League One - Portsmouth charge Carlisle £20 for parking team bus

Carlisle manager Greg Abbott was furious after Portsmouth charged his club to leave the team bus in the car park for their League One clash.

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Portsmouth's Fratton Park

Abbott ranted on Sky Sports News following the incident, which meant that in addition to suffering the pain of a 702-mile, 14-hour round trip in the coach his side also face the indignity of having to cough up £20 to be able to play.

Though Abbott was left fuming at the charge - which was apparently insisted upon by the administrators who run Fratton Park's parking facility - he bore no ill will towards the beleaguered club, and even paid tribute to the young players who earned a 1-1 draw.

"Their players are playing for these fans, and you are always up against it sometimes," Abbott told the BBC.

"It is a sob story for Portsmouth and they are playing in sort of emotion country at the moment, and I think that has probably got them the point.

"That is what will make sides come here and face difficult tasks, and we feel a bit unlucky that we haven’t got three points.

"But, there are no sob stories connected to it, we are going back with another point chalked off and we embark on our seven hour journey."

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