EBB Stadium at
the Recreation Ground
v Northampton Town League Two
13th 2011, 3pm
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.