Getting Wet

September 1, 2014


Braintree Club End

(You can get close to the action on the open terraces at Braintree Town next Saturday)

I felt sorry for all the ‘Gas’ standing along the full length of the uncovered West terrace but I’m afraid it’s something we’ll have to get used to for the foreseeable future! The ‘Greens’ did their best to provide some comforts for their visitors and everyone seemed to be as friendly as most non-League clubs are. The New Lawn is a modern little stadium but hosting clubs with a fan base like ours is clearly a challenge for many of the Conference sides we will visit this season!

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(Adam Cunnington in action at Forest Green Rovers)

However, I liked our latest signing Adam Cunnington who was so new that his name did not appear in either of the Bank Holiday programmes. He has added some needed height to a short strike-force and boy was that height needed against the ‘jolly green giants’ at Nailsworth last Monday!

Although I have been to the New Lawn, (as well as the old Lawn), on several occasions this was of course the first time as an away league fan and it was another real taste, after the ‘Hive’ and ‘Alty’, of what we are going to face this season. The Park-n-ride travelling fans had a really tough time with the necessity to wait around so long after the match ended as the rain continued to pour down.

Braintree Main Stand

(Some lucky fans will keep dry if the heavens open up at Cressing Road)

Jim Chappell.


Bristol Rovers Supporters Club.

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