Green Un 17th September

September 18, 2005


After a real battling 2nd half display in spite of the weather on Saturday and another solid performance which deserved all the points Tuesday night, Gasheads have a bit more to be happy about this week.
Treacherous conditions saved the day for Lincoln on Saturday and but for a poor decision to allow the Oxford goalkeeper to stay on the pitch Tuesday, Rovers did all they could but the winner just wouldn’t come.
Saturday also saw the launch of the Supporters Club season long super draw for the customised scooter at half time, and ticket sales have been very encouraging. Gasheads have the chance to win this fantastic prize and all they need to get on the road. Tickets are £1 each sold in blocks of 5 and there are second and third prizes of a customised mountain bike and a signed Rovers shirt respectively.
Part of the idea behind the scooter campaign as reported last week is to encourage Rovers fans to consider all possible ways of getting to the Mem. At Tuesday’s game there was a marked upturn of fans travelling to the game by bicycle, which is encouraging and we hope to see this trend continue.
The Supporters Club has also announced the AGM this week. It is to be held at the Mem on Thursday 24th November, most likely in the Bristol Room. The Supporters Club accounts will be posted on our website, in the weeks leading up to the evening. Whilst on the subject of the website, this week it was picked up by the news site News Now and is now linking our top stories to their site giving us more coverage and raising our profile further. The statistics are still showing good user numbers and hopefully this additional exposure will help this trend to continue upward.
I’m sure you will also remember the demand for the limited edition pink shirts after the April fools stunt turned into one of our official kits for the season. There are now a very limited number available from Pirate Leisure on a first come first served basis, so don’t hang about!
The Supporters Club are still on the look out for reliable volunteers to help out on a match day.
If you can help, please contact Jane Browne via Pirate Leisure.
Finally, The Pirates skittles team is still on the look out for new players. The next home game is at the Mem on Monday 19th September, which is the same night as the reserves clash with City. If you are interested in playing please speak to the team secretary Sue Williams on the night. She can also be found in the match day sales portakabin behind the Bass Terrace before and after Rovers home games. Also on the 19th, the live Premiership game, Arsenal v Everton (8pm) will be shown on the Big Screen in the Bass Terrace bar.
With a home game last Saturday and on Tuesday there are two 50/50 results to give out as below.
Lincoln game. Ticket 17640 won a prize of £730
Oxford Game. Ticket 17470 won a prize of £663


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