Chesham United

Saturday 31st October 2020, 1500 Kick Off Chesham United FC vs Whyteleafe FC The Build Up With the threat of another lockdown leaked to the press on Friday evening, I – along with many other non-league fans – awoke on Saturday morning in the knowledge that this could be the last chance to get to... Continue Reading →

Ashford Town (Middx)

Tuesday 25th August 2020, 1945 Kick Off Ashford Town (Middlesex) FC vs Hampton & Richmond Borough FC The Build Up The pre-season friendlies are coming thick and fast now, and with the change in government guidelines (did they actually change, or did the FA just interpret them differently?) fans are now officially allowed back in... Continue Reading →

Chertsey Town

Tuesday 4th February 2020, 1945 Kick Off Chertsey Town FC vs Ashford Town (Middlesex) FC The Build Up It may only be a week since I’ve made an entry on these hallowed pages, but it seems that in those seven days the world as we know it has changed irrevocably.  We’re all dying of a... Continue Reading →

Metropolitan Police

Saturday 26th October 201A9, 1500 Kick Off Metropolitan Police FC vs Tilbury FC The Build Up It’s been quite an October in the GRT household.  An incredible honeymoon in Japan saw myself and the new Mrs Grass Roots Tourist get to two Rugby World games, and a J-League fixture (Gamba Osaka vs Kawasaki Frontale), but... Continue Reading →

Bideford AFC

Monday 2nd April 2018, 1500 KO Bideford AFC vs Taunton Town FC The Build Up The third and final match of my whistle stop trip back to the South West is a Devon/Somerset clash in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One West.  Carefully selected as a chance to see a famous Devonian nonleague team against... Continue Reading →

Chipstead FC

Tuesday 5th September 2017, 1945 KO Chipstead FC vs Littlehampton Town FC The Build Up Having spent a week or so away from the nonleague circuit, eating around 3 stone of pig meat, watching Borussia Dortmund and getting decked by a Berliner, I felt the time was right to get back on the horse.  I... Continue Reading →

Cray Wanderers FC

Saturday 12th August 2017, 1500 KO Cray Wanderers FC vs Thamesmead Town FC The new league season is now firmly underway, with the majority of leagues kicking off last weekend.  However, today saw the first fixtures of the National Pyramid Level 7-8 divisions.  And the Premier League, but no one’s really interested in that.  I... Continue Reading →

Corinthian Casuals FC

Monday 31st July 2017, 1945 KO Corinthian Casuals FC vs Bristol Rovers FC I rarely start a match report with a quote - it comes across a bit pretentious, but for today’s, it feels appropriate: “As I understand the breed, he is one who has not merely braced his muscles and developed his endurance by... Continue Reading →

Tooting & Mitcham United FC

Monday 17th April 2017, 1500 KO Tooting & Mitcham United FC vs Carshalton Athletic FC To round off my Bank Holiday weekend, I headed over to watch a Ryman League Division One South top of the table clash.  Champions elect Tooting & Mitcham were to take on 6th placed Carshalton Athletic in an Easter Monday... Continue Reading →

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