After the stand you come to the Clubhouse where the facilities for the spectators are situated. Straight after this are the dressing rooms and the players enter the pitch from the corner of the ground.
This side of the ground has a white railing running down the length and there are houses behind the perimeter fence which is painted in the blue of Eccleshill.
Just before half time another Eccleshill official asked me if I had any good photos and then asked if I was here to follow Boro. After my reply in the affirmative I was then invited to join him at half time for a tea or coffee and sandwiches. As the half time whistle went I was then approached by the Eccleshill official who had spoken to us as we came into the ground and the same offer was made. We went into the Clubhouse and were then treated to tea or coffee, sandwiches, cakes and biscuits. This was totally unexpected and I have to make my appreciation of the gesture public. Just as an aside, the carpet in the Clubhouse had the Club badge woven into it and looked very smart. Pity I forgot to take a photo!
The second half carried on as the first half ended with Eccleshill on top. They had the ball in the back of the net with a clever chip over the advancing keeper but it was disallowed for offside. It must have been close though. The attacks came thick and fast but a combination of some great saves from Miles Fenty, determined defending and poor finishing kept the score at 2-1.
More pictures of The Rapid Solicitors Stadium here.
There are more pictures of the ground, action and the fans here.
Eccleshill United 3-1 Grimsby Borough