The White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre boasts a capacity of 5000 with the main grandstand having seating for 1000. The venue has hosted both codes of rugby and athletics. This venue is only a few hundred yards along the road from Coles Park, the home of Haringey Borough FC.
The view from the stand is excellent and it is easy to imagine the place buzzing for a high profile athletics event. Much of the remainder of the stadium is given over to concrete terracing and one could be forgiven for imagining that you were at an old East European football ground from the soviet era.
The changing rooms are housed in a separate building located behind one of the goals. Teams playing on the outside pitches also use these facilities. At one end of this block is a smart looking café, which appears to be privately run, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and possibly more substantial meals.
This match saw 6th placed Park View host 4th placed Winslow United. These league positions would indicate that a close encounter was to follow. However, for a number of reasons, the opposite outcome unfolded. The away team was immediately on the front foot and early in the match had established a two-goal lead.
The second period saw a frustrated home side have two players sent off and concede a further three goals to give the final score a very one-sided look. For me a lack of discipline by some of the Park View players, a couple of unfortunate goal keeping errors and some very inconsistent refereeing were contributory factors.