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Match preview: City v Chesterfield

All you need to know about the Grecians match against Chesterfield

17 April 2018

Exeter City host Chesterfield on Tuesday night looking to close the gap on third-placed Wycombe Wanderers with a victory.

It is a match which has significance at both the top and bottom of League Two, with Jack Lester's side hoping to pick up a valuable three points in there battle against relegation.

It is for that reason Dean Moxey is expecting a tough and determined opponent on Tuesday night, despite their position in the table.

“It’s going to be a tough match," he said. "They’re fighting for their lives down at the bottom which is tough for them, but it’s a big game for us to get three points.

“We’ve still got the chance of automatic promotion so that’s what we’re looking at.”

Meanwhile Jack Lester - despite having seen his side lost three out of the last four games - wants his players to have belief going to St James Park.

“You have to have belief, you have to believe you’re going to do it,” he said. “We’re not playing Real Madrid, we’re going to places where we’re capable of winning.

“We could easily go to Exeter and win, we’ve already beaten them. They’ll be thinking they’ll have an easy game on their hands and wanting a win to go for automatic promotion. It’s certainly a game we’re capable of winning.”

TICKETS

The IP Office Stand is sold out for the match, meaning there is only standing tickets available in the Thatchers' Big Bank.

Tickets are available to purchase at the game, via the ticket booth in Red Square or via cash on the turnstiles. However, you can also purchase tickets in advance via the following link and pick them up at the ground via the ticket booth in Red Square.

SEASON TICKETS

Season tickets for the 2018/19 campaign are now on sale. You can find out more information about this here.

Anyone coming to the game and looking to renew or buy a season ticket, can do so as normal in the club shop until 5pm, and then from the ticket booth between 5pm and 7pm, at which point the ticket booth will revert to matchday activity only.

GROUND INFO

Redevelopment Work:

The away terrace and the Stagecoach Family Stand will not be open to supporters for Saturday’s game due to the redevelopment work at the club.

All entry for home fans will be via the Stadium Way turnstiles into the IP Office Main Stand or the Thatchers' Big Bank. There will be no entry possible from the Jungle Path/Well Street side on to the Thatchers' Big Bank.

For more information read the following article.

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

The matchday programme will be sold at a reduced price of £2 for this evening's game. As the programme was produced and delivered for the date of the original match on Saturday, March 3, the club will be selling these copies which means small sections of the edition will appear out of date. However, there is still an in-depth interview with Jamie Vittles on the work of the CITY Community Trust, a first, best and worst feature from Jon Challinor and look at tonight's opponents Chesterfield. 

NCS DEDICATED MATCH

Tonight's match is dedicated to the National Citizen Service, with the players warming up in t-shirts before the match to promote the project. National Citizen Service is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity open to 16 and 17 year-olds across England and Northern Ireland taking place during spring summer and autumn.

The programme, established in 2011, is a unique three or four-week project which focusses on fun and discovery, including 30 hours of community projects that benefits both young people and society.

Thanks to the work of CITY Community Trust more than 600 youngsters will take part in NCS in Exeter to help improve their employability, university apllications, self-confidence, social skills and problem-solving experience. You can find out more about the work CITY Community Trust do in regards to NCS by clicking here.

JUNIOR GRECIANS FAMILY ZONE

The new Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 5.45pm tonight and then to the general public, including away fans, from 6.45pm. The zone has video consoles, large TV screens, a refreshments stall and table football. 

The zone is located in Red Square. For more information on it read the following article

MASCOTS

Our mascots for today’s game are the following: Daniel Williams and Finn Wyllie-Smith

Read their profiles on page 13 of the matchday programme. If you would like to be a matchday mascot at one of our games contact our operations manager Andy Gillard via email at andy.gillard@ecfc.co.uk.

CLUB SHOP

The club shop, located in Red Square, will be open all of Tuesday until 10pm. The club shop has half-price printing on shirts as well as plenty of other goods on offer.

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City 2 Chesterfield 1

City take all three points at St James Park

17 April 2018

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Exeter City kept up their hopes for automatic promotion with a vital 2-1 win over Chesterfield at St James Park.

Jayden Stockley opened the scoring for the Grecians in the first half before an own goal from Alex Whitmore put City two goals to the good.

The Spireites hit back through Andy Kellett late on but the Grecians did well to hold onto a precious three points.

