1. Why you were
looking forward to going to the ground (or not as
the case may be):
I was looking forward to it simply because Yeovil
are one of the smaller clubs in the Championship
League with a small, but neat looking
ground. Also as they are one of the recently
promoted clubs from League One and as rovers have
never visited Huish Park, it was a fixture I was
looking forward to as soon as the fixtures came
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
I made the expected six hour journey on the
official club coaches. We set off at 7am getting
to Yeovil for 12.30pm so we had a lot of time to
kill, however the weather was terrible.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
We had a look round the ground and we noticed that
some gates were still open so we (and a number of
other fans) had a wander in. It was certainly not
what we are have
been used to in recent years, such as the
Emirates, Old Trafford, St' James's Park etc..
but it was pleasant enough. Being it was early I
had difficulty finding a programme seller and a
large queue in the Club Shop put me off, but we
came across a cabin selling them.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
There was a group of seven of us who travelled.
Two were in the seats and us remaining five had to
brave the bad weather on the open terrace.
Although there were around seven hundred Rovers
fans on the terrace, it seemed quite cramped. It
was quite surprising really, considering that the
official capacity is more than twice that number.
Although the rain came down, the Rovers fans came
in good spirit and were determined to get behind
the lads, but it was hard work as without a roof,
the atmosphere went straight out the ground .
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
In the first half Rovers dominated in hard
conditions and missed some good chances. The
second half was more even as both teams came out
and gave it their very best. People look at Yeovil
in this league and think easy three points but I
say otherwise they are a determined squad who want
nothing more than to cause a upset. They played
very well in the second half, and in this more
open game there were some great saves from both
keepers. But the ever improving Rovers side went
1-0 up after a superb finish from the one and only
Jordan Rhodes. The rest of the game was tense and
heated but we hung on for the win even though we
flopped a few chances, but we got the 3 points we
deserved and worked hard for, Yeovil were a credit
to themselves they gave it their all and that's
all their fans can ask. But a good result for
Rovers sent our travelling 1.000 supporters back
on the long journey to Lancashire with smiles on
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
It took a while to get away from the ground, due
to the amount of traffic in the area.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
A great day out, a good change in ground from the
usual modern day stadiums. A great win for the
mighty blue and whites which took us four points
behind the play offs and sent us into the
Christmas period in high spirits .