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Plainmoor
Torquay United v Southend United
Saturday, November 17th 2012, 3pm
League Two
 By Stephen Spooner

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

I was looking forward to visiting another new ground.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

The journey by car from North Wales, as an exiled Southend fan this was over a 550 mile round trip. I parked at a nearby school with clear signs to the ground when approaching Torquay town. Parking seemed to be very limited in the streets near to Plainmoor.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

I ate sandwiches in the car before walking to the ground. The locals were friendly and wearing their team shirts with pride.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

The stadium is small and compact. The standing away terrace at one end was shut, so we had to sit in the Main Stand, which was segregated from the home fans. Nice to see the huge Torquay mascot, a seagull.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

The game was fantastic with Southend winning 4-1. Atmosphere would have been better if the Southend fans had been behind the goal standing.  Stewards had nothing to do.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Easy to get away from the ground with traffic flowing freely.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A long journey, but completely worth it, with a Southend win. A ground I would go to again.

 

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