From Basford I got a £4.90 ZigZag ticket that gave me all day travel on Trent/Barton buses. From Nottingham City centre I caught the Calverton Connection bus from outside the Blue Bell pub on Parliament street. Buses every 15 minutes Saturday. I got off the bus at the first stop on Collyer Road, Calverton. It was a short walk back in the direction from where the bus came along Collyer Road to the ground.
The Welfare known as the 'Top spot' had a handpump advertising Marstons Pedigree but I was told they had run out so I had a pint of Mansfield smooth. Food was on offer at the Welfare but not inside the ground. I bought a programme which was very sparse. The pitch is surrounded by a seven foot high wooden fence. There are floodlights and only hard standing in front of a small covered stand behind one goal.Basford were unbeaten going into this game. The Police had recruited five lads from the Nottingham Unity FC ( inner City youth project). The first half was evens with 1-1 about right. The second half saw the Police team wilt under the strong sun and Basford were easily in control. Goals from Tommy Kemp, Courtney Hastings and Kev Walker did the business for Basford but Alves scored a spectacular free kick goal for the Police.