Bury v Sheffield United
Saturday January 14th 2012, 3pm
(Sheffield United fan)
Me and my
son were looking forward to going to Gigg
Lane because we were in really good form and
it is a relatively short journey being just
over the Pennines. It was a ground I had
visited before in 1982 for a Division 4
clash between the same two sides.
4,000 blades fans had made the journey over so it had the feeling of a home match. We bought souvenirs from the club shop which was really tidy. Gigg Lane is unusual as all the turnstiles are all located on one side of the ground. Entrance was through some pretty old fashioned turnstiles. Once inside, the ground is a tidy all seater stadium.
We were actually housed on the home end of the stadium and away fans also occupied the side stand and behind the opposite goal. We were in the stadium early and the unreserved seating policy allowed us to get good seats. The view was great and the noise created by our fans was superb. The Bury fans were few in numbers but passionate and at times vocal with some good old fashioned banter.
The game itself was a great performance from our point of view. Nip and tuck in the first half with chances few and far between. We then went 1-0 up early in the second half and really there was only going to be one winner after that and we ran out 3-0 winners.
No hassle from the stewards and police, they allowed us to enjoy ourselves and even let one supporter back into the crowd having scaled the barrier when we scored.
On the final whistle we applauded the team off and left the stadium via the way we went in. Just a short walk across the car park and back onto the waiting coaches.
A slow crawl actually leaving Bury on the one road due to the big away following, but once on the motorway no problem.
All in all a great day out at a traditional English football stadium and this time, after my first visit ended in a draw, we had a win.
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