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📝 Big Match Preview: City v Cheltenham Town

All you need to know ahead of the match at St James Park

21 September 2018

Exeter City will be looking to make it three league wins from three as they welcome Cheltenham Town to St James Park.

The Grecians, who have picked up wins over Notts County and Mansfield Town of late, are in good form and will be looking to keep themselves towards the top of the Sky Bet League Two table.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: “We’ve been positive this week, we’ve trained well, and the lads have worked hard again as they have done throughout the season. The result at Mansfield was a good result but it’s only three points and it’s very much on to the next. We’re preparing ourselves for a tough game at the weekend.

“You’re never too sure what formation or tactics they will use. We plan the best we possibly can but ultimately, it’s about our performance and the way we approach the game. If our mindset is right and the way we go about our business is proper, in terms of respecting the game of football, then we give ourselves a chance."

WHEN WE LAST MET

The sides last met in April this year as the Grecians chased down the chance of promotion with goals from Robbie Simpson and youngster Jordan Storey to win 2-1.

Robbie gave City the lead with a well taken goal, before Carl Winchester levelled things in the 37th minute. City pushed to go back ahead and had a chance through Hiram Boateng, who hit the crossbar, before Storey popped up to thump a header home from Lloyd James’ corner.

Jordan Storey scored to give City a 2-1 win over Cheltenham last time they met 

TICKET NEWS

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

The IP Office Stand is currently sold out for the match, but there is still room on the Big Bank to cheer on the Grecians. Tickets can be purchased in one of three ways.

You can purchase tickets online, 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.

SUPPORTER SURVEY

Saturday is the final day to hand in the Supporter' Survey and have your say on the club moving forward. There are great prizes on offer! Click here to find out more.

MATCH SPONSORS

We would like to welcome Safety Kleen as Saturday’s match sponsors, and Coastal Recycling, who will sponsor the match ball.

MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

The latest instalment of The Grecian features an in-depth interview with goalkeeper Christy Pym as he discusses his development and the squad’s aspirations for the season. Also, Tony Morris returns with an interesting feature on his belonging to Devon and Exeter City. You can also hear from local journalist Matt Bamsey as he discusses the recent topic of players being physically targeted by their opponents. City Community Trust also reveal the winner of their Premier League Kicks Hero award and we’ll have all the info on Cheltenham Town.

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.

The Junior Grecians zone is open to Junior Grecians from 12:30pm and to all at 1:30pm

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.


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