Away Ground Guide - Gainsborough Trinity ( Saturday 17 March 2018)
Club Name: Gainsborough Trinity
Nicknames: Trinity, The Holy Blues.
Founded:1873( as Trinity Recreationists)
Ground Name:The Northolme
Ground Capacity:4304( 515 seated)
Admission Prices 2017/18
Adults - £12
Concessions( 65+/students) - £8
Under 16`s - £4
Segregation was notionally in place at the Northolm in 2016/17, but, as usual ,with our hosts using their noddles in a way alien to the purveyors of segregation policy elsewhere, the segregation was of a sort that saw County fans again drifting amiably about on all 4 sides of this pleasant stadium without the slightest hint of trouble!
I looked for Scubby’s ( and his onions) but found he had upped sticks and relocated to the bijou catering facility further to the left as you enter at the away end. I had already had a hot dog in the home end, so did not sample Scubby’s wares or his onions, and it is sad to recount that the home end had `onion issues’ too, and hedgie’s hot dog was sans onions much to his annoyance.
It needs to be said at this point.... the Elm is a terrific pub well worth a visit, very near the ground, with a decent selection of ales, food and a beer garden to boot. The landlord was a fine sort, ignoring pleas from the authorities to keep County fans out of his establishment. He was rewarded, for the 3rd year running, with a trouble free…hopefully profitable afternoons business!
Directions to Northolm :
M60 Ring Rd (E&N)/Sheffield/Leeds/M67/M62
At Denton Island, take the 3rd exit ontoM67 heading to Denton/A57/Hyde/Barnsley/Sheffield
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hyde Rd/A57
Continue to follow A57
Continue onto Market St/A628
Continue to follow A628
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A616 Going through 1 roundabout
Merge onto M1
At junction 32, exit onto M18 toward Hull/Doncaster
At junction 2, take the A1(M) exit
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A1(M) ramp to Newark
At junction 34, take the A614 exit to Bawtry/ Gainsborough/ Robin Hood Airport/A631
Continue to follow A614
Continue to follow A631
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Trinity St/A159
Continue to follow A159
Turn right onto Northolme/B1433
Estimated Journey Time - 1 Hour 46 Minutes
Post Code for Sat Nav : DN21 2QW
Nearest Real Ale pubs ;
Very Near the ground, and totally unmissable...... Elm Cottage
0.2m Horse & Jockey , on Church Street.
The Fingerpost Flyer will take you there as usual.
10:30 Finger 10:45 Mercian Way
Ring Lou on 0789 6536757 to book, but not after 7.30 pm please .
Oh.....and a moment to perhaps bring a smile....