Leicestershire senior league: Championship Division – Ratby Sports 2 Loughborough 0.

Desford Lane, Ratby, Leicestershire LE6 0LE

We’ve driven past Ratby’s ground and glimpsed their old ‘main stand’ through the trees and wanted to visit for a while. When Frankie’s TA from school told him they were at home and he was playing that made-up Frankie’s mind of where he wanted to go. I’m glad we’ve got it out of the way because although we had a top afternoon the football [sic] was the worst I’ve ever seen and we won’t be venturing this far down the pyramid again (step 7, effectively level 11 down from the Premier League).

The old ‘main stand’ we’d seen from the road was even more knackered than expected and has clearly spent more time housing Ratby’s teenage drinkers than it has football supporters. It had a certain charm though and I was glad to see such structure still standing (probably because no-one can be arsed knocking it down).