It has emerged on Twitter that some lucky Bristol Rovers fans were rewarded for their long trip to Gillingham on Tuesday night with free tickets at the turnstiles.
Has anyone mentioned the players leaving comp tickets for the fans on the turnstiles at Gillingham last night? Class gesture ?
— Caz (@cazjmay) March 13, 2019
Bristol Rovers players had left the complimentary tickets they had received for the game at the away turnstiles in a show of gratitude and appreciation for the travelling faithful.
It was a fantastic gesture which went down well with Gas fans who have clocked up the miles recently having endured a midweek journey to Portsmouth in February, travelled to Scunthorpe on Saturday and then embarked on a three hundred and twenty miles round trip to Gillingham on a cold Tuesday night.
It turned out to be a great night all round for the one hundred and seventy-six dedicated supporters who made the arduous journey through Storm Gareth after a brilliant Jonson Clarke-Harris goal gave Rovers a vital away win towards their pursuit of League One safety.
The final whistle sparked jubilant scenes in the away end, as players and supporters celebrated together after Rovers secured their second away win in a row.
We also got given 2 tickets at turnstiles , great gesture from the Rovers players to their travelling support ?
— steve purnell (@stevepurnell88) March 14, 2019
The Gas are back on home soil on Saturday when they host promotion hopefuls Charlton Athletic at the Memorial Stadium.
A great story of players rewarding the clubs most dedicated supporters.
Travelling fans are what brings the atmosphere and sense of occasion to games and should be recognised more often, especially now that iFollow makes it much easier for the waverers to stay at home for midweek fixtures
Hats off to the Rovers players for showing their appreciation of the commitment and support of the clubs travelling faithful.