Exeter City take the Easter Monday trip to Stevenage looking to bounce back from a Good Friday defeat to Crawley Town.
Ahead of the match, City boss Matt Taylor said: “There are some tired bodies, Pierce looked like he was struggling for the last 10 or 15 minutes (v Crawley.) We’ve got to dust ourselves down, we can only look at ourselves on the back of today, that’s the frustrating thing because we were more than good enough to get something out of the game. We’re good enough to go and get something out of the game on Monday, but it’s put more pressure on ourselves.”
LAST TIME WE MET
The sides last met back in early October last year at St James Park when the Grecians claimed a 1-0 win with Dean Moxey netting the only goal of the game with a right-footed finish from close range.
The supporters’ coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 8am for a fare of £30. Pick-up points include: Unit 1 nightclub (Summerland Street), Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller and Carter steakhouse), Cullompton Services (junction 28), Tiverton (junction 27), Taunton (junction 25), any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement. The easiest way to buy is online, or on your mobile using the clubs ticketing system. For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: email@example.com (after 6pm).
To get to Stevenage from Exeter take the M5 north all the way up to the M4 East where you need to travel towards London. You then need to join the M25 clockwise and follow the motorway for a period of time before taking the exit for the A405. Continue along this road before you come to a roundabout and take the third exit for the A414. Follow this road for a while before you meet the A1 which you need to follow before leaving for a main roundabout and the A602 which will take you to the stadium. Free match day parking for 500 cars is available to fans at Fairlands Valley car park to the north of the ground. This is signposted from junction seven of the A1(M). Please then use the signposted underpass to cross the A602 to the stadium, rather than crossing the dual carriageway by foot.
To get to Stevenage by train it requires you to travel into London and take the underground service on a few routes. The 09.55 service gets you to Stevenage for 13.27 but once you’ve arrived at London Paddington you need to take the underground to King’s Cross station to complete the journey. In terms of getting back to Exeter, the 17.47 train from Stevenage, changing at St Pancras and getting the underground to London Paddington, will get you back to Exeter at 21.20.
According to footballgroundguide.com, there is a large club house bar at the ground, behind the south stand, which is popular with both home and away fans alike. Otherwise, there is not much in the way of pubs near to the ground. Still, if you like your real ale then it is worth taking the 15-minute walk to the 'Our Mutual Friend' pub in Broadwater Crescent. This pub, which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide offers seven beers on hand pump, plus real cider.
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