Roots Hall, Southend United
One v Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday January 23rd
A good old
style ground that I had been looking forward to visiting, even though it
may soon be replaced by a new-build. Easy to park on Prittlewell
Chase which runs north from the ground leaving no more than a 5 minute
walk to the away end.
I arrived early but found no decent pubs for
away fans around the ground so headed into the ground. Once through
the turnstiles I was greeted by the stench from the toilets but survived
to find the small cafe by the entrance to the stand. The cafe was
basic and the food didnít look too appetising but the staff were
I settled for a warm cuppa and a read of the
programme which, given the recent activity in the transfer window, was
understandably well behind the comings and goings at both clubs.
liked the ground, basic, no frills, pillars but seats close to the pitch,
pleasant stewarding, fully covered so that the noise made by fans could be
heard around the ground generating a good atmosphere given the modest
It was not a game for the puriest and both sides missed
excellent chances to secure victory but it gave hope to both sets of fans
that they could progress up the table.
Easy to get back to the car
and get moving however the route back towards the M25 was slow for a round
10 miles but all in all a relatively painless journey.
Southend 1 Wycombe 1
Ground No: 35 (of the
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