Two teams with 100 percent league records clash this Saturday, as Exeter City take on fellow south west outfit Swindon Town at St James Park.
Both sides however go in to the match on the back of midweek Carabao Cup exits at the hands of Coventry City and Colchester United respectively.
Manager Matt Taylor is looking forward to the challenge of two in-form teams. He said: "Swindon have had a strong start, similar to ourselves and I'm expecting a good game of football."
Speaking about the importance of a strong home support Matt said: "We've got to give them something to sign about. We both feed off each others energy."
LAST TIME WE MET
A wonder goal from teenager Archie Collins on New Year's Day was the highlight of the day as Exeter City beat Swindon Town to do the double over the Robins.
It was the 19-year-old’s first goal in senior football and gave the Grecians a 2-0 advantage in a match that they controlled for the large parts.
Tickets are on sale at advance prices until 5pm in person and midnight online, on Friday, August 16, 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.
Check out Saturday's pre-match playlist, picked by you!
MATCH DAY COVERAGE
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.
Saturday's match is sponsored by BidFood, associate match sponsors are Bishop Lacy and match ball PHC.
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 City's No.1 Lewis Ward, who talks about settling in as a Grecian, his aims for the season and the influence that Grecian legend Eamonn Dolan has had on his career.
New features include an ‘On this day in history’ piece which profiles the upcoming week and all the things City related that have happened on individual days. We’ve also introduced a new ‘City and Me’ feature which gives supporters the chance to tell their Exeter City story.
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 email@example.com.
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
First visit photo opportunity
Are you bringing anyone aged 0 to 12 to their first match at St James Park this weekend?
We would love for you to be part of a 'first visit to SJP' pitch side photo!
If you would be interested in marking the occasion, please head to the Junior Grecians Lounge in Red Square at 1:45pm, where you will be met by a member of staff.
If you want to make the experience extra special, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and age so we can create a special 'first visit' certificate for them.
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 IP Office Main Stand 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 email@example.com.
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 Stevenage on Saturday, February 8 in a 3pm kick-off. Click here to buy now!