📝 Match Preview: City v Oldham Athletic

Exeter City play their final home match of the 2018/19 regular season when they welcome Oldham Athletic to St James Park.

Both sides have the chance of achieving a place in the play-offs this season, and the Grecians will be hoping to further their claim for a place by picking up an important three points.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: “A lot will depend on the opposition and how we set ourselves up. We’ve got to play a certain way in our home games and threaten the opposition at every opportunity.

“We’ve got to put the ball in the back of the net, take opportunities, and withstand the pressure which the opposition will obviously put us under. It will take character, I know that for sure, and if we get some character in our performance then the better players will show through.”


The sides last met back in December in a thrilling encounter as the Grecians twice came from behind to win 3-2, courtesy of a Jayden Stockley hat-trick.

City fell behind to a goal from Sam Surridge before Stockley netted in the 38th minute to level. Callum Lang then put the Latics back in front before Stockley replied just after the hour mark. The former City striker then completed the comeback, and his hat-trick, with a goal in the 70th minute to hand the Grecians all three points.


Your support makes a huge difference with the Grecians still in the play-off hunt, 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 Friday, April 26.

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.


The Grecian returns with an in-depth feature with City midfielder Lee Holmes as he discusses the team spirit within the dressing room as the side look to confirm a play-off position. Also, inside you can read all about the fastest goal ever scored in the Football League, courtesy of Trevor Harwood, and hear from local journalists Matt Bamsey and Alan Richardson. The Grecian also has multiple quizzes so you can test your City knowledge!


The Junior Grecians are the Official Junior Supporters Club of Exeter City FC and its members have exclusive use of the Zone from 12:30pm until it is available to all families at 1:30pm.

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!


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.


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.


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


The club shop will be open from 11am to give you the opportunity to make some purchases ahead of the match and will close after supporters have dispersed.