Irchester United: Club Profile
From a small village in Northamptonshire, Irchester United were one of our very first opponents in senior football. The Romans, at the time, were actually called Irchester Eastfield; changing the name in 1980 after an apparent merger with Wellingborough Eastfield. It wasn’t until 1990 after we’d long since gone our two different ways that they went back to calling themselves United.
We’d also say that our 1981-2 United Counties League Cup Quarter Final loss after a replay is the first of many penalty shoot-out failures. It seems harsh. But we feel true. Anyway, after two 1-1 draws, the Romans went through; the shoot-out ending 4-3.
- Irchester Sports Association
Alfred Street, Irchester, Northamptonshire, NN29 7DR
- 01933 312877
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Irchester United Ground Information
Irchester United Travel Information – Distance: 49 miles
Take a trip north on the A1(M) and A1 until you reach the exit for the B1048 and B645 (St Neots/Kimbolton). Here, you’ll need to turn left and take the B645 towards Higham Ferrers; staying with this road for nearly 16 miles.
At a roundabout, take the third exit onto the A6 for nearly a mile, before taking the second exit at the next roundabout for the A45.
You’ll cross a railway bridge after around four miles, for which you’ll need to be aware as the next left – Chester Road – is what you want. Continue down onto High Street, before turning right onto the B569. After 0.3 miles, turn right into Alfred Street.
The modest car park at the ground might be a bit tight, but always worth a quick look before resorting to street parking.
A railway line might well skirt around the eastern fringe of Irchsester, and there may well be a Station Road in the village. But these count for nothing, sadly.