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Match preview: City v Colchester

All you need to know about Saturday's final game of the League Two season

4 May 2018

Exeter City host Colchester United on Saturday in their final League Two match of the season.

The Grecians, who have accumulated 77 points this season, are already guaranteed a play-off place but need a point to secure that they are at home in the second leg. They could still play any of the following teams in the semi-final Notts County, Coventry City, Lincoln City or Mansfield Town. 

City manager Paul Tisdale is expecting a few players to return from injury in time for Saturday’s match and is keen to give them some game time ahead of the play-offs.

“The squad is slightly fitter than it was a week ago,” said Tis. “We have had one or two players who have been out medium-term who are now back in training such as Craig Woodman, Ryan Harley, Jordan Moore-Taylor.   

“That gives me a couple of things to think about going into the next two or three weeks.”


The IP Office Stand is sold out for the match against Colchester United, 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.


Christy Pym will be presented with the fan voted Hawksmoor Investment Management Player of the Year awards on the pitch at 2:35pm. Make sure you are there to make some noise!


There will be the opportunity for City supporters to grab autographs and selfies with their favourite Grecians after Saturday's match against Colchester United.

The team will tour the Big Bank and IP Office Main Stand shortly after the match, armed with sharpies to sign programmes, shirts, phone covers or anything appropriate you would like them to sign.

The match day programme will come with a free A2 poster featuring the whole squad and coaching staff with space for each to add their autograph. The Grecian is available for just £3 from around the ground.


The EFL have issued a warning to all clubs against pitch invasions. Exeter City would like to remind fans that the club still have a home semi-final to play on the St James Park pitch and an invasion could damage the surface as well as delay the lap of honour where players sign autographs for supporters.


Following the match, the club will be staging a FREE end of season party with great rock and indie band Lucky 13 taking the stage after the game.

There will be special drinks promotions and a live band in the bar from around 6pm until 9pm we will ensure the season finishes with a bang. Click here to find out more about the event.


Tickets for our play-off semi-final home leg will not be on sale at the club before or after the game. We plan to release sales initially to gold priority members from 8pm on Saturday, May 5 this will be ONLINE ONLY through The usual priority rule of one ticket per person will be in place. Further details to the release schedule will follow as soon as we know, watch this space.


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 and from the ticket booth on Saturday.


The Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 12.30pm on Saturday and then to the general public, including away supporters, from 1.30pm. 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.


The Grecian, our official club matchday programme, will be on sale around the ground and in the club shop and reception for just £3.

Luke Croll is the feature interview, plus there is all the usual features, a season review and an A2 poster to get signed by the players. 


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.


The club shop, located in Red Square, will be open from 11am Saturday. The club shop has half-price printing on shirts as well as an end of season sale, with plenty of other goods on offer. 

SJP: Somewhere Just Perfect!

Early Bird Season Tickets are now on sale and will allow you to guarantee your perfect spot in the ground. Increased attendances mean seats are at a premium, so buy or renew your season ticket early to guarantee your place at next season’s games! Click here to find out more.


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Match Reports

City 1 Colchester United 0

Grecians go into play-offs with a victory

5 May 2018

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Exeter City beat Colchester United 1-0 at St James Park to take the Grecians into the play-offs with some momentum.

Robbie Simpson netted the only goal of the game in the second half as he headed home from Pierce Sweeney's cross in a match where the away side were denied from the penalty spot as Christy Pym made the save from Sammie Szmodics.

Match report sponsored by Speedy Freight

Having already confirmed their place in the end of season play-offs the Grecians made five changes to the side that were beaten by Stevenage last time out. Troy Archibald-Henville, Jordan Moore-Taylor, Ryan Harley, Liam McAlinden and Kyle Edwards all came into the side as competition for places increases going into the semi-finals next week.

In somewhat of a slow start to the match, it took until 13 minutes for City to create their first opening. And it came when McAlinden pounced on a defensive mis-kick to loft the ball over Dillon Barnes in the United goal before he opted to cross for Robbie Simpson instead of shooting, but the City number 8 was unable to get a head to it

Moments later Ryan Harley went close after good hold-up play from McAlinden, who teed up the City number 7, before his curling shot was palmed away by Barnes.

The visitors’ first and only real attempt of the half came just before the 20-minute mark when Ryan Gondoh cut inside from the right before miscuing his low shot which left Christy Pym untested.

City had the ball in the net on 40 minutes when Simpson headed in from Pierce Sweeney’s right-hand cross, but the referee adjudged the City forward to have fouled in the build-up play as he wrestled to win the ball meaning the sides would go in at the break level.

City created their first chance of the second period when Sweeney latched onto a deep cross at the far post, but the Irishman’s header edged just over as City pushed to go ahead.

The game then sparked into life, but at the other end, when Sweeney was penalised for fouling half-time substitute, Junior Ogedi-Ozokwe, in the penalty area. Szmodics then stepped up to take the spot kick for the away side but was denied by the legs of Pym as he turned the ball over the crossbar.

Szmodics would then have another attempt on 64 minutes when he managed to find himself a bit of space on the edge of the City box but shot well over as the City defenders rushed to shut him down.

The Grecians then created an excellent chance of their own when Dean Moxey was found on the left by Kyle Edwards just inside the box, and the full back struck the ball well but could only find Barnes’ left-hand post, and credit to defender Luke Prosser, who got back to prevent Simpson from tapping into an empty net.

Simpson didn’t have to wait long for another chance, though, when Sweeney delivered a fantastic deep cross from the right to the far post for the striker who held off his man before heading low into the net to put the Grecians ahead on 72 minutes.

Paul Tisdale's side continued to control the match as they now go into next week's play-off first leg tie with some momentum.

Exeter City: Pym, Sweeney, Archibald-Henville, Tillson, Harley (Woodman, 58), Simpson, Moore-Taylor (Seaborne, 58), McAlinden, Moxey (James, 80), Edwards, Boateng

Subs not used: Jones, Jay, Wilson, Loft


Colchester United: Barnes, Jackson, Prosser, Kent, Szmodics, Comley, Murray (Lapslie, 75), Mandron (Ogedi-Uzokwe, 45), Senior (Wright, 75), Vincent-Young, Gondoh

Subs not used: Walker, Eastman, Issa, Simms

Booked: Gondoh

Attendance: 4,615 (Inc, 174, away)

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Ticket News

🗓 Back the boys against Colchester United on Saturday, May 5

Pack the Park for final league match of 2017/18 season.

1 May 2018

Exeter City's final scheduled league match of the 2017/18 EFL Sky Bet League Two campaign is against Colchester United on Saturday, May 5 in a 3pm kick-off.

The Grecians are guaranteed a place in the play-offs for the second season running and will be looking to finish the regular season in good form and in fourth place with a win over Colchester United.

After the match the players will be doing their usual lap of the pitch with the opportunity of signings and autographs. A special sheet will be available with a copy of the match day programme.

Ticket News:

The IP Office Main Stand is SOLD OUT for the match and with a large crowd expected we advise fans to buy tickets in the Thatchers' Big Bank prior to the match to avoid dissapointment, 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.

SJP: Somewhere Just Perfect!

Early Bird Season Tickets are now on sale and will allow you to guarantee your perfect spot in the ground. Increased attendances mean seats are at a premium, so buy or renew your season ticket early to guarantee your place at next season’s games! Click here to find out more.


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