Monday, 27 June 2011

Crewe Alexandra - Gresty Road

Crewe Alexandra FC
Gresty Road

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Matchday Number: 20
Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 20th January 1996
Endsleigh League Division 2

January 1996 was my first visit to Gresty Road - a ground where Wycombe have lost on every single occasion that I have seen them play there. The first time I went it was a 2-0 defeat - Ben Roberts, our keeper on loan from Middlesborough letting the ball go underneath him for one of the goals I remember. Then a 4-2 midweek defeat in 2003 where our coach arrived back at Adams Park to find the gates locked with all our cars inside! And the latest visit in January 2011, where our unbeaten run went up in smoke as Clayton Donaldson scored 2 as Crewe easily won 3-0

GRESTY ROAD is a fairly decent day out if you discount the results when I have visited. It is within walking distance of the town and has a range of pubs and food places in the immediate vicinity. There is also a decent programme shop at the ground, a rarity these days in the Football League. Since I have visiting, the ground has always been all seater, though the main stand was extended in the early 2000's and now towers above the rest of the ground. Away fans are allocated the stand opposite, from which you can get a decent view of the action.

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