Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield United
Saturday, February 1st, 2014, 3pm
(Doing the 92)
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
Gresty Road seemed like
a nice ground and I was looking forward to my
third ground on the journey to visit all 92. I was
also looking forward to a tasty relegation battle,
with Crewe in the top relegation spot and
Sheffield one place above, both were level on
Caught a direct train direct from Birmingham New Street, and finding the ground from Crewe's station was easy, just round the corner of the station.
3. What you did before
the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
We got there at 2.15 so
we grabbed ourselves a drink and took many photos,
including one with the mascot!
We were in the Main
Stand, about halfway up and situated between the
halfway line and the Gresty Road End. My first
thoughts was how impressive the Main Stand was,
which you could probably see from miles away. The
rest of the stadium was very pleasant, with some
small but neat stands all around. The away stand
was small but pleasant, with a low roof and TV
camera box on top of it.
The game was very
intriguing and to begin with was very open with
plenty of chances for both sides. But two superb
finishes from Arsenal loan Chuks Aneke took the
wind out of Sheffield's sails, just before half
time. The second half saw Sheffield looking a bit
tired and slow. There weren't many chances for
United, and Crewe looked menacing on the
counter-attack. Just before the end, Byron Moore
put the game to bed by finishing a lethal attack,
making the final score 3-0 to Alex. The atmosphere
was decent with a bit of singing from home fans
behind the goal and the away end. The stewards
were strict, throwing many Sheffield and Crew fans
out for the smallest of banter and gestures.
Facilities were decent, especially the food stall
which sold the best balti pie I've ever had!
It was very easy
getting out, many exits and just a five minute
walk round the corner to the station..
Very nice ground and an
enjoyable game. All in all a good day out.
Definitely a ground I would love to return to.
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