Green Un 24th April 2006

April 25, 2006


Easter certainly did not provide the holiday Gasheads had been hoping for, with just one point picked up over the weekend. It surely spells the end, albeit mathematically, for any aspirations Rovers may still hold for play offs, but saying that it’s been a tight league all season and may still hold one last surprise for us all.

On paper, a draw against League 2 leaders Carlisle was a very respectable result. The match we watched at the Mem though was quite a different affair, with the home side taking the game to the Cumbrians and deservedly taking the lead 10 minutes after the half time break. Sadly, Rovers were unable to hold out for all the points. The trip to Wrexham was a frustrating one. Wrexham were in the losing habit, and the predictions I got from the locals were to a man in favour of Rovers to take all the points. Despite this, Rovers never got going and even though they huffed and puffed for all the second half, it was the early goal for the Dragons that sealed the points for the Welshmen. It leaves us in a position now where Saturdays result, and maybe those elsewhere, dictate whether our season is over or not.

With one home match still to play this season, the chances to buy tickets for the Supporters Club scooter raffle diminish every day. Just £1 buys you a ticket and a chance to win either a scooter and all the gear you need to get on the road, a customised mountain bike, or a signed and framed Rovers shirt. The draw takes place at the last match of the season, so if you still want to get a ticket do it now. Tickets are still available at 199 and Pirate Leisure.

As I mentioned last week, the Supporters Club player of the season evening is also coming up soon. Sunday 7th May sees the event being held in the Bristol Room starting at 7.30pm. £5 Gets you entry and a basket meal, but tickets are limited, so hurry to avoid disappointment.

This week BRSC are on the road at Weston super Mare. It’s another of our ‘on the road’ evenings and Lennie and Tony Ricketts have been invited, along with a few of the players. Admission is free, but has to be booked in advance via 199 or Pirate Leisure. It’s that chance to ask that question that has been burning away inside, so make sure you take the opportunity to do so. Another of these evenings is currently being arranged for the pre season, watch this space for further details.

The BRSC fantasy league latest standings have also just been updated. With 27 teams taking part, it has once again been a popular pastime and Social committee Chair Dave Hewett is pleased with its progress. “This year is the second year I have run it” said Dave. “All the money raised goes to the BRSC Share Scheme, so its yet another small way of adding to all the other money going into getting towards our goal of owning 28% of Bristol Rovers” These can be seen on our website, along with all the other information needed by Gasheads.

Added to that, Dave has been encouraging Gasheads to part with their small change with strategically placed collecting boxes around the stadium on a match day. It’s a campaign he likes to call “Don’t jingle all the way”, self explanatory I am sure you’ll agree.

Finally, last Saturday’s 50/50 winner at the Carlisle match was ticket number 01416, which won £1063, a tidy sum I’m sure you will agree. The 50/50 draw has paid out nearly £18,000 this season, an impressive figure that has made many winners very happy indeed. While doing that, it also helps raise money for the club, so please continue to support it.
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