This afternoon, we travel to the Abbey Stadium where we face Cambridge United in the Carabao Cup.
Last Season’s Carabao Cup First Round saw us defeat League One side Southend United which earned us a magical trip to Elland Road. Over 600 County fans made the trip North to support the team and, whilst most County fans will (probably quite rightly) claim “we should have been 3-0 up at half time”, the match eventually ended in a 5-1 defeat thanks to a wonder performance from United's Kemar Roofe.
County would get a rare second chance against the Championship outfit when, just months later, the former Champions League semi-finalists visited Rodney Parade in the FA Cup. No one needs to be reminded of that result!
Cambridge United are a familiar foe for County. The two sides met three times last season with County the victors on all three occasions. Cambridge will fancy their chances, however, as before last season, their record against The Exiles was second to none!
Tickets for this match are no longer on sale online or at the Club Shop.
FINDING THE AWAY END
County fans will be seated in the South Stand with access to the stand available from Newmarket Road and Coldhams Lane. From the club shop, head back out on to Newmarket Road, turn left and then turn left again to walk down the foot path and enter at the far end of the ground.
Food and Drinks are available within the stadiums away end. It is suggested £5-£6 should be enough to cover food and a drink per person.
As always, the official Supporters Club Coach will be organising travel for County fans who wish to attend the game. To book, please speak to Jeff, Bob, or Susan or go to the Club Shop located at the Kingsway Centre during regular opening hours.
GETTING TO CAMBRIDGE
Stagecoach are running a Park & Ride bus for Cambridge United fixtures, taking you back to the Newmarket Park & Ride site after the game. The dedicated bus will leave the lay-by opposite the stadium two hours after kick off.
Return tickets between Newmarket Road Park & Ride site and the Abbey Stadium are just £2.50 on match days!
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On-street parking is available off Coldhams Lane, and a limited number of disabled parking spaces are available at the stadium.
The nearest Petrol Stations are at the Newmarket Road Park & Ride site, and Sainsbury's, on the corner of Barnwell Road and Coldham's Lane.
Cambridge North Rail Station (25-30 minutes) and Cambridge Rail Station (35-40 minutes) are a short walk to the club, and served by bus.
National Express coaches stop at Parkside in the City Centre, a 30 minute walk to the club.
The Citi 3 stops outside the stadium every 10 minutes, and can be reached at the Cambridge Rail Station and Cambridge City Centre. The 10 and 12 also stop outside the stadium.
CAN'T MAKE THE MATCH?
As the game is a cup match, no live showing of this fixture will occur on iFollow Exiles. However, commentary by Tim Thraves can be found at the Match Centre from 7:30pm. Follow along here
An on-the-whistle match report of this match will be provided on the Club website upon the end of the game. Michael Flynn’s post-match analysis will appear on the website the day after the game, while you can watch all of Flynn’s post-match press conference as-well as two County players by subscribing to iFollow Exiles from just £4.49 per month.