This evening I found myself on the outskirts of a small village between Bristol and Bath, as it's team, Bitton AFC, took on rivals from across the valley, Odd Down, in the Western Premier League.
I felt very fortunate to get a game into tonight as external factors could've thrown a spanner in the works.
Firstly there was the FA Cup. If either side had needed a replay after the weekend the game would've been postponed, luckily that wasn't so (both teams won their respective ties 3-1) and, secondly, the weather. It was awful today with heavy persistent rain, but by late afternoon it had stopped and upon arrival the pitch was immaculate.