With it being the Easter weekend, the traditional annual groundhop took place over the 3 days. This year it consisted of teams in one of my favourite leagues, the Northern Counties East League, however having visited 7 of the 9 grounds on this years itinerary, I decided the full schedule wasn't for me this time.

However, luckily, one of the grounds I needed was the last game of the hop which meant I could easily pick this up after my trip to Consett. A nice Easter Saturday double!

Worsbrough is a district of Barnsley and the football club has links to the towns mining past, having become Worsbrough Bridge Athletic when linking up with the local miners welfare scheme. They were originally formed in 1923 as Worsbrough Bridge St James.
They are currently playing in Division One of the NCEL and are having a decent season and on course for a top half finish, as are their opponents tonight Rossington Main.

After a poor first half, the homesters were rampant in the second half scoring four goals without reply. I never seen that coming when it was 0-0 at the break!

Goals from Spencer Goff (51) Tom Copping (66) Scott Ruthven (72) and James Young (76) gave the homesters a resounding win. Spencer Goff's goal, that broke the deadlock, was worth the £5 admission alone as it was a stunning volley from around 25 yards.

A healthy attendance of 273 were present at this evenings game, which is slightly higher than Worsbrough's normal gate (they had 74 in their previous game) so that would seem to indicate a successful day's work for The Briggers.

A successful days hopping for yours truly too, with two cracking grounds ticked off!

7.45pm, Saturday 7th April 2012
Northern Counties East League Division One
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 4-0 Rossington Main
Attendance: 273

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