SAS Travel's Sally Carter reviews the 2013/14 season on the road following the Town...
Thankfully this season we had no mishaps and arrived at each ground with plenty of time to spare.
As with every season there are pivotal moments which shape the way the season will go. This year the stand out moments were:
* Wins against Torquay and a fantastic team performance at QPR to earn us a home tie against Chelsea
* The result at Rotherham
* A fantastic run in the JPT to see us into the area final
I think at the start of the season all of us would have taken a top 8 finish and the area final of the JPT as a successful campaign.
Over the course of the season we have travelled a total distance of 6,922 miles and booked 62 coaches
One of the first things we do when the fixture list comes out is look at the first and last games of the season, where we have to travel over Christmas and Easter and what midweek games we have. With modern technology it still amazes us that teams have to travel the length of the country on a Tuesday night as we did with Tranmere. This was our 9th season of organising the coaches and the last 7 Christmas fixtures have seen us with an away fixture on Boxing Day (although Exeter and Orient were both postponed due to bad weather)
We can’t do all this without the help of some of our regular travellers stewarding coaches for us, so thank you to Kim, Paul, Carole, Michael and also to Brad for his help in the office before home matches and on away days.
We’d also like to thank the Supporter’s Club for their continued support and £5 discount for every member that travelled with us to Carlisle
The Away Player of the Year.
On the way home from each game everyone on the coach has a vote for their man of the match. The votes across all the coaches for that game are then added together and the top 3 players get points towards our league table. There are special mentions for Ryan Mason who finished joint fourth, however, if he had played all season he would certainly have finished in the top 3 and also Louis Thompson who finished above Nathan – it’s pleasing to see a player come through the youth ranks and make it into the first team.
3rd Place – won the Man of the Match five times and scored points in a total of 8 games with 20 points is Jay McEveley
2nd Place – won the Man of the Match six times and scored points in a total of 9 games with 22 points is Wes Foderingham
Winner – won the Man of the Match five times and scored points in a total of 12 games with 25 points
The SAS Travel away player of the year for 2013/14 is Alex Pritchard.