Sunday 18 August 2013, Stansted FC 0 v Brantham Athletic, FA Cup, Extra Preliminary Round, at Bishops Stortford FC - Woodside Park
A rare Sunday non league, game - Stansted also having to play at their bigger neighbours as they do not get their own ground back off the cricket club till September.
The cost of hiring the ground at Stortford is not cheap so Stansted needed a decent crowd to help pay for the rent. Plenty of publicity seemed to have worked and the gate was boosted by a number of groundhoppers.
The elite - notebooks, anoraks, stop watches and pack lunches - but too hot for flasks
So as well as seeing a game, getting a new ground in, I managed to meet (well see) some of the groundhopper elite!