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EBB Stadium at the Recreation Ground
  Aldershot Town v  Northampton Town
League Two
, August 13th 2011, 3pm
Paul Broadhead
(Northampton Town Fan)

We (me and my seven year old son) were looking forward to our first league away game of the season. Made even more interesting following the Cobblers knocking Ipswich Town out of the Carling Cup on the preceding Tuesday.

Despite a delay in the traffic on the M25, we arrived at Aldershot about an hour before kick off and parked in the pay and display in the centre and took the ten minute stroll to ground.

I'd read that it was a bit of a trek from the main road to the away turnstiles and that they were in the park. Otherwise it would have been a struggle to find them.

Prices were about standard for League Two (26 for the 2 of us in seats). The ground is old and has somewhat of a non-league feel about it, although it did have character. It does though, look a little odd, with no stand or terrace behind one of the goals.

Programme was 3 which wasn't bad value really and similar quality to Cobblers. My son was disappointed that there were no pies which he likes to try at each away ground. Big queues at the toilets at both half time and full time. The Shots fans behind the goal were in good voice and were consistently behind their team and the stewards were reasonable as well.

A great result for Northampton hanging on, literally at times, to a one nil lead from the first minute. A game we would certainly have lost last season!

I didn't encounter many shots fans after the game although one passing in a car as we were walking back shouted 'good luck for the rest of the season except when we play you!' which was a nice touch.

Overall a good traditional football day out.

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