A pair of Wolverhampton Wanderers supporters, who recently completed a sponsored visit to all 92 Football League and Premier League grounds have singled out Yeovil Town as one of their highlights during their marathon drive around the country. Natalie Allen and James Allen undertook the trip earlier this month as part of a target to visit 92 grounds in 92 hours, covering 2,222 miles in a Hyundai i20 car.
The goal was to raise funds for the Georgina Cancer Ward at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley and Cancer Research UK, and involved them starting at at Molineux, circling around the country, and returning to the same ground five days later. They visited Yeovil Town's Huish Ground on Friday 8th August - one day before the 2014-15 season started.
The pair were asked to single out the good, the bad and the ugly from their experience of driving around the country. Their 'ugly' part was when their SatNav failed for Arsenal's stadium, kindly sending them to the old ground Highbury, thus losing them time in their attempt to reach the Emirates Stadium! Their 'bad' experience was at Chelsea, where they experienced a jobsworth steward who didn't want them to take pictures of the ground late at night - their proof of having visited Stamford Bridge - and tried to insist that they returned the next day, despite them pointing out the schedule they were on.
On Day Four of their five day marathon, they arrived at Huish Park, also late in the day, but Natalie Allen told the Metro newspaper that they got a rather different experience to Premier League side Chelsea - despite Glovers staff having locked the ground up for the day, they reopened the doors, and allowed them to take a photo on the pitch. Natalie explained:
"They had just closed up for the day when we got there, but opened up especially for us and showed us around the pitch."
The duo managed to achieve their goal with several hours to spare, managing the completion of their journey in 87.5 hours, and have so far raised £830 towards their target. You can help them boost that figure by visiting their Just Giving Page.
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