Shirebrook Town F.C. won the 2018/19 payonthegate Chip League with the highest score of 85 against 26 other teams.
I wrote at the time of tasting, ‘These were the best chips of the season so far and were provide by a lady from the host club, Shirebrook Town, who is at the ground every week. They were tasty, thick, hot, not spoilt by an oily taste, a score of 85. I was offered American Red salt on the chips which I tried separately and was pleased I didn’t ruin the chips with this spicy condiment.’
This was at a Bolsover home game as they have this season shared the ground with Shirebrook their hosts. The Chips are supplied by the Shirebrook team and I again ate them (this time with gravy on – although I tried some without to check the taste) at the end of the season at a Shirebrook home game and they were still the best. Amazing work by the lady who runs the food hut and to all the others around the grounds who help add a worthwhile extra to the football experience and garner a little extra income for the clubs.
The pictures show the food Kiosk at Boston United, the most professional I visited, the best chips at Shirebrook and the amazing ‘Only Foods and Sauces’at Crook Town on a cold Friday night.
|Payonthegate 2018/19 Chip League|
|FC Bolsover / Shirebrook||85|
|Boston United FC||73|
|Worksop Town FC||70|
|Staveley Miners Welfare||67|
|West Aukland Town FC||65|
|Alfreton Town FC||63|
|Dronfield Town FC||56|
|Forest Green Rovers FC||56|
|Aston Villa Football Club||0|
|Chesterfield Football Club||0|
|Stocksbridge Park Steels||0|
A special mention has to go to one of the readers of ‘payonthegate’ who sent us this picture from a French League Two game between Nice and Montpellier. They seem to do chips big in France