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Match preview: Exeter City v AFC Bournemouth

17 July 2015

Once again we will welcome Premier League opposition to St James Park as part of our pre-season fixture programme – this time it is the top-tier’s newest members, AFC Bournemouth, who will provide the opposition.

The Cherries were visibly flourishing when they visited the Park in the Capital One Cup in the early stages of last season – that was just the beginning of a terrific campaign for the Dorset club, who eventually lifted the Sky Bet Championship title.

Their pre-season schedule is still in its earlier stages, with just a single fixture played so far compared to Exeter’s three.  That came across the Atlantic, and Eddie Howe’s men were 4-1 victors at Philadelphia Union.

But with new recruit on display for both sides, it looks set to be an entertaining and exciting fixture at the Park.


Tickets can be bought in advance of the game or on matchday at the same price.  Click here for ticketing information.

Supporters can also buy multimatch tickets for all three of the home pre-season friendlies – it’s a 20% discount by buying before close of play on Friday 17th July.  For more information, click here.



A fold-out edition of our matchday programme, The Grecian, will be on sale around the ground for £1.50.  Be sure to collect all three over the course of pre-season!


Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale: “It’s nice for our supporters to see such an attacking, in-form team at the Park and it’ll be good to bump into some old friends again.  I’m sure it’ll be a good spectacle and I would imagine there will be a lot of interest from the Exeter supporters to see Bournemouth play.”

Click here to read Paul Tisdale’s pre-match thoughts.




The Cherries were 2-0 winners at the Park when these team met in the League Cup last season – Scot Bennett inadvertently turned into his own net, before Dan Gosling sealed the game for the visitors.

Click here to read the match report from that day, watch the goals on YouTube above, or head to Grecian PlayerHD to watch extended footage.


Referee: Lee Swabey
Assistants: Adam Hopkins & Andy Quin
Fourth Official: Adam Bromley


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