📝 Big Match Preview: Crawley Town v City

Exeter City are quickly back on the road as they make the trip to Crawley Town in Sky Bet League Two.

Following a hard-earned point at Grimsby Town on Saturday where the Grecians were unfortunate not to claim the victory, they go in search of more points against a dangerous Crawley side who beat in form Newport County 4-1 in their last match.

Ahead of the encounter, City midfielder Jordan Tillson said: “They’ve had some good results. They beat Newport County 4-1 on Saturday.

“I’m sure that they will be up for it after a good result on Saturday. We can go there, be ourselves, and hopefully we can match them and better them.”


The sides last met towards the end of the 2017/18 campaign as the Grecians chased down the chance of promotion. In an exciting encounter, City were held to a 2-2 draw by Town, then managed by Harry Kewell as Jayden Stockley helped himself to two goals prior to Josh Yorweth making the score 2-2 in the 68th minute.

Jayden Stockley in action for the Grecians against Crawley Town last season


Tickets are now on sale for City's match at the Broadfield Stadium on Tuesday, October 23, in a 7.45pm kick-off. 

You can buy tickets online. You can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411243 or visit the club shop & reception in person between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. You will be unable to get your ticket from St James Park after 11am on the day of the game,

The People’s Pension Stand (Seated) prices are as follows:

  • Adults: £20
  • Senior (65+): £15
  • Under-21: £11
  • Under-18: £10
  • Under-16: £4
  • Under-11: £1

The KR-L Stand (Standing) prices are as follows:

  • Adults: £16
  • Senior (65+): £12
  • Under-21: £13
  • Under-18: £10
  • Under-16: £4
  • Under-11: £1

Advance Discounts? NO

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

Wheelchair: Based in the Checkatrade.com Stand – to buy please call 01293 410000.

Matchday purchase available? Yes, from Ticket Office (cash and card) or Ticket Cabin (cash only). Collections are from Match Day Ticket Collection Window.


Grecians Travel departs Unit 1 nightclub at 1pm, with the fare priced at £30. 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).


To get to the stadium, drive along the A30 to join the A303 then merge onto the M3 then onto the M23. At junction 11, take the A264 exit to Horsham. At the roundabout, take the fourth exit onto Brighton Road/A23. At the next roundabout, take the first exit. Turn left into the club’s car park.


The journey from Exeter St Davids to Crawley station should take between four hours and four and a half hours.

It will require either one stop or two, depending on the route you take. One option is to go from Exeter St Davids to Reading station, and then from Reading station to Redhill, and then from Redhill to Crawley. The other option is to go from Exeter St Davids to Clapham Junction and then from Clapham Junction to Crawley.

Although this route has fewer changes, it is nearer towards the four and a half hour time whereas the first option is closer to just four hours. Once you come out of the station, turn left onto Station Road and continue until you reach the end of the road.

Then, turn left onto Brighton Road. Walk all the way along Brighton Road until you reach the end of it, where it joins Southgate Avenue. Turn right onto Southgate Avenue and continue along until the roundabout. The sign for the stadium is clear from there. 


There is a bar at the back of the Bruce Winfield stand called the Redz Bar. This bar allows in away fans. The closest pub to the stadium is the New Moon which is located on Brighton Road. They serve food also such as burgers and other meals. This is about a five-minute walk away towards the town centre. Another pub that is close by is the Downsman which is found on Whakehurst Drive, just off of Southgate Avenue. The Downsman offers a large menu including a range of Indian dishes as well as outdoor catering.


The total distance between St James Park and Broadfield Stadium is 188 miles and takes around three and a half hours to drive.