LukeJ001 visited Oakwell on 02/02/2019
Game watched: Barnsley 2-0 Scunthorpe
Got to be down there with one of my least favourite awaydays, despite following the mighty Iron for a lot of reasons that I will go through. Took the supporters coach to make the short distance to South Yorkshire, was buzzing before the game, entering the shithole a bunch of youths were giving 'very friendly gestures' to our fans whilst we were slowly making our way through the town, was before the time I turned 18 years of age so that meant beer was off the cards as well as the local pub which I never found so had to settle with a hot dog in the concourse surrounded by a few of the Iron faithful an hour and a half before kickoff. Couldn't have asked for a better seat, in the gods with the lads who liked to create atmosphere, which went from minute 1 to 90 which was one of the highlights of the day. Kickoff started and we were 1-0 down before the 20 min mark. My previous season playoff hero Cameron McGeeham claiming credit for a sound goal and didn't celebrate despite scoring right in front of the away faithful and only being with us for 6 months. Always will respect the fella. Just before half time, Alex Mowatt decides to twat one from at least 45 yards out which beat Jak Alnwick, would've been caught if the sun didn't come out in full force that first half, funnily enough it disappreared for second half. Second half was very flat however contrary to the first, despite being 2-0 down it wasn't game over. Shockingly was the first and only time witnessing racism in the Scunthorpe end which was immediately condemmed by our fans and that 'fan' was banned soon after the game. Long coach ride home on me tod, traffic was a reet bugger getting out of Oakwell. Away fans class as usual but home atmosphere despite being 2-0 up and pissing the league at the time was extremely poor. Won't be rushing back anytime soon but always good to tick a ground off and watch a game of lower league football.