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📝 Big Match Preview: Grimsby Town

All you need to know about City's trip to Blundell

19 October 2018

Exeter City make the long trip to Blundell Park to face Grimsby Town on the back of a nine-match unbeaten streak which sees the Grecians in second place in EFL Sky Bet League Two.

Exeter City manager Matt Taylor says there is a buzz about the club at the moment and he is hoping the players can reward the fans who make the long journey to Grimsby Town on Saturday with a positive performance.

“There is a good buzz around the place at the moment. Hopefully, that will continue with the new stand. That is next week though and we have got to look to this Saturday first and the fans making the trip to Grimsby have got to see a certain type of performance where we have got to be resilient, strong and good in terms of our physical presence against a team who have just won their last two games.”

WHEN WE LAST MET:

Grimsby Town 0-1 Exeter City - (24/2/18) League Two

The ever reliable Jayden Stockley providing the game’s only goal after dispatching from the penalty spot in the first half.

The Grecians victory maintained their push for promotion as they moved up to fifth, while Grimsby stuttered once more after losing their previous two games.

TICKET NEWS:

Tickets can be purchased online in advance until 2pm, and in person until 4pm on Friday, October 19. Ticket prices are £2 cheaper in advance.

To buy tickets online please click here. You can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411243 or visit the club shop & reception in person between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Ticket prices in the Osmond Stand are as follows:

  • Adult: £19
  • Senior (Over 65) Students/ Young Adults (15-18): £12
  • Juniors Unaccompanied (12-14): £7
  • Juniors Accompanied (14 and under): £5

Advance Discounts? Yes, there is a £2 price increase on the day except Juniors.

Ambulant Disabled supporters: Pay the age related price with the carer going free. 

Wheelchair: Pay the age related price with the carer going free. Please visit tickets.ecfc.co.uk or call 01392 411243 to book.

Matchday Purchase available? YES at £2 increase apart from Juniors.

Grecian Travel: The supporters coach to Blundell Park departs at 06:30am and is £37 per person. Please click here to find out more.

SEASON SO FAR:

Grimsby have bounced back to some semblance of form having won their last two league games – 2-0 at home to Port Vale and 1-0 at Carlisle United.

Prior to that Jolley’s men had lost six league games on the bounce and sliding into the relegation zone as a result, with goals proving to be very problematic.

THE STADIUM:

  • Name: Blundell Park
  • Capacity: 9,052
  • Year opened: 1899
  • Address: Blundell Park, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, DN35 7PY

After leaving Abbey Park in 1898, Grimsby took up residence at Blundelk Park in 1899 an it has remained their home to this day.

The Mariners boast a capacity marginally above 9,000, but peaked at 31,651 when they faced Wolves in an FA Cup tie in 1937. 

TRAVELLING BY CAR:

Use the M5 and then take M42, M1 and M180 to A180 into North Lincolnshire. Then follow A180 to Imperial Ave in Cleethorpes where you will find the ground on your left.

The total distance between St James Park and Blundell Park is 303 miles and can take around five hours to drive. 

TRAVELLING BY TRAIN:

The journey from Exeter St David’s to Cleethorpes Railway Station takes six and a half hours and would require at least one change, normally at Sheffield. When you arrive in Cleethorpes, walk left along the seafront until you see the ground and then cross the bridge. After crossing the bridge, turn right and proceed down the road, this will lead you to the away entrance. This walk should take 15 to 20 minutes and has chip shops and pubs on the way.

PUBS/FOOD:

Visiting fans will be sure of a warm welcome to Blundell Park with your dedicated bar inside the ground. Although an old room it is full of character and is decked out in flags, scarves, shirts etc, that have been kindly donated from previous clubs who have visited over time.

The bar opens at the same time as the turnstiles (1.30pm on Saturday.)

Scotties Bar is run by the Mariners Trust, a supporters’ organisation which has the aim of raising money for the club. They are asking for any donations of away club memorabilia (scarves, shirts, pennants etc..) to make it a true football bar. So, if you have something spare that you can take along then I'm sure it would be appreciated. Please note that entrance to Scotties Bar can only be gained from inside the ground, once you have entered through the away turnstiles. 

AWAY DAYS GUIDE:

Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting Blundell Park.

Up next at St James Park:

City take on Northampton Town in Sky Bet League Two this Saturday, November 17, in a 3pm kick-off. Click here to buy tickets.

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📝 Grimsby Town 0 City 0

Sides play out goalless draw at Blundell Park

20 October 2018

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Exeter City were held to a 0-0 draw away from home against Grimsby Town at Blundell Park in Sky Bet League Two.

