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
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
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
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
Hardly a rush of traffic so very
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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