darlington fc 1 v Boston United 2 - 07/04/18 - ground #464 - Blackwell Meadows

until about 6yrs ago (since I've outta work), I rarely missed a BUFC away game at a new ground all over the country. Since darlo have moved into the town's egg chasing ground, I waited til BUFC played there before ticking it off :)
I did the 12.26 train to darlo, then crossed the road into Hogans for a couple of pints of Strongbow, where another BUFC fan came in, we then got the X26 to the ground from outside the pub/station. The clubhouse is abit of a farce, as the toilets are only available to use by the prawn sarny brigade who occupy the top tier of the stand! so bar patrons have to use the portaloos next to each end of the ground ! bad craic indeed!! thankfully the match was enjoyable, Boston went 2-0 up in the first half, with darlo pulling one back just before HT. then the darlo fans came round to fill the end behind the goal, so obviously we made our way to the stand behind the other goal. which lasted about 2 mins before the jobsworth stewards turfed us out, so we had to stand at side! BUFC thankfully held on against the 13 men for a deserved win. I was the only Boston fan waiting for the bus back to the station with a bunch of grumpy darlo fans, who tried to tell me the wrong bus to get back to the station. little did they know I'd already done 13 grounds in darlo & know the place well hahaha :)
after a quick visit to the local sainsburys next to the station for some cans, did the 17.31 back to thornaby. hopefully my next BUFC game won't be as long to wait for :)

season 2017/18 = 23 new grounds , 136 goals

transport -
142091 thornaby - darlo
142019 darlo - thornaby

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