First Team Regular
Oct 12, 2011, 9:47 PM
Team(s): Altrincham, Conwy Borough
British and Irish Cup
Re: [Seagull] Where are you going - where did you go? RUGBY UNION
Rotherham Titans v Nottingham 17-22 (admission £14, programme £2, attendance 450 (estimate))
Well, this was a fluke for me personally.. Towards the end of my lunch hour at work on Tuesday, I went on a rugby union website in search of any possible fixtures, more with Sundays in mind, then spotted this today, when I had a day off work, at 3PM. I had one or two earlier appointments, but thought I could reach this comfortably, and so it proved.
My first rugby union game for a few years was actually quite enjoyable and an excellent second half (3-9 at half time) saw Nottingham go 3-19 up, largely through Stokes's kicking, until the "Mighty Titans", accompanied by try and goal music, fought their way back to 17-19 until Stokes scored from a penalty with a few minutes remaining to clinch the win.
Rotherham had made 13 changes from their last league match, and I think Nottingham had a similar number, but there was no reduction in the admission charge. It was £ 16 to sit in the sole stand which is somehow shoehorned into the middle of one side with a couple of steps of open terracing to the side, while behind the goal to the left is the typically large and plush changing room\clubhouse complex, where the perimeter rail follows the line of Rotherham Town's cricket pitch, with whom the Titans share, and makes the far side largely out of bounds. The right hand goal has flat standing in front of a car parking area in this ground a short, uphill walk from the town centre.
My appointments meant I didn't have time for a pre-match drink in the town, but I did have a post match drink in the Bridge Inn (Old Mill tied house), which is just across the road from the building site which is Rotherham Central station.
(This post was edited by Sale Holmfield on Oct 12, 2011, 9:52 PM)