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Grecians to waive share of gate receipt at Torquay friendly

27 July 2015

Move comes twelve years after Gulls made same gesture

EXETER CITY have agreed to waive their fifty per cent share of the gate receipts for their pre-season friendly at Torquay United.

The Grecians will head to Plainmoor to meet the National League Gulls later this week.

The move comes twelve years after the then-Torquay chairman Mike Bateson made a similar gesture to the Grecians.

Grecians chairman Julian Tagg said: "We remember only too well the situation we were in back in 2003 and we have not forgotten the terrific gesture by Mike Bateson and Torquay United when they agreed to waive their right to a share of the gate receipts in what was our hour of need.

"We have always maintained a fantastic relationship with Torquay and we sympathise with their current situation. We hope the new regime can bring stability to the club and return them to the Football League in the very near future, so we can commence our great rivalry in a more competitive environment."

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