Post by Portishead Pirate on Nov 25, 2016 23:17:02 GMT
My earliest memory of Saltergate goes back to November 1985 when we trained it up there only for the game to be abandoned at half-time due to freezing fog! I recall we were either 1 up or 1-1 at the time but the goalscorer (Steve White??) was way out sight through the fog and it was only when we saw the players running back to take up their places for the restart that we realised we'd scored! The game was due to be replayed in the following February but was called off and finally went ahead in April when we lost by a goal or two from memory. As a result of the abandonment Chesterfield gave us complimentaries for the rearranged game and Rovers put on free coaches.
Great "old school" ground and decent boozers around the ground and in the Market Place made it a good day out!
After 4-0, 5-1 and 2 pantomime goals gifted to a L2 team you would think they would rely on Taylor and Easter to do what they do and just go out there to concentrate on keeping a clean sheet to build some confidence.
Whoever is organising our defence needs to be thanked for their efforts and shown the door.