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London Road
Peterborough United v Stevenage
League One
Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 3pm
Dan Cope
(Stevenage fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):
 
As a Stevenage fan, when the fixtures came out, the first match I looked for was away at Peterborough. I was thoroughly looking forward to this game as it was the closest thing to a derby we have in this league, and a chance to tick another ground off the list.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
 
I jumped on the train at Stevenage which went direct to Peterborough. The train passed the ground before we arrived at the station so it was easy to figure out which direction to go. We turned right out of the train station, walked through the town center and the floodlights were easily visible so we just headed in that direction.
 
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
 
My friend and i went to a pub called "The Office" which was about 10 minutes away from the ground, we had a couple of drinks and watched a thrilling Merseyside derby!

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?
 
My first impression on the ground was how old it looked from the outside. The away section in the Main Stand had a very low roof and a pillar which slightly obstructed our view. The ground had two large terraces, one of which is normally used by away fans, however I believe this is going to be demolished soon. The stand opposite us had two tiers and looked very modern compared to the rest of the ground.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
 
The only goal game from a 20 yard curler from Lucas Akins in the 20th minute, there were also 9 yellow cards and 1 red card in the worst refereed match i have ever seen. As expected, the 600+ Stevenage fans generated a fantastic atmosphere and really got behind the team. Sadly there was not much banter with the Posh fans, we didn't hear a peep out of them all game. The snack bar was tiny and did not serve burgers so I settled for an overpriced, dry, sausage roll. The toilets too were in a tiny shed like room.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
 
After the game it was a simple walk through town back to the train station.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
 
I thoroughly enjoyed my day, and 95% of that was due to the result and an entertaining game and it's another stadium I can tick off my list :)


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