Match preview: City v Carlisle United

Exeter City will be looking to make it three wins on the bounce when they face Carlisle United at St James Park on Saturday.

The Grecians go into the match sixth in the table, four points off the automatic promotion places with at least two games in hand on all the teams above them.

However, Carlisle United come into the match three points outside the play-off places themselves and on the back of a morale-boosting run that has seen them pick up four wins on the spin. Manager Paul Tisdale is expecting a tough match.

“Keith (Curle) and myself are both still in charge so we still have that knowledge of each other and that recent history but the players are different,” said Tis. “The dynamics of teams in League Two change quite regularly even with consistency of managerial positions. However, they are in form at the moment. They have won four out of four coming into this match, so they need to be respected.

Meanwhile Carlisle boss Keith Curle sees a lot of mutual respect between both clubs following their matches against each other in the play-off semi-finals last season.

“Exeter are another group with good ethics, and fair play to Paul [Tisdale] because he has galvanised that football club,” he said. “They’re enjoying an upward spiral and this is two teams going into a game who are looking to finish the season on a high.

“Both managers have a level of respect for each other and I think we both enjoy putting our teams up against each other. There are aspects of the way Exeter do things that I appreciate and enjoy. I know there are things Paul likes about the way we go about our business as well.”


There is a still a few seats left in the IP Office Stand for the match against Carlilse United, but you should buy in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tickets should still be available to purchase, for the Thatchers' Big Bank on the day, but the club is advising that supporters buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

You can do this by clicking on the following link and then collect your ticket from the ticket booth in Red Square on matchday.


Thank you to our match sponsor Coastal Recycling, our associate match sponsor Thatchers and our ball sponsor RGB Bulding Supplies.

All three companies are loyal supporters of Exeter City and you can find our more about the work they do by clicking on their name.


Exeter City supporters will be holding a minute's applause at Saturday's match against Carlisle United for City fan Daniel (Danny) McCarthy, who sadly passed away this week.

Danny worked as a steward at St James Park for 21 years and all at Exeter City are deeply saddend to hear of his sudden passing. The minute's applause is planned to take place during the 68th minute.


Supporters attending match day hospitality or events and conferencing at St James Park will be able to make use of the new bar and toilet facilities at the Park.

To finish off the refurbishment of the Supporters' Trust suite, a brand new, more modern bar has been installed which saves a little space in the room, and is more pleasing on the eye.

As part of the upgrades the position of the ladies and gents’ toilets have now been swapped, something to bear in mind if attending tomorrow's match, with works being completed on one set, and the other being done after the Yeovil Town match. 

We hope you enjoy the upgraded facilities.


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.


Jordan Storey is the main feature interview in Saturday’s programme as the young defender talks about his progression into the first team this season.

There all the usual features as well with former right-back and fans’ favourite Christian Ribeiro taking on the football first, best and worst quiz. You can purchase a copy of the programme for £3 at various points around the ground including the club shop & reception.


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.


Our mascots for today’s game are the following: Isaac Darke, Sam Reddin and Frazer Sanders. You can read their profiles on page 11 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 will be open from 11am to 5pm on matchdays. The club shop is located in Red Square at the back of the IP Office Stand.