Exeter City will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season as they face Mansfield Town at St James Park on Saturday.
Ahead of the match Matt Taylor said:
"They are a good team with some top players at this level. I fully expect them to be challenging at the top of the table this season and rightly so in terms of the size of the club and the budget and players they have.
"Hopefully we are playing them at a good time. We are in good form and we want to win our home games and give our fans something to shout about. It's going to be two good teams going at it."
City come into the match unbeaten and top of EFL Sky Bet League Two having picked up three wins and two draws so far. Last time out a late Nicky Law strike saw the Grecians earn all three points at the Globe Arena against Morecambe.
The Stags currently sit 14th in the league having picked up one win, two draws and one defeat. Last time out they drew 0-0 with Stevenage.
Mansfield Town manager John Dempster had the following to say about the match:
"Every football club in League Two is competitive. Exeter are a club I have a lot of respect for. They have a young manager and are very well supported at home by a passionate group of supporters.
"Exeter are always up there challenging and have a lot of stability. The way the football club is run, you can't help but respect it.
"They have good players and are dangerous. They'll attack us to go and win the game. We have to go there and spoil their good form. We'll go there in a confident mood."
LAST TIME WE MET
Exeter City 1 Mansfield Town 4 (30/3/19)
It was a day to forget for the Grecians the last time the two sides met, as City were hit by a 4-1 defeat to Mansfield Town.
Two goals from CJ Hamilton and Tyler Walker did the damage on the day with Matt Jay netting City's only goal of the game in the first half.
Tickets are on sale at advance prices until 5pm in person and midnight online, on Friday, August 30, so you can save time and money, and pick your seat in advance.
Tickets are available online via Mobile, tablet or desktop by visiting: tickets.ecfc.co.uk, by calling: 01392 411 243 or by visiting the club shop/reception at St James Park.
|Big Bank||IP Office/Stagecoach|
|Ticket Type||Advance||Gate||Ticket Type||Advance||Gate|
|Wheelchair Area||£14||£15||Wheelchair Area||£20||£21|
|Junior Grecians||£FREE*||---||Junior Grecians||£FREE*||---|
*Junior Grecians members get access to free match tickets when purchased alongside a paying adult. There are two family friendly areas available at St James Park, section E in the IP Office Main Stand and a section of the Thatchers Big Bank which is identified by the white barriers).
Tickets are limited and it is advisable to book early. Click here to find out more about Junior Grecian ticket offers.
Saturday's match is sponsored by Thatchers Cider, and match ball sponsor is Unique Design and Build.
Check out Saturday's pre-match playlist, picked by you!
MATCH DAY COVERAGE
Live match commentary is available for UK iFollow subscribers so make sure you sign up to listen to every game. A live video stream is available to those outside the UK and Ireland!
For those who are unable to make the match, full match coverage will be available on the club Twitter and Facebook accounts. Interviews with Matt Taylor and a player will follow after half time, and highlights and a SJP 360 version of the match will be avaiable the following day.
MATCH DAY PROGRAMME
The award-winning match day programme from the 2018/19 season is once again it’s packed full of engaging content for readers of all ages, this season at a smaller A5 size which fits nicely in the pocket!
The feature interview this week is with Dean Moxey, who talks about the coming up through the ranks at City, the team spirit and togetherness and the squad's aims for the season.
This season we’ve also got updated quiz pages so you can test your City knowledge!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club shop will be open from 11am and closes once supporters have left SJP, giving you the opportunity to make some purchases ahead of the match including the new Away shirt! There is a great range for all City supporters including training wear, mugs, scarves and a selection of pocked money items for kids.
MATCH DAY ACTIVITIES
As ever, football at the Park isn't just about the 90 minutes on the pitch, we've got a whole host of opportunities and experiences to make your matchday extra special.
Test your football skills with our FREE target shot attraction in Red Square and see if you can get the highest score!
First visit photo opportunity
We would love for you to be part of a 'first visit to SJP' pitch side photo opportunity.
If you would be interested in marking the occasion, and want to make the experience extra special, please get in touch by emailing: email@example.com with their name and age so we can create a special 'first visit' certificate for them.
On a Saturday matchday, please head to the Junior Grecians Lounge in Red Square at 1:45pm, where you will be met by a member of staff and taken pitch side for a photo, certificate AND goody bag!
Please click here to view our 'First vist to SJP' guide.
FREE Face Painting
The face painters are a valuable addition to matchdays and judging by the sights around the ground it is just as popular with adults as well as youngsters.
Their normal route if you want to catch them is: Starting at the Tombola Stall they head through Red Square for the Centre Spot before heading back to the family Junior Grecian Family Zone. Leaving the zone for the stadium, they start with the IP Office Main Stand and Thatchers Big Bank, before finishing on the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand.
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! This Saturday lucky children will be chosen from the Thatchers Big Bank at 2:25pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Grecians Lounge
The Junior Grecians are the Official Junior Supporters Club of Exeter City FC.
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.
So, if you are visiting St James Park on a matchday with children, be sure to pop in to the family zone!
New for this season, is the Family Zone 2 in the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand, the astroturfed area includes a photo wall opportunity, table football, and beanbags where children can gather to play games and relax before kick-off.
Take a look below to familiarise yourself with the key matchday timings here at St James Park.
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Tickets are on advance sale for City's home match against Crawley Town on Saturday, February 29 in a 3pm kick-off. Click here to buy now!