Why you were looking forward to going to the
ground (or not as the case may be):
At the start of the season this was an away
fixture I had already earmarked as a good game to
go to. This was largely due to the ease of getting
there; meaning a good turnout from us at Posh. It
would also be a chance to see first-hand how far
Doncaster Rovers, not long ago in the conference,
have come in recent years. As well as these
pre-season reasons for wanting to attend, this
games profile had increased considerably as into
the season this really looked like a game we could
get something from (with us snatching a brilliant
point at Bristol City and Donny's poor form). With
all these factors contributing to my decision,
there was only one outcome. Come on Boro!
2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/
Three of us lads bought our single tickets to
Doncaster full of confidence (single due to an
arranged lift back). The train journey lasted just
under an hour, arriving in Donny at 5.20. With
kick-off at 7.45, we decided to walk from the
station to the ground, taking about half an hour.
With it hammering it down, we soon regretted it!
Finding the ground was fairly straight forward;
from leaving the station keep walking right along
the main road and signposts should await you
directing you to the ground. The ground is
situated adjacent to a retail complex, so parking
spaces should be in abundance.
3. What you did before the game pub/ chippy...home
With time still to kill, we snooped around the
'Riverside' complex before making our way towards
the ground. We spent some time in a nearby
McDonald's, where home and away fans freely mixed;
no problems there. Nearby was a Holiday Inn pub,
but from what I saw it was packed with home fans
so I'm unsure if it was away-friendly.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
My first sight of the 'Keepmoat' was of its
floodlights, which boast an odd design. Apart from
that the ground was nowt special; no different to
any other new, enclosed ground. Once in the
ground, again, it was nowt special to be honest.
Just what you'd expect from a new 'clone' stadium.
What did seem unique though was how quickly the
home fans piled in; the ground was near empty 5
minutes before kick-off but all of a sudden a
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, toilets etc..
Given our previous performances, we really were
awful. As a result a rampant Rovers side saw us to
a 3-1 defeat, much to the disappointment of us
1,000 odd vociferous Peterborians. Along with this
poor result the atmosphere created by the home
supporters was next to non-existent, which added
to an even more depressing night as the stadium
was silent. At least we won the match of the fans
The stewarding seemed fine and rather easy-going,
letting us at the back stand. I didn't dare sample
the food on offer nor did I want to queue up for
such expensive rubbish, so nothing to comment on
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
We left as soon as the third goal went in which
rapped up a dire game from our point of view. With
this slightly early departure there wasn't much
traffic issues, so we found ourselves out of
Doncaster in no time.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out
The day out was decent as far as away games go,
but the disappointing result in a match that was
hyped as 3 points for us will probably leave me
with a more negative outlook. The ground is a tidy
affair but it just lacks that football feeling i.e
atmosphere. Unfortunately we'll soon have to move
into one of these new stadia and leave our beloved
A relaxed away game, 7/10 from me.