'Pretty special' - Town fans on cheering Blues on at Wimbledon... from their roof!
- Credit: Rory Horner Twitter
While there were no fans officially cheering Ipswich Town on at AFC Wimbledon last night, the Blues were backed by a travelling support of five - watching from the roof of a nearby block of flats!
Town lost 3-0 and had a man sent off on a miserable night, but the group kept cheering throughout from the roof of a building overlooking the pitch, chanting 'We're going to win 3-2' with Town trailing 2-0.
Rory Horner, who was one of the hardy five, said: "It was good for the first five minutes!
"I'm from Leiston in Suffolk and I moved to London a few years ago, but I've always supported Ipswich and always will, through the good times and the bad.
"I moved into this new property in December and I was always aware there was a football stadium being built.
"I was looking forward to the fixture, which was originally February in full lockdown, but was re-arranged for April, when of course the restrictions are lifting.
"I've been looking forward to tonight for ages. I spoke to the concierge, who said you can have four or five friends up.
"So the day came, we had a few drinks and then went up to the roof. It's an amazing view up there - watching your team play from your own roof is pretty special.
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"But then we went one down, then two down, then the sending off didn't help.
"It was deja vu from the Rochdale game and MK Dons, because we didn't have a shot on target and tonight we had one or two but we never really threatened their goal.
"It was a great experience which was tainted - but as an Ipswich fan it's always going to be special watching your team from your roof. So yeah, it's bittersweet."
He added: "The property company said you can watch as long as you don't have beers on the roof.
"At half-time we needed some beers because it was a terrible half. So we had a quick drink and back up for the second half.
"Andy Warren spotted we weren't out straight away (for the second half). I think we were two minutes late coming up, but we were always going to come back because we're Ipswich fans at the end of the day - through the highs and lows."