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The Grecians made two changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Accrington Stanley last weekend as Luke Croll and Robbie Simpson came into the starting XI with the City looking to keep up the pressure on Wycombe Wanderers, who occupy the third automatic promotion spot.

City began brightly with Hiram Boateng looking to get the Grecians going in midfield, and their good start almost paid off on eight minutes when the midfielder ran at the Spireites’ defence before playing in Stockley, whose low effort was kept out by Aaron Ramsdale.

But the away side, who were just as eager to claim the three points, also looked dangerous in the opening 15 minutes through a succession of corners just after Louis Dodds found a bit of space and shot at goal but his effort was well blocked by the City defence.

Shortly after, Lloyd James did excellently to break down the right-hand side before unleashing a powerful effort which dipped just in front of a diving Ramsdale, who just about dealt with the attempt as he pushed the ball past the post for a corner.

City continued to look dangerous and were getting most of their joy in behind the Chesterfield defence with Kane Wilson and Boateng the willing runners. Both players got to the by-line on a couple of occasions in quick succession and looked to cut the ball back but for some dogged defending, as the away side just about managed to clear.

In their best move of the half so far, the Grecians were inches from going ahead when Jordan Storey, Luke Croll and Boateng did brilliantly well in a tight space to eventually set Wilson free down the left and his cross was met by Robbie Simpson, but a vital interception saw the ball over the bar for a City corner.

And that set piece led to City’s opener on 38 minutes when the ball broke to Jake Taylor on the right and his cross was met by Stockley whose header had enough power on it to take the ball past Ramsdale to give the City number 11 his 22nd goal of the season as City took a deserved lead into the break.

With the away side in need of points they came into the second half looking to commit more men forward as the game began to open up with both sides looking to counter-attack at speed.

City fans breathed a huge sigh of relief just before the hour mark when a cross came in and James tried to flick the ball away but inadvertently headed the ball against his own post before the ball fell to George Smith, whose shot was straight at Christy Pym as he punched the ball over from close range.

As the half wore on the Grecians searched to go further ahead with Boateng continuing to get into good positions before crossing dangerously as Jack Lester’s side defended resolutely under pressure.

Pierce Sweeney was next to have an attempt at goal on 74 minutes when City worked a short free-kick which was laid back to the Irishman who struck well and forced a smart save from Ramsdale who tipped over.

That City dominance paid dividends in the 74th minute when they found their second of the match after Boateng’s dangerous cross caused havoc in the Chesterfield penalty box before the ball took a touch off of Whitmore to end up in the net.

But the away side pulled one back just eight minutes from time after playing the ball around the edge of the City box before the ball was played into Kellett who fired in past Pym to set up a slightly nervy final 10 minutes at St James Park.

But credit to the Grecians who managed the remaining minutes well as they claimed a vital three points.

Exeter City: Pym, Sweeney, James, Tillson, Simpson (Jay, 62), Stockley, Wilson, Croll, Taylor, Storey, Boateng

Subs not used: Jones, Archibald-Henville, Brunt, Seaborne, Edwards, Loft

Booked: Taylor

Chesterfield: Ramsdale, Dennis, O’Grady (Brown, 74), Smith, Dodds, McGuire, Reed, Barry, Weir (Kellett, 69), Whitmore (Rowley, 80), Nelson

Subs not used: Anyon, Talbot, Kellett, McCourt, Hines

Booked: Rowley

Attendance: 3,560 (Inc, 134, away)

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🗓 Under 20 seats left for Chesterfield match

Three to go at St James Park

16 April 2018

The Grecians kept their promotion push going with a hard-fought draw at league leaders Accrington Stanley on Saturday, and with just FOUR matches to go (3 at SJP) the boys need your support.

City face Chesterfield at the Park in a 7:45pm kick-off this Tuesday, April 17. 

Your support is crucial and makes all the difference as we enter the home stretch of the season, with all to play for.

Tickets

There are currently less than 20 tickets left for the IP Office Main Stand as of Monday, April 16.

Standing tickets in the Thatchers' Big Bank, the largest standing terrace in the football league, for the match should still be available to purchase on the day, but again the club is advising that supporters buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment, and to take advantage of advanced discounts.

To purchase tickets online, please click here. You can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411 243 (option 3) or visit the club shop and reception in person between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Thank you for your support.

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