Exeter City v Pompey: Away-Day Guide

Pompey will feel they need to make amends for a home defeat to Exeter City in September. Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey will feel they need to make amends for a home defeat to Exeter City in September. Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey midfielder Ben Close Picture: Joe Pepler

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Pam Wilkins and Johnny Moore give you the inside track on the visit to Exeter City on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

STADIUM: St James Park, Stadium Way, Exeter, EX4 6PX.

Pompey fans will mostly be housed in then uncovered St James Road terrace behind one goal, with some seats in the stand.

In the past, entry to the terrace has been notoriously slow and although there is now a separate away entrance in St James Road, getting there in good time is still advisable.

Directions: Ken Malley always recommended using the A31/A35 route via Ringwood, Dorchester and Bridport, joining the A30 at Honiton.

Follow the A30 towards Exeter, passing under the M5.

Follow it on to the B3183 Heavitree Road for two miles, past the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.

Take the fourth exit at the large roundabout on to Western Way and at the next roundabout take the second exit on to Old Tiverton Road.

St James Park and Stadium Way are located on the left.

PARKING: There is no car park at the ground and very limited on-street parking.

The club recommends using car parks in town but be sure to check they will still be open after the match.

nearest train station: The journey from Portsmouth to Exeter takes about three hours with a change at either Westbury or Salisbury.

But there are no trains back after the match until the next morning.

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK: The Wells Tavern, near the ground, closed for Pompey’s visit in August, is now open again and renamed The St Anne’s Well (EX4 6QL). The pub serves food and has real ale. In town, is the Imperial, New North Road, EX4 4AH – a Wetherspoons pub.