Ground: Olivebank Stadium
Location: Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland
My thirtieth new ground of 2019 was on Tuesday 30th April at Olivebank Stadium in Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland. The match was Musselburgh Athletic vs. Camelon Juniors in the East of Scotland League Cup 2nd Round.
The Olivebank Stadium is in the north of Musselburgh not far from the First of Forth. Business and industrial units border the site on the western and part of the northern side with a small amount of residential neighbours in the north and north-east corner. The rest of the eastern side has a primary school next to it while beyond the adjacent road to the south is the town's rugby club. The venue is one mile north of Musselburgh railway station.
The ground has no floodlights or designated seating areas though it does a stand in the middle of the western side. This structure is a five level covered concrete terrace which takes up between a quarter and a third of this side. Next to its northern edge is a two level uncovered concrete terrace with a flat hard standing area along the bottom of it and a shallow dirt bank behind it. The area to the south of the stand is a grass bank not really for use by spectators.
The opposite side of the field has a six level uncovered concrete terrace from the northern end down to the halfway line with a steep grass bank behind. This stops around the two dugouts before tapering off to leave the grass bank with one walkway section in the middle of it. The entrance to the ground is in the north-east corner and behind this goal is an uncovered three level concrete terrace with a club building in the north-west corner. This building houses a homely clubhouse, dressing rooms and a snack outlet facing out towards the pitch. The southern end in comparison is not set-up for fans as it only consists of a steep grass bank running from pitchside up to the perimeter fence with the road.
Result: Musselburgh Athletic 2-0 Camelon Juniors
Competition: East of Scotland League Cup