Edgar Street -
Hereford United Saturday, August 14th 2010
Vs Gillingham, League Two, 3pm
By Gary Townley
you were looking forward to going to the
ground (or not as the case may be):
Living in Wales, I can only make a few home
games, so generally rely on going to away
games within an hour or so of my location
(Newport). So Hereford is probably the closest
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
Absolutely straight forward, through Usk on to
the A449, through Monmouth, left at the little
thief (chef sorry!) and on into Hereford.
Please note that on the road into Hereford
(A49) there was a sneaky camera van - be
aware! Ground was in the centre of town,
parking right outside £1 for 4 hours.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
Arrived at about 1.00 so a quick stroll into
the centre (5 mins) lots of pubs, restaurants,
shops etc. Had a wander around and a bacon
roll in a small cafe, headed back to the
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of away end then other sides
of the ground?
The ground has seen better days, bought a
programme and asked for the away end to be
told that the end terrace had been condemned
so we would be in the stand around the corner.
The pitch looked superb, really good playing
surface and the view from the top tier of the
stand was great.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, toilets etc..
Good atmosphere, stewards very friendly, food
ran out during the game (new caterers,
probably didn't expect us to bring 400). Gills
were on top much of the game and were unlucky
not to score, but an exciting nil - nil draw
nonetheless. Chant of the match, on hearing a
solitary vuvuzela - "one vuvuzela, you've only
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
Bit of a queue getting out of the car park but
everyone seemed to be going towards the South
East, so heading towards Wales, it was
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Great day out, reasonable result, nice town
centre, C'mon the Gills.
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