Crewe Alexandra v Oldham Athletic
Saturday, March 15th, 2014, 3pm
(Oldham Athletic fan)
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
I had never been to
Crewe before and with it being one of the closer
away days for me, I didnít want to miss the
opportunity now Crewe are back in Oldhamís league
(for how long remains to be seen!)
I went by train and
getting there was easy. The ground is a very short
walk from the railway station, you can see the
ground as you leave the station building. If
thatís not enough for an away fan, the stand for
away supporters is immediately in front of you as
you walk down Gresty Road, leaving you in no doubt
which part of the ground you should go to.
After buying a ticket
from the away ticket office (no cash accepted at
the turnstiles), my brother and I wandered back
towards the town and found a pub for a quick pint.
There are a few pubs in the area to choose from,
most showing sport on big screen, the one we chose
was nice enough for a quick stop off.
The ground is nice
enough, small, compact, with a good view of the
pitch. The large Main Stand dominates and takes up
the majority of the 10,000 capacity. It is rare to
get a full side stand as an away supporter, so
this was a refreshing change and sitting in Row C,
I felt very close to the action. I imagine the
ground looks a lot more impressive as an away fan
facing that big stand, whereas if you were in the
main stand yourself, the ground must look so much
Before the match I
bought a Chicken Balti pie (several other types of
pies were also available) which was nice enough,
although there were no plastic forks on offer,
thatís pretty much going to be my only complaint!
The first half was
awful but the second much better. Oldham brought
over 900 fans which made for a good atmosphere,
although there wasnít too much noise coming from
the home fans (possibly due to the performance of
their team!). Oldham were comfortable at 1-0 until
a 94th minute equalizer stole an undeserved point
I was pretty gutted
when walking out, due to the last minute goal, but
everyone got away quickly and within a few minutes
I was back at the railway station. Both sets of
fans were by now mixing together, no problems
I really enjoyed my trip to Crewe and if we are to play against each other next season, this is definitely going to remain as a regular away trip for me. Itís very easy to get to, a nice little ground, friendly club, I just hope we hold on for a win next time!.
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