Parade Newport County v
Saturday, March 30th 2013, 3pm
Gideon Birch (Dartford
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as
the case may be):
It was my first ever Dartford game outside
of Kent, and there was good weather. I'd
looked up the stadium on football ground
guide beforehand and liked the look of the
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
I took the supporter's coach to Newport so
finding the ground of course wasn't a
problem. There was a bit of a walk to the
away turnstiles from where the coach
parked, but that wasn't a problem.
3. What you did before the game
pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
I stayed in the away bar in the Bisley
Stand before the game. It was modern and
had the Sunderland v Man United game on
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of away end then other
sides of the ground?
The Bisley Stand was very modern and eye
catching. The other stands, not so much.
The Hazell stand particularly looked as if
it has seen better days and both ends were
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
It finished 0-0 but it was still a good
away day. The stewards were much more
pleasant and helpful than at some grounds
I've been to since. The only downside of
the day was that they were only expecting
20 Darts fans (or at least that's what I
heard) but 119 of us turned up. They ran
out of food at half time.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
There was no problem getting away. Bit of
traffic but that's what you'd expect after
a football game.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day
Excluding the boring game, it was a great
day out. Great stadium and a good-ish