Wednesday, September 25, 2019
TWO OF THE WORLD'S OLDEST FOOTBALL CLUBS TO PLAY IN BRIGG
Two of the oldest football clubs in the world will be going head to head in Brigg on Saturday (September 28, 2019). That's a reference to when they were founded, not the age of the current squads!
Brigg Town will be hosting Hallam at the EC Surfacing Ltd Stadium (The Hawthorns) in Toolstation Northern Counties East Division One (3pm KO).
Hallam are just three places above Brigg in the table so a close encounter might be expected, based on form so far this season.
Brigg Town were founded in 1864 - four years after Hallam, known as The Countrymen, were established.
Hallam fans can take a train from Sheffield's main station all the way through to Brigg.
Many people in Sheffield will be unaware of the Northern company's Saturdays-only passenger train service that runs to Cleethorpes via Brigg and Barnetby.
Those Hallam fans fancying the train trip are advised to view our special 2019 guide for football supporters coming to Brigg. Follow this link...
Taking the train means Hallam fans can leave the car at home and have a few pints while they are over here.
They should note that the monthly farmers' market is coming up on Saturday in the town centre (near the tall clock tower), which they may wish to visit.
The Northern company train they want leaves Sheffield at 11.54am, arriving in Brigg at 1.20pm.
The first train back leaves Brigg from Platform One at 5.24pm - change at Barnetby (not much wait) to a TransPennine service to arrive back in Sheffield at 7.09pm.
However, if Hallam fans wish to linger longer in Brigg they can catch the 7.48pm direct Northern train to Sheffield (arriving at 9.15pm). This will leave from Platform Two, over the footbridge.
We are informed that the off-peak return fare is £15.60p, which offers good value.