Preview - Hampton & Richmond Borough - 13 Oct - KO15:00
We welcome Hampton & Richmond Borough to The Vale this Saturday (13 Oct) for our latest MANarama National League South game, kick off 15:00.
Our visitors are presently sitting 2 points ahead of the Stones in fourth place on 20 points having won 6, drawn 2 and lost 3 games so far this season. In their last League outing they were beaten at home 2-0 by current table toppers Billericay Town.
Last Saturday they defeated AFC Hornchurch 1-0 at home in the Emirates FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round courtesy of a Ricky Wellard goal.
The Stones management team and squad will be looking to put points on the board in what looks to be a very close and competitive league so far this season with just 5 points separating the top 10 teams. We can expect another hard fought battle on the pitch between two evenly matched sides, as ever get behind the lads from the off, make plenty of noise and offer support for the 90+ minutes.
Match Ball Donation
Toby Jackson (Lapels Badges)
Match day Admission: Adults £13, Concession £9 (over 65 & students with ID), Under 18s £3, Family Ticket £15 (2 x Adult + 2 U14s). (U14s FREE with an Adult)
Saturday’s game at The Vale falls on Non-League Day (2018), set up by James Doe in 2010 as a social media experiment, after being inspired by a pre-season trip to Devon to watch Queens Park Rangers play at Tavistock. It has now grown to become an annual part of the football calendar, backed by Premier League and Football League clubs, MPs, celebrities, media organisations, charities and most importantly non-league clubs themselves and the fans who turn up on the day.
There will also be a bucket collection as you enter the ground in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, please give generously.
If you arrive early you can purchase your Match-day ticket and programme from the pop-up ordering point located just inside the Ruislip Social Club (you can also order your half-time refreshment from the Social Club).
Please note, entry to the stadium is through the Turnstile block on the right as you enter The Vale which opens from 13:45. Cash entry is through Turnstile’s 1 & 2 (plus official passes (players, scout, complementary), Turnstile 4 is for Stones Season Ticket holders (plus Match-day tickets purchased in advance via the pop-up point ).
No entry to the stadium will be allowed through the metal gates adjacent to the turnstile block except for suitably badged individuals so please allow plenty of time to get into the ground prior to kick-off.
Free Parking at the stadium is permitted on the adjacent grass area, if you elect to park in the side streets near to the ground please do not block driveways or access for emergency vehicles, especially within Grosvenor Vale and Cranley Drive. Alternatively, use one of the pay & display car parks which are within 10–12 minutes walk of the stadium (see map HERE for assistance). Please be aware the Local Hillingdon Traffic Enforcement Department will be out and about and if you happen to park your vehicle inappropriately in the one of the side streets you are likely to get a ticket. You have been warned.
Travel to The Vale
By Car - Sat Nav destination HA4 6JQ
The Metropolitan Line should be operating a normal service to Ruislip Manor and Ruislip. Likewise the Piccadilly Line should also be operating a normal service to Ruislip Manor and Ruislip. The Central Line is also scheduled be running a normal service (alight at Ruislip Gardens, turn right and walk (15 mins) to the ground or cross the road and catch the E7 bus towards Ruislip)
Check TfL website for latest info HERE.
Public Transport Journey Planner HERE
Make sure you pick-up your award winning match-day programme (£3) on your way-in to the stadium and your golden goals tickets (£1 a ticket, first goal wins £50 last goal wins £10).
Lynn Evans and her team will be serving hot food (burgers, chicken burgers, bacon and sausage rolls and fish finger rolls hot and cold drinks from the catering unit situated at the top of the ground. The Half-way line tea bar will also be serving hot and cold drinks as well as snacks.
The Ruislip Social Club is open from noon and will be showing Barnsley v Luton Town + FC Halifax v Chesterfield at 17:30.
Later in the evening in the Main Hall we have an 80’s disco, with entry just £5 - pay on the door