Saturday 28 November 2015, VCD Athletic 0 Leiston 0 - Ryman League, Premier Division - Oakwood
A lunchtime kick off at Charlton meant we could visit another ground and game in the South London/Kent area. We stopped off at VCD Athletic to see them play another Suffolk side, Leiston. Not a great game, plenty of skill but Leiston could not break down the VCD defence and the home team also seemed happy with a point.
The game may not have been much to write home about but the ground was something to talk about. VCD stands for Vickers, Cray and Dartford Athletic. Vickers was a tank and munitions manufacturer based in Cray and over the last few seasons they have quickly risen up the non-league tables.
But what they have to help them is a fantastic ground, part of the Vickers Sports Ground (tennis, bowls and cricket also have a home here you drop down into the football ground and what a sight awaits you. Immaculate pitch, (Charlton play some of their U21 games here) neat stand, plenty of grass and more wheelie bins than you would find even at some championship clubs.
Plus a programme with a Spitfire on the cover - what is there not to like about a trip to VCD?