Midland Football League Division One: Leicester Road 3 Cadbury Athletic 0.
Leicester Road Stadium, Leicester Rd, Hinckley, Leicester LE10 3DR
Yes that Cadbury. The team from Bournville carry the chocolate company’s logo on their shirts and started out as the works team. Leicester Road play in the stadium of the now defunct Hinkley United. It’s a brilliant stadium, designed to hold 4,500 so it feels a bit of a waste housing the 84 that make-up Leicester Road’s average gate. It was without doubt one of the friendliest clubs we visited, with everyone from the clubhouse staff to the directors coming over for a chat. Frankie particularly enjoyed being invited onto the pitch to help warm the goalies up. The ‘football’ was some of the worst we’ve ever seen, with both sides having the requisite fat lad up front, one of whom conspired to miss the most open goal I’ve ever seen.