There is another smashing game for you on Bank Holiday and its an early KO at the excellent Grounsell Park on Newton Road, Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne. This fixture sees Alnwick travel to the big city after Stann return to league action following a disappointing result away to Whitley Bay in the FA Cup.

The Newton Road Bianconeri face the Northumbrians from St James’ Park in what I’m sure will be a well-contested affair.

As per the later Gateshead fixture (you could do both if you were really keen) this is a great way of spending a few hours amongst good people and you’ll be supporting a really smashing grass-roots club who will make you really welcome. If Real Ale is your thing, they serve a decent pint in their top notch club house. I also recommend the pies and the programme which is reaHeaton2lly well-written and put together these days.

It will be little more than £3 to get in so won’t break the bank.

You know you want to.