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"Longridge Town 1 - 3 FCIOM 2/4/23"

has rated The Mike Riding Ground 4.0 out of 5.

BMH's review of The Mike Riding Ground

The final NWCFL Premier ground visited this season - 22/22 and it didn't disappoint.
A long list of postponements meant both teams had to play a 'double head' weekend, Longridge 2 homes 2 defeats and FCIOM 2 aways and 2 wins!
Perhaps the Sunday fixture enabled more to attend 374 (bolstered by 50/60 from IoM) compared to 174 the day before. A cold strong wind on a bright sunny day afforded good views of the Lancashire countryside.

Location

FCIOM supporters coach took the M6 so far then a straightforward drive from there to the ground.

View

Similar to Lower Breck yesterday, only 3 sides available to spectators.
Standing only behind one goal, were kids were able to play their own games n the large grassed area.
A large covered standing area behind the other goal, with uncovered standing also.
Then the Clubhouse side - two covered stands (seating / standing?? take your pick) with a very good and busy clubhouse

Facilities

Very good overall.

Food & Drink

Very good. FCIOM supporters also visited the Alston pub before the game, 100 yards away, which was also very good.

Atmosphere

No Police and excellent stewards

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Ratings for The Mike Riding Ground

ApsectRating
LocationAspect 1 rating: 3.5 stars
ViewAspect 2 rating: 4.0 stars
FacilitiesAspect 3 rating: 4.0 stars
Food & DrinkAspect 4 rating: 4.0 stars
Police & StewardsN/A
AtmosphereAspect 6 rating: 4.0 stars
OverallOverall rating: 0.0 stars

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