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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Torquay Travel - Tuesday

Torquay United v Hereford United
Football League 2
Tuesday 1st February 2011 KO 7.45 pm.
Phone 01803 328666

The Bulls travel to Torquay on Tuesday evening in a return to League 2 duty. Originally playing as Torquay Town they shared their Plainmoor ground with rivals Babbacombe competing in the Plymouth and District League alongside the reserve sides of nearby Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle. The two sides eventually merged in 1921 to form Torquay United and played in the Western League and were later elected to Division 3 (South) of The Football League replacing Welsh club Aberdare. Their first season saw them finish bottom having won just eight games, drawn fourteen and lost twenty. They were duly re-elected and finally gained promotion in 1960 albeit for just two seasons. Their fortunes have varied both on and off the pitch ever since as they flirted with relegation from The League…a fate which was finally confirmed at the end of season 06/07. Now safely returned to The Football League, Torquay currently lie in thirteenth place just eight points ahead of The Bulls.

Visiting fans are accommodated on the covered Sparkworld Terrace at the Warbro Road end of the ground. Admission is £16 for adults, £13 for concessions and £6 for U16's. In addition, round 200 seats are usually made available in part of the Main Stand. (Update 78 seats costing £2 extra - they can be pre-booked by telephoning Torquay on 01803 328666)

HUISA – TBA but expected to depart around 2.30 pm with a fare of £18/20. EDIT: - Now confirmed at 2.30 pm, Members £18, non-members £20.

FUNBUS – departs from Wetherspoons at 3.30 pm (Approx). Fare TBA.

Travel by Car
Leave Hereford travelling south on the A49 towards Ross then join the A4137 at Harewood End continuing through St Owens Cross before joining the A40 towards Monmouth. Continue through the tunnels at Monmouth eventually joining the M4 at J24 (sign London, Chepstow. After crossing the River Severn leave the M4 at J22 and join the M49 (sign Avonmouth). Bear right then immediately branch left onto the M5 (sing Southwest). At the end of the M5 follow the A38 and then turn left onto the A380. On reaching Kingskerwell, take the first exit at the large roundabout (where is a McDonalds & Simsbury’s on one side) onto the A3022 towards Torquay. After one mile turn left towards Babbacombe (signposted Babbacombe (A379)). After 1 mile turn left into Westhill Road for Warbro Road. Torquay United is signposted on nearing the ground. Street parking. Distance 150 miles, allow 2 hours 45 mins. (depending on road conditions)
Postcode TQ1 3PS.

The Torquay Supporters Club "Boots and Laces" normally admits visiting fans and has a reputation for being friendly whilst O'Conners near to the ground and The George Inn on Babbacombe Road have both received recommendations. Meanwhile, the local Wetherspoons can be found as The London Inn at 15/16 The Strand.

There are two chip shops close to the ground. The Plainmoor Fish Bar can be found at 143 St Marychurch Road with Rosies Fish and Chips at number 175.