Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Staines Town - Wheatsheaf Park

Staines Town FC
Wheatsheaf Park
Wheatsheaf Lane
TW18 2PD

07825 067232
Official Website

Matchday Number: 119
Saturday 29th July 2006
Staines Town 2-2 Wycombe Wanderers
Pre Season Friendly

I have been to Staines Town's Wheatsheaf Park ground on a couple of occasions. Firstly in 2006 for un unremarkable 2-2 draw with a Wycombe XI, future Hayes defender Tom Cadmore scored a brace as an up and coming youngster at Wycombe.

Much better viewing was had on my second visit. This was at the start of the 2011/12 season, again in a friendly. This time the full Wycombe squad made the trip, and romped to an emphatic 5-0 victory. Wycombe played 2 completely different teams in each half. The first half side roared into a 4-0 lead, Stuart Beavon, Jesse Kewley-Graham and a brace from Matt McClure were the scorers. It looked like it was going to be a cakewalk as we played a stronger side in the second half, but there was only one further goal, future Liverpool player Jordan Ibe got the best goal of the game, despite only being 15 at the time.

WHEATSHEAF PARK is a smart modern ground and really good for the Conference South. The best part is a main stand, holding around 400 and offering a good view as it raised above the ground. There is also some covered terracing, while the rest is open standing. There is a bar at the ground, or you can do as I did and buy a few cans from the local shop which has a much better selection! There is also a programme shop which has a good selection at just 20p each.

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