We remember the 1996-7 FA Trophy run for our epic semi-final with Woking – but we had to first defeat Colwyn Bay in the quarter finals to get there; the Seagulls a mid-table team in the Northern Premier League at the time.
First Played: 1996-7
Win Rate: 100% (from 1 games)
Old Colwyn, Conwy, LL29 8UN
* league points only
BoroGuide is usually more inclined to take a scenic route if possible. Here, it’d involve a cross-country route in North Wales via the A5 and A470. But this takes some explaining and, no doubt, an extra hour at least. So, we’ll keep it simple and take the fast route.
M1 and M6; you get the gist for this first bit. It’s once you’re on the northbound M6 after the Toll that you need to pay attention just a little bit more. Keep an eye out for Junction 20 and the M56 towards the north of Wales.
Take the M56 for its entire 21-mile length and continue onto the A494 for another seven miles or so. You’ll soon come to an interchange that has a straight on or fork left option. Head straight on and this’ll be the A55 towards Conwy.
After nearly 30 miles, it’s time to come off the A55; marked down as Junction 22 for the A547 or Old Colwyn. Turn left onto the Promenade and continue down for nearly a mile where the ground is.
We’re not sure if it’s still the case, but you used to be able to park at the ground for £2 per car. Otherwise, local street parking might take your fancy.
Station: COLWYN BAY
Services to: LONDON EUSTON
We can’t vouch much for the walk between the station and the ground. It’s about 1.7 miles in length and looks as if it’ll take you along the seafront. Still a little on the long side, mind.