1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
There were numerous reasons for me to be looking
forward to this game. It was the first away game
of the season, and only my third away game ever
with Dartford. I'd missed the home game the
previous Saturday, which we'd won, so everyone was
hoping to keep the ball rolling against a
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
I went to the game with my Uncle, who drove. We
found the stadium easily enough, but spent about
20 minutes looking for a place to park. We ended
up parking in a multi-storey car park which was a
10-15 minute walk from the stadium.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
Nothing really, by the time we'd got parked and
into the ground, the teams were already coming out
of the tunnel.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
From the High Street the ground looked fairly
modern and welcoming, however, this was one of the
home stands that I was looking at. It seemed quite
a hike uphill from the High Street and through a
small park to eventually reach the away
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
Dartford lost the game 3-0. However, the dome
shaped roof of the away terrace had good
acoustics, which helped create a good atmosphere.
I got a burger at half time and this was one of
the best tasting that I have had in a long time. A
little confusingly the refreshment area and
toilets are set away from the terrace and on
re-entry to the terrace you are asked by the
stewards to show your ticket to gain admittance.
This caught a few people out who either had lost
their ticket or it was with someone else still
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
Getting away wasn't a problem. Of course, there
was a bit of traffic on the High Street, like
after any football game.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Having not been to many away games, I still found
it enjoyable, despite the result. But compared to
the few other away matches that I'd been to, it
wasn't the best.