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2013-14 Away Days (Part One)

24 May 2013

We take a look at the new away trips we will be making next season. In part one we look at the grounds dropping down from the Championship

Molineux 

Wolves had a torrid year last year, and relegation became inevitable, ending the season with 41 points, having won seven of their 23 league matches at home, joint lowest with Birmingham and Huddersfield. 

Molineux, which has an all-seated capacity of 31,700 fans, opened in 1889 and has been the home ground of Wolverhampton Wanderers football club for 113 years and has a pitch size of 116 x 74 yards. 

The ground can facilitate 1,500 away fans in the upper tier of its new Stan Cullis stand, and was the first ground to ever host a league game in English football history. 

It has been 26 years since the O’s last played competitively at Molineux in a 2-0 loss to the Midlands side in December 1987. 

By car, Molineux is just under three hours away from Brisbane Road, and is located just to the north of the city centre, adjacent to Wolverhampton University campus. Turn north off the Ring Road onto Waterloo Road, and the stadium will be on your right.

There is also the option of taking the train, at which you can de-board at Wolverhampton Station, and follow the same route as the route by car. The stadium will once again will appear on your left.

London Road

The Posh were relegated in dramatic fashion on the last day of the season, with their campaign consisting of just fifteen victories, eight of which were at London Road. 

London Road, was once just a small municipal stadium, with a pitch size of 112 x 74 yards. Despite being constructed in 1913, Peterborough United moved into the ground in 1934, and officially bought the ground in 1950. 

It can hold 15,314 fans, 5,000 of which is standing space, and registered its record attendance of 30,096 during an FA Cup encounter between Peterborough and Swansea in 1965.

The East Anglia based stadium has the capacity to host 4,800 visiting supporters, 800 of which being in the main stand, and the 4,000 in the Moy’s terrace.

It was three years ago that the O’s last faced Peterborough United at London Road, earning a point in a 2-2 draw on November 23 2010.  

London Road is easily accessible, lying just to the south of the city centre. It is approximately 15-20 minutes away from the railway station, and a ten minute walk from Peterborough cathedral.  

Ashton Gate

Bristol City endured a terrible campaign last season, finishing bottom with 11 wins and 27 losses, and conceding a total of 84 goals in the process.

As a result, the O’s will be visiting Ashton Gate for the first time since their 2-1 defeat to Bristol in September 2006. 

Opened in 1900, Ashton Gate, holds a capacity of 21,497 fans, with 2,400 allocated to visiting supporters in the Wedlock Stand, and has a pitch size of 115 x 75 yards.

It had originally been the home of Bedminster FC before Bedminster merged with Bristol to form Bristol City. 

When the clubs first merged, their home games were played at Bristol’s original ground of St. John’s Lane, before Ashton Gate became the permanent home of City in 1904.
 
Nine years later, Ashton Gate played host to an international game between England and Wales, and the ground has been considered for use during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. 

Fans of the Orient face a three hour car journey ahead of the O’s away trip to Ashton Gate, but it’s not too hard to find when driving. Exit the M5 at junction 18 and follow signs to Bristol Airport on the A38. As you travel over the Swing Bridge, turn left into Winterstroke Road and the ground will be on your left. 

The ground is also accessible by train, with Parson Street station located ten minutes walk away from the stadium. However, with few trains stopping at this station, Bristol Temple Meads is the next closest, but remains two miles away from Ashton Gate, so it is advisable to take a taxi.

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