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📝 Match preview: City v Port Vale

A look ahead to Saturday's match at St James Park.

12 April 2019

Exeter City return to St James Park looking to get back to winning ways when they welcome Port Vale to Devon.

The Grecians go into the match following a late defeat in midweek to Macclesfield Town and they’ll be looking to strengthen their grip on a place in this season’s play-offs.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: “We need a reaction. It’s another opportunity, we’ve got five opportunities left, starting with Port Vale at the weekend but it’s a game we want to look forward to. People talk about pressure, but that’s why we’re in this business, that’s why people train and work as hard as they do, for moments like this.”

LAST TIME WE MET

The sides last met back in September 2018 when Nicky Law put the Grecians ahead at Vale Park. Despite it looking like City would go on to see out the win they were dealt a killer blow when Idris Kanu put the ball in from close range in the 97th minute of the match.

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 Friday, April 12.

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

In the latest edition of The Grecian, Donovan Wilson speaks at length about how he has bedded into life at Exeter City and discusses the benefits of going on loan. You can also read our regular features such as City by number and League Two greats and local journalists Alan Richardson and Matt Bamsey cast their eye over the end of season run in. For junior fans, be sure to take part in our quiz section with features such as spot the ball and scramble city.

MATCH DAY ACTIVITIES

Matchday timetable

Take a look below to familiarise yourself with the key matchday timings here at St James Park.

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 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!

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 11am to give you the opportunity to make some purchases ahead of the match and will close at 5.30pm.

Up next at St James Park:

City take on Oldham Athletic on Saturday, April 27 in a 3pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.


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