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Junior Ground Bites The Dust

 



prorege
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Jun 24, 2008, 7:09 AM

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Mentioned the possibility of this in a match report on the Groundhopping thread a few months ago, but it is now reported that Arniston Rangers have played their last game at Newbyres Park. They will groundshare with Musselburgh Athletic next season.


Rob North
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Jun 24, 2008, 8:30 AM

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I went to Newbyres Park early last season. At the time Arniston were talking of a move with a new site identified, but I believe that fell through.


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Jun 24, 2008, 9:26 AM

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That's one of the very few Junior grounds I've done. Wonderful old ground with loads of terracing. I went 14 years ago and though the crowd was only 50 or 60 that included 10 travellers - I went with jrev61. I seem to remember they ran out of mutton pies very early on. No programme issued.

Went ot Largs the next night just after they had won the Junior Cup, crowd of a thousand or so.


prorege
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Whoever owned Newbyres Park has now sold it for development. The club were 'looking into' new ground options but I think they were hoping that the local council would help them out. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the beginning of the end for them. Gorebridge to Musselburgh is too awkward for people to travel. Arniston had asked Newtongrange for a ground share but Star already host Hibernian Under 19 games. They get good money from Hibs for that and didn't want to add another set of games to their pitch.

 
 


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