Matchday Number: 174
Saturday 3rd September 2011
Cheshunt 0-0 Southend Manor
FA Cup Preliminary Round
After the Bishops Stortford game earlier that day, I faced a quick dash across the M25. Luckily it was running OK for once and I made it to the ground before kick off. After paying £7 entry and £2 for a very poor programme I went in the ground hoping for a better game than the dull 1-0 away win I had witnessed earlier that day.
It started off well enough - the chips from the tea bar were nice and freshly cooked. But that was where the joy ended. It was a dismal game, barely any decent play of note and several people left well before the end. To add insult to injury, the other game I was considering - Waltham Abbey v Ware had 8 goals in it, finishing 7-1 to the home side! I obviously picked the wrong games that day - neither were a good advert for non league day.
CHESHUNT STADIUM is mainly open terracing. There are 2 low, covered stands on each side, but these are set way back from the pitch for some reason, meaning the view is not the best. There is also a smallish covered terrace on one side, probably offering the best view that can be had in the ground. Personally I will be in no hurry to go back here though.