A FOOTBALL fan facing a £389 train fare got to a game by taking two planes, two trains and a tram — costing £33.
Jack Peat, 36, wanted to see his beloved Doncaster Rovers play at Barrow on Tuesday night.
His 11-hour trek was completed with a final train from Manchester Airport to Barrow for £6.50 at 3.30pm.
Writer Jack’s efforts were followed on social media by team officials and he was asked to give a pre-match talk to the League 2 Donny players — although they lost 2-0.
Jack also visited Green’s Bakers in Barrow-in-Furness, which features in his book on football grub, The Great Pie Revolt.
He said: “There was no way I was paying £389. The last stretch seemed to take forever but it was worth it — I don’t follow them for the wins.”
Yesterday he took “an easier” train back from Barrow to London Euston, costing £64.20.