City will be hoping to follow up the excellent performance at Poole with another win when they travel to Welling United on Good Friday. At present the Wings have the same number of points so the match will be a real six pointer for the play off places!
We have been visiting Park View Road since the early 1960s when it was the home of now defunct Bexley United. There were some memorable matches with Welling after they took over the ground, with City scoring six, five and five goals within three years! However more recent trips have not been so productive with eight defeats out of eleven, a record we will hopefully improve on Friday.
The ground is on the busy High Street with passengers on the top deck of passing buses having a fine view of the match! Like Twerton Park, it is a traditional ground with an ancient stand and substantial terracing behind both goals. Welling share Park View Road with Erith & Belvedere FC, whose facilities are on the opposite side to the main stand. It was possible on our visit last season to visit the Deres’ comfortable clubhouse as well as Welling’s, a rarity in football.
A detailed description of the ground can be found at…
If it’s a fine day a pleasant walk can be had in neighbouring Danson Park, but City supporters are more likely to be attracted by the large number of pubs within walking distance of the ground. And a little further afield and requiring a short bus ride is the Robin Hood & Little John, a rival to the Mermaid at St Albans as the ‘best pub in the league’!
The 160 mile trip from Bath will take around 3.5 hours. The Supporters Club will be running a large coach with reduced fares, thanks to sponsorship by Bob Chester. We would like to thank Bob for his generosity and invite any other supporter or company to sponsor our last trip of the season to Dartford. Full details of the coach can be found at…
The train trip from Bath Spa will take around three hours, changing at Paddington and Victoria, and the ground is one mile from Welling station.
12-17 year olds £5
Under 12s Free
Seating £2 extra
Whichever means of travel you use to get to the match, have a safe journey and hopefully the reward of three more points for the City in Project Play Offs!