Alexandra Stadium - Crewe Alexandra
Saturday November 14th 2009
Vs Morecambe, League Two, 3pm
As a younger football fan the amount of away games which I can make is limited but Crewe looked like the perfect game, being only a few minutes walk from the train station there was to be no hassle in getting there. Hence we were looking forward to going to the ground to see a game.
On arriving at the station, found no problem in finding the ground as it is clearly visible from the station. At a first glance the ground does not seem that impressive but the Air Products stands has been a real addition and has created a unique feeling about the ground. Most people obviously sit in the Air Products stand but all the noise is generated from the AB Nutrition stand.
Upon arriving at the ground we took our customary visit to the club shop which was well stocked with various collectable items including a large selection of home kit all priced reasonably, there were not many programme sellers about though and we didn't manage to get a programme. Crewe operates a ticket only policy which means that you have to buy your ticket before you enter, as we got there so early this was not a problem.
The stewards were very friendly, when you enter the away end they search your bags and this is done in a good humoured way. The atmosphere created in the away end is superb. Due to the shaping of the stand the noise just not escape but encompasses you. There are 3 choices of pie on offer; Chicken Balti; Meat and Potato and Steak and Kidney all of which are to a good standard for £2.50. There is also other hot food such as hog dogs and you can buy hot drinks for £1.50. Chocolate bars are £0.60 of which they have a good selection.
The game itself was a bad and forth affair with Morecambe having much the better of the first half and then Crewe having much the better of the second half. The score could of easily been 2-2 instead of Morecambe winning 2-1. Both sets of players looked lively which produced an entertaining game.
Getting away from the ground was also easy with a train just 10 minutes after the final whistle we did not have to wait for very long. Crewe station is very well organised and it is no problem finding the correct train. Overall the day was very enjoyable apart from the driving rain. We were treated to a very good game of football in a good atmosphere in a good stadium.
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