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📝 Big Match Preview: City v Macclesfield Town

All you need to know ahead Tuesday evening's match at St James Park

27 November 2018

Exeter City are swiftly back in Sky Bet League Two action as they welcome Macclesfield Town to St James Park on Tuesday night in a 7.45pm kick-off.

The Grecians made the long trip to Colchester last weekend a positive one as they battled to return to Devon with a point following a 1-1 draw and will be keen to build on that display against a Macclesfield side who will be buoyed by their win over Yeovil Town last time out.

Ahead of the match, City midfielder Nicky Law said: “From what we’ve seen of them they’re a difficult side to play against. From our point of view if we can score first then, when you’re against teams that are down there, teams can struggle with confidence.

“We need to concentrate on ourselves, respect our opponents, whether they’re first in the league or bottom of the table, there’s no easy games in this league.

Nicky Law says City are expecting a difficult encounter against Macclesfield

“The worst thing we could do tomorrow night is to turn up thinking we only need to turn up and win the game because it won’t be the case, it’ll be another tough game at home and we’ll be looking to do our own thing and do what we do well and hopefully get our first league win for a while which is the aim.”


The sides last met in League Two back in 2009 as the Grecians ran out 4-0 winners with Adam Stansfield, Richard Logan, Neil Saunders and Craig McAllister netting for City at St James Park.


Tickets are on sale at advance prices until 5pm on Monday, November 26. Why not save money and time queuing by buying in advance?

Tuesday night's match is available as part of our special 4 for £40 Big Bank ticket offer.

You can book online via Mobile, tablet or desktop by visiting: or by calling: 01392 411 243 or by visiting the club shop/reception at St James Park.

Matchday sales and collections for the new Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand will need to be made at the ticket booth in Red Square as the new stand ticket booth is still a work in progress. Supporters are encouraged to collect their tickets in advance from St James Park.

Ticket prices are as follows, advance tickets are available up to the day before the match.





City's designated Stonewall Rainbow Laces fixture will see the team captains will wear rainbow armbands and the corner flags and the substitution board will be turned rainbow coloured to show our support. Click here to find out more.


The new defibrillator which was purchased through your support will shortly be installed in the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand.

One of our supporters Tina Davis knows exactly how vital defibrillators can be in saving lives as she works on Avon Ward at the RD&E Hospital in Wonford, looking after patients with heart problems.

Tina will be at FECRACE, the Bottle Bar, in the Centre Spot after tomorrow's match against Macclesfield Town on Tuesday, November 27.

Tina will be selling raffle tickets for a draw to be held on December 17. The ward is raising funds to buy reclining chairs for patients with heart failure, each chair costs £1000 and they need 10 of them.

So, please support Tina and this very worthy cause, you might even win Hospitality for 2 and match tickets for a City game of your choice!

Thank you for your support.


We look forward to welcoming our match sponsors Kitsons Solicitors to the game, as well as our ball sponsors: SANDS Consultants, Crealy, Toucan Design and Gould Homes.


The latest edition of The Grecian features an in-depth interview with on loan forward Tristan Abrahams. The youngster speaks at length about his development, how he is enjoying his time at City and how being in Devon is keeping him focused on his football. You can also read regular features from lifelong City fan Tony Morris, local journalist Matt Bamsey and get all you need to know about Tuesday evening’s opponents.


The Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 5.45pm 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.


You can read their profiles in the match day programme. If you would like to be a matchday mascot this season, then contact our operations manager Andy Gillard via email at


The club shop will be open from 9am to give you the opportunity to make some purchases ahead of the match and will close at 10:30pm.


Season tickets for the 20/21 campaign are now on sale and play a huge part in enabling your club remains financially stable and well prepared

By purchasing a season ticket in the super saver period, you will not only make huge and the best savings on admission for the campaign, but enable the club to operate fully whilst we have a period of no matches and minimal income. Find out more by clicking here.



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Match Reports

📝 City 0 Macclesfield Town 1

Grecians fall to defeat at St James Park

27 November 2018

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Harry Smith’s finish after 54 minutes condemned Exeter City to a 1-0 defeat at home to Macclesfield.

City looked the more likely in the opening period when Jonathan Forte almost found the net, but they struggled to break down a resilient Town side.

Grecians’ boss Matt Taylor made three changes from Saturday’s draw in Colchester, with Aaron Martin suspended, while Craig Woodman and Tristan Abrahams dropped to the bench for the incoming Luke Croll, Dean Moxey and Forte respectively.

The home side had the lion’s share of possession in the opening minutes, creating the first shooting opportunity of the game as Nicky Law’s corner fell to Pierce Sweeney at the back post, but his effort from a tight angle could only rattle the side-netting. Law then saw a volley held well by Kieran O’Hara in the Macclesfield goal soon after.

The Grecians had a golden chance to go ahead in the 19th minute, as a long ball from Croll was won in the air by Stockley – the ball fell kindly for Forte, though his effort was struck off-balance and flew narrowly over the bar.

Macclesfield then had a chance for themselves for Elliot Durell, but for a superb recovery from Dean Moxey -who was on hand to block his effort.

Law was at the heart of the Grecians’ play in the first half, and created another opportunity for Sweeney – a cross deep to the back post was met by the Irishman’s head, but O’Hara just about held on to the ball. City pressed and probed the Macclesfield back line and looked like they should have had a penalty after 34 minutes when Nicky Law nipped in to take the ball away from a defender, but referee Brett Huxtable looked disinterested in the appeals from the home side.

After half-time, the visitors broke the deadlock as Harry Smith poked home a cross from the right-hand side.

City had to wait until the 75th minute before creating a chance of note – Law swung in a corner from the left-hand side, and O’Shea rose highest but his header was agonisingly wide.

Jake Taylor’s ambitious effort from 25 yards was as good as it got for the Grecians in a relatively tame second period where City couldn’t produce anything to threaten O’Hara in the way they had in the first-half.  

Attendance: 3,070 (24 away)

Exeter City: Pym; Sweeney, O’Shea, Croll (Woodman 65), Moxey; Law, Tillson (Ogbene 55), Taylor, Holmes; Forte (Abrahams 55), Stockley.

Subs not used: Hamon, Jay, Collins, L Martin.

Booked: Sweeney, Croll.

Macclesfield Town: O’Hara, Fitzpatrick ©, Kelleher, Durell, Smith (Blissett 77), Lloyd (Vincenti 85), Evans (Maycock 82), Pearson, Whitaker, Roase, Cameron.

Subs not used: Grimes, Wilson, Stephens, Arthur.

Booked: Pearson.

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Ticket News

🎟 Cyber Monday ticket offer for Macclesfield Town match

Try the new Stagecoach Adam Stansfield stand for less!

26 November 2018

Seeing as the club shop's Black Friday offer was such a HUGE success with hundreds of orders being made over the weekend, we've decided put on a great Cyber Monday offer.

Supporters can try out the new Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand, and dedicated facilites for just £16 for Tuesday night's 7:45pm kick-off under the lights against Macclesfield Town.

The special offer means tickets are the same price as an advance Thatchers' Big Bank ticket and a saving of £6 on the usual £22! The offer is available until 12pm on Tuesday, November 27 or until the 150 tickets are snapped up!


To take advantage of the offer, simply click here and add up to 4 Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand tickets to your basket, then proceed to checkout and enter the offer code: CYBERM then APPLY DISCOUNTS and pay for your tickets.

Tickets will be available for collection from the Red Square ticket booth on the night of the match.

Terms and conditions:

Maximum of 4 per-customer. 150 tickets available. Only vaild for City's match against Macclesfield Town on Tuesday, November 27.

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