In celebration of Doncaster Rovers League Cup win over Leeds United, the footballing Gods have made this Saturday an extra bank holiday and moved Rovers’ match with Wigan to Sunday. And that means you have a spare day to soak up the early season antics of any other club you so wish.
Of course you could sit on the sofa, or down the club, and watch some obscenely paid men sit around discussing the performances of other obscenely paid men. But why do that? The season is still fresh, the air is still warm, the grass still green, and the lines still freshly painted.
Get yourself outside. Go on, get out in the open and support local football in the flesh. Give your money to an actual person rather than one of Rupert Murdoch’s bank accounts, and see it go to an actual club, where it will make an actual difference, all on your doorstep. Start the season on the right foot; go to one of these games tomorrow.
away at Hemsworth Miners Welfare
|This weekend a host of non-league clubs will be mirror, signal and maneuvering onto the road to Wembley as the FA Cup gets under way with the extra-preliminary round ties. Though The Welfare have been drawn away, they still remain on the fringes of the borough as they travel to face Hemsworth Miners Welfare. The preferred club of Emma Watson, if you are to believe the Daily Mash, Hemsworth play in the division below Armthorpe, so manager Brian Johnston, should be confident of steering his side to victory. For those looking for a Rovers link, Johnston is now being assisted by one-time Rovers loanee Ben Muirhead.|
|Church Street, Armthorpe, Doncaster, DN3 3AG|
|Adults: £5 | Concessions: £3|