I turned up at about 1:45pm to lend a hand. I met Michael the chairman of the Supporters Trust just inside the main entrance of the building and had a quick chat. He gave me my Supporters Trust magazine and one for the St Andrews Berwick Rangers Supporters who have just joined the trust in their own right. I then met a few other familiar faces and then Graham Bell appeared. After a quick chat I was assigned the task of clicker, so every time somebody comes through the turnstile it's a click, simple enough.
I had a bit of a wander around and then to the away turnstiles for my clicking duties. Then back to the main turnstile as there was already somebody who would be a clicker but they were in need of 50/50 halftime draw tickets. So tickets in hand off i go to the away turnstile to greet the smiling Morton fans.
The away turnstile.
The 50/50 tickets.
I managed to sell a whopping 29 tickets for the 50/50 draw. I bought 5 of them! I gave 1 each to the two young lads selling programs. There was also a collection bucket for young Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery. I was helping out so I didn't have to buy a ticket for the game so thought i would put the cash in the bucket instead. Gates shut at about 3:15pm and I wandered around to the main stand to have a seat.
After the final whistle.
after the final whistle help was required to move some of the advertising boards from behind the goal. The speedway is on in the evening and the boards on the outside edge have to be moved just in case a rider comes off and collides with one. Removal is a simple affair as they are slotted into holes in the ground. Next thing to do is remove the benches at the touch line and the dugouts. The dugouts are a bit cumbersome and require a few hands. They have wheels but you need to tip them up and flip the wheels down. They then get wheeled into the tunnel. Last thing is to lift up the rubber matting that is down on the speedway track. This was a messy affair and the mats are large and relatively heavy. They reach from the tunnel to the pitch and down the front of the dugouts. Once shifted that was that, a quick wash of the hands and off home.