1. Why you were looking forward
to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):
Having missed the 'sea food' derby as it has been
christened last season through illness and our current
good form in the League, I was highly anticipating a
great atmosphere and taking 3 points home on Boxing
2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car
I took the official supporters coach from Fleetwood.
We left at 12 noon and got there at about 1:15pm, with
no major traffic until we got into Lancaster.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home
After I got off the coach I walked into the town
center, got a KFC and met a few friends who had stayed
over the night before at the Midland Hotel. We then
went back up to the ground and went into the pub right
to the stadium where we had a few pints.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
The Peter McGuigan Main Stand is the first thing you
see from the exterior, which makes the Globe Arena
look impressive from the outside. However inside the
rest of the stadium does not live up to the Main Stand
which towers over the rest of the small looking
ground. Talking of small, the turnstiles into the away
end have to be the thinnest I have ever squeezed
through and the concourse at the back of the stand is
very cramped too. This made getting a pie at half time
a very difficult task. The views from the Bay Radio
Terrace at one end, which is given to away fans, are
though very good as it is raised above pitch level.
However, it is set back from the pitch.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards,
pies, facilities etc..
The pitch was in a pretty poor state and the home side
seemed to cope better with the conditions than us.
Morecambe were fortunate to take the lead when a
downward header deflected off the pitch in front of
goal giving our keeper Davies no chance. The acoustics
in the away end are superb and our fans were in fine
voice to which the players responded and on any other
day we could have scored two or three. but it was not
to be and Morecambe won 1-0.
In my opinion the stewards were heavy handed with the
away fans which led to some unpleasant scenes between
the fans and stewards. Although it took a while to get
served the pies were very good. I had a meat and
potato pie which cost £3. Overall facilities weren't
anything special but I've seen worse.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the
Getting away was easy, got on the coach, got on the M6
and was home in no time.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Decent ground, good food, but a poor pitch and
turnstiles. Good acoustics in the away end. It was
though on the whole a good day out. My only wish was
that the Morecambe fans had vocally got behind their