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Match preview: City v Cheltenham Town

All you need to know ahead of Easter Monday's fixture at St James Park

2 April 2018

Exeter City will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Lincoln City on Good Friday when they host Cheltenham Town at St James Park on Easter Monday.

City were on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller on Friday, but in a pulsating match, which saw the Grecian hit the woodwork twice, manager Paul Tisdale insisted there were lots of positives to take into Monday's game.

"We came off the pitch very disappointed but our supporters clapped us off," said Tis. "They were pleased with what they saw and that gives me more energy and confidence going into the next game. So, come on, let’s get ready for Monday.”

Meanwhile Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson is calling for desire and commitment from his players ahead of their trip to Exeter.

"Exeter lost their last game so they are going to need to keep going and I am sure they will be up for it,” he said.

"They have got some quality players there, but I am looking forward to it because they are a decent team and Paul Tisdale has done great.

"We have got to make sure we spoil any party they want to have on the day. We are going there professionally to pick up three points." 

NO PITCH INSPECTION PLANNED

Despite heavy rain in the Exeter area on Easter Saturday and Sunday, the SJP pitch is holding up well and their is no inspection planned. We expect the game to be on and will inform fans, via social media and the club website, should that change.

TICKETS

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 by clicking on the following link and then collecting your ticket from the ticket booth in red square. You can also buy tickets at the ground or pay cash on the turnstile. 

Information on ticket prices can be found here.

KIDS IN CHARGE DAY

Our match with Cheltenham Town is our annual Kids in Charge day. More than 20 youngsters will be shadowing key roles at SJP from 360 cameraman, match day reporter to master of ceremonies and junior chairman. You can find out more about our Kids in Charge day by clicking here.

HALF-PRICE SHIRT PRINTING

Half-price shirt printing is available in the club shop on Monday. The club shop will be open from 11am to 5pm. 

GROUND INFO 

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.

FAMILY ZONE

The Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 12.30pm on Monday 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.

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

The Grecian, the club's official matchday programme, will be on sale around the ground and in the club shop for just £3. The issue has a feature interview with Matt Taylor as he discusses his role at the club and the excellent performances of the under-23 side this season. His former teammate Steve Tully takes on the first, best and worst quiz while there are all the usual features including an excellent poem from our Bard of ECFC Rob Casey.

MASCOTS

The mascots for today's game are as follows: Matthew Brown, Josh Carr, Tyler Williams, Daniel Williams, Isaac Tavender, Ashley Lake, Jamie Spinks, William Rozier, Sebastian Raleigh, Oliver Stephens-Copp, Archie Jones, Oliver Barwick and Ray Jones. You can read all their profiles on page 11 of the matchday programme.

If you would like to be a matchday mascot contact our operations manager Andy Gillard via email at andy.gillard@ecfc.co.uk.


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