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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

AFC Telford

Saturday 8th August 2009 Match 9
Conference North
AFC Telford 1 Blyth Spartans 1
Attendance: 1847
Weather: Muggy (warm) with cloud and sunny spells
Admission: £11 for both seats or terracing
Programme: £2 and reasonably good value for the money, 6/10
Tea hut purchase: None (everybody else seemed to be buying chips)
Parking: £2 on the club car park, easy getaway
Location in the ground: The Smelly Chip-Fat Stand. Time 2.50pm "You'll have to move along, you're sat in our seats" ordered the lady from Marks and Spencers. Time 2.55pm "These seats belong to us, you cannot sit here" said the smarmy 'T' shirt from 'Next' man. These charming and friendly interludes to my pre-match meditation came from Telford season ticket holders who had designated seats in the main stand. Unfortunately I had not down-loaded the brain implantment from the website to enable me to realise this. The silly-people in charge of this club had failed to even put a reserved sticker on the seats, so you sit there half an hour just to wait to be spoken to like a Bulgarian pick-pocket when the locals want their property back. As for the match, well done Blyth, an excellent spirited performance to totally spoil the party. The early goal rattled the home side and although they got a deserved equaliser, the draw was the fair result. Good to see quite a few Spartans fans there as well. All in all a pretty good match on an excellent pitch at a decent ground, just a pity about the incompetence of the clubs administration and the seat management procedures.
Match Rating 7/10

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