BOXING DAY IN BOGNOR

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BOGNOR REGIS TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB
Nyewood Lane, Bognor Regis, UK

Boxing Day in England is an incredible day for any football fan. Unlike Italy, Spain, Holland and other European countries, English football leagues continue play through the holiday period. After a one-day hiatus on Christmas Day, Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) is an all-out onslaught for fans of the old game, in which nearly every team in the country, barring a soggy pitch or freezing temperatures, are in play. It is kind of how New Year’s Day was for college football fans back when Bowl Games were all on the first day of the year, kind of.  Fortunately for me, I am in England for the Holidays and so for the third year attended the Boxing Day match at nearby Nyewood Lane in West Sussex where  local club Bognor Regis Town played Lewes Football Club from neighboring county East Sussex. Here is what we saw at this great little ground.

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