Underhill – All At Sea guide

24 Oct

A NICE easy trip for many of us should see a strong Shrimpers turnout for this clash with struggling Barnet.
Last year’s comfortable 2-0 win was immensely enjoyable and a similar result would keep our promotion push ticking along nicely.
Underhill is a familiar venue for the seasoned away traveller, but for those not
in the know, there are plenty of options for those travelling from Southend. Those coming by train can go into London and take the northern line to High Barnet. It’s right at the end of the line and takes about 45 minutes, but the station is close to the ground. Alternatively, overground trains from Kings Cross run to New Barnet and only take 20 minutes, but it’s a longer walk – about 15 minutes, although there are watering holes on the way. By car, the ground is a few miles from the M25, leave at junction 23 and travel down the A1081 – eventually the ground will be on your right. There is plenty of street parking around the ground or you can use the car park at High Barnet underground station.
Boozer of choice is normally the Red Lion which is a mere drunken stagger from the away turnstiles. It does get packed so those who want to sup more quietly may have to take a walk under the railway bridge towards New Barnet for some more boozers. Barnet is a friendly place so nowhere is out of bounds for those with honourable intentions.
Tickets are currently on general sale at Southend. Blues fans will once again be housed on part of the East Terrace (£16 adults, £13 concessions, £9 under 14 if bought in advance), where 800 can be accommodated. I’m informed that the 200 seats in the family area have now sold out.
With sales going well, Blues may also be allocated part of the North Terrace behind
one goal.


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