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📝 Big Match Preview: City v Northampton Town

All you need to know ahead of City's match with Northampton Town

16 November 2018

Exeter City will look to get back to winning ways in the league as they welcome Northampton Town to St James Park.

After falling to defeat against Tranmere Rovers last time out in Sky Bet League Two, City will be looking to turn their form around but will have to do so against Keith Curle’s side, who have picked up some good form of late.

Ahead of the match, City boss Matt Taylor said: “They’re a good team (Northampton.) We watched them several times under their previous manager and they had the players there, it was clear to anyone that watched them. They had the players there they just didn’t have a real structure to play off and, obviously, Keith Curle has gone in there and given them a structure.

“They won’t be too dissimilar to the Carlisle teams in the past, you look at managers from previous clubs, so we have an idea of what to expect. We watched them against Lincoln and Crewe, they’re a good team, but we’re not a bad team ourselves.

“We’ve picked up a couple of disappointing results but we’re looking to bounce back this weekend. They’ve got good players there, but so have we so I’m expecting a high-quality League Two game.”

Last time we met

The sides last met at St James Park back in April 2016 when Northampton visited looking to confirm their promotion from the division.

Jayden Stockley in action for the Grecians when Northampton last visited

A 0-0 draw was good enough for the Cobblers as they celebrated on the St James Park  pitch following their confirmation of a spot in League One for the 2016/17 season.

Ticket news

Tickets are on sale at advance prices until 5pm on Friday, November 16.

You can book online via mobile, tablet or desktop by visiting: tickets.ecfc.co.uk or by calling: 01392 411 243 or by visiting the club shop/reception at St James Park.

Matchday sales and collections for the new Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand will need to be made at the ticket booth in Red Square as the new stand ticket booth is still a work in progress.

Supporters are encouraged to collect their tickets in advance from St James Park, or expect queues on the match day when collecting from the Red Square Ticket Booth, which opens at 12pm.

Ticket prices are as follows, advance tickets are available up to the day before the match.

You can book online via Mobile, tablet or desktop by visiting: tickets.ecfc.co.uk or by calling: 01392 411 243 or by visiting the club shop/reception at St James Park.

 

Ticket collections

Supporters are encouraged to collect tickets before Saturday, or if they can’t then as early as possible on Saturday to avoid queues.

Lez the Fez

Back by popular demand! Lez the Fez will bring his unique blend of magic, balloon modelling and humour to St James Park.

Lez will be undertaking a walking performance through the Centre Spot, Red Square, Junior Grecians Family Zone and all the hospitality areas.

FREE Face paiting

The face painters have made a valuable addition to matchdays and judging by the sights around the ground it is just as popular with adults as well as youngsters. 

Their normal route if you want to catch them is: Starting at the Tombola Stall they head through Red Square for the Centre Spot before heading back to the family Junior Grecian Family Zone. Leaving the zone for the stadium, they start with the IP Office Main Stand and Stagecoach Adama Stansfield Stand before finishing on the Thatchers Big Bank. 

 

Match sponsors

We are excited to welcome our match sponsors, TWP, on Saturday, as well as our associate match sponsors, Rock Solid.

The match ball sponsor is John Smith, who will be celebrating his 50th birthday by watching the Grecians.
 
We also have special sponsorship on Saturday, in memory of Sean Steven Gazzard and Sarah Wright.

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our sponsors to the match and wish them a very pleasant day with us.

Matchday programme

The Grecian returns with an in-depth interview with defender Jimmy Oates. After joining the club last summer, the right back discusses his journey to St James Park from playing in his native Australia. Our regular features from the likes of City fan Tony Morris and local journalist Matt Bamsey also return. You can also read about the findings from the recent Supporters’ Trust survey.

Junior Grecians family zone

The Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 12.30pm on Saturday and at 1.30pm for everyone else, including away supporters.

The zone has video consoles, large TV screens, a refreshments stall and table football. It is located near the players' entrance at the IP Office Stand.

Mascots

You can read their profiles in the match day programme. If you would like to be a matchday mascot this season, then contact our operations manager Andy Gillard via email at andy.gillard@ecfc.co.uk.

Club Shop

The club shop will be open from 11am to give you the opportunity to make some purchases ahead of the match and will close at 5.30pm.

Up next at St James Park:

City take on Crewe Alexandra on Saturday, December 15 in a 3pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.


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