York City v Tamworth
Saturday, April 16th 2011, 3pm
By Luke Barber
you were looking forward to going to the
ground (or not as the case may be)?
been to York on a number of occasions
previously. But this was a really important
game as York had mounted a serious challenge
on the play offs and also had our most
successful managerial duo of Gary Mills and
Darron Gee at the management helm. Whereas
my team (Tamworth) were in a relegation
battle and had lost the manager only 2 days
previously. So I wasnít looking forward to
the game itself as I fully expected York to
be too strong on the day.
of five of us went on the train and we left
Tamworth at 07:46 and arrived in York at
09.45, so we had plenty of time to get our
barings and a lot of research was done, so
it was fairly easy to find the ground via
foot. From previous experience, it is a very
difficult place to drive round and not much
in the way of parking nearby as some of the
streets are for badge holders only.
plenty of time around the City Centre and we
found a number of pubs that were happy to
have our custom and were very friendly. We
ate in the morning and that sufficed until
we headed back after the game. We didnít
really see any
been on a number of occasions, I already
knew what to expect. The away end at York is
on the basic side with a big open terrace.
The remainder of the ground includes two
good sized seated stands and a covered
terrace which housed the more vocal York
for us was superb with us running out 2-1
victors in a surprising result so everyone
was understandable over the moon. The
atmosphere from York was quiet for the vast
majority and it is always hard to generate
any noise on the open away terrace. The
stewards are always friendly and whilst they
monitor the away fans, donít really get
involved too much and always let us enjoy
the game. The toilets are poor and open to
the elements, but I didnít mind this.
easy 20 minute walk back to Station and it
didnít seem that busy so assumed that
everyone got off ok in a good amount of
A fantastic day in a lovely city with a very unexpected victory. I will definitely be going up to York again next season, for another enjoyable day out and hopefully another victory to follow.
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