Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Brockenhurst FC

Saturday 31st January 2015 kick off 15:00 hours                                          
Brockenhurst FC Pin Badge

Wessex League Premier Division

Brockenhurst FC  2 v Fareham Town FC 1                                              
Grigg Lane
SO 42 7RE


Attendance : 80)
(Includes Goods, Splodge, Mad Mick, Giles and Biscuit Man)
Admission : £6
Programme : £1
Tea : £1.00
Home made sausage roll : £1.70
Bottle of Ringwood Forty Niner (4.9% ABV) and pint of Fosters £6.20 (Clubhouse).

Brockenhurst FC History

Brockenhurst FC (aka The Badgers) were founded in 1898 and began life by playing on a pitch in close proximity to a well known local beauty spot, Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. The Badgers became founder members of the New forest League which they won five times. Following WW1 Brockenhurst played in the Bournemouth League and between 1923-26 the Hampshire League. In 1926 with only seven points they were relegated to the Bournemouth League. Another move saw them play at Fathers Field but in 1931 council houses were built on this land and once again the Badgers were on the move, Black Knoll (opposite the Forest Park Hotel) became home. In 1933 the club returned to the New Forest League and won the Perkins Charity Cup. Two years later saw the Badgers move grounds once again with Oberfield in Rhinefield Road becoming the new venue. After the Second World War the club played at Tile Barn until they moved to their present ground in Grigg lane in 1951.In 1986 Brockenhurst became founder members of the Wessex League and have yet to taste success at this level, a 5th place in 01-02 the best finish to date. The 2001-02 season also saw the Badgers achieve a memorable FA Cup victory over non league giants Kingstonian. Season 2004/05 saw the club embark on an FA Cup run that ended in a 3rd qualifying round defeat against Bath City.

Welcome to Brockenhurst for all your Renault Master spares.

A highly recommended pre match watering hole.

The Old School Chapel.

Quaint Cottages.

                                                     Farage Residence - Flying the flag. 

The stroll to the ground is so pleasant, you encounter all sorts of flora and fauna- New Forest Ponies and................................................ 

Giant badgers from France, with their own lunch.

Goods arrives with Sp. Ed. Waitrose Xmas Bag for Life circa 2012.

Around the ground.....................................

Getting ready for the big KO.

The Club Sec completes his paperwork, whilst the Biscuit man looks on.

Pushing in the box.

  Fareham's finest fly their flags - The Wessex Leagues answer to the Clapton Ultras.

This weeks mystery prize. 

Doing a line.

"Farehams Finest" basking in the winter sun.

Return of the Badger.

Both sides had their chances, and Fareham had an opportunity to take the lead
 when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on their number nine.

Seeking divine intervention.

Save!!!! Looks like he got it.

The end to a great day out in the New Forest.  Although, it's a shame there are no Wetherspoons in the New Forest. 

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