Exeter City make the trip to the One Call Stadium on Saturday to face an unbeaten Mansfield Town in a 3pm kick-off.
City go into the game on the back of a morale-boosting 5-1 victory over Notts County and it was the manner of that performance that pleased Matt the most has his players worked hard, pressed from the front and took their chances.
However, Mansfield have yet to be beaten in League Two this campaign and it is for that reason the City boss knows they will have to reach the same heights if they want to be successful at Field Mill.
“Mansfield are a good team. They are well coached and they play a certain formation which could cause us problems on the day if we are not right.
“It is going to be a test and whenever you go to Mansfield you know you are in for a game. They have got some good players as well so they will be right up for it."
Tickets are still on sale for City's trip to the One Call Stadium to face Mansfield Town on Saturday, September 15 in a 3pm kick-off.
To buy tickets online please click here. 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.
Ticket prices are £2 cheaper in advance.
Ticket prices in the North Stand are as follows:
- Adult: £22
- Senior (Over 65): £18
- Young Adult (18-21): £16
- Junior (7-1): £12
- Age 6 and under: Free
- Advance Discounts? Yes, there is a £2 price increase on all categories on the day.
- 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.
Departs Unit 1 nightclub at 7.45am
Unit 1 nightclub (Summerland Street), 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.
WHEN WE LAST MET:
Mansfield Town 1 Exeter City 1 (28/10/17)
A strike from Lee Holmes three minutes from time earned Exeter City a battling point away at Mansfield Town.
The Grecians had fallen behind to Kane Hemmings first-half strike and needed a couple of goalline clearances from Dean Moxey to stay in the game before Mansfield-born Holmes struck late.
One Call Stadium(NG18 5DA)
The One Call Stadium is the home of Mansfield Town and has been since 1861, making it the oldest ground in the Football League. However, some reports date it back to 1850. It has a capacity of 10,000 when fully open but due to safety restrictions, it holds 9,186. Its original name is Field Mill but it is called One Call Stadium due to sponsorship reasons. It is a mix of seated and terracing.
Traveling by car:
To get to the One Call Stadium, follow the M5 and the M42 to A42 in Leicestershire. Continue onto the A42 then follow signs for Nottingham and merge onto the M1. Follow the M1 to Nottinghamshire and then take exit 27 from the M1. Continue on Mansfield road/A608. Take Derby road/A611, Coxmoor road/B6139 and Hamilton road to Quarry Lane in Mansfield. The stadium will be on the left. This drive should take approximately four hours.
The journey from Exeter St Davids to Mansfield station should take just over five hours and requires two changes. The train from Exeter St Davids will take you to Birmingham New Street which will take about two and a half hours. Then, the train from Birmingham New Street will take you to Nottingham which will take around one hour and 10 minutes. Finally, the train from Nottingham will take you to Mansfield station which will take about half an hour.
From the station, the is a 10-minute walk in which you walk along Portland Street then turn right onto Quarry Lane. The stadium will be on your right. The 7.45am from Exeter St Davids will get you into Mansfield just before 1pm on Saturday. The 8.23am and 9.23am trains will also get you into Mansfield before 3pm.
There is a pub at the ground called the Sandy Pate, underneath the Ian Greaves Stand, that welcomes away fans and is free to enter. There is the Talbot pub on Nottingham Road near to the Sainsbury’s supermarket. However, this is predominately for home fans and away fans are only usually welcomed in family groups that are there for a meal.
Opposite to the Talbot is the Il Rosso which is an upmarket wine bar but a little on the pricey side. Near the railway station, there is a hotel called the Midland Hotel on station road. The beer is reasonably priced and welcomes away fans. It also just a 10-minute walk away from the ground. On top of drinks, it includes a restaurant that serves food.
The distance between St James Park and the One Call Stadium is 224 miles, taking a little over four hours to drive.
AWAY GAMES GUIDE:
Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting the One Call Stadium.
Up next at St James Park:
City take on Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, March 2 in a 3pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.