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Alex ticks Macron Stadium off her ground hop list versus Peterborough

1 May 2017

Details of how a young football fan fighting a rare condition attended Wanderers' season finale

Eighteen-year-old Alexandra Smith was present at Wanderers’ final game of the 2016/17 campaign against Peterborough United as she continued her challenge of visiting all 92 grounds in the Football League.

Alex, who attends Samuel Pepys Special Needs School in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy Limb Girdle 2K at a young age and at the time she was believed to be only the second person in the UK with the condition.

Given its rarity, nobody can predict her future health and it has left Alex with both physical and learning difficulties.

Joined by her father Paul however, she recently embarked on a challenge of ticking off every single league ground in England and after starting at Norwich’s game versus Barnsley, she was since been helped out by the likes of Barnet, Luton, Southend and Peterborough alongside receiving offers from Arsenal, Sheffield United, Notts County, Blackpool, Huddersfield, Cardiff, Rotherham and Preston.

And alongside those teams, Wanderers also hosted her and her father for the club's final game of the season against Peterborough United on Sunday.

Everybody at the club hopes that Alex enjoyed her day and wishes her all the best in her challenge.

To keep tabs on her adventures, please follow her on Twitter @alexgroundhop.

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