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Newton (49')
1 Kingstonian
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Kingstonian win 4-3 on penalties

Royston Town

Grier's Guide to Royston Town

The match: Royston Town v Kingstonian, FA Trophy. Saturday 13 November, 15:00.

The club: The Crows were founded in 1875, playing at county level for most of their history but eventually reaching step 3 in 2017. They play in the Southern Premier Central Division, the same level as Ks.

The town: A small town to the south west of Cambridge which originally grew in Roman times as the junction of two major ancient roads. James I of England / VI of Scotland had a lodge there which he used as a base for hunting and shooting. 

The ground: Garden Walk, Royston, SG8 7HP. A tidy-looking ground with two small seated stands - one down the side and one behind one of the goals. 

Tickets: £10 adults / £6 concessions / £2 kids

Directions: It's on the Thameslink line from Kings Cross and St Pancras, going through Finsbury Park (which may be easier if getting the Tube across London). It's then a three quarter mile walk to the ground. It's a slog by car almost halfway round the M25 before taking the A1(M) and A505. It could take almost three hours if the traffic is bad. They only have a small car park and request that fans park at the nearby town hall car park rather than in neighbouring streets.

Supporters Club Coach: The Supporters Club is running an Anderson coach to the game, click here for full details of how to book your place.

Our record there: None - the FA Trophy has again thrown up a completely new opponent for Ks.

Players to watch: 37 year old defender Ronnie Henry is Stevenage's record appearance maker and was the first player to lift a competitive trophy at the new Wembley when he captained them to FA Trophy glory in 2007. Striker Brandon Adams has scored 11 goals in 13 games this season, including four in a 7-1 win over St Ives Town.

Recent form: Seventh in the league, it will be a difficult trip for us. They reached this stage with a 2-1 win over Stratford Town

Crowd: Similar to ours, their crowds tend to hover around the 300 mark.

Drinking: There are a few pubs to choose from in the town centre, a short walk south from the station. The Jolly Postie stands out as looking the most interesting - inside a long-closed sorting office it has a giant model postman suspended from the ceiling and a postal van that you can sit in the back of, along with other Royal Mail-themed decor.

Food: The same part of town will give you the best food choice; as well as the pubs there's curry, pizza and fish and chips.

Published Sunday 7th November 2021