Newport County FC v Crewe Alexandra FC
Today's match is the 3rd away league fixture for Crewe Alex and this Saturday it’s a trip to South Wales to play Newport County.
My day started at 6.30am getting my camera equipment ready, checking that i have all my leads, spare batteries, which I failed on as I forgot extra AA batteries for my remote camera but the Newport photographer came to the rescue, Thanks Nic
8am i left home to meet John MCDougall for the journey to Newport.
We started our Journey at 9.30am and as soon as we hit the M5 it was apparent we were not going to have a smooth journey, roadworks and more roadworks.
We arrived at the ground at 1.00pm and it was straight to taking photos, but before that it was great to meet up with a good friend the Newport County Photographer Nic. Once I had sent my photos to the media guys for the Alex social media channels it was prep the match cameras & lenses.
2.15pm and its warm up for the teams in preperation for the match.
After the warm up it was off to the match itself and after a brief spell of Newport pressure it was Crewe who took the game to Newport and played some good passing football, but no clear chances were created by both sides. The second half continued in the same vain as the first with the intense heat perhaps playing an ever great part. Crewe were looking more likely to go on and score but Football is a funny old game and Newport broke away and scored the winner in the 94th Minute.
After the match, it was time to process the photos from the game, the next 90 minutes for me were spent in the media room going through & reliving the match which Crewe should off come away with at least a point. I left the ground at 6.30pm and we started the journey home the journey back was much better and it gave me time, while John McDougal drove home.
Finally, a big thank you must go to the Crewe fans who made the trip to South Wales and gave the team great support. It just wasn't a winning day.
Next up is Aston Villa on Tuesday 26th August.
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