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03 March 2020 Venue St James Park Attendance

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Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: City v Crewe Alexandra

All you need to know ahead of Tuesday night's big match at the Park

3 March 2020

Two of the top three meet under the lights at St James Park as third placed City take on second placed Crewe Alexandra in a 7:45pm kick-off.

Just a single point separates the teams ahead of the match, but midfielder Nicky Law is keen to emphasise that the team need to forget that and focus on the team in front of them.

"It's a big game" said Nicky. "We have to try and clear our minds of that and make sure we do the things we know that have stood us in stead so far this season."

SUPPORTING ANDY'S MAN CLUB

Exeter City players will be warming up in Andy's Man Club t-shirts before Tuesday night's match against Crewe Alexandra at St James Park to help raise awareness of the group.

Andy's man club has become one of the most important organisations working to help men today – the group sessions are changing the lives of hundreds who have hit rock bottom and are continuing to grow in number at a remarkable rate.

THE CONTEXT

Two of the top three meet at St James Park on Tuesday. The Grecians come into the match sitting in third place, just a point behind visitors Crewe Alexandra.

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CREWE'S LAST MATCH

Morecambe 1 Crewe Alexandra 1 | February 29, 2020 | EFL Sky Bet League Two

Crewe picked up a point on their travels last time out as Perry Ng's early second-half strike was cancelled out by Aaron Wildig.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets are on sale at advance prices until 5pm in person and midnight online, on Monday, March 2 so you can save time and money, and pick your seat in advance. Click here to book online.

Season ticket holders can use their ticket with the previous date on it for entry.

Admission prices 

Big Bank     IP Office/Stagecoach    
Ticket Type Advance Gate Ticket Type Advance Gate
Adult £17 £18 Adult £23 £24
Senior £14 £15 Senior £20 £21
Student £14 £15 Student £20 £21
Under-18 £6 £7 Under-18 £11 £12
Wheelchair Area £14 £15 Wheelchair Area £20 £21
Junior Grecians £FREE* --- Junior Grecians  £FREE* ---

Junior Grecians

*Junior Grecians members get access to free match tickets when purchased alongside a paying adult. There are two family friendly areas available at St James Park, section E in the IP Office Main Stand and a section of the Thatchers Big Bank which is identified by the white barriers).

Tickets are limited and it is advisable to book early. Click here to find out more about Junior Grecian ticket offers.

WATCH LIVE ON IFOLLOW

Can't make it to the match? Fear not you can watch the match LIVE in the UK and Overseas for just £10. Click here to grab a match pass.

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MATCH DAY COVERAGE

As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor and a player as they reflect on the result. You can also tune into BBC Radio Devon to listen to commentary as well or watch LIVE on iFollow in the UK/Overseas.

Over the coming days you will be able to watch short and extended highlights (extended if subscribed to iFollow) and the SJP 360 recap of the match.

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PREVIOUS MEETING

Crewe Alexandra 1 City 1 | October 5, 2019 | EFL Sky Bet League Two

Dean Moxey's early strike earned the Grecians a point at the Alexandra Stadium back in October.

MATCH SPONSORS

Our match sponsor is Dream-A-Way, which was kindly donated by Thatchers' Cider. Our match ball sponsors are the NPS Group. We hope they all enjoy their day at St James Park.

MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

Our award-winning match day programme returns this Tuesday and as usual has a whole host of content for supporters of all ages.

The feature interview for this edition is Jayden Richardson, who is on-loan from Nottingham Forest. Jayden chats about making 24 appearances so far during his first loan spell, and how he feels he has improved.

Junior Grecians can take part in our quizzes and local journalists Matt Bamsey and Alan Richardson cast their eyes over the Grecians and the wider footballing world.

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MASCOTS

You can read the mascot profiles in the match day programme which you can pick up in the stadium for £3.00 on the day. For mascot booking or information, please contact andy.gillard@ecfc.co.uk.