Pierce Sweeney had the Grecians' best chance when his penalty was well saved by James McKeown, and City had a number of chances to win the match, but were unable to find that all-important goal.

Manager Matt Taylor named the same side that started the 2-0 win over Swindon Town last weekend, as the Grecians faced the first of two long away trips within a week.

City’s first chance of the match fell in the eighth minute when Jonathan Forte did well to latch onto a ball over the top from Nicky Law down the left. The forward then crossed to the far post, but Lee Holmes was unable to keep his header on target.

Shortly after, the home side had their first attempt when a corner was cleared to Luke Hendrie who shot over from the edge of the box.

For much of the opening 20 minutes, it was Town who dominated a lot of the possession, but credit to the Grecians who defended well from a number of deep Grimsby crosses.

Charles Vernam then had an excellent chance to put Grimsby ahead when he latched onto a clever ball through the middle before controlling well and shooting low against the post before the ball rolled across the six-yard box as the City defenders managed to clear.

After riding out some considerable pressure, the Grecians were presented with a golden chance on 35 minutes when Law got in down the left before teeing up Forte to fire low just past the post, as the sides went into the break level.

The Grecians almost made the perfect start to the second half when Hiram Boateng found Dean Moxey out wide, before the left back crossed for Forte to volley against the near post, as City started the second period well.

Another chance would fall on 55 minutes when Holmes held the ball up well before laying it back to Sweeney, who then fed the ball to Boateng, whose shot was well saved by James McKeown.

On 57 minutes City were awarded a penalty after Forte was brought down in the Grimsby area. Sweeney stepped up to take the spot kick, but credit to McKeown, who again saved well down to his left.

Chances continued to fall seconds after the penalty miss with Sweeney seeing a header at the back-post edge just over, before Law’s effort nestled the wrong side of the far post.

Jordan Cook then had a good chance for the home side when Town worked it well on the edge of the City box before the ball fell to the substitute, but his effort was well over Christy Pym’s goal.

More good play followed for Matt Taylor’s side though, with Law’s cross into Stockley saw the striker improvise before backheeling the ball towards goal, but for a good defensive block as the home side cleared.

As the half wore on City looked to put themselves ahead but were frustrated by the home side who gave very little away in terms of chances.

Jake Taylor then had his head in his hands after good play with Stockley, who returned the ball to him, and with just McKeown to beat the City captain fired over from close range, as the away side were made to settle for a point on the road.

Grimsby Town: McKeown, Hendrie, Whitmore, Collins, Hall-Johnson, Embleton (Hessenthaler, 72), Rose, Clifton, Hooper, Thomas (A. Rose, 88), Vernam (Cook, 62)

Subs not used: Russell, Welsh, Famewo, Pringle,

Booked:

Exeter City: Pym, Sweeney, A. Martin, Law, Holmes (Tillson, 82), Stockley, Forte (L. Martin, 70), Moxey, Croll, Taylor, Boateng (Abrahams, 88)

Subs not used: Hamon, O’Shea, Jay, Woodman

Booked: Boateng

Attendance: 4,038 (Inc, 130, away)

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📝 AWAY TICKETS: Grimsby Town (October 20)

Tickets now on sale for October's trip to Blundell Park

18 October 2018

Tickets for City's trip to Blundell Park to face Grimsby Town on Saturday, October 20 in a 3pm kick-off can be purchased online in advance until 2pm, and in person until 4pm on Friday, October 19.

To buy tickets online please click here. You can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411243 or visit the club shop & reception in person between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Ticket prices are £2 cheaper in advance.

Ticket prices in the Osmond Stand are as follows:

  • Adult: £19
  • Senior (Over 65) Students/ Young Adults (15-18): £12
  • Juniors Unaccompanied (12-14): £7
  • Juniors Accompanied (14 and under): £5

Advance Discounts? Yes, there is a £2 price increase on the day except Juniors.

Ambulant Disabled supporters: Pay the age related price with the carer going free. 

Wheelchair: Pay the age related price with the carer going free. Please visit tickets.ecfc.co.uk or call 01392 411243 to book.

Matchday Purchase available? YES at £2 increase apart from Juniors.

Grecian Travel: The supporters coach to Blundell Park departs at 06:30am and is £37 per person. Please click here to find out more.

Up next at St James Park:

City take on Northampton Town in Sky Bet League Two this Saturday, November 17, in a 3pm kick-off. Click here to buy tickets.

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