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DATES VISITED THIS GROUND

18/3/2003 - Exeter 2 Lincoln City 0

I’d only ever been to Devon a few times in my life and none of them were particularly joyful so you can imagine my delight when we were due to play Exeter on a TUESDAY NIGHT meaning that we wouldn’t be back to Lincoln until mid-morning. This was made even more tedious because I had college at 8:30am the next morning but you’ve got to make sacrifices for your club. So anyway, after an extremely long journey, we finally made it down to Exeter within minutes we were at the ground and seeing as we’d arrived nearly 2 hours early, we decided for a walk around the ground.

After finding sod all, I decided to make my way around to the turnstiles and then got in for 2, yep, 2, for an adult ticket but then came the part I wasn’t looking forward to, entering the smallest (in terms of height) terrace in the world. It’s a ridiculous terrace and even stood on the top step, my head was still below the crossbar and anyone who’s met me knows I’m quite tall. The only plus side about the terrace was that it stretched around onto the side of the pitch where it suddenly joined up with an all seated, but dilapidated stand and was shared between the home and away fans.

Opposite the away fans was a huge terrace, roughly the same size as the one at Halifax and the view from here must been quite good but in terms of quality, is not even close to the quality of the final stand. It’s not that different from Lincoln’s CO-OP stand albeit a bit smaller. The view from this stand is quite good.

Atmosphere wise, Exeter is fairly good and it never seems to get quiet, however, it is nigh on impossible to create an atmosphere in the away end, even if you take a LOT of fans, you‘d still be struggling. The programme was also a good read. Whether I would come here on a random game is very debateable simply because of the distance thing but if I ever find myself living closer to that area, I would go to this ground for a random game.

SCORES

 

Overall Ground Quality : 4

Ease of getting there : 0

Atmosphere : 9

Programme : 8

View of Action : 1

Terrace Nutterage Factor : 5

The "football" feeling : 8

Friendliness of Home Supporters : 8

Quality of the game : 2

Chances of Coming Here Again for a Random Game : 0

 

Overall :  45/100

ALL PICTURES WILL APPEAR THE NEXT TIME I VISIT THE GROUND