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Shorter Trips For O's Fans This Term

11 July 2012

O's set for less travelling in 2012/13 campaign

ORIENT'S fans can look forward to spending less time on the road to watch their team this season as the promotion of the likes of Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday will see them travel 182 less miles in npower League 1 this campaign.

The long distance away days at the Owls and the Terriers, as well as at relegated clubs Rochdale and Exeter have been replaced with more local trips to Swindon, Crawley, Coventry and Portsmouth.

In total, Orient fans will have to travel 3,513 miles to reach their away games next term, meaning anyone making their way to all 23 League games will cover a mammoth 7,026 miles.

That is down from 7,390 last season, which represented the highest amount of miles covered since Orient's return to the third tier in 2006/07.

Orient's shortest trips are to London rivals Brentford, at 16 miles, and Stevenage, which is 44 miles away.

The longest journey is to Carlisle United in the north west, which is a marathon 322 mile trek.

Five of Orient's League 1 opponents are based within 70 miles of Brisbane Road, so there remain plenty of local derbies to look forward to.

.THE MILEAGE CHART IN FULL

 

TEAM

DISTANCE

Brentford

16 miles

Stevenage

44 miles

Crawley Town51 miles

Colchester United

60 miles

Milton Keynes Dons

66 miles

Coventry City103 miles
Portsmouth
107 miles
Swindon Town
112 miles
Notts County137 miles
Walsall139 miles
AFC Bournemouth144 miles
Shrewsbury Town
163 miles

Yeovil Town

165 miles

Doncaster Rovers
165 miles
Crewe Alexandra

174 miles

Sheffield United

181 miles

Scunthorpe United189 miles

Tranmere Rovers

226 miles

Oldham Athletic

227 miles

Bury

228 miles

Preston North End

236 miles

Hartlepool United

258 miles

Carlisle United

322 miles

 

TOTAL MILEAGE

3513 miles

AVERAGE DISTANCE

153 miles


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