Leicestershire Senior League Division 1: Loughborough FC 2 Ashby Ivanhoe Knights 3.

The Drome, James Logan Way, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 5FJ

We’ve wanted to visit Loughborough for a long time. We finally made it and man was it worth it. I love a knackered, yet loved, non-league ground and Loughborough’s Drome ticked all my boxes. The place is falling down in places but is still utterly beautiful. We took our place in one of the smallest attendances we’ve ever been part of, 17 which grew to 21 by half-time.

The football was far more exciting than expected for the level. Loughborough seemed destined to gran at least a point despite Ashby being far the better side but they crumbled at the end. We had a lovely chat with the turnstyle operator/tea-hut server/assistant coach/club secretary whose love for his club was wonderful and a bit humbling. It’s a brilliant club that needs more attention and I hope they can attract more visitors.