First visit to Gallagher Stadium tomorrow

Greensnet Editor
Fri 03 Jan 2014, 08:36

We have our first visit to Maidstone United's new Gallagher Stadium tomorrow afternoon. It is a game that is sure to go ahead due to the fact Maidstone play on a top quality all weather pitch, meaning that waterlogging isn't an issue for them.

The Stones have had a good first season back in the Premier Division, and currently lie in the play-off spots. When we met them at Earlsmead back in August, they won an eight-goal thriller 5-3. Lee Angol, Dave Diedhiou and Jefferson Louis were on target for us, whilst Frannie Collin and Alex Brown both scored twice for Maidstone, with Paul Booth scoring the other.

With the exception of Scott Cousins, who is still out of action, Gary McCann has a full squad to select from as he looks to build on the performance and win over Leiston last Saturday.

Admission at the Gallagher Stadium is £10 adults, £7 for concessions (60+ and students), £4 for 11-16s and free for accompanied under 11s. If any stand seats are available, they will cost an additional £1. There is no segregation within the ground.

Please note that if you are travelling by car, there is no car parking for supporters at the stadium on matchdays. Pay and display car parks are located at Invicta House, Maidstone East Station and Fremlin Walk, all of which are within a ten minute walk of the stadium.

If you are travelling by train, a reminder that there are engineering works on the Maidstone East line. We advise you to travel to Maidstone Barracks, which has an hourly service from Tonbridge. The stadium is then a ten minute walk from the station.

The last train from London Bridge that will get you to the game is at 13:23, then getting the 14:04 from Tonbridge, arriving at Maidstone Barracks at 14:35. Trains only run hourly between Tonbridge and Maidstone Barracks. Return journeys depart at 25 minutes past the hour.

To get from the station to the ground, come out of the station, cross the road and turn right. Follow the alleyway next to the other railway line. You can then either walk all the way into town past Maidstone East, turn left at the end and follow the road along to the roundabout from where the ground is visible, or immediately after crossing the river, go down the steps and along the riverbank away from town then go up the steps next to the boat club next to the ground. The second is a shorter route but doesn't pass any pubs.

Kick off tomorrow is at 3.00pm, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there cheering the team on to what will hopefully be another three points.