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PHOTOS: Away Fans in the Stands – 29th January 2022

We continue our look at away fans from the week’s games, now it’s time to see of those at League Two and non league matches, check them out below…

HARTLEPOOL fans at Exeter City

ROCHDALE fans at Oldham Athletic

SWINDON TOWN fans at Colchester

NOTTS COUNTY fans at Bromley

SALFORD CITY fans at Northampton Town

STOCKPORT COUNTY fans at Barnet

CHESTERFIELD fans at Eastleigh

CRAWLEY TOWN fans at Bradford City

LEYTON ORIENT fans at Mansfield Town

SUTTON UNITED fans at Carlisle United

HALIFAX fans at Dag & Red

FOREST GREEN fans at Tranmere Rovers

The beckoning floodlights
still work their magic,
mid January’s cold chill,
scarf snug round the neck.
Blood pulses through arteries,
moving as it should. Heart lifts
with every step towards the stadium.

An old pal texts me from
another game up north.
The name rings a bell.
He’s at a club where my job
was to phone over a few pars
for the Saturday Pink
from a kiosk outside the ground.

Games that I didn’t give a toss about,
dictated to a bored copy taker,
wishing I was somewhere else,
roaring my own team on to promotion.
But then, I remember Larkin’s sigh
it wasn’t the place’s fault I didn’t care.
A goalless draw can happen anywhere.

Poem by Greg Freeman

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