Ground: Nursteed Road
Location: Devizes, Wiltshire
My fiftieth ground of 2019 was on Saturday 5th October at Nursteed Road in Devizes, Wiltshire. The match was Devizes Town vs. Ashton & Backwell United in Western League Division One.
Nursteed Road is a mile south of Devizes town centre. Bookended by housing on the eastern and western ends the ground has an industrial estate to the south and additional grass pitches to the north. The venue opened in 1965 and with the town's railway station closing the following year the nearest railway station is now Melksham nine miles to the west
The southern side of Nursteed Road has a large clubhouse building with a bar and dressing rooms. There are two disused buildings to the west of this, a larger one which is attached to the side of the clubhouse and a smaller building towards the far end of the pitch. In front of all these buildings is uncovered hard standing which is set back a long way from the pitch.
The sole stand in the ground is by the halfway line on the northern flank. This stand has a raised seating deck consisting of four rows of wooden benching. There is a smaller dressing room building attached to the stand as well as the two dugouts either side of it. The rest of this side is uncovered hard standing. The western section used to be used for car parking but is now very overgrown and not suitable for spectators. The eastern and western ends are similar in nature with both having a strip of uncovered hard standing with decent sized grass areas behind.
Result: Devizes Town 0-1 Ashton & Backwell United
Division: Western League Division One