Monday, 1 July 2013

16 March 2013 - Parkgate v Scarborough Athletic

Always a pleasure to visit Roundwood Complex, as is shown on our previous visits this season.  Today's visitors were top of the NCEL Premier League, Scarborough Athletic. Currently on a twelve match unbeaten run, Parkgate were the next opponents for Rudy Funk's "Seadogs". A 4-2 victory for the soon to be crowned League Champions, with two goals from Jimmy Beadle, Ryan Blott's 35th of the season and a first for recent signing, Bryan Hughes. 

Special Thanks to all the people at Parkgate FC  who have made No Clash Of Colours very welcome at every fixture we've covered.


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Competition : Northern Counties East League : Premier Division
Result : Parkgate 2 Scarborough Athletic 4
Attendance : 254 (Highest Of The Season)

Against the industrial backdrop, both sets of players in their pre-match warm up.  Roundwood Complex is also home to newly promoted to the Football League Division One, Rotherham United.

"Match Day Programmes & Loose Change"

"Today's Match"
Admission - Adults : £5.00
Concessions : £3.00

"The Programme Seller & Early Arrivals"

"Notice To Spectators"

"Handshakes at 14.58"

"The Finest View At Roundwood"

The largest NCEL Premier Division crowd at Parkgate this season.
The promotion of Scarborough Athletic to the EvoStik NPL will ultimately deprive many clubs in the NCEL  a decent payday, an excellent away following at this level of football puts hundreds of pounds into the home club's coffers, be it from programme sales to money behind the bar. A crowd of over 250 could well have lead to their being a four figure sum in the home club's account by full time on this Saturday.

Jimmy Beadle
Scorer of the second and fourth 'Borough goals. He was to eventually end the season on eleven goals from thirteen appearances (excluding substitutes).

"Goalpost Architecture"
Visible above the goal is a safety netting, this runs all the way across the goal area, helping keep the tea-ladies and snackbar volunteers safe from any wayward shot or blazing penalty miss!

Parkgate as seen in previous photographs wear an all red strip, so why are the main stand seats and ground paintwork, blue?  The answer lies within a previous feature from Parkgate if you're curious to discover why.

"An Industrial Heartland"

 "No Alcohol Inside The Ground"
Orange Wall & Blue Door

"Nets Down, Corner Flags Collected, Full Time Scores"

Portraits : Candid

Chairman / Treasurer




Rudy Funk (Manager : Scarborough Athletic) gives his post match thoughts to Scarborough News journalist, Martin Dowey.

You can watch the post match interview here :


All Photography : ©fotografica137


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