Wednesday 31 July 2019

Seventy Hampshire Football Grounds, Part Two

The homemade stand at the soon-to-be vacated AFC Stoneham, the old Pirelli General ground.
I posted 35 photos from Hampshire football grounds last week as part one of a two-part Facebook quiz. Here are the second 35, which are in no particular order again, but by coincidence, feature a few grounds which have either been vacated since I started writing HAH, or are just about to be.

Springtime at United Sevices Portsmouth.
Upwardly mobile Hartley Wintney, who have risen rapidly through the leagues since I first visited them in 2012.
Back of the shelter at Winchester Castle.
One of the last games to be played at Colden Common's recreation ground last season.
This is Sholing, another club to have been highly successful since I started the blog.
Wigwams at Upham.
One of several pitches at the Wide Lane sports facility in Eastleigh. AFC Station were the home team here.
The Jam Boys of Whitchurch United. They've lost every time I've watched them.
Sunset at Folland Sports of Hamble.
Old wind sock on MOD land at Fleetlands. I was there again on Sunday and the wind sock has gone!
Basingstoke Town's Camrose. They left at the end of 2018/19 and have nowhere to go in their home town. Grim times for the Stokies.
Netley Central Sports on Southampton's East Side.
One of the first matches I ever featured on HAH in 2011 at Cove FC in Farnborough.
After the last-ever game at the Bass Ground in Alton.
Paulsgrove FC of the Hampshire Premier Football League.
Another upwardly mobile club - Blackfield & Langley from the Waterside area.
The College Ground, home of Hayling United.
Cantell School in Southampton. Unity 101 FC were the home team for this Southampton Sunday League game last season.
One of the Ultras at Petersfield Town.
Detail from one of the twin stands at Team Solent (now Solent University FC).
Behind the goal at Andover Town.
Hythe & Dibden's new ground at Clayfields.
Can't remember where this is. Perhaps someone else will know?!
Poplars at the popular Cams Alders, home of Fareham Town.
Overflowing balcony at Alresford Town.
The award-winning stand at AFC Totton.
Celebrations for Eastleigh as they won promotion from the National South.
Lounging around at Warsash Wasps.
Gloomy Ringwood Town.
Even gloomier Horndean on a foggy day in December.
Sparkly Moneyfields of the Southern League.
The Bus Stop End at Winchester City.
Another team that's lost every time I've seen them (and never scored a goal!), Fleet Town.
And finally...Lymington Town. This picture has been the blog header if you read this on a PC since about 2012.