Hillians Fans Stranded On Motorway As Match Vs Ramsgate Finishes At 10:30pm!
3rd December 2014
It was a nightmare for travelling fans of Burgess Hill Town FC last night as a crash on the M2 left them stranded for hours. The players were also caught up in the hold-up and didn't make it to the ground until 8:20pm. Kick-off was put back to 8:40, 70 minutes later than scheduled.
With only 20 minutes to prepare after a 4 hour journey,
you'd fear the level of the team's performance but the Hillans chalked up a 2-1 victory at Ramsgate thanks to two goals from Dan Perry in front of a crowd of just 64! (For the full match report click here)
Burgess Hill manager Ian Chapman spoke after the game:
“To be stuck in traffic and to be travelling for over 4 and a half hours and then have just 20 minutes to get changed and warmed up. I’m absolutely delighted with the players attitude and we definitely deserved to win the game.
“It was a good team performance with Dan Perry and Lee Harding being exceptional, it wasn’t ideal to play the game but our hands were forced a bit with us being behind on fixtures and in the end it turned out to be a good decision. It’s now important that we get a positive result on Saturday at home to Horsham."
As for the travelling fans, well they sadly had to turn back with no chance of making it to the ground to see any of the action.
The overturned car transporter that tried to avoid a collision between two other cars. 240 metres of the central reservation on the M2 at Faversham was destroyed.
Burgess Hill's win sees them sit third in the league, 2 points off league leaders Faversham Town, but with a huge FOUR games in hand due to all their cup exploits this season.
The Hillian's next game is at home to Horsham on Saturday
6th December with a 3pm Kick-off.
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