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📝 Big Match Preview: Tranmere Rovers v City

All you need to know ahead of the trip to Prenton Park

2 November 2018

Exeter City will be looking to get back to winning ways when they make the trip to Prenton Park to take on Tranmere Rovers this Saturday.

The Grecians slipped to defeat at home to Forest Green Rovers last time out, but Matt Taylor’s side will be keen to bounce back and get points on the board.

Ahead of the match, the City manager said: “They’ve (Tranmere) made a solid start, they’re new into the league in terms of their promotion. They’re a big club in lower league football, certainly traditionally.

“They’ve had a fantastic result last week beating Crawley, who we found out were a good team the previous Tuesday night. We’ve got to get last weekend out of our system, go to Tranmere fit and raring to go, looking to put in a performance.

WHEN WE LAST MET

The sides last met back in January 2015 when the Grecians were beaten 2-1 at St James Park.

Jennison Myrie Williams gave Rovers the lead on the half hour mark before City levelled through Alex Nicholls in the 37th minute. But it was Rory Donnelly who got the all-important goal as he won it in the 50th minute to give Tranmere all three points.

Christy Pym in action for the Grecians the last time the sides met

TICKET NEWS

Tickets are still on sale for City's trip to Prenton Park on Saturday in a 3pm kick-off.

Tickets can only be purchased directly through Tranmere Rovers’ website. Please select the date of the match (3 Nov) and then follow the instructions. Tickets are available as print-at-home or show on mobile. Please note that ticket prices are £2 cheaper in advance.

Ticket prices in the Summit Marine Scaffolding Cowshed Stand (unreserved seating) are as follows:

  • Adult: £18
  • Senior (Over 65): £11
  • Young Person (18-22)*: £11
  • Disabled: £11 with free carer
  • Under-18: £5
  • Under-12: (accompanied): £2

*Please note that the young person category will require ID. Tranmere do not accept student ID, it must have your full date of birth on.

  • Advance Discounts? Yes, there is a £2 price increase on all categories on the day.
  • Ambulant Disabled supporters: £11 plus carer goes free, or age related category if under 18/12.
  • Wheelchair: Pay the age related price with the carer going free. Please call 0151 609 3328 to book
  • Matchday Purchase available? YES, available in store or cash on the turnstiles.

GRECIAN TRAVEL

Grecian Travel has now SOLD OUT for City's trip to Prenton Park to face Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, November 3.

Please contact Chris Woolcott directly to see if there are any cancellations on 01392/250250 or 07803246593.

The coach departs at 07:45am and is £36 per person. Grecian Travel departs Unit 1 nightclub at 7:45am. 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

Take the normal route north on the M6 to junction 20, before joining the M56 and then the M53. Exit at Junction 4 and take the B5151 Mount Road from the fourth exit of the roundabout (the ground is signposted from here). After two and a half miles when Mount Road becomes Storeton Road, turn right at the traffic lights (there is a church on the far right hand corner) into Prenton Road West and the ground is down this road on the right hand side.

BY RAIL

It is possible to get to Birkenhead Central on Saturday, November 3, in time for kick-off, but it requires two changes from Exeter – one at Birmingham New Street and another at Liverpool Lime Street. The 7.23am train from Exeter St Davids will get you into Birkenhead at 1.37pm. The ground is about 20 minutes’ walk from the train station.

PUBS/FOOD

According to the FootballGroundGuide.com, outside the Main Stand, the club have put together a Fanzone, which visiting supporters are welcome to visit. Run by the Tranmere Rovers Supporters Trust, it not only has a giant screen showing televised football, but has a mix of music, street food, plus a bar serving amongst other things, real ales and craft beers.

Just across the road from the away turnstiles is the Prenton Park Hotel, which normally has a good mix of home and away supporters. Almost a stone's throw away along Prenton Park Road is the Birch Tree, which also welcomes visiting fans. Previously called the Mersey Clipper, it has been refurbished and is now part of the Flaming Grill chain. Apart from offering food, it also has the benefit of showing Sky and BT Sports. You can also park in their car park for £5, the price of which is redeemable inside the pub against the cost of food and drink.

Up next at St James Park:

City take on Northampton Town in Sky Bet League Two this Saturday, November 17, in a 3pm kick-off. Click here to buy tickets.


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