📝 Big Match Preview: Oldham Athletic v City

Exeter City will be looking to make it two wins from two as they travel to Oldham Athletic in Sky Bet League Two.

The Grecians recently halted a difficult run with a 1-0 win over Crewe Alexandra at St James Park last weekend, but they travel to an in form Oldham side at Boundary Park.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: “It will be a physical, quick, game against a good team who will play the ball forward into our backline and pick up the second ball, and they’ve got some really good attacking threats.

“They’ve scored a lot of goals recently and showed what a good team they are.”


The sides haven’t met since January 2012 in what was a 0-0 draw in League One at Boundary Park.

Prior to that the sides met in October 2011 at St James Park when the Grecians won 2-0 thanks to goals from Daniel Nardiello and Guillem Bauza.


Advance tickets are available for City's trip to Boundary Park until 12noon on Friday, December 21 online and 2pm in person.

Please note that adult ticket prices are £4 cheaper in advance. Senior/Student/Under-21 and under-18s are £2 cheaper in advance.

To buy tickets online please click here. You can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411243 or visit the club shop & reception in person between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Ticket prices in the Chadderton Road Stand are as follows:

  • Adult: £18
  • Senior (Over 65): £8
  • Students: £8
  • Under-21: £8
  • Under-18s: £5

Advance Discounts? Yes, Matchday prices are as follows:

  • Adult: £22
  • Senior (Over 65): £10
  • Students: £10
  • Under-21: £10
  • Under-18s: £7

Ambulant Disabled supporters: Pay age related price with carer going free.

Wheelchair: Pay age related price with carer going free. Please note that the wheelchair area is uncovered.

Matchday Purchase available? YES, available in store or cash on the turnstiles.


The supporters’ coach to the Gigg Lane departs at 07:30am and is £36 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).


From Exeter take the M5 up to the M6 before taking the A556 around Knutsford.  Follow that road until you join the M56 and then the M60. Then take the exit for the A62 which takes you to a roundabout where you need to take the first exit onto the A627. Follow that road until the next roundabout where you need to take the third exit onto A6048. Follow that road round to the left and onto Sheepfoot Lane where the stadium is. There are nearby car parks not far from the stadium. The total distance between St James Park and Boundary Park is 249 miles and will take around four-and-a-half hours to drive.


Getting to Oldham by train, involves first getting to Manchester Piccadilly and then catching a metrolink train out to Boundary Park. The closest metrolink station is Westwood, which is approximately 1.3 miles and a 20-minute walk to the stadium. If you catch the 8.23am train from Exeter St Davids on Saturday, December 22, you can arrive in Westwood for 1.43pm.


According to the footballgroundguide.com, the closest pub is the Clayton Green, which is a Brewers Fayre outlet and can be found 200 yards from the corner of the Main Stand. There is also the Greyhound Inn, which is across Broadway down Holden Fold Lane. This pub welcomes visiting fans, shows Sky and BT Sports, offers real ale, serves freshly cooked food and is family friendly. It is also has a large car park which can accommodate coaches. The pub is around a 10-minute walk away from the visitors’ turnstiles.