How to celebrate Non-League Day in Nottingham

Despite the international break interrupting club football once again, there’s still plenty of opportunities to watch some live football in and around Nottingham.

This Saturday marks Non-League Day and there are a handful of matches being played across the city.

From Notts County in the National League to lower tier sides such as Radford and Dunkirk both in action too.

The Magpies take on Torquay at Meadow Lane and tickets for students start at £14 to watch the National League match if you buy in advance.

Getting to Meadow Lane is really simple, catch the number 4 bus from South Sherwood street to Eugene Gardens or if you fancy walking, its only 25 minutes from city campus.

However, If you’re looking for a day out at the footy on a bit more of a shoestring budget then there are some good options too.

Dunkirk FC take on Hucknall Town in the FA Vase first round in what is a Nottinghamshire derby between the two non-league sides.

You can see this cup tie for just £6 and getting to the Ron Steel Sports Ground is just another easy bus ride too.

Catch the number 4 all the way to Clifton Bridge before crossing back over the Trent and the ground is on your left.

Finally, if you don’t fancy going too far but still want to witness some Non-League football in the city then Radford FC is just a short walk up past the Arboretum and Forest Recreation Ground.

Radford take on Shirebrook Town in the East Midlands Counties League and they offer student tickets for just £3.

Walk past the Asda Superstore and hidden behind some houses on your left you’ll find the ground with a clubhouse and refreshments available too.

With England seemingly qualified for the Euros already, there’s no better time to support your local clubs. Non-League football is great to watch! You can’t beat being up close to the action whilst sipping on a nice cool beverage on the terraces.

By Pete Trifunovic

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