Of the 36 games I watched this last season I tasted the chips at 21 of them with 15 offering no chips at all. This year there is a tie for first place on 85, Kiveton Miners Welfare and Folkestone Invicta so I needed to make a value judgement on who the overall winner was. Folkestone’s fan zone and refreshment offering is one of the best that I have seen in Non League Football but I have given first place to Kiveton Miners Welfare. Where else would I have had great chips cooked for me and brought to me in my seat in the small stand at this Central Midlands League Premier North Division ground. Great service deserves the accolade.
This is the fourth season of this league with Shirebrook Town, twice and Ilkeston Town previous winners. I am having to review whether to have the chip league next year as a recent ‘Wellman’ check has shown up a rise in bad cholesterol and I m trying to remedy this by diet. Hopefully I will be successful and can continue this year. I failed to give Shirebrook and Ilkeston the chance to regain their crowns and intend to do this early in the newly awaited season if possible.
Another highlight of the chip year was going to ‘Fields’ in Esh Winning to try their chips cooked on a coal fired range. Although they don’t look very appetising in my photo they were just like I remember as a child. Coal fired chip shops will most probably not be with us much longer.
|Kiveton Miners Welfare||85|
|St Albans City||80|
|Staveley Miners Welfare||62|
|Tow Law Town||50|
|Hallam FC||0||Queue too long|
|Rossington Main||0||No Chips, Great pie & Peas|
|Milton Keynes Dons||0||No Chips|
|Burnley FC||0||No Chips|
|Rainworth Miners Welfare||0||No Chips|
|Dinnington Town||0||No Chips|
|Loughborough University||0||No Chips, Fantastic facilities|
|Esh Winning||0||No Chips, Fields in village after game.|
|Barrow in Furnace AFC||0||No Chips, Good deep filled pie|
|Wrexhan||0||No Chips, Poor food for away fans|
|Montagu Cup Final||0||No Chips|
|North Gawber Colliery FC||0||No Chips|
|SJR Worksop||0||No Chips, No 2nd Half|
|Chesterfield FC||0||No Chips, England Under 19 game|
|Mansfield Hosiery||0||No Chips, Great hot chocolate|