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
Pre-School-   free

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 junction 24, take the A57 exit to M67/M'cr City Centre/Denton/Hyde/Sheffield
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
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the M1 ramp to London/Sheffield/Rotherham
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
Merge onto A1(M)
At junction 34, take the A614 exit to Bawtry/ Gainsborough/ Robin Hood Airport/A631
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bawtry Rd/A614
Continue to follow A614
Continue onto A638
Turn right onto Gainsborough Rd/A631
Continue to follow A631
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A631 Going through 1 roundabout
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.

Coach Travel.....

The Fingerpost Flyer will take you there as usual.

10:30 Finger 10:45 Mercian Way
£18 (£13)

Ring Lou on 0789 6536757 to book, but not after 7.30 pm please .

Oh.....and a moment to perhaps bring a smile....

Ian Brown.


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