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Big match preview: City v Crawley Town

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20 April 2018

Exeter City will be looking to boost their automatic promotion hopes on Saturday when they face Crawley Town at St James Park.

The Grecians sit two points behind Wycombe Wanderers in the race for the final automatic spot for promotion to League One and know a victory at St James Park, coupled with a win for league leaders Accrington Stanley at Adams Park, could see City up to third. 

However, assistant manager Matt Oakley does not want any of his players to waste any of their energy worrying about what Wycombe are doing. He says their focus has to be solely on Crawley Town on Saturday and picking up a much-needed three points.

“We will focus on ourselves,” said Matt. “Wycombe have done very well this year to get themselves into that position and if we don’t win our games then it is pointless looking at what they are doing.

 "Every game has got its challenges and the teams that we are going to come up against we have got to stay professional, do the right things, try and get the right performance and the result will follow that.

“We have got to try not to get carried away with looking at other teams and what is going on elsewhere. We have got 90 plus minutes to do our job and if we can do that then hopefully we can have a chance."

Meanwhile, Harry Kewell says his Crawley Town players will be motivated by trying to put a dent in City's automatic promotion places.

“Exeter are a fantastic team," he said. "(Paul) Tisdale has got them playing well. They have got a great chance of going up to the next league and it is an opportunity for us to put a dent into that. We will go out there and play our same way. We will be aggressive, we will pass, we will try and create our chances and we will see where it takes us. We know it will be a difficult game.”


The IP Office Stand is sold out for the match, meaning there is only standing tickets available in the Thatchers' Big Bank.

Tickets are available to purchase at the game, via the ticket booth in Red Square or via cash on the turnstiles. However, you can also purchase tickets in advance via the following link and pick them up at the ground via the ticket booth in Red Square.


Season tickets for the 2018/19 campaign are now on sale. You can find out more information about this here.

Anyone coming to the game and looking to renew or buy a season ticket can do so as normal in the club shop and from the ticket booth on Saturday.


Saturday's game is our dedicated Bowel Cancer: Do You Know The Score match. April is bowel cancer awareness month and players and managers are supporting the eighth annual Know the Score campaign. 

You can find out more by clicking on the following link.


Young fans attending Saturday's match against Crawley Town will be treated to extra entertainment, with Magician Lez the Fez returning to perform a magic show, and FREE face painting.

The show will take place in the Junior Grecians Family Zone from 2pm to 2:30pm and all young fans are welcome to attend. To find out more click on the following article


The Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 12.30pm on Saturday and then to the general public, including away supporters, from 1.30pm. The zone has video consoles, large TV screens, a refreshments stall and table football.

The zone is located in Red Square. For more information on it read the following article.


The Grecian, our official club matchday programme, will be on sale around the ground and in the club shop and reception for just £3.

Lifelong City fan Liam Tancock is the feature interview, while there are all the usual features including an interview from Matt Oakley as he talks about the first, best and worst moments of his career. 


Redevelopment Work:

The away terrace and the Stagecoach Family Stand will not be open to supporters for Saturday’s game due to the redevelopment work at the club.

All entry for home fans will be via the Stadium Way turnstiles into the IP Office Main Stand or the Thatchers' Big Bank. There will be no entry possible from the Jungle Path/Well Street side on to the Thatchers' Big Bank.

For more information read the following article.


The new Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 12.30pm tonight and then to the general public, including away fans, from 1.30pm. The zone has video consoles, large TV screens, a refreshments stall and table football. 

The zone is located in Red Square. For more information on it read the following article


Our mascots for today’s game are the following: Rosie Dennis, Frazer Saunders, Thomas Woodward, Ewan Fricker, Leo Troop, Ethan Lambourne, Jack Newcombe, Oscar Tancock and Leo Smith. 

Read their profiles on page 13 of the matchday programme. If you would like to be a matchday mascot at one of our games contact our operations manager Andy Gillard via email at


The club shop, located in Red Square, will be open from 11am Saturday. The club shop has half-price printing on shirts as well as plenty of other goods on offer.

SJP: Somewhere Just Perfect!

Early Bird Season Tickets are now on sale and will allow you to guarantee your perfect spot in the ground. Increased attendances mean seats are at a premium, so buy or renew your season ticket early to guarantee your place at next season’s games! Click here to find out more.


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