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City v Morecambe

All you need to know about Saturday's match with Morecambe at St James Park

28 September 2017

Exeter City take on Morecambe at St James Park looking to bounce back from back-to-back defeats against Coventry City and Notts County.

 The Grecains, who are still second in the table having won seven of their first 10 matches in League Two, but face an in-form Morecambe side who have picked up good results against Luton Town and Newport County AFC recently.

The game will see the two longest-serving managers in Football League go head-to-head, with Jim Bentley having been in charge of the Shrimps for over six years and Tis now in his 11th season as City manager. 

Tis said that he admires the work Jim Bentley has done and knows his team will be a tough nut to crack on Saturday. 

“I admire Jim (Bentley) greatly,” said Tis. “He has had a long time at Morecambe and does a really good job on the resources he has and I think, as always, they will be a tough nut to track.

“They (Morecambe) have got some continuity in the team and continuity in the manager. I am hoping Kevin Ellison doesn’t score a scorcher like he did last year. That was probably goal-of-the-season, his volley. I’m hoping he’ll keep that for another day but it will be a tough game – as it always is with Morecambe.”

 

There are limited amount of seats still available in the IP Office Stand so we advise supporters who are wanting to sit down for the match against Morecambe to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. They can do this by calling 01392 411243 or by clicking on the following link. Tickets will then be available to collect on the day from the ticket booth in Red Square. 

Standing tickets in the Thatchers Big Bank will still be available on matchday, but there is a £1 increase on the day so again we advise purchasing tickets in advance. 

For more details on pricing visit the following link

Thank you to our match sponsors RGB Recruitment and our ball sponsors WC Milk.

Over the last 16 years, RGB Recruitment Ltd has been providing recruitment services to the construction and engineering Industry. As one of the South West’s leading construction recruiters, they are committed to quality. Right from the initial brief of your business requirements, their processes ensure their service is tough to beat. As part of the Pertemps Network, a global recruitment business, RGB are perfectly positioned to service clients across the UK. For more information on RGB Recruitment visit the following website.

West County Milk works to supply local milk and other fresh products to a range of different industry sectors on a regional and national basis. These sectors include hotels and restaurants, catering contractors, nursing/case homes, convenience stores, schools and many other locations. 

Based in Exeter, Devon, West Country Milk operates using independent supply partners, typically dairies, to provide regular deliveries, typically on a daily basis. For information on WC Milk visit the following website

We have an extensive range of sponsorship opportunities. For more information contact Jake Wood at Exeter City at jake.wood@ecfc.co.uk.

Redevelopment work: The away terrace and the Stagecoach Family Stand will not be open to supporters for Saturday's game due to 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 to the Thatchers' Big Bank. 

For more information read the following article

Troy Brown is the feature interview in the matchday programme for Saturday. Troy talks about his hunger for success this season having suffered play-off final heartbreak in May. The programme, packed full of other interesting features and interviews, is available from the club shop and reception, as well as around the ground, for just £3. 

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. 

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

Our mascots for today's game are the following: Dillon Blundell, Alfie Kemp, Finlay Crocker, Harry Sexton, Josh Howard, Toby Crocker, Sebastian Raleigh. 

Read their profiles in 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

The club shop will be open from 11am to 5pm on matchdays. The club shop is located in Red Square at the back of the IP Office Stand. 

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City 4 Morecambe 1

Grecians back on track with win over Morecambe

30 September 2017

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Exeter City returned to winning ways after a comfortable 4-1 win over Morecambe at St James Park in Sky Bet League Two.

Two goals from Jayden Stockley, as well as goals from Troy Brown and Dean Moxey sealed an excellent victory for the Grecians as they impressed in front of a home crowd.

The Grecians made two changes from Tuesday’s defeat to Notts County as Lee Holmes and Troy Archibald–Henville were replaced by Moxey, who made his first start of the season, and Luke Croll. 

The game was just one minute old when Reuben Reid attempted to latch onto a long ball from Craig Woodman, but the City striker clashed with goalkeeper Barry Roche who hobbled off the field leaving the away side with no choice but to make an early substitution as Danijel Nizic replaced him. 

Following that delay, both teams struggled to create any clear-cut chances in the opening period, with Moxey having City’s only real opening when he did well to get the wrong side of Mitchell Lund and work some space, but slipped just before he could fire an effort towards goal.

But the Grecians began to up the tempo shortly after Moxey’s opportunity as they fired themselves into the lead just after 20 minutes.

An in-swinging corner from Lloyd James was met at the back post by Troy Brown who was on hand to fire in and put City a goal to the good as he claimed his first goal of the season.

Good play play then saw the Grecians double their lead just a few minutes later when Jayden Stockley did well to create space on the right before being threaded in by Jake Taylor.

The City striker then made no mistakes as he fired in powerfully right footed to double City’s lead.

But the Grecians’ advantage was halved on 37 minutes when Vadaine Oliver pounced in the City box to fire home.

A thunderous strike from Garry Thompson on the edge of the box was parried by Christy Pym and Oliver did well to react first and slot past the City goalkeeper

Moments later, City were dealt another blow when Jordan Tillson, who had been lively in the centre of the field, limped off following a challenge from Lund, and was replaced by Hiram Boateng just minutes before the break

On the stroke of half-time City created an excellent chance from a free-kick with Stockley at the heart of the action. The forward, who was tussling with a Morecambe defender, went to ground but got up in time to come within inches of the ball as it was crossed back into the area as another chance went begging.

But the City forward was back in the goals just moments before when, from a throw in, he did well to set himself up to turn and volley into the far corner and put City into a 3-1 lead going into the break.

Just a few moments into the second half, Stockley had a wonderful chance to seal his hat-trick after excellent link up play with Reid.

A long ball forward saw the City number 33 back heel into his striker partner’s path but Stockley was unable to keep his effort on target as the Grecians attacked the Big Bank.

City then found their fourth on 47 minutes when they broke on the counter attack at speed. After Stockley received it on the half-way line and ran at the Morecambe defence, he teed up Moxey who calmly placed the ball past Nizic to score his first goal for the club since April 2009 against the same club, Morecambe, at St James Park.

The Grecians continued to attack and came close to their fifth on the hour when the tenacious Reid burst through the Morecambe defenders, but miscued his shot as Nizic collected comfortably.

Stockley then went close to his hat-trick once again on 73 minutes after good build up play from James. The central midfielder, who had time to look up in the middle, played a delicate cross towards the City striker, but his header edged inches wide of the goal.

Substitute, Boateng, then showed an excellent turn of pace as he picked up the ball in midfield and drove at the visitors. After finding himself some space on the edge of the box, he shaped to curl into the far corner, but again for City, they were unable to find their fifth.

Morecambe then felt aggrieved after Pym rushed from his goal to collide with substitute Callum Lang, and the resulting free-kick from Michael Rose cannoned off the post to keep the score at 4-1 in the 83rd minute.

But there were no more goals to be had for the Grecians as they returned to winning ways at St James Park and remain second in League Two. 

Exeter City: Pym, Sweeney, Woodman, James, Tillson (Boateng, 41), Stockley, Moxey (Edwards, 71), Croll, Taylor, Reid (Jay, 86), Brown

Subs not used: Hamon, Archibald-Henville, McAlinden, Wilson

Booked:Croll, Moxey, Pym

Morecambe: Roche (Nizic, 1) Brough, Old, Thompson (Lang, 76), Fleming (Kenyon, 68), Oliver, Campbell, Ellison, Lund, Muller, Rose

Subs not used: McGowan, Lavelle, Turner, Osborne

Booked: Lund, Thompson

Attendance: 3,651 (Inc, 27, away)

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