Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Uxbridge - Honeycroft



Uxbridge FC
Honeycroft
Horton Road
West Drayton
Middlesex
UB7 8HX

01895 443557




Matchday Number: 156
Wednesday 21st July 2010
Uxbridge 3-6 Wycombe Wanderers
Friendly


I had already been to Uxbridge to take photos of the ground a few years previous, but seeing as it was a fairly local game to me, I decided to go down for Wycombe's pre season friendly there in July 2010.

Wycombe had played the previous night at Brentford and were also playing the following night at Ware, so this was the middle part of a 3 game marathon for me. Tonight it was the turn of the reserves - the fringe first team players and the more senior youth teamers to try and impress Manager Gary Waddock ahead of the new season in League 2. It was an excellent game with Wycombe running out 6-3 winners in an entertaining encounter, as the match report from Chairboys On The Net testifies...

Matt McClure scored four times as a youth based Wanderers side won 6-3 at Uxbridge on Wednesday evening. Sam Kamani put the home side in front on 18 minutes when he slotted past Steve Arnold but Wycombe were level on 27 minutes later when Stuart Green converted a penalty after Dan Fitchett had been fouled. Youth team trialist Daniel Bailey then gave Wanderers the lead ten minutes into the second half after Uxbridge had failed to deal with a corner. McClure opened his account on 66 minutes as he rounded the home 'keeper following a pass from Sam Belcher. McClure made it 4-1 on 77 minutes with a lob before Uxbridge pulled one back a minute later through Kevin Warner with looping volley. McClure completed his hat-trick on 84 minutes when he nipped in to score from the byeline from Stuart Green's pass. Darran Crane headed home from close range a couple of minutes later to make it 5-3 but McClure had the final say when scored his fourth following a through-ball from Ian Westlake on 89 minutes.

HONEYCROFT is a smart fairly modern ground situated at the end of an industrial estate on the outskirts of nearby West Drayton. All 4 sides have small areas of cover on them. The 2 ends are identical covered terracing, whilst the 2 sides are seated areas, with the side nearest the main entrance to the ground housing the tannoy area and having the clubhouse behind it. There is no club shop to my knowledge, which is a shame.







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