open standing. It's a superb place to watch a game of football and a trip here is recommended to all hoppers on the circuit'.
FGIF Match Stats
Scorers: (H) R Hull (31, pen. 85); and (A) D Tressler (87)
Attendance: 50; Admission: Free; Programme: None; Match rating: 4/5; Ground rating: 5/5.
edited on 22/08/14