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Bath City v Exeter City

Grecians to get their pre-season underway with trip to Twerton Park

11 July 2017

Exeter City will have the chance to win their first trophy of the new season when they play Bath City on Friday night.

The trip to Twerton Park, which is the first of five pre-season games for the Grecians, will have a slight competitive edge to the fixture as both clubs will be playing for the Brian Lomax SD Cup.

The cup has been created to honour the supporter ownership model in football.

Brian Lomax is considered to be the father of the supporter ownership model and Bath City, who have recently been taken over by their supporters' trust will face, in Exeter City, a club that has been successfully supporter-owned since 2003.  

As it is the first of the pre-season matches for City, Paul Tisdale is likely to name different starting XIs for both the first and second halves to give as many players as possible game time.

Bath, managed by former Sunderland midfielder Gary Owers, play in the National League South and finished ninth last season. 

City have only ever been to Twerton Park for a competitive fixture once before and that came in November 1957 when Bath recorded a shock 2-1 over the Grecians in the FA Cup first round before going on to lose to Yeovil Town in the following round.

Entry prices are £8 for adults, £6 concessions and £2 for children.

The match kicks-off at 7.30pm, but there will be plenty else going on around the ground as well so turn up early for Chai Walla amazing Indian street food, Three Daggers Craft Brewery Beer Bus and music outside Charlie's Bar. 

All away fans are very welcome in Bath City's bar before and after the match which serves real ale and has BT Sport.

There will also be a fans' penalty shoot-out at half-time to decide the cup winner in the event of a drawn game Friday night. 

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