1. Why you were looking forward to
going to the ground (or not as the case may be):
It's been a while since my last visit and this
was going to be another important game in the
run in to the end of the season.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
The drive was great no traffic problems and it
was a Bank Holiday. Finding the ground was easy
it's straight off the motorway and follow the
brown signs. 10 mins from the motorway if your 2
hours before k.o. any later though and the
traffic's terrible expect a long wait or use the
park and ride provided. I parked in what they
call the top car park and because we arrived
before 1pm parking was free..brilliant.
Otherwise the industrial estate charges for you
to use their front or rear car parks. Around a
fiver seemed the going rate.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
Visited the Half Moon around about 15mins away
but a bit of a mission as all the locals I asked
had never heard of it. It used to be an old
traditional pub, now it some sort of smart wine
bar type thing. A decent pint though of Harveys
Sussex ale and an outside terrace, punters were
all friendly , staff not so much. Hot food was
Then we walked back to the closer pub the
Hourglass, much better, friendly staff, pool
table, a good mix of home and away supporters.
There's a decent bit of garden out the back for
a sunny day. Again a nice pint, Brakspears this
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
The ground is in an ideal position for me close
to the motorway and tucked behind an industrial
estate. The grounds certainly grown since my
first visit. The away end is a good size and has
enough snack bars and facilities. The stand
helped to create a good atmosphere. .
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
A great game where Carlisle
had lots of chances. Carlisle went one
nil up only for Wycombe to come back in
the 91st minute. Aarrgh! Stewards were good and quickly
dealt with some fans who ran onto the pitch
after the equaliser.
6. Comment on getting away from the
ground after the game:
Having parked in the top car park there was
around a thirty minute wait before we could
leave it. Thankfully Radio 5 live and some
sandwiches left in the car passed the time. When
leaving the ground we turned right at the first
roundabout (we should have gone left for the M4)
however we headed for west Wycombe and having
spent 10 mins driving through single track
country lanes we joined the motorway having
hardly seen another car. From memory of my
previous visit, getting to the M4 from the
ground is a bumper to bumper ordeal, I would
recommend the right turn.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
A great day out. A decent game of footy but not
a great result. Our supporters buses left at six
am allowing for traffic, but arrived at 11.30 am
as the roads were so clear, they are something
not to be relied on and it's a main route into
London so be careful and allow extra time you
can always visit the local hostelries if you are