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26 February 2019 Venue Sincil Bank Attendance

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📝 Match Preview: Lincoln City v City

The details ahead of Tuesday evening's match at Sincil Bank.

25 February 2019

Exeter City are swiftly back in action in Sky Bet League Two as they make the trip to Sincil Bank to take on top of the table, Lincoln City.

The Grecians, who travel to Lincolnshire for a 7.45pm kick-off go into the match following a 2-1 win over Crewe Alexandra, and will play their game in hand against the Imps looking to push themselves further into the play-off places with a win.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: “We’re going to go to Lincoln and try and win the game, like we do every game, but we’ve got to be ourselves.

“Anyone who has watched us recently has seen that our performances have been where they need to be, but it’s about results, and results boost confidence.”


The sides have met frequently over the past year or so with the Grecians managing to navigate their way past Danny Cowley’s men in the League Two play-off semi-final last season, but it was the Imps who came out on top at St James Park earlier in this campaign.

Goals from Lee Frecklington, John Akinde and a Troy Brown own goal would see to it that City would fall to defeat on their home turf.


You can purchase tickets on the day of the match from Sincil Bank's ticket office as online sales closed at 12pm on Monday, February 25.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adults: £22
  • Concessions (60/Disabled): £17
  • Young Adult (18-22): £17
  • Under-18: £9

Family Tickets:

  • 1 Adult and 1 under-18: £26
  • 1 60+ and 1 under-18: £21

Matchday purchases: YES

Ambulant: Concession rate (£17) or appropriate age rate including free carer where eligible.

Wheelchair: Age related price and carer free, 2 pairs received in advance.


The supporters’ coach departs at 12noon from Unit 1 nightclub on Tuesday, February 26, for a fee of £35. Other pick up points include: 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.

For more information or to book then please conract Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: (after 6pm).


If you're unable to make the trip to Sincil Bank then you can watch the game online via the iFollow service for a fee of £10.


There are a few ways to get to Sincil Bank which can vary slightly. From Exeter take the M5 north before taking the exit onto the M42. After travelling past Birmingham Airport, you can then join the M6 before picking up the M69 for a short distance. You then need to join the M1, again for a short period, before taking the exit for the A46. This road will take you towards Lincoln. There is limited parking at Sincil Bank therefore Lincoln City advise that you choose from a number of car parks in the city centre. The closest to the stadium is Lincoln Central Car Park (LN5 7BP) which is Park Marksecurity accredited. You can park here all day for £8 and it is a 15-minute walk from here via High Street, Scorer Street, and Cross Street. Find out about more car parks at


Train journeys to Lincoln from Exeter will usually take more than six hours and require two or three changes depending on what time you travel. At 12:40 you can take a bus replacement from Exeter St David’s to Taunton before boarding the 13:45 train to Birmingham New Street. You then need to take the 16:19 train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham where a further train will be required to get to Lincoln for 18:49. If you wish to arrive slightly earlier then you can get the 11:40 rail replacement to Taunton from Exeter St David’s before making the journey to Sheffield and then changing there before taking the final train to Lincoln which gets you there for 17:56. On arrival in Lincoln, there is a 15-minute walk via High Street, Scorer Street and Cross Street.


There are bar and refreshment facilities in the away supporters’ stand which offer a ranger of pies, burgers, hot dogs, confectionary and soft drinks. Please note that card is not accepted for payment and there are no cash machines inside the stadium. The nearest cash machine is located at the convenience store on Lincoln High Street (LN5 8HX). According to, there are plenty of good pubs to be found if you head along the High Street towards the town centre. Close to Sincil Bank on the High Street is the Hop and Barley micropub.

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Match Reports

📝 Lincoln City 1 City 1

Matt Jay gets his second goal in as many games but City denied a victory by cruel late goal

26 February 2019

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Exeter City were denied all three points away at league leaders Lincoln City by an injury-time equaliser from the hosts.

