What a great success last weekend was both on the pitch and off - the club must have been extremely satisfied with the turnout for the game - hopefully it will encourage more of them to come back - especially this weekend with the visit of Portsmouth - who we know have already sold out their 2300 allocation.
It was a long day for those who went dowm to the stadium at 7.30am to help with the removal of the frost covers - they are heavier than you think - when loaded with ice. All covers were removed by 10.00am leaving a pitch in great condition and the ground staff then did their bit to get it ready for the afternoon - drinks and breakfast rolls were well received.
Our trip to Notts County on the 28th January - the coach numbers are looking good with 36 booked on, a few new travellers as well - with we know another couple are booking at the end of the week we could get a virtually full coach - from our part everything is ready for the trip - buffet booked at the Cross Keys and we have the match tickets to purchase next Thursday - we have been in contact with Notts County and are just waiting some information from them - if you want us to get the tickets then let me know as soon as possible. Full details are shown below.
With our ever increasing involvement with the Club this season, we sponsored the match ball against Morecambe in February, and the last home match of the season against Mansfield Town.
For the Sponsored Ball and Match we are offering places at either of these tables – match ball 4 people and the match 8 people, the only criteria is that you must have travelled with us on 10 or more occasions during the season. We will put your name into a draw and if you win, you will have the hospitality package including the pre-match meal, representing us at the game and all that goes with it.
As of today, we have 9 who have made the required number of trips, but there is another 11 travellers who are within 1 or 2 matches of joining them in the draw for Morecambe game. You have plenty of matches to get your numbers up for the Mansfield match at the end of the season.
The Morecambe game on the 18th February is the first one, and we will make the draw on the coach to Luton – if Luton is your 10th match we will add you to the list.
We will draw out 4 names, plus an additional 2 in reserve should any of the selected ones not be able to attend the game. Unfortunately you can’t transfer it to any other game or our Mansfield match.
NEXT AWAY MATCH - NOTTS COUNTY - Saturday 28th January 2017 - 3.00pm kick off
Now increased over the weekend to 36 booked on the coach for this game.
Travel Details for this game are as follows – Depart the Stadium at 8.30am, cost is £20.00 for Adults and under 16’s £15.00 – we will be stopping at the Cross Keys in Castle Donington for the buffet before the game, there is about a 30 minute trip to the County Ground when we leave, getting to the stadium at about 2.00pm. At this time it will only be the one coach travelling. Coach tickets are on sale now for this game -
Pre match day prices – Adults £22; Concessions (Over-60s, 18-21) £14; Under-18s £5.
Matchday prices will increase by £2 and can be purchased from the turnstiles on the day.
As similar to Yeovil, with there being no pre-sales of match tickets at Crawley, anyone who travels on our coach and needs a match ticket for the game we will purchase the ticket for you when we order ours - so that we get the tickets at the cheaper prices - please let us know what ticket you require when booking your seat.If you don't travel once we have purchased your match ticket you will be expected to pay for it, unless another supporter can use it. We will get all the tickets ordered for the game on Wednesday 25th January.
OVERNIGHT TO BLACKPOOL – Tuesday 7th February 2017
With the date of the Blackpool game now confirmed, we are planning to take at least a minibus to the game on Tuesday 7th February 2017 for the re-arranged league game. It’s a ground that we have not previously been to and it’s a shame it’s now a midweek game as many more would have travelled on the Saturday. We have been in contact with the Leverdale Hotel and they have confirmed that they are still open for business in February so we will be staying the night there. It’s then a tram-ride to the Blackpool ground.
We will depart the Stadium at 9.30am on Tuesday morning, might as well make a day of it, rather than rush. We will also arrange a stop at the White Lion in Barthomley for lunch for about 1.30pm. Leave at about 3.00pm, so hopefully arriving at the hotel for about 5.00pm. The rest of the evening, is as they say down to you. We will depart the following morning at 10.00am after breakfast. Cost for the overnight trip is £55.00. Please contact either Alain or Patrick to book your place. We will need a £30 deposit when you confirm.
ADVANCED NOTICE for other matches.
Following on from Blackpool we have 4 reasonably local away matches, Luton (11th Feb), a midweek trip to Colchester United (14th Feb) then Wycombe Wanderers (25th Feb) and finally Barnet (11th March) – we will run coaches to all these games and can let you know that the cost for each game will be £15.00 for everyone travelling. Details to follow later in the month.
TWO MATCH OFFER – Luton & Colchester United
In the past we have provided offers where we do a price for two matches where we have two games in a short period of time; this will be done for the Luton and Colchester United games. We will do an offer for all supporters travelling with us – travel to both games will be a total cost £25.00 for everyone.
To book any of the coaches please use the contact details below.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS
Alain – Alain.Harper@isgplc.com or 07771-792346
Patrick is on Twitter and Facebook, we are also on Twitter as @GHCoaches
Finally we have an E mail list for our updates – if you want to receive them please send us you address and we will add it.
Travel form for our records
Also if you haven’t fill out our travel form please can you do it so that we can update or records – if you need one then please E mail and I will forward one on to you.