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Huish Park
Yeovil Town v Blackburn Rovers
Championship League
Saturday, December 21st 2013, 3pm
Callum Atkins
(Blackburn Rovers fan)

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 out.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

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 ground?

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 our faces

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

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 .


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