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Kidderminster Harriers v Grimsby Town
Conference Premier League
Saturday, April 5th, 2014, 3pm

  Nathan Hill
(Grimsby Town fan)

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

Like Grimsby, Kidderminster used to be in League Two, so I assumed that Aggborough would be a decent ground. I had also not visited it before.

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

Journey was fine, but finding the ground was a little bit of a struggle. We used a SatNav and it failed to navigate us to the ground, instead just sending us around a roundabout. We sneakily parked in the 'home' car park which is free, saving 5 on parking in the 'away' car park.

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

When we arrived at the ground, an hour and a half before kick-off, we were greeted by some Kiddy fans, who were really friendly. They asked us if we had a good journey etc. and invited us to have a drink in the Kidderminster Harriers Supporters Trust Bar. It cost 1 to get in but the bar was very relaxed, with both home and away fans mixing without any trouble. There was a darts board and a pool table in a separate room, which everyone was allowed to enter. After paying the 1, it allowed us to come back after the game.

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

The ground is one of the better grounds in the Conference, to be honest. The away end is terraced with a caging, separating away fans from each other, which seemed a bit pointless to me. Nevertheless, the two seating stands allocated to Kidderminster fans were decent enough.

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

Dull game for Grimsby fans, with chances few and far between but it was us that went home the happy set of fans thanks to a beautiful Alex Rodman 25 yard volley that dipped the keeper. As Grimsby always travel in numbers, that led to a great atmosphere coming from the away end. We didn't hear much coming from the Kidderminster fans though! Stewards were decent enough and we were able to have a little bit of banter. I was slightly disappointed with the famous Aggborough food. I ordered a Homemade Cottage Pie at half-time, only to find out they had ran out. I settled for a cheeseburger instead which was quite nice. I didn't use the toilets so can't comment on them.

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

After the game, we went back to the Supporters Trust bar, to let the traffic die down. This meant we had an easy ride getting away from Aggborough.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

The day out to Kidderminster was great! Would definitely recommend it to anyone considering visiting Aggborough. But if you are taking a flag with a stick in, the stewards will confiscate it and not give it back, in our case!  

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