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CLUB SHOP

The club shop will be open from 10:30am and closes once supporters have left SJP, giving you the opportunity to make some purchases ahead of the match including the popular new third kit! There is a great range for all City supporters including training wear, mugs, scarves and a selection of pocked money items for kids.

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MATCH DAY ACTIVITIES

Junior Grecians Lounge

The Junior Grecians are the Official Junior Supporters Club of Exeter City FC

The room provides a safe comfortable environment for families to enjoy pre-match entertainment, such as a large screen TVs, Playstation consoles and Table Football, as well as the option to enjoy refreshments from the Zone’s very own kiosk.

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The Zone also features a VIP party area and there are several party packages available to book throughout the season.

So, if you are visiting St James Park on a matchday with children, be sure to pop into the family zone!

New for this season, is the Family Zone 2 in the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand, the astroturfed area includes a photo wall opportunity, table football, and beanbags where children can gather to play games and relax before kick-off.

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Junior Grecians Lunch boxes

New in the JG lounge are kids lunch boxes which include a sandwich or sausage roll and some healthy snacks including a fruit bag and yoghurt. The packs are £3.95 and include a FREE sticker pack.

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Family photo opportunity

Another extra service that has really taken off is photos of away and City families in the respective dugouts. If you would like to record your visit with this 'Kodak moment; please ask at the Tombola stall at 6:30pm.

Other Activities in Red Square Fan Zone:

Don't forget those special selfie an autograph opportunities as the players start to arrive around 12:45pm!

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We will be asking a home supporter to announce the City side and a Crewe Alexandra supporter to announce the away side as near to 6:45pm as possible. If you would like take on this responsibility please head to the Information Point before 6:45pm.

East Devon Grecians will also be supplying a quiz sheet for a small donation to their funds. Every penny then earn is used to improve things at St James Park and The Cliff Hill training Ground.

In Red Square Fan Zone will be the Kenniford Farm van serving hot food direct from their farm.

You can also pick up some free player stickers from the Ambassador Team situated around the outside of the stadium, the Information Point/Meeting Place and the Tombola Stand, this week's player is skipper Jake Taylor! 

At the Tombola stall You can also take part in the Exeter City tombola where the first prize is a signed Exeter City football. Just pull out number 25 (Jake Taylor!) and you can take the second ball home.  Team Sheets will also be available for a small donation with all funds raised go directly to the academy to support the future of the club.

To help boost the funds for the Academy you can also obtain a team sheet for a small donation at the Tombola stall. 

Join the Guard of Honour

All being well (weather permitting) the Guard of Honour will be available on Tuesday night. The lucky flag wavers should be selected from the IP Office Main Stand around 7:20pm.

After assembling, the Guard of Honour (and parents) move to the far side of ground to get some practice in waving their flags, which also presents an opportunity for Grecian and Lexi to pose for photographs.

When the players finish their warm up the Guard of Honour go on their 'lap of honour' in front of the stands to the players’ tunnel. After they have been on the field and welcomed the teams and officials onto the pitch they receive their “gift” (a bag of sweets) and certificates of participation. 

If your son, daughter or grandchild has not been involved in the Guard of Honour and you would like to make sure they do not miss out please email customerservices@exetercityfc.co.uk.

50/50 draw

Don't forget to take part the Supporters Club matchday 50/50 Draw at St James Park, with half the money going directly to the club, and half been given away to draw winners in prize money.

The team of sellers from the Supporters Club can be found in Red Square from 1:30pm and tour the stadium before the games kick off, selling draw tickets to supporters for 50p each.

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MATCHDAY TIMETABLE

Familiarise yourself with some of the key timings for the 7:45pm kick-off.

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For the Adults

BOTTLE BAR

On the Big Bank on Tuesday night?

We will again have the bottle bar in the triangle kiosk, with Carlsberg plastic bottles available at half-time for just £4.

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Make sure you visit the Centre Spot bar after the match, where pints of Thatchers, Carlesberg and Tribute and selected Ales at the FECRACE bar are just £3.

