Not only being content with achieving promotion from the NCEL Division One at the first time of asking, Athersley Recreation FC had also fought their way thru' to three local FA Cup Finals, two to be held at Oakwell, home of Barnsley FC and the the third and final of the finals at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United. This was our first ever opportunity to photograph inside the Oakwell Stadium, our second followed just three nights later when both teams in tonight's Final would also contest the Barnsley FA Hospital Cup Final.
Athersley Recreation are in the black and white stripes.
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Competition : Barnsley FA Challenge Cup Final
Result : Athersley Recreation 2 Redbrook New Inn 0
Attendance : Not Given
Venue : Oakwell / Barnsley FC
Pre-Match Warm Up Routine
One half of the Athersley Recreation managerial team.
Pete Goodlad [centre] holds a captive audience.
The "other half" of the Athersley Recreation managerial team.
Pete Goodlad in "conversation" with
Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA official, Allan Clough.
Cup Final Line-Ups
Athersley Recreation FC
Redbrook New Inn FC
"Terraced Houses, Floodlights, TV Gantry & ClubFlag"
"The Loneliness Of The North Stand Ballboy"
"Match Day Special"
Bill Shankly famously said, "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that". Obviously not as important as answering text messages on her mobile phone!
"Eighty Five Minutes ..."
The Challenge Cup and Player's Medals being prepared.
Athersley Recreation FC 2 Redbrook New Inn 0
Jubilant Rec' Players Celebrate Winning The Challenge Cup
Adam White, Athersley Recreation with the Challenge Cup.
Redbrook New Inn players form a guard of honour for the victorious Athersley Rec' players. They'll have another chance to defeat the victors in a few days, same time, same place.
"Cup Winners 2012/2013"
Athersley Recreation : "The Rec Inn Crew"
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Athersley Recreation In The NCEL Panel At The Side
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