📝 Big Match Preview: City v Swindon Town

Exeter City return to St James Park as they take on Swindon Town in Sky Bet League Two.

They go into the match with the Robins second in the league table following a hard-fought point away from home to Yeovil Town last weekend.

Ahead of the game against Phil Brown’s side, City boss Matt Taylor said: “They’ve drawn a few games which means they probably haven’t picked up as many points as they’d have liked.

“They’ve got some good players in the team. I watched them on Tuesday night and, if that’s their so-called reserve team, then it’s going to be a proper game this weekend because they were excellent.”


The Grecians last came up against Town back in March last year in what was an excellent 3-1 win for City.

Kaiyne Woolery put Phil Brown’s side in front at St James Park just before the half hour mark, but six minutes later Jake Taylor levelled for the home side. Pierce Sweeney then stepped up to score from the penalty spot just before half-time to give City a 2-1 lead at the break.

Jayden Stockley then made sure the points were safe for the Grecians when he finished off a well-worked move in the 87th minute to make sure of a 3-1 win.


By booking tickets in advance you can save money and time queuing on match day.

The IP Office stand is sold out for the match, but there is still plenty of room on the Big Bank to cheer on the Grecians. Tickets can be purchased in one of three ways. You can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or you can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411 243 (option 3) or visit the club shop and reception in person between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.


The match sponsors for Saturday’s game are DMS Bricklaying and our ball sponsors are Midex Pro. Ashfords are also sponsoring the latest edition of the match day programme, The Grecian. We are looking forward to welcoming our sponsors to the match and wish them a very pleasant day with us.


In the latest edition of The Grecian, you can read an in-depth feature interview with City midfielder, Hiram Boateng. Inside, he discusses life at City in his second season, how he is enjoying a new position and what it’s like working under Matt Taylor.

You can also read about City Community Trust’s Awesome Autumn holiday courses and how you can sign up. Tony Morris returns with his regular feature and you can read all about our opponents.


There will be lots going on in Red Square ahead of the match with Swindon. There will be ambassadors handing out player stickers, target football run by City Community Trust and face painting.


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.


This Saturday's match against Swindon Town is the Supporters' Trust bucket collection.

The aim is to raise enough money to fund a defibrillator for the new Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand.

There is currently one in Red Square but the Trust would also like one to be available for use on the other side of our stadium. Defibrillator's will help supporters or members of the local community should they suffer a cardiac arrest at, or near, St James Park.

The Supporters' Trust are also looking for volunteers to help take a bucket around the ground to collect donations. If you, your family or friends are able to help in this way the Trist would be immensely grateful.


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.


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.