Edgar Street - Hereford United
Saturday, August 14th 2010
Vs Gillingham, League Two, 3pm
By Gary Townley

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

Living in Wales, I can only make a few home games, so generally rely on going to away games within an hour or so of my location (Newport). So Hereford is probably the closest to me.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

Absolutely straight forward, through Usk on to the A449, through Monmouth, left at the little thief (chef sorry!) and on into Hereford. Please note that on the road into Hereford (A49) there was a sneaky camera van - be aware! Ground was in the centre of town, parking right outside 1 for 4 hours.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

Arrived at about 1.00 so a quick stroll into the centre (5 mins) lots of pubs, restaurants, shops etc. Had a wander around and a bacon roll in a small cafe, headed back to the ground.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

The ground has seen better days, bought a programme and asked for the away end to be told that the end terrace had been condemned so we would be in the stand around the corner. The pitch looked superb, really good playing surface and the view from the top tier of the stand was great. 

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..

Good atmosphere, stewards very friendly, food ran out during the game (new caterers, probably didn't expect us to bring 400). Gills were on top much of the game and were unlucky not to score, but an exciting nil - nil draw nonetheless. Chant of the match, on hearing a solitary vuvuzela - "one vuvuzela, you've only one vuvuzela".  

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Bit of a queue getting out of the car park but everyone seemed to be going towards the South East, so heading towards Wales, it was fine.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Great day out, reasonable result, nice town centre, C'mon the Gills.


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