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📝 Big Match Preview: Colchester United v City

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's trip to Colchester

23 November 2018

Exeter City make the trip to Colchester United this Saturday in 3pm kick-off in Sky Bet League Two.

The Grecians will be looking to get back to winning ways after suffering a late equaliser at home to Northampton Town last time out.

Ahead of the trip to the JobServe Community Stadium, manager Matt Taylor said: “They’re (Colchester) a good team, a very bright team at home. They have some good footballers, they play a good attacking brand of football and make some real passes so it’s going to be a test.

“I spoke to the lads this morning and asked them who remembered the match there last season where we were 3-0 down after the first 40 minutes and out of the game so we’ve got to be right on our metal from minute one, but we’ve got some good players coming back into the fold now.

“We showed glimpses last weekend of the attacking threat we’ve got in the team and we need to show that on Saturday, but also we have to be resolute."

WHEN WE LAST MET

The side last met back in May last season ahead of City’s play-off campaign, and the Grecians took all three points in that match when Robbie Simpson netted the only goal of the game.

Robbie Simpson netted the all important goal against Colchester when the sides last met

TICKETS

Tickets are now on sale at advance prices for City's trip to the JobServe Community Stadium to face Colchester United on Saturday, November 24.

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

Colchester run progressive pricing scheme meaning the prices change as we get closer to the match, so supporters are encouraged to buy early and save.

  • Monday 19 to 23 November = Advance
  • Tickets are then full price on matchday.

Our allocation is split between two blocks within the Jobserve Stand and the prices differ between blocks, supporters buying online should choose as follows: 

  • Jobserve East 1 = “Seating Area 1”
  • Jobserve East 2 = “Seating Area 2”

Ticket prices are as follows: 

JobServe East 1

 

JobServe East 2

*Under-11s are FOC on a 1 (Adult/Senior) to 4 basis. After this the additional U11 cost applies.

Advance Discounts? Yes, matchday prices kick in on 24 November.

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

Wheelchair: Pay the age related price with the carer going free. Please call 01392 411243 to book

Matchday Purchase available? YES at £2 increase, cash only sales on the day.

GRECIAN TRAVEL

The coach departs at 07:15am and is £35 per person and departs from Unit 1 nightclub. Other pick up points include Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller and Carter steakhouse), Cullompton Services (junction 28), Tiverton (junction 27), Taunton (junction 25), any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement.      

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).

BY ROAD

To get to the JobServe Community Stadium, follow the M5, M4 and M25 to Brentwood. Take exit 28 from the M25. Merge onto the A12 and exit at junction 28. At the roundabout, take the third exit. At the next roundabout, take the first exit. At the third roundabout, take the third exit and then continue onto United Way. The stadium will be on your right.  

BY RAIL

The train journey from Exeter St Davids to Colchester station is problematic on Saturday, November 24, with it requiring three changes and part of the journey to be completed by bus. However, if you get the 7:56am train from Exeter you will arrive in Colchester at 13.04. However, you will then have a lengthy 1.8-mile walk to the ground from Colchester train station

PUBS/FOOD

There is a bar located inside the stand where you can buy drinks and take them outside the ground too. They serve drinks such as lager, bitter, wine, plus whisky and brandy (all at £3.80).

The closest pub to the ground is the Dog and Pheasant on Nayland Road and the ground is on the very outskirts of Colchester. However, this is still three-quarters of a mile away. They serve a range of drinks as well as hot meals.

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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