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📝 Match Preview: City v Crawley Town

Details ahead of Good Friday's match with Crawley Town.

19 April 2019

Exeter City welcome Crawley Town to St James Park in a 1pm kick-off on Good Friday in Sky Bet League Two.

The Grecians go into the match following a 2-0 win over Port Vale last time out and will be looking to further consolidate their place in the play-off places with a win over Gabriele Cioffi’s men.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: “I think they (Crawley) are relatively safe, perhaps one point or one victory away from it. We’re fighting for different things, the pressure is still the same, top or bottom end of the table, but we’re in a good position in terms of where we are. We need to force that home in the next four or five days, keep picking up points when we can and keep taking opportunities that come our way.”

LAST TIME WE MET

The sides last met back in October when the Grecians travelled to West Sussex. Filipe Morais but the home side ahead when he found the net before substitute Lee Holmes levelled the score in the 79th minute with a well-taken finish.



TICKET NEWS

Your support in the run-in makes a huge difference, so why not save time and money by buying tickets in advance?

Tickets are on sale at advance prices until 5pm in person and midnight online, on Thursday, April 18.

You can book online via mobile, tablet or desktop by visiting: tickets.ecfc.co.uk or by calling: 01392 411 243 or by visiting the club shop/reception at St James Park.

Ticket prices are as follows; advance tickets are available up to the day before the match.

 

 

 

MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

The latest edition of The Grecian provides an in-depth interview with striker Ryan Bowman who discusses his first goals for the club and how he’s adapted to life in League Two, following his move from Scottish side Motherwell. Also, inside you can get an in-depth look at Crawley Town, and hear from lifelong City fan Tony Morris, as well as regular features from local journalists Matt Bamsey and Alan Richardson.

MATCH DAY TIMETABLE

Take a look below to familiarise yourself with the key matchday timings here at St James Park. Remember, kick-off is 1pm, so timings have been adjusted accordingly.

JUNIOR GRECIANS LOUNGE

The Junior Grecians are the Official Junior Supporters Club of Exeter City FC and its members have exclusive use of the Zone from 10:30am until it is available to all families at 11:30am.

The room provides a safe comfortable environment for families to enjoy pre-match entertainment, such as a large screen TVs, Playstation consoles and Table Football, as well as the option to enjoy refreshments from the Zone’s very own kiosk.

A feature wall displaying a packed Big Bank also provides a photo-sharing opportunity using the #jgzone hashtag. There are activities and competitions to suit all junior age groups, from FIFA19 and Table Football tournaments to free Activity Packs for younger children.

The Zone also features a VIP party area and there are several party packages available to book throughout the season.

The Family Zone and Stadium Family areas are supervised by Junior Grecians volunteers who have undergone DBS checks and our aim is to make a family visit to St James Park as enjoyable and trouble-free as possible.

So, if you are visiting St James Park on a matchday with children, be sure to pop in to the family zone!

MATCH DAY MUSIC

Take a look at the playlist which has been chosen by the supporters for this Friday's match

MATCH DAY ACTIVITIES

Coming to Good Friday's 1pm kick-off against Crawley Town with the family? There is plenty on offer pre-matched to keep the whole family entertained and to make sure your St James Park experience is extra special.

Just take a look at what is available below...

Ice Cream Van
Styles ice cream van will be in Red Square on Friday. Recognised as the country’s premier producers of homemade farmhouse ice cream and iced desserts. All made on the farm with fresh locally sourced, award winning Jersey cow’s milk, fresh west country cream, and no artificial colours or ingredients.

The majority of their flavours are gluten free, except for Banoffee Pie and MaltPleaza. All are suitable for vegetarians. They will be serving at least 10 flavours of their luxury ice cream and homemade softy ice cream.

Join the Guard of Honour

Want to be on the pitch as the players enter SJP? Then be part of the flag waving, Guard of Honour!

After assembling, the Guard of Honour (and parents) move to the far side of ground to get some practice in waving their flags, which also presents an opportunity for Grecian to pose for photographs.

When the players finish their warm up the Guard of Honour go on their 'lap of honour' in front of the stands to the players’ tunnel. After they have been on the field and welcomed the teams and officials onto the pitch, they receive their “gift” (normally a packet of sweets) and certificates of participation.

If your son, daughter or grandchild has not been involved in the Guard of Honour, please email customerservices@exetercityfc.co.uk.

Other activities

You can also pick up some free player stickers, featuring players that have come through the Exeter City Academy on the day in Red Square.
You can also take part in the Exeter City tombola where the first prize is a signed Exeter City football is still available by finding ticket No. 901. There are also over 80 prizes available. All funds raised go directly to the academy to support the future of the club.

MASCOTS

You can read the mascot profiles in the match day programme which you can pick up in the stadium for £3.00 on the day. For mascot booking or information, please contact andy.gillard@ecfc.co.uk

CLUB SHOP

The club shop will be open from 10am to give you the opportunity to make some purchases ahead of the match and will close at 15:30.

🎟 Tickets on advance sale for Grimsby Town match! 🎟

Tickets for City's match against Grimsby Town on Saturday, September 28 are on sale now. Click here to buy online!

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