Peterborough Sports v Darlington

Saturday 29th April 2023, 3pm
Vanarama Conference North

 
Peterborough Sports FC:
Bee Arena, 651 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 3HA
Tweet: @PSLFC

History: The club was formed in 1908 as Brotherhood Engineering Works, the factory team of the local steam turbine manufacturers. For most of its history,it was in the local leagues before becoming Bearings Direct and then Peterborough Sports in 2001. The 1920s produced Victor Watson, who went on to become West Ham's record scorer, with 326 career goals. The Turbines were really only full steam ahead with an extraordinaty four promotions in five seaons under Jimmy Dean from the 2015-16 season, climbing the United Counties League, including a record points total (112) and more than 200 goals scored in all competitions in 2016/17.

Biggest Attendance: 1,895 v Coalville (May 2020)
Capacity: 1,900 (266-300 seats); aiming for 3,000, with 500 extra seats
Last season: 2nd, Southern League Central
Honours: UCL champions 191920, 201617; UCL Div One champions 201516 and Southern League Div One Central champions 201819.

Record victory: 10-1 v Wakefield (2012-13
Nickname: The Turbines
Colours: Blue
Manager: Jimmy Dean
Chairman: Grant Biddle

Click here for streetmap of the Peterborough's ground

Admission prices (2022/23) Prices are adults 14; concessions (over 65) 10, and students and ages 14 to 18 are £5, with under 13s free with an adult.

From Darlington, 165 miles, 2hrs 55 minutes. From the North: Leave the A1, signs for Leicester/Peterborough. Then onto the A47 as far as junction 18, with M&S on the left, take the right turn onto the A15 (Bourges B oulevard). Quickly turn left into Lincoln Road and the ground is on the left.

Parking:

Darlington FC Supporters' Club
Coach Contact: Darlington FC Supporters Group, call 07376 368553 to book a seat.Details of the supporters' group travel can be found here.

Peterborough Taxis 247 Tel: 01733 785102
Peterborough Cars Tel: 01733 242323
City Cabs Tel: 01733 341111


Peterborough railway station is 1.5 miles (30 minutes walk) north up Bourges Boulevard.

The official site is OK and easy to find your way around.

Peterborough Evening Telegraph newspaper

At the ground:

Peterborough Sports have a new clubhouse, The Turbines Tavern, developed during the Covid league shutdown.

City centre and near the ground:

Charters Town Bride (on the river).
This is a converted Dutch barge situated by the town bridge - two miles from the ground, which was popular on our old trips to the city. Open from 12 noon. Usually about 12 real ales on tap - including a good range from local prize-winning brewery Oakham - and some excellent grub. Also has balcony restaurant & large garden. Winner of many CAMRA awards. Colours not encouraged DAFTS recommended.

The Stoneworks, 8a Church Street, Peterborough PE1 1XB
Craft ale bar in the city centre, just under two miles (35 mins walk) from the ground.

The Brewery Tap 80 Westgate, Peterborough, PE1 2AA
Oakham's ales brewery tap, plus Thai food. Close to the railway station and 1.5 mile straight walk to the ground.