Oxford First Up For Pompey

19 June 2013 07:38
League Two fixtures 2013/2014

Portsmouth will begin the League Two season with a home match against Oxford United and also end the season at Fratton Park when Plymouth Argyle are the visitors.

The first away trip of the season is the long jaunt to Lancashire to play Accrington Stanley, who are now managed by Pompey arch-villain James Beattie.

Boxing Day sees Pompey play Dagenham & Redbridge for the very first time as they make their way down to the south coast whilst 2014 will be welcomed by some Pompey fans in Essex with a trip to Southend United on New Year's Day.

Strangely, there is a lack of midweek fixtures away from home scheduled for this season. Wycombe isn't too far to go on January 28th but the March 25th trip to Rochdale on a Tuesday night is something only for the diehard Portsmouth fans. No doubt the winter weather will see some games postponed to midweek, too.

But that should be the only real complaint about this fixture list as far as Pompey fans are concerned. This is the first time since the 2006/2007 season since Portsmouth have begun and finished the season at home, unless there is a play-off campaign to come.

The opening day should see plenty of Oxford fans travel to Fratton Park to enhance the atmosphere whilst Plymouth supporters should also sell out the Milton End for what will hopefully be a celebration come the final day.

The new season begins on Saturday, August 3rd. Here are the fixtures in full:

AugustSat Aug 3: Oxford United (H)Sat Aug 10: Accrington Stanley (A)Sat Aug 17: Morecambe (H)Sat Aug 24: Mansfield Town (A)Sat Aug 31 Chesterfield (H)SeptemberSat Sept 7: Cheltenham Town (A)Sat Sept 14: Burton Albion (A)Sat Sept 21: Fleetwood Town (H)Sat Sept 28: York City AOctoberSat Oct 5: Rochdale (H)Sat Oct 12: Plymouth Argyle (A)Sat Oct 19: Bury (H)Tue Oct 22: Wycombe Wanderers (H)Sat Oct 26: Torquay United (A)NovemberSat Nov 2: Exeter City (H)Sat Nov 16: AFC Wimbledon (A)Sat Nov 23: Scunthorpe United (H)Tue Nov 26: Southend United (H)Sat Nov 30: Hartlepool United (A)DecemberSat Dec 14: Newport County (H)Sat Dec 21 Bristol Rovers (A)Thu Dec 26: Dagenham & Redbridge (H)Sun Dec 29: Northampton Town (H)JanuaryWed Jan 1: Southend United (A)Sat Jan 4: Accrington Stanley (H)Sat Jan 11: Oxford United (A)Sat Jan 18 Mansfield Town (H)Sat Jan 25 Morecambe (A)Tue Jan 28: Wycombe Wanderers (A)FebruarySat Feb 1: Torquay United (H)Sat Feb 8: Exeter City (A)Sat Feb 15: AFC Wimbledon (H)Sat Feb 22: Scunthorpe United (A)MarchSat Mar 1: Chesterfield (A)Sat Mar 8: Cheltenham Town (H)Tue Mar 11: Burton Albion (H)Sat Mar 15: Fleetwood Town (A)Sat Mar 22: York City (H)Tue Mar 25: Rochdale (A)Sat Mar 29: Newport County (A)AprilSat Apr 5: Hartlepool United (H)Sat Apr 12: Dagenham & Redbridge (A)Sat Apr 19: Bristol Rovers (H)Mon Apr 21: Northampton Town (A)Sat Apr 26: Bury (A)MaySat May 3: Plymouth Argyle (H)

Source: Fratton Faithful