North East Wales League
Bellevue 0 Bradley Park 5 (att 50)
Spending my Tuesday evenings in Wrexham is in danger of becoming a habit, but on a warm and sunny evening the town's Bellevue Park is a nice place to visit, even better when there's a game in the fifth tier of Welsh football to watch.
I wasn't alone, with a handful of fellow groundhoppers joined by dozens of locals who were making the most of the town centre park with the added attraction of a football match.
Home side Bellevue are a new club who have attracted local media attention, as they're created to reflect and represent Wrexham's diverse community. Apparently a multinational collection of recreational footballers used the pitch in Bellevue Park, before setting up a team to enter the local league.
So far it's been tough going and Bradley Park, pointless themselves before this, easily became the third side to inflict defeat on Bellevue in as many games. It was a stroll in the (very nice) park for the visitors, who scored three in the first half-hour then two more after the break.
Bellevue threatened the visitors' goal only occasionally, and it could be a tough season for them. Still, it's refreshing that north east Wales is bucking the country-wide trend by gaining more clubs than it loses.
Facilities at Bellevue Park's football pitch are limited, as you'd expect, but there's a good view to be had from the top of a grass bank that runs along one side, several handily-placed park benches, and the pitch itself was roped off.