When I started Yorkshire Football Weekends I thought it would be nice to get out to grounds around the county and see the best and the worst of what Yorkshire had to offer. It would be inevitable that some days would be excellent, others would have their issues.

Before the Halifax game Kelly Gilchrist the clubs web manager was kind enough to spare me a few minutes of her time. We discussed the feeling around the club when they reformed in the Evo-Stik First Division North.

“The first season, I think the fans thought they would walk it, you’re going in to pub football. That was the impression.”

It was going to be an interesting day.
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The second Yorkshire Football Weekend did not start well. Once arriving in South Emsall with around an hour to go before kick-off we discovered the local pub at the station “The Plough” was temporarily closed. Gasping for a pint we decided to head towards the ground.

After a delightful ten minute stroll in the sun Norman and I arrived at the Tech 5 stadium, home of Frickley Athletic. Establish back in 1910 as part of the Frickley Colliery, the mines may be gone but there was still a very nice quaint feel about the club as we entered the ground.

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