York City v
Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 3pm
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
Yes; it was the first game I looked for when the
fixtures were announced. Itís a short train
journey away and there are plenty of great pubs in
York, so it was one I was excited about.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
Fine, we got the train from Leeds at 10.30am. It
was packed full of City fans so we had to stand
for most of the journey but the Police were
friendly once we arrived in York.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
We went to a few pubs before the game, the
Maltings near the station is recommended, friendly
and good beer. Thomasís on Museum Street was as
welcoming though, so would give that a miss next
time. We also visited the ĎPitchside clubí at the
side of the Main Stand which had a fine selection
of ales. The York fans were very friendly.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
Iíve been before in í97 and it hasnít changed a
great deal. Itís a tidy little ground, slightly
worn in places but one I enjoyed visiting.
The away end is a small open terrace (thankfully
the weather was uncharacteristically pleasant)
with a covered terrace opposite. Both stands on
either side of the pitch are small seated stands.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The game was poised until late in the second half
when we managed to score a fortuitous opened which
squirmed under the Ďkeeper, followed by a second
from Gary Thompson. The away end was packed so
queues for the tea hut and toilets were long; I
queued over 15 minutes for a pie. Thankfully it is
at the side of the terrace so I didnít miss any
action! The pies were nice and the stewards were
friendly. The York fans made some noise at times
but I found the atmosphere surprisingly flat in
the away end- partly due to it being an open
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
Fine, we waited in the bar until the crowds
dispersed before heading back into the City Centre
for a few celebratory pints.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
It was a great day out, lovely ground full of
character and we left with three points! A
favourite away day for me.