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Saturday 9th October

I really wanted to try and capture atmosphere of a local non league football match and take in the activity amongst the spectators ranging from buying raffle tickets, tea and cheeseburgers to children playing on the grass behind the goal, babies asleep in pushchairs and people enjoying a pint with their dog.

I also wanted to capture the rural location of the ground which is situated next to the Box Mill Meadows and River Colne. Sadly the Industrial Estate behind the ground somewhat spoils the skyline.

The match was entertaining, Halstead were quick and well drilled and at times played some good football. Park View from Tottenham, making their first visit to The Lane, were somewhat sluggish by comparison.

Halstead ended up 5-0 winners, but spurned a few good chances. It could easily and should have been 8 or 9.

Thurlow Nunn Division 1 South

Millbank Stadium (or Rosemary Lane for us old timers)

Halstead Town 5-0 Park View (Tottenham}

Admission £6 (£3 concessions)

Programme £1

Cheeseburger & Tea £4

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