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🎟 PLACE YOUR TRUST IN CITY 🎟

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

📝 Match report: Exeter City 1 Crewe Alexandra 1

Parkes on target as City take a point at SJP

3 March 2020

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Exeter City’s excellent home record remains in tact after they drew 1-1 with Crewe Alexandra in a top three clash at St James Park.

Tom Parkes opened the scoring for the Grecians in the first half, but they were pegged back by Michael Nottingham’s effort after the break in a game where both sides showed why they were in the upper echelons of the Sky Bet League Two table.

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City boss Matt Taylor made three changes to the side that drew with Crawley on Saturday night, bringing Archie Collins back in to captain the team alongside Lee Martin and Tom Parkes, while Nicky Ajose, Dean Moxey and Jake Taylor dropped to the bench. Crewe sprung a surprise with their line up, leaving leading marksman Charlie Kirk out of the starting XI.

Such were the stakes in this top of the table clash, the game began with high intensity from the home side, who peppered Crewe with some early balls into the box. Brennan Dickenson did well to beat Perry Ng on the edge of the area before testing the visiting defence with a powerful cross.

With their first attack of the game Crewe had the ball in the back of the net, but the offside flag denied the second-placed side the opening goal of the game after Paul Green fired home.

This only piqued Crewe’s hunger though and they improved after this, with Ryan Wintle’s swinging effort just millimeters from a touch inside the City six yard box.

That was a let off for City, who capitalised on Alexandra’s missed chances by opening the scoring themselves just after the half hour mark. Lee Martin did well to win a corner, with the ever productive Nicky Law providing the assist as Tom Parkes swept the no.8’s set-piece into the back of the net with aplomb.

That roused the SJP faithful and City responded with another blistering attack, but this time Ng and his defensive colleagues did well to cut out the danger from Lee Martin. Randell Williams then came close to doubling the lead as he flicked a corner towards goal, but goalkeeper Will Jaaskelainen was equal to it.

The Railwaymen were quick out the traps in the second half and piled on the pressure early on. After good work on the left from Daniel Powell, he switched the play to the right for Stephen Walker, who forced Lewis Ward into a good save at his near post.

However, City were still causing Alex problems and had Ryan Bowman connected better on the half volley it would surely have been 2-0. Up the other end, Crewe came back at the Grecians but Law did well to quell the danger. It was now an end-to-end contest that showed little signs of letting up.

Taylor’s men were made to pay for that miss when Crewe equalised in the 61st minute. It was Ng who fired the ball across he face of goal before Michael Nottingham flicked in to level to scores.

This left the game finely balanced and it was a game that was full of action at both ends. Crewe were finding space in all the right areas but Aaron Martin was more often than not in the right place at the right time to kill the danger.

Back with City and they were reacting to the purring Big Bank as they pushed for a second goal. Archie Collins raced clear down the right hand side looking for Bowman in the middle, but his ball had just too much on it for the striker, whose outstretched boot couldn’t connect.

As the game entered the final ten minutes, Crewe threw on Kirk while City threw the kitchen sink at their opponents as they looked for that elusive second goal. Bowman came close with a vicious drive inside the area, but from a tight angle he blazed over the bar.

Jaaskelainen was then on hand to deny Collins’ pile driver with a fingertip save as City’s final chance to win the game went begging.

Exeter City: Ward, Sweeney, Atangana, A Martin, L Martin (Taylor), Law, Williams, Bowman, Parkes, Dickenson, Collins.

Subs not used: Thompson, Ajose, Jay, Fisher, Richardson, Moxey.

Booked: L Martin

Crewe Alexandra: Jaaskelainen, Ng, Pickering, Wintle, Powell, Jones, Porter (Anene), Green, Offord, Nottingham (Hunt), Walker (Kirk).

Subs not used: Richards, Ainley, Finney, Lowery.

Booked: Kirk

Attendance: 4,221 (157 away)

🎟 PLACE YOUR TRUST IN CITY 🎟

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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