I spent £33 on 2 planes and 3 trains to see Doncaster play away after direct route was priced at nearly £400

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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.

Footie fan Jack Peat,  facing a £389 train fare to see his beloved Doncaster Rovers play, opted for two trains and a tram instead for just £33

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Footie fan Jack Peat, facing a £389 train fare to see his beloved Doncaster Rovers play, opted for two trains and a tram instead for just £33Credit: SWNS

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But living in London, he faced the “extortionate” price for an anytime train return to Cumbria and so found an alternative.

He got a 6.45am tram from near his Crystal Palace home in South London to East Croydon for £2.50 and from there a train to Gatwick for £5.90.

Jack then boarded a £10 Ryanair flight to Dublin at 9.30am, and enjoyed a pint of Guinness there before hoping on the airline’s Dublin to Manchester flight at 1.50pm, costing £7.80.

His 11-hour trek was completed with a final train from Manchester Airport to Barrow for £6.50 at 3.30pm.

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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.

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