Why you were looking forward to going to
the ground (or not as the case may be):
I know a couple of Alex fans from work
who invited me along, so I tagged
along with them. I was looking forward
to it as I’d never been to Gresty Road
before, so it was good to finally go.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
My mates picked me up and took me. We
arrived at around 2.30pm and it was
pretty busy outside the ground at this
point, but we found a parking space with
3. What you did before the game
pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
I went to the chippy across from the
ground, the chips from there are some of
the best I have ever tasted.
4. What you thought on seeing the
ground, first impressions of away end
then other sides of the ground?
The first thing you see when you arrive
at this ground is the Main
Stand. It dwarfs
the rest of the ground and is pretty
impressive. The rest of the ground is
relatively small affair, three
similar looking stands that’s clean and
tidy and does the job. The
stand opposite the
Main Stand is the away end
and with only around 100 Crawley
fans in it, looked pretty empty.
5. Comment on the game itself,
atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities
The first half was pretty boring,
nothing happened and the atmosphere was
flat. Crewe probably edged it after they
had a couple of good chances and Crawley
hit the crossbar, but in all fairness
both sides were poor. I had a pie at
half time and it was one of the better
pies I’ve had in while, but not the very
Second half was completely different and
Crewe came out the blocks and dominated.
Two goals in quick
concession from Crewe’s Lauri
Dalla valle (on
loan from Fulham), ended Crawleys
chances of getting anything out of
the game. Crewe fans then found their
voice, with the fans behind the goal
making plenty of noise and even the Main Stand
joining in at times making a good and
lively atmosphere (better than any at my
club - Bury
6. Comment on getting away from the
ground after the game:
There was no issues when leaving the
ground. Five minute
wait getting out of the car park but
apart from that it was fine.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the
Good day out, and nice little stadium
and Crewe have really friendly fans!
Good luck to them this season, bar when
they play Bury!