Edgar Street - Hereford United
Saturday, September 17th 2011
Vs Gillingham, League Two, 3pm
By Jordan Chorlton

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

Edgar Street seems to be one of the 'old school' grounds and also I wanted to get to as many away games as possible this season. Also as I live in Oldham and the home trips are few and fare between due to cost etc..

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

I set off from Manchester Piccadilly at 08.30am with a journey time of approx 2hrs. A nice journey on Arriva Wales service with no delays.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

I embarked and made my way to the local Wetherspoons. It was a nice pub, with a decent layout and friendly locals. It is also located not too far from the ground.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

As expected, I thought it was generally run down. The away end simplistic and
he home fans were relatively quiet (hardly suprising). However I liked Edgar Street as it had the one ingredient that is missing from many modern stadiums and that is character.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..

Atmosphere was poor. Gills took 252 fans and total attendance was only 1800. Stewards were invisible, which I always take to be a good sign. As for the toilets, they were a throwback in time, being of the black wall variety.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Hardly a rush of traffic so very straightforward

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Gills run out 6-1 winners, so that always helps. But in general, it was a classic old school ground. Plenty of character, laid back stewards, a scoreboard that gave you up to date scores from all the country, a decent view from away end and reasonable pricing.


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