No Newcastle United to test our mettle this weekend but plenty of fantastic non-league football to get along to and remind you what you love about football.
We’ve picked out a game from one of Newcastle’s Northern League sides.
Heaton Stann are at their rather nice Grounsell Park home in the township of Heaton and will be resplendent in Black & White stripes, black shorts and even black socks (thank you Jesus) for the visit of Redcar. Stann are currently 6th in the NL second division and Redcar 14th which might make these Novocastrians favourites but its the Northern League and it will be a very competitive game of football.
Its a good place to watch a game of football. The club appears to be run in the right way and whenever I’ve been the place is friendly.
If you go here or anywhere else, try and buy a programme, badge, cup of tea or whatever and support our region’s rich non-leagueheritage.