Hemel Stags Travel Pack by Joshua Chapman (@JRCSport)
This Sunday, the Cougars look to bounce back from exiting the League One Cup and look to end a run of four consecutive defeats as they head south to Pennine Way to face League One’s bottom side, the Hemel Stags.
Hemel Stags v Keighley Cougars
Kingstone Press League One Round Four
Sunday 9th April 2017, Kick Off: 14:00
Referee: M Rossleigh
PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Adult – £9
Junior (Under 16’s) – £1
You can pre-purchase tickets by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hemel-stags-vs-keighley-cougars-tickets-32032572286
Hemel Stags were formed in 1981. Since then they have been based at the Pennine Way Stadium. Hemel Stags played their first match at Pennine Way on 3 April 1981 against Walthamstowe-based McEntee, losing 38-0.
A 21-year Dacorum Borough Council lease was granted to Stags in 1985. In February 1985, Hemel Stags opened their first social club at Pennine Way. It incorporated a bar and a social/recreational area. The clubhouse doubled in size in 1987. Growing confidence in the club in the early ’90s saw the opening of a completely new social club with the old clubhouse being converted into changing rooms.
Ground difficulties meant that Hemel had to leave the Alliance league and drop down to the Rugby League Conference in 1999.
In September 2008, the club obtained planning permission for a small stadium at Pennine Way and in 2010 the first stage was completed with the enclosure of the ground and the opening of an all-weather training pitch and the floodlighting of the main pitch.
In preparation for Hemel’s admittance to the semi-professional level, a 406-seat stand was built at the end of the 2012 season.
WHERE TO DRINK:
The Hemel Stags have a fully licenced bar and clubhouse which is open to spectators on matchday at the Pennine Way Stadium.
The bar is open from Noon until 6pm on matchday serving Lager, Cask Ale, Cider, Wine, Spirits, Soft drinks, Bottled Drinks, Hot drinks and Bar snacks.
WHERE TO PARK:
There is parking available at the ground for the use of supporters from both clubs, however, on occasion spaces can be limited.
BY CAR, POSTCODE FOR THE SAT NAV: HP2 5UD
SUGGESTED ROUTE: (189 miles, 3hr 23min)
Head east on Royd Ings Ave toward Alston Rd.
Turn right onto Alston Rd.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Airevalley Rd/A650.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on Airevalley Rd/A650.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Airevalley Rd/A650. Continue to follow A650.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto B6265.
Turn left onto Cottingley New Rd/B6146. Continue to follow B6146, going through two roundabouts.
At the roundabout, continue straight onto Bradford Old Rd/B6269. Continue to follow B6269.
Continue onto Toller Ln/B6144.
Turn right to stay on Toller Ln/B6144.
Turn left to stay on Toller Ln/B6144. Continue to follow B6144.
Continue onto Westgate/A6181. Continue to follow A6181.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Manchester Rd/A641.
Slight left toward Mayo Ave/A6177.
Slight left onto Mayo Ave/A6177. Continue to follow A6177.
Slight right onto M606 (signs for M62/M1).
Take the M62 (E)/A638 exit toward M1/Dewsbury/Hull/Leeds.
Keep left at the fork and merge onto M62.
Take the M1 exit toward London/Wakefield.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the M1 ramp to London/Wakefield.
Merge onto M1.
At junction 9, take the A5/A5183 exit to Dunstable/St Albans.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Dunstable Rd/A5183. Continue to follow A5183.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A5183.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto B487.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Redbourn Rd/A4147.
Turn right onto Pennine Way. Destination will be on your left.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
TRAIN – 08:46 from Keighley, arriving in Leeds at 09:14
TRAIN – 09:53 from Leeds, arriving in Manchester Piccadilly at 10:47
TRAIN – 11:15 from Manchester Picadilly, arriving in Milton Keynes Central at 12:50
TRAIN – 13:12 from Milton Keynes Central, arriving in Hemel Hempstead at 13:43
TRAIN – 17:11 from Hemel Hempstead, arriving in London Euston at 17:38
UNDERGROUND (VICTORIA) – 17:53 from London Euston, arriving in London Kings Cross at 18:03
TRAIN – 18:35 from London Kings Cross, arriving in Keighley at 21:21