Torquay United v Southend
By Stephen Spooner
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
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
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
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
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
Easy to get away from the ground with traffic
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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