were you looking forward to going to this
me, and as it was for many, was a visit to
a new stadium to tick off. Unfortunately I
did not get the chance to visit Saltergate
so I am unable to compare
differences. Also the game was a massive
relegation 'six pointer', so it was one to
look forward too.
easy was your journey?
with the supporters club by coach the trip
was easy. Leaving at 7.30am and arriving
at the ground just before 1pm.
With the roads not being over
busy we were able to take a second stop as
we were well ahead of time.
did you do before the game, pub/chippy?
arrival at the ground i took a visit to
the club shop to purchase a match day
programme for £3 before heading to the
Derby Tup, just 5 minute walk from the
ground. I had arranged to meet some
friends from the area there and sample
many of the different ales they had on
offer. It was a small pub but very
friendly and reasonably priced, and it
seemed to be both home and away fan
you thought on seing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides
of the ground?
thoughts on seeing the ground were
impressive, very modern and quite
spacious. Away fans are housed in the
North Stand and no matter where you sat
you get a very good view and there is also
plenty of leg room. I was told if your
club takes a small away following
then they are likely to be sat in one of
the side stands (can't remember which the
steward said), but with our 309 supporters
and large Adam Stansfield tribute shirt we
filled about three quarters of the stand.
The South Stand almost mirrors the North
Stand and the East and West stands are
almost similar to those of Huddersfield.
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, refreshments, toilets?
itself was competitive and to the delight
of the away fans, Exeter scored twice in
the last 10 minutes in a 2-0 win. Which
resulted in a move away from the
relegation zone. The atmosphere was
excellent with banter flowing
between both sets of supporters, stewards
were helpful and unobtrusive. The
refreshments were averagely priced with a
good range of food and drink. If you smoke
the stewards will open an exit gate behind
the North Stand at half time.
Comment on getting away after the game?
away afterwards was easy as the coach was
parked just behind the East Stand, took
about 20 mins to leave the stadium and get
through the town before getting onto the
motorway, leaving just after 5pm, arriving
back home at 9.30pm
Summary and overall thoughts of day out?
away day with friendly home fans, a good
pub, new stadium, three much needed points
and a great atmosphere on the journey