1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
I'm a Swindon fan living in Blackpool so it seemed
an easy away trip, you can practically see
Morecambe Bay from where I live! It was my first
ever away trip so I was looking forward to the
match very much and couldn't wait to get there!
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
We drove up the M6 and got off at junction 34,
managed to follow the sat-nav to get us to the
ground, we were met with heavy traffic but that's
to be expected on a bank holiday weekend. The
ground was easy enough to get to, only taking us
around 15 minutes once we were off the M6.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
I got to the stadium around 20 minutes before kick
off so didn't have too much time to mess about so
I just went straight to the ground. I had to ask a
Morecambe fan which stand was for away fans and
where I could buy my ticket, he was very helpful
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
When you first see the stadium from the outside
then it looks great! I loved it's look and just
the new feel to it. The weather wasn't great so I
had to get into the away stand quickly (Which
involved going through the tightest turnstile
ever!) It was your 'run-of-the-mill' terrace with
a low roof, I'd always wanted to watch a match in
a terraced stand and enjoyed it. The rest of the
ground, however, didn't look that good at all. The
Main Stand looked a bit small, and the other two
stands just seemed incomplete and were lacking the
new feel that the Main Stand had to offer.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
Swindon were awful in the first half and should've
been 2-0 down to be fair to Morecambe! We got
going second half and a classic Paul Benson goal
gave us the lead and he ended up being dragged
among the celebrating Town faithful, we could've
scored more but the final result was 1-0 to the
Town. The stewards were lenient enough and didn't
seem to get too involved with the fans which is
fine by me. The atmosphere was incredible among
our fans who were having our promotion party, and
we sung the entire 90 minutes, with the low
ceiling and terracing providing even more
atmosphere. The food and drink kiosk was built
into the stand, which wasn't the best and was in a
very narrow alleyway behind the stand, service was
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
There were only 3,000 fans there so it was quick
to get away, not too much football traffic either
and we were out of Morecambe in around 20 minutes.