Luton Town v Tamworth
Conference Premier League
Saturday February 18th
Scot Rowland (Tamworth fan)
1. Why were you
looking forward to going to the ground (or not
as the case may be):
I wouldnít say I was particularly looking
forward to visiting Kenilworth Road, having
visited on previous occasions. Itís not the
nicest stadium to visit for away supporters.
But I decided to go with it being relatively
close to me.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
Getting to Luton was fairly easy, I caught the
09:40 train from Ipswich to London Liverpool
Street then after a short hop on the tube
arrived in Luton via Kingís Cross at 12:00.
The ground is fairly easy to find from the
station and is pretty much a straight walk.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.
Home fans friendly:
Knowing a few Luton supporters I headed to The
Globe just out of the town centre. Itís a
small cosy pub and normally gets a bit crampt
with the band of Luton fans that frequent
there on a matchday. From previous visits I
know there are quite a few bars and pubs just
outside of The Arndale Centre in the town
centre more suitable for a pre match drink.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of the away end and other
sides of the ground:
Obviously, as Iím sure with the majority of
away fans the first thing that strikes you
about the stadium is the away turnstiles. A
small set of turnstiles nestled in-between the
rows of terraced houses. After making your way
up the small staircase into the stand you can
tell itís a very tired stand as is the whole
stadium to be honest.
The away stand also has a few obstructions on
the view as well as the stand having
supporting pillars there is also a score board
on top of the stand which if your located in
the back rows can obstruct your view. The
other strange area of the ground is the
Bobbers Stand that is purely made up of
executive boxes. The other two home stands are
large two tiered stands and has had the corner
of these stands filled at some point with a
single raised extension connecting the stands.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, ect..
Tamworth started brightly and tried to pass
the ball around abit and attack from the off,
but the game was very stop start due to a very
whistle happy referee. Luton took the lead
after 15 mins against the run of play, a long
range shot fell very kindly for Fleetwood to
score. The game remaind quite open for the
rest of the half with both sides having
chances. At half time I had a pie which was
actually rather good although they had a
shockingly poor amount of food which ran out
The second half saw Luton excerpt some
dominance after a bright start from Tamworth.
The Hatters doubled their lead on 63 min when
Kovacs headed home a cross. And Kovas made it
3-0 when he turned in a cross on 79 mins to
end any Tamworth hopes of a come back. The
atmosphere was good throughout Tamworth and
Luton fans made some good noise and some good
banter between the two sets of fans. Although
it did seem to worry the stewards as did
anytime Tamworth sung and they were quick to
put a stop to a Tamworth conga in the stand.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
As we walked to the station getting away from
the ground was fine, if not quite busy when
Luton have a large crowd in attendance. The
roads around the ground are very busy but
there are a few car parks on Dunstable Road
heading towards the town centre which might be
a better option that parking closer to the
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Luton has never been high on my list of a
really good away day, but overall despite the
result the day was quite enjoyable there
seemed to be a relaxed atmosphere at
Kenilworth Road that is often lacking.