Friday, 4 February 2011

Interlude: Two New Grounds at Totton

A beautiful day in Totton.
I work quite close to Totton, so I took the opportunity this week to pop out at lunchtime and take a look at the two new football grounds (which are situated side by side next to the Testwood Lakes nature reserve in the north of the town).

The first two photos show AFC Totton's new ground. They play their first game there in two weeks against Paulton Rovers. The new stand looks splendid with its shiny new blue seats.

Standing on tippy-toes outside the perimeter fence...
The second pair of photos show Totton & Eling's much smaller ground, situated behind AFC Totton's main stand. There is a training pitch between the two stadia. Totton & Eling (who are now miles from Eling, but never mind!) have started playing league games there already.

Take a pair of binoculars when you visit Totton & Eling!
The smaller ground overlooks the nature reserve - you might just be able to make out a lake in the above photo. It looks like a nice place to spend a warm Spring evening. When I visit, I think I'll take a pair of binoculars with me and see if I can spot any rare ducks at half-time.

A second view of Totton & Eling's new ground.


  1. Could be up for an evening match at Testwood once the weather gets warmer.

    Lobster, Oyster and Pineapple all in the same league - you could make a Hawaiian seafood cocktail out of these teams.

  2. I could do with a companion with a decent camera for a few better action shots than I get with my basic snappy thing! You wouldn't be alone - there were at least two men with impressive cameras at Andover New Street yesterday.

    Mmm, pineapple...