The Grecians put in a superb display and led for the majority of the match as Matt Jay got is second goal in as many games, but a long throw into the box, in the sixth minute of stoppage time, allowed John Akinde to fire a shot towards the bottom corner that took a memorable victory away from City with seconds of the match remaining. 

Matt Taylor made three changes from the side that had beaten Crewe Alexandra last time out, as Dean Moxey dropped out of the squad through injury to be replaced by Aaron Martin, Craig Woodman came in for Randell Williams and Donovan Wilson started at the expense of Lee Holmes.  

However, there was another significant change as City started with three at the back, with Woodman and Kane Wilson operating as wing-backs and that formation worked from the start as the Grecians created the better chances and had more of the possession in the first half.  

The first effort on target did come from Lincoln though as Akinde was played in on the right side of the area but fired straight at Christy Pym. 

Jake Taylor had a similar effort after 19 minutes, following good work from Donovan Wilson and Woodman, but his effort was also comfortably saved.  

City got the breakthrough their start deserved at 21 minutes though as Taylor was fouled just on the edge of the area, on the left side, and Jay floated a ball over the wall and into the far corner of the net for his second goal in as many games. 

Two minutes later and it, perhaps, should have been 2-0 to City as Kane Wilson, a threat down the right all first half, crossed for Donovan Wilson to send a header looping just over the crossbar from six yards out.  

The home side ended half on top though as Akinde nodded just wide after 30 minutes and then two minutes before the break Tom Pett brought a good save out of Pym from just inside the box. 

Lincoln made a change at the start of the second half as Shay McCartan came on for Mark O’Hara, but the hosts were still finding it very difficult to break down a determined City defence with only a wayward shot from Bruno Andrade threatening Pym’s goal in the opening 15 minutes of the second half.  

In fact, it was City would should have taken extended their lead just past the hour mark when a cute backheel from Archie Collins played in Kane Wilson and his low cross took a deflection off a defender just before Ryan Bowman was about to side-foot home. 

Then came a potentially big moment in the match as Akinde was sent through on goal by a Matt Rhead flick-on with 15 minutes to go. The striker went down under a challenge from Aaron Martin before poking a shot against the post.

Then five minutes later Shay McCartan played a well-placed free-kick into the wall. So, with the 90 minutes up – and four minutes of stoppage time shown – it looked as though City’s luck was going to hold out.

However, with the last attack of the match a long throw was played into the area. Again, Rhead flicked the ball on and this time Akinde provided the finishing touch.  

Lincoln City: Gilks, O’Connor, Shackell, O’Hara (McCartan, 53), Pett (Bolger, 82), Andrade, Toffolo, Boswtick, Rowe (Rhead, 67), Eardely, Akinde. Subs: Vickers, Angol, Roberts, Smith 

Exeter City: Pym, Sweeney, Woodman, O’Shea, A Martin, Bowman (Hartridge, 90+4), Jay (Boateng, 82), D Wilson (Forte, 60), K Wilson, Taylor, Collins. Subs: Hamon, Holmes, Williams, J Brown.

Attendance: 8,589 (123, away)

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Ticket News

🎟 AWAY TICKETS: Lincoln City (26/2/19)

Tickets now on sale for Grecians trip to Sincil Bank

24 February 2019

Tickets are now only available on the day for City's trip to Sincil Bank to face Lincoln City on Tuesday, February 26 in a 7:45pm kick-off.

Ticket prices are as follows.

  • Adults: £22
  • Concessions (60/Disabled): £17
  • Young Adult (18-22): £17
  • Under-18: £9

Family Tickets:

  • 1 Adult and 1 under-18: £26
  • 1 60+ and 1 under-18: £21

Matchday purchases: Yes

Ambulant: Concession rate (£17) or appropriate age rate including free carer where eligible

Wheelchair: Age related price and carer free, 2 pairs received in advance.

Grecian Travel: Grecian Travel is available for the fixture. It will depart at 12pm with a £35 fare. For more information click here


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