Bristol Rovers fans travelled in their numbers again as they descended to the South Coast in their trip to Fratton Park
Portsmouth is one of the closer games for fans to attend and with it scheduled in August in the summer sunshine, it was an away day that many fans didn’t want to miss out on, making the 236 mile-round trip.
The Gas took an away following of 1,843 fans, though the team couldn’t reward the following with Pompey inflicting a 3-1 defeat. This was despite the fact there was a national train strike that impacted fans getting to mat
Nevertheless, Rovers fans continued to embrace life back in League One by sending another four-figure following to an away match after their visit to Burton Albion. It was the second away game for Joey Barton’s men who faced a difficult trip up north in torrential conditions at Barnsley.
From nearing almost 2,000 supporters on Saturday, Rovers had the second highest away following of the weekend.
Former Premier League club Sheffield Wednesday, one of the firm favourites for promotion from League One, took an impressive 4,754 fans to Bolton Wanderers as the Owls claimed a 2-0 win at the University of Bolton Stadium.
Not far behind Rovers is Darrell Clarke’s Port Vale, who took 1,716 fans to the Pirelli Stadium as the Valiants claimed a 2-0 victory with former striker Ellis Harrison scoring his first goal for the club since his move to Vale Park.
At the other end of the table, a total of 130 Morecambe fans, the most northerly team in the division, witnessed a 1-1 draw with Oxford United.
Want to find out how other teams away attendances looked on the weekend? All are below courtesy of EFL website ‘The 72’.
League One away followings - Saturday, August 20
Sheffield Wednesday - 4754
Bristol Rovers - 1843
Port Vale - 1716
Lincoln City - 1633
Ipswich Town - 1343
Plymouth Argyle - 1224
Derby County - 1129
Cambridge United - 792
Wycombe Wanderers -283
Cheltenham Town - 266
Accrington Stanley - 142
Morecambe - 130