The Sisterhood’s representative was hastily despatched to Craven Park on 18th March 2017, after Barrow Raiders said that the cheese and onion pies were their favourite.
On yet another wet and windswept evening I set off to the Challenge Cup Rugby League game between rivals Barrow Raiders and Keighley Cougars; was it to watch the game or was it to try the pies again?
I arrived with great anticipation of a Barrow win and also of tasting a great pie.
As the wind howled and the rain fell, I queued at the food kiosk. Meat and Potato, Steak, Chicken and Ham, Cheese and Onion. Which one did I choose?
Having tasted the meat and potato at a previous Barrow Raiders game and being told that the Cheese and Onion pie was the club’s twitter favourite. I already had my decision made, but how could you have a Cheese and Onion pie with gravy? It didn’t sound right so, pie and chips at a very reasonable price of £2.90 it was.
Taking his place under the covered terraces, watching other supporters tucking into their “tea”, I began to look at the food in front of him.
My plastic fork was soon at work, taking the top off the pie to reveal the filling, which looked alright, smelt alright and tasted alright, but it wasnt meat…and that was what the problem was.
I decided I could not deduct marks from the taste, the filling, the colour or the composition, but I gave it a 3/5 as it wouldn’t have been a personal choice of mine..but to help out the sisters I had to go!
All in all, once again, a good day for sport at the end of the 30+ mile culture de sac known as Barrow in Furness with Barrow Raiders through to the 5th Round of the Challenge cup. They went in at half time 6-0 up and managed to extend the score to 20-0 after a superb performance in the 2nd half. Unfortunately only around 700 fans made the trip to Cravan Park to support the boys, but a wet and windy saturday evening stood at Craven Park just doesn’t do it for some when Ant and Dec and Will.I.am are on the Television, in the warmth.
Will there be a next time for the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pies to visit Cumbria. I bet there will.
Will it be to try pies at a sporting venue, or will they try the shops, or the lakeland pubs ?
Hopefully the holiday seasons will soon be upon us and maybe, just maybe the Sisterhood will come to “The Lakes” to try them out.
Who knows perhaps we can get more bloggers?
But until next time …….