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Match preview: City v Forest Green Rovers

All you need to know about the Grecians match with Forest Green Rovers

30 January 2018

Exeter City host Forest Green Rovers on Wednesday night.

It is the fifth time the sides will have met this season, with City winning two and drawing one of those four previous matches and the other tie being abandoned at half-time with the score at 0-0.

City go into the match on the back of victories over Coventry City (January 13) and Notts County (January 20) having exited the Emirates FA Cup at the third round stage at the hands of Premier League West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, January 6.

Assistant manager Matt Oakley is pleased with how the players have responded to that cup loss.

"When we had the Liverpool FA Cup game a couple of seasons ago, we had a period either side of that game where we lost four matches,” he said. “Our season was on track and we fell away because of that period. I think maybe we lost focus, call it what you like, and that was a big turning point in our season.

“This season we addressed that and we talked to the players about it. We said: ‘We can’t allow the West Brom game – because we were not great in the first half of that match – to derail us and stop all the good work that we have done up until this point.

“So the way the lads have reacted with the Coventry City game and then the Notts County game has just been fantastic.”


Tickets are now on general sale for City’s rearranged match against Forest Green Rovers on Wednesday, January 31, 7:45pm kick-off and can be purchased by clicking on the following link.

The original fixture, played on Boxing Day, was abandoned at half-time due to a waterlogged pitch with the scores level at 0-0.

In line with the club’s customer charter, a number of procedures have been put in place for those fans that attended the abandoned match on December 26, 2017, with them being given a 50 per cent discounted price of the already reduced prices for the rearranged game.

You can find out all you need to know about ticket prices for the match by clicking here.


You will be able to purchase tickets for our match away at Sky Bet League Two leaders Luton Town on Saturday, February 3, when you come to the game on Wednesday night. 

Exeter City is advising all supporters that our game with Luton Town on Saturday is an all-ticket match so you must purchase your tickets for that game in advance of the weekend. 


The away terrace and the Stagecoach Family Stand will not be open to supporters for Saturday’s game due to redevelopment work at the club. All entry for home fans will be via the Stadium Way turnstiles into the IP Office Stand and the Thatchers Big Bank. There will be no entry possible from the Jungle Path/Well Street side of the ground.

For more information read the following article.


The new Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 5.45pm on Wednesday and then to the general public from 6.45pm. 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.  

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