Stafford Rangers: Club Profile
Our first-ever opponents in the GM Vauxhall Conference and a side we’d go on to maintain a perfect record against. By the time Boro’ were promoted to the Football League, it had been two years since we last met Rangers; our sixth encounter with them ending in a sixth straight win.
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Travel Information – Distance: 124 miles
From Stevenage, you'll need to head towards the M6 by whatever means favoured by individuals. Either take the A1/A14 or head up through Barton-le-Clay to M1 junction 12. However, once on the M6, you will want junction 14 as opposed to junction 13 to avoid the centre of Stafford.
Take the turning for Uttoxeter (A518/A34), which should be the third exit on the roundabout. Go over the first two roundabouts you come to, and now you should be on the A513. Shortly after the second roundabout, there should be a right turning into Common Road, which you need to take.
Follow the road down past the Evode factory, over the old railway bridge and around to the left at the bottom of the hill. The ground is on the right opposite a car dealership.
Although the official car park fills quickly, a road past the Land Rover garage opposite leads into an industrial estate, where there should be plenty of on-street parking.
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Apparently there are two routes from Stafford station to get to the ground, with it being between 1.5m or 1.7m depending on which you take. We've opted for the route that comes through the town centre, and is the longest, but gives you a chance to stop off at the shops if needs be.
Come out of the railway station and head left towards a mini traffic island and a grim looking office block. With this building on your left, cross the river bridge and continue in the direction of the next mini island.
Go between the new Court building, College building and the 'Whiteley Building'. You should be able to see the war memorial, whilst the Hogshead is on the left and the Bird in Hand is across the road on the right.
Take the path on the left, with St. Mary's Church on your left hand side. Go through the metal gates and down the side of McDonalds, with the tall timber timber frame building on your right. At McDonalds, turn left into the main street and head straight on through the Market Square.
At the end of the market street, you need to cross the four lanes of the ring road, bearing right toward the pelican crossing. Then turn left after the crossing and head towards Stafford Prison. With the prison on your right, go past the funeral directors and the Greyhound pub on your left. Go past the petrol station towards another mini island.
Turn right at the mini island, down Sandon Road with a car dealership and snooker club on the right. Straight on at the next traffic lights/crossroads and past the Princes Royal pub, and the Tap & Spile, and after the next petrol station, bear left at the next traffic lights.
The ground will be opposite the Land Rover dealership.