A number of travelling Plymouth Argyle supporters missed their side’s 2-0 League 2 victory at Morecambe yesterday afternoon after Bank Holiday travel chaos on the M6 prevented many fans from reaching The Globe Arena in time for kick off.
An accident on the M6 caused long queues of standing traffic with Plymouth Argyle’s supporters some of those travellers stranded in the North West.
The football fixture computer threw up the gruelling 330 mile trip to Lancashire for The Pilgrims and many fans had travelled as far north as Preston (less than 30 miles from their destination) before admitting defeat and having to turn around and make the long return journey back to the South West after missing the entire match.
The Easter Bank Holiday fixture schedule has a habit of producing some difficult long distance trips for Football League clubs. Yesterday’s fixture list saw Rochdale and Wigan Athletic make daunting long distance trips to Southend United and Swindon Town in League 1 while Crawley Town travelled to York City, Carlisle United faced Yeovil Town at Huish Park and Notts County travelled to the South Coast to face Portsmouth in League 2.
On Easter Monday, Gillingham have been challenged with a trip to Gigg Lane to face Bury and Swindon Town travel to Scunthorpe United in League 1. The League 2 fixture list sees Bristol Rovers travel to Carlisle United, Leyton Orient host Hartlepool United, Newport County host Accrington Stanley while York City make the longest trip of all as they play Plymouth Argyle at Home Park.
Goals from Jordan Houghton and Jamille Matt fired Plymouth Argyle to their 2-0 victory at Morecambe yesterday as the club continue their chase for promotion to League 1.