Saturday 17th October.
(Easington Sports View)
Who doesn’t love an Awayday!
This awayday started by picking up my fellow supporter Harry from the other side of Banbury.
Then we set off on the relative short drive along the A361 through Chipping Norton, the lovely Cotswold Village of Burford which is well worth a visit just for the Pubs alone and Lechlade on Thames.
The journey taking just over an hour.
Arrived at the ground to be greeted with the usual COVID-19 precedes, then headed to the bar which is now an open window in the clubhouse as the clubhouse is shut. Thought I would try The Hoops beer which is Shrivenham's own beer which was a lot better than expected now it was time to set the flags up ready for kick off.
We were made to feel very welcome from start to finish and would highly recommend a visit.
The first half was all Easington Sports who took the lead with our sponsored player Josh Rose heading in at the back post. It was no more than Easington deserved after creating chance after chance which they failed to convert. Shrivenham had one chance of note which Joe White saved well. Shrivenham finished they half with 10 men after having a Macauley Dodson sent off for 2 bookable offences.
Shrivenham did show lots of fight when down to 10 men but failed to trouble Easington.
A great 3 points on the road for Easington Sports who move up to 5th in the Hellenic League Division after a solid start to the season in only our second season at Step 5.
FT Shrivenham 0 Easington Sports 2
The journey home was an hour again meaning I was back at home with beer and 3 points by 6pm a great day out as a non league supporter.