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York

Ground: KitKat Crescent  (Bootham Crescent)

Visits: 1

Date: 25th March 2008

Match: York City - Northwich Victoria  1-1  (BS Conference Premier National)

Attendance: 1 941

 

I had planned to go to Huddersfield-Leeds this evening but since Leeds had three international call-ups the match was postponed and I was lucky to find a match in York instead. York is a an old town with a stunning cathedral and there were plenty of tourists in the streets in the city centre. After checking in at my hotel I went up to the ground to buy my ticket and when the Commercial manager found out I was from Sweden he called for the League sponsors (Blue Square) representative who was in the office and he welcomed me to Bootham Crescent and Conference football. When I visit places like Old Trafford I am just another tourist but at Bootham Crescent I felt very welcome. Moments like this is what makes groundhopping so interesting and fun!

After walking around and taking some pictures of the tourist attractions I went back to my hotel to rest before heading back up to the ground. York scored the first goal but the visitors played better and better and deservedly equalised in the second half and should have won the match. The home fans in the Main Stand were very upset over the performance from the home team and the elderly lady next to me was so upset at times I thought she would hit me (or someone else). When the Man of the match was announced she nearly did, she didn´t agree with the decision if I put like that.

York won´t be promoted back to the football league this season but I wish them the best for the future and I wouldn´t be surprised if I make a return trip one (warmer) day.

 

bootham crescent

Welcome to Bootham Crescent

 

york city

York City FC

 

grosvenor road end

Grosvenor Road End

 

popular side

Popular Side

 

david longhurst stand

David Longhurst Stand

 

away fans

The 69 away fans

 

avspark

Kick-off

 

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David Longhurst Stand

 

pano, bootham crescent

Pano