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📝 Big Match Preview: Fulham v City

Everything you need to know ahead of the trip to London

28 August 2018

Exeter City make the trip to Premier League side Fulham in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

After navigating their way past Championship side Ipswich Town via a penalty shootout, the Grecians have been drawn away from home at Craven Cottage in what looks set to be an exciting encounter.

Ahead of the match in the capital, manager Matt Taylor said: “It’s another good stadium with a good pitch. The pressure might be off in terms of going to a Premier League team away from home and nobody expecting too much from us, but we want to attack every game.

“Tuesday is a different sort of test. We’re going to have to be excellent out of possession because they will keep the ball and move us around, but I still want us to attack, I still want us to have a threat on the opposition’s goal.

When we last met:

It’s been a long time since the Grecians last came up against Fulham as they played out a 1-1 draw on Boxing Day in 1996 at Craven Cottage.

Ticket news:

Exeter City's advance allocation of tickets for the Carabao Cup second round clash at Craven Cottage on Tuesday, August 28 against Fulham have sold out.

Fear not however, supporters still looking to attend can pay cash on the turnstiles on the match day at Craven Cottage!

Ticket prices for the match are as follows:

  • Adults: £10
  • Over-65: £5
  • 18-21: £5
  • Under-18s: £1

Further details:

  • Advance Discounts? No, tickets are available on the day.
  • Ambulant Disabled supporters: Pay the age-related price with the carer going free
  • Wheelchair: Pay the age-related price with the carer going free
  • Matchday Purchase available? YES, at no increase.

Grecian Travel: The supporters’ coach to Craven Cottage departs at 13:00pm and is £30 per person. For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm.)

Travelling by car:

The journey is approximately 192 miles, depending which way you go. The quickest route should take you up the M5 from Exeter, before taking the M4 east towards London. Continue on the motorway to the capital before taking the Great West road towards Hammersmith. Follow signs for the A219 and follow Fulham Palace road, then turn right onto Harbord street and then Woodlawn road. Craven Cottage is just off that road along Greswell street.

Parking around Craven Cottage is extremely limited and access to the surrounding streets on a match day is restricted by a Traffic Management Order.

There is a one-hour maximum stay policy for non-residential pay and display visitors between 9am and 9.30pm on all Monday to Sunday match days, including Bank Holidays.

An accessible shuttle bus service takes supporters between the car park and stadium, both before and after the match. This trip takes no more than 5 minutes, although there may be a short wait at full-time.

No official club car parking spaces can be arranged on the day of a game.

The names of all disabled supporters who have been allocated a space for each game are given in advance to the Car Park Steward, who is located at the main entrance on Kingwood Road.

The full address of the car park location is:

Fulham College Boys' School
Kingwood Road
London
SW6 6SN

By Train:

The closest station to Craven Cottage, Putney Bridge is approximately a 10 – 20 min walk from the stadium.

Exit the station, turn left and follow the road (Ranelagh Gardens). Walk through the underpass into Bishops Park. Follow the path through Bishops Park, along the river until you reach the stadium.

There are plenty of trains between Exeter and London on the day which may require you to change at different stations. Coming back, however, train times are very limited, and we encourage supporters to plan well in advance as possible to make sure you encounter as little difficulty as possible.

Pubs/Food:

Near to the tube station is the 'Eight Bells' which is popular with away fans. The Temperance is across the road (Fulham High Street) on the corner. They have a round bar in the centre of their main room, there is ample seating and the football was being screened on a large projector with other TV’s placed around the room. If arriving at Putney over ground railway station then there is a Wetherspoons virtually opposite the station entrance called the Railway.

Up next at St James Park:

City take on Macclesfield Town in Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday, November 27, in a 7:45pm kick-off. Click here to buy tickets.


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