EBAC Northern League Division One side Billingham Synthonia left their historic Central Avenue home ground of the last 63 years over the summer and agreed a two year deal to play at the Norton Sports Complex*. Luckily it's only just 2 miles between the grounds so it's not a huge journey for their fans to make at present.
It has been reported that over the two year period the club will discuss building new facilities in their home town with the local council and other interested parties.
Synners were promoted from Division Two last season having finished third in the table. So far this season they have lost 2-0 in the Emirates FA Cup to Bridlington Town followed by 0-4, 0-2, 0-3, 0-6 and 0-3 defeats in league fixtures. Just 93 143 and 87
Their next two games are away to Jarrow Roofing (currently 15th) next Saturday and Washington (18th) on Tuesday 5th September where they will be looking to put some points on the board.
The Cold End hopes Synners can get some wins soon and make a return to their home town over the next few seasons - They reached the FA Vase semi-final in 2006 as well as the Quarter-Finals of the FA Trophy in 1994 (where they narrowly lost to Woking in a replay) and also reached the 1st Round Proper of the FA Cup on two occasions in the 1980s.
The town's other club Billingham Town have made a good start to their Division Two campaign winning three, drawing one and losing one of their games. Their only defeat came on Saturday at Tow Law Town who won 2-1 moving them up to second place - Northallerton Town currently lead the table.
* The ground was home to Norton and Stockton Ancients who folded and resigned from the Northern League Division Two last season.