After being in touch with Hartlepool United they very kindly offered a signed ball as a raffle prize. It's a gem of a prize as I reckon they will be in the Champion's League by 2020. I arranged to collect it before last nights match and thought, despite Sheff Utd being well fancied for promotion, we get something out of the match.
The weather conditions were pretty terrible, and as our season tickets are for the only area off the ground which not under a roof, we got pretty soaked! As always with League One games it was a bit of kick and rush stuff, and some dodgy reffing decisions, but quite an enjoyable match. Yes, we got beat 2-1 (an 89th minute sickener) but we, in my unbiased opinion, were by far the better team! All we need is a playmaker and a goalscorer - surely not too much to ask.
Anyway, after the disappointment of a lack of walking action on Saturday and Sunday, I am trying to make amends this week. Hopefully I can do something like this:
Friday - Darlington-Yarm-Thornaby
Saturday - Hamsterley Forest
Sunday - Undecided
Monday - Thornaby-Hilton
That's the plan