For many City fans, the trip to Hartley Wintney is just over 2 hours from Cambridge. However, there are several City supporters who will be pulling out all the stops to make sure they get to the big game. Here we feature 3 Lilywhite followers who will be travelling a fair few miles in the hope that they will be at the big game on Monday.
Among the travelling supporters at Hartley Wintney on Monday will be City fan, David Few. However, David will not be just taking in a drive of a couple of hours to get to Hampshire. The lifelong City fan is coming over all the way from Singapore for the big game.
A City fan since he was a youngster, he now follows the Lilywhites from afar. He has connected with the club this year by joining the Patrons Club and keeps up to date with all things City via social media. Like many other City fans, he was glued to Facebook and Twitter as the drama unfolded at Hayes and Yeading on Wednesday night. However, for David this meant that as he was over 6,000 miles away he was logging in and doing manual refreshes of the screen in the early hours of Thursday morning!
David touched down in London after a 14 hour trip earlier this morning and is going to hire a car for the weekend. Ahead of his trip, David said “I’m delighted to have made one game this season – and I am really looking forward to it. I timed my trip to the UK to coincide with the play-offs and I will be there with my wife cheering City on. It’s a massive game for everyone connected with the club and we go back on Tuesday so hopefully the return trip will be a happy one”.
Steve Warne has travelled many miles following City this season. In the summer, he moved up to Manchester, and despite getting married just a few weeks ago, he has hasn’t missed many games during this campaign. He has already used several modes of transport to see the Lilywhites in action and last Saturday flew in to Southampton from Manchester to see City at Moneyfields. Then, on Wednesday evening he was behind the goal at Hayes & Yeading.
On Monday he will be getting the train down to Hampshire. The lifelong City fan is looking forward to the game. He said “Wednesday night at Hayes was one of the best nights ever as a City fan, but Monday is bigger. I’m really hoping that there will be a large following of travelling fans. It’s a huge, huge, game for the club and anyone who has ever supported City should be there”.
TOM & KAREN DENING
It could be some weekend excursion for Tom and Karen Dening. The City fans were previously in Cambridge but are now based in Nottinghamshire. They have prior engagements in Norfolk this weekend and are hoping to do some negotiating and leave early to be at the game. If they do, then the trip will involve a trek from Nottinghamshire to Norfolk and Norfolk to Hartley Wintney and then back up to Robin Hood Country. Tom said “we made plans not thinking that City would have such a huge match, but hopefully we can pull off our cunning plan and join the rest of the travelling support and cheer the Lilywhites to victory”.
All of the above mentioned fans look set to join what is expected to be a large travelling entourage of City fans who will make the trip to Hampshire to see if the Lilywhites can bounce back to the Southern League elite at the first attempt.
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