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DATES VISITED THIS GROUND : 23/7/2005

23/7/2005 - Gains' 1 Lincoln City 4

Ahh Gainsborough, the dumping ground for seemingly every ex Lincoln, Scunny, Grimsby or Boston that ever existed. I had never actually been to Gainsborough which was surprisingly considering it is quite literally only 20-30 miles up the road from Lincoln. I think it’s best we don’t talk about the area around the ground for reasons I’m sure that even the residents around the ground will agree with.

 

So once inside the ground, you automatically get the non-league feel to the ground but I’ll be fair, it isn’t as bad as I had expected it to be. There is only one entrance to the ground and that is right in the corner and immediately to your left is a terrace of around 5/6 steps that actually offers a great view of the action despite of the length of the pitch. To your right is a pitch length terrace of roughly the same height. Opposite that is the only seated section in the ground although it is extremely thin and can only seat around 400-500 or so. The view from this stand was good however. The final stand was just another terrace that wasn’t open.

 

What I loved most about Gainsborough was the club shop. Having gone in there against my better judgment, I was actually delighted I did. Despite being fairly small, they were selling LOADS of programmes from various clubs and I managed to get around 100 or so ranging from teams such as West Ham, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest, all the way down to teams such as Bottesford Town and Corinthian Casuals United. They were doing a great deal of 12 for 50p and although you couldn’t seen which programmes you were getting, it was defiantly worth it and the staff were extremely friendly.

 

Overall, I enjoyed my trip to Gainsborough and will come here again if I get the time as I found it a very relaxing day and just too buy more programmes.

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SCORES

 

Overall Ground Quality : 2

Ease of getting there : 10

Atmosphere : 0

Programme : 1

View of Action : 6

Nutterage Factor : 1

The "football" feeling : 7

Friendliness of Home Supporters : 2 (what home fans?)

Quality of the game : 2

Chances of Coming Here Again for a Random Game: 7

 

Overall : 38/100