CHERRIES are offering supporters free coach travel for the early trip to Middlesbrough in December.

The game is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 18, with an earlier kick-off time of 12.30pm to accommodate for live broadcasting.

Although accommodating for live broadcasting, the schedule change certainly doesn’t accommodate for the paying supporters who have to get up there for such a time.

With a round trip of 604 miles, supporters coaches will begin the journey from Weymouth as early as 1.15am, eventually departing Vitality Stadium at 3am in the morning.

The club have said: “In order to obtain your free coach travel, simply select your coach pick up point as normal when purchasing a ticket and the cost will be free at the check out.”

Tickets will go on sale to supporters with 10+ away points on Wednesday, November 17, reducing incrementally until general sale begins on Wednesday, December 1.

Coach travel and pick-up points:

Weymouth (Esplanade K1 Bus Stop) 1.15am

Dorchester (Tesco Fountain) 1.30am

Poole (Train Station) 2.10am

Branksome (John Lewis Bus Stop) 2.20am

Vitality Stadium 3am

Ringwood (Bus Stop) 3.10am