Scunthorpe United v Tranmere Rovers
League One Saturday,
2009, 3pm Matthew Dean
(Tranmere Rovers fan)
Why you were looking forward to going to the
ground (or not as the case may be):
It was the last game of the season and my team
Tranmere were lying in 7th place needing to
take all 3 points of Scunthorpe who were lying
in 6th place I just couldn't wait for the game
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
Journey was very straight forward as I
travelled with the official supporters
coach. It took 3 hours to get there with
no stop offs in service stations.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
Before the game began I went to the old
farmhouse pub, the pre match atmosphere was
brilliant with about 400 Tranmere fans in the
beer garden singing and partying around there
were a few Scunthorpe fans amongst the
Tranmere fans and were very friendly.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of away end then other sides
of the ground?
I had previously been there a few months
before in the Johnston's Paint Trophy and
thought it was a nice little ground. The view
from were I was sitting was great as I was in
Row D just behind the goal. There were
supporting pillars in the way of some fans
views who sat further back.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, toilets etc..
The game itself finished 1-1 with a late
equaliser from Scunthorpe in the 88th minute
to send there fans into raptures and left
Tranmere fans in devastation. The atmosphere
from the away end was electric with more than
1600 supporters crammed into the AMS stand
with beach balls, toilet roll and other items.
The atmosphere generated from the home stands
was a little disappointing but understandable
as Tranmere were on the front foot and were
1-0 up for most of the game. The toilets were
very small and crampt and the stewards at
Glanford Park were very friendly.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
Getting out of the stadium took several
minutes as the police were giving the official
coaches a escort from the ground but had to
handle with other matters on the pitch as
jubilant Scunthorpe fans were celebrating on
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
On the whole the day out before and during the
match was amazing to be apart of with such a
big crowd, atmosphere and match, the only
thing that spoiled the day was obviously the
goal Scunthorpe deservedly scored with 2
minutes to go crushing my hopes and dreams for