The Hyde Fun bus was our travel to our next game to Colwyn Bay, well we say ‘fun’ loosely. Llanelian Road is somewhere where I’ve wanted to go for some time.
Colwyn Bay were formed in 1881 and they play their home games at Llanelian Road which has 3 stands, two full stands running the full length of the pitch, one seated, one terraced along with a stand behind one of the goals opposing the clubhouse and turnstiles. The admission is £11/£7/£3 for Adults/Concessions/Children which is good value for the conference.
We parted with £2.50 just as we got in the ground for the programme and we had a read, I’d say it’s not great value for the quality and content on offer, maybe £2 represents better value. Prior to the game we decided to buy our match food which this week was the chips, was tempted by the Chilli Chips but stuck with the traditional option. They very good chips and cost us
We had a walk around the ground, a nice little stadium which amazing country backdrop, a very nice ground. I had a little peruse of the club shop prior to kick-off and brought myself a fine scarf for my collection. The weather was great especially with the amount of games called off in the Conference.
The first half was very entertaining, Hyde scored late into the half through Ted Cribley and took a lead into half-time much to the delight of the smug Scott McNiven.
The second half saw Colwyn Bay easily turn around the lead, with Frank Sinclair bringing himself on and score to put CBFC 2-1 up. Tom Bentham levelled it up for Hyde but Colwyn Bay went back in front 3-2. Cribley scored an added time equaliser to give Hyde a point.
We went in the Colwyn Bay clubhouse after the game, a great clubhouse especially with Colwyn Bay and Hyde fans not in too bad a mood.
Overall the club was great to visit, with a brilliant little ground and some decent food; would definitely recommend a visit especially when your team is making the trip there.