BRISTOW’S Bench is officially open and Monday’s 1-1 draw with Stoke City was a proud occasion for the club.
Thea Bristow cut the ribbon before the match and the Yellow Army rose in unison to applaud and sing the name of her late husband Paul, who played such a massive role in rescuing our club five years ago.
Thea was helped by United manager Martin Ling, Stoke boss Tony Pulis and a TV personality with a Yellow heart in Helen Chamberlain.
“It worked loads better inside Bristow’s Bench against Stoke,” said Martin. “We’ve ironed out some of the rough edges and everything is looking good.
“I was really pleased for Thea and it was brilliant to hear the supporters sing Paul’s name. Everyone stood up and they appreciate what Thea and the football club has produced.
“There is a better atmosphere in the ground and it’s nice to have supporters behind you. It was strange last year and this stand makes the stadia feel complete.
“The view from Bristow’s Bench really is something special.”