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📝 Match Preview: City vs Northampton Town

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's match at SJP

6 December 2019

Exeter City return to EFL Sky Bet League Two action at the Park on Saturday, December 7 against Northampton Town in a 3pm kick-off.

The Grecians have made strong start to the 2019/20 league season, and are showing great form at the Park, only beaten in one of nine matches, winning five.

Your support has been crucial to City's strong start to the season and once again we need your vocal backing to drive City to another 3 points.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor was keen to focus on the Grecians strong home form, as they take on one of League Two's form sides. He said: "Our home form has been strong throughout the season and we’ve got to keep backing ourselves in these games."

Designated Rainbow Laces match

On Saturday we will be supporting this season's Rainbow Laces campaign at the end of a fortnight of nationwide action to promote inclusion and diversity in football.

The Football Association and Stonewall initiative encourages all football supporters and participants to make the game something for everyone to be a part of.

In association with Proud Grecians, Exeter City's LGBT+ and allies Supporter's Group, the club's One Game One Community Group, Exeter Pride and Isca Apollo, the Exeter LGBT+ friendly community football team, volunteers will take a giant rainbow flag onto the pitch and rainbow laces will be given out to some members of the crowd.

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TICKET NEWS

Tickets are on sale at advance prices until 5pm in person and midnight online, on Friday, December 6 so you can save time and money, and pick your seat in advance. Click here to book online.

Admission prices 

Big Bank     IP Office/Stagecoach    
Ticket Type Advance Gate Ticket Type Advance Gate
Adult £17 £18 Adult £23 £24
Senior £14 £15 Senior £20 £21
Student £14 £15 Student £20 £21
Under-18 £6 £7 Under-18 £11 £12
Wheelchair Area £14 £15 Wheelchair Area £20 £21
Junior Grecians £FREE* --- Junior Grecians  £FREE* ---

Junior Grecians

*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.

MATCH DAY COVERAGE

As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor and a player as they reflect on the result. You can also tune into BBC Radio Devon to listen to commentary as well.

Over the weekend you will be able to watch short and extended highlights (extended if subscribed to iFollow) and the SJP 360 recap of the match.

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LAST TIME WE MET

Northampton Town 2 Exeter City 1 | March 9, 2019 | EFL Sky Bet League Two

Exeter City suffered back-to-back defeats as goals from Aaron Pierre and Andy Williams condemned them to a 2-1 defeat at Northampton Town.

The Grecians, who struggled to create chances in the first half, were much better after the break and pulled a goal back through Aaron Martin but couldn’t find an equaliser.

MATCH SPONSORS

Our match sponsors are RGB Building Supplies, associate sponsor is West Country Milk and our ball sponsor is Hayley Group Exeter.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support and wish them a pleasant day at St James Park.

MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

Our award-winning match day programme returns this Saturday and as usual has a whole host of content for supporters of all ages. Inside we’ll have a feature interview with 'one of our own' Ben Seymour who discusses becoming part of the first team picture this season.

Junior Grecians can take part in our quizzes and local journalists Matt Bamsey and Alan Richardson cast their eyes over the Grecians and the wider footballing world.

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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.

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CLUB SHOP

The club shop will be open from 10:30am and closes once supporters have left SJP, giving you the opportunity to make some purchases ahead of the match including the popular new third kit! There is a great range for all City supporters including training wear, mugs, scarves and a selection of pocked money items for kids.

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MATCHDAY 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.

Junior Grecians tickets

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).

Click here to find out more.

FREE Face Painting

The face painters are back for the match to help you show your colours. Popular with children and seemingly as many adults, face painting will be available in Red Square from 2pm and subsequently around the ground. Don’t worry if you miss them pre-match they will be mobile around the ground during half-time.

Family photo opportunity in the Dug Outs

Another extra service that has really taken off is photos of away and City families in the dugouts. If you would like to record your visit with this 'Kodak moment' please ask at the Tombola stall at 1:50pm.

Announce the Team and other Activities in Red Square Fan Zone

We will be asking a home supporter to announce the City side, and a Northampton supporter to announce the away side at 2:05pm. If you would like to do this head to the Information Point before 2pm. There will also be the Quiz, 'tell us a joke and make us laugh' and you can play four in a row.

You can also take part in the Exeter City tombola where the first prize is a signed Exeter City football. All funds raised go directly to the academy to support the future of the club. There is still one remaining opportunity to pull out number 25 (Jake Taylor!) and win a signed match ball.

To help boost the funds for the Academy you can also obtain a team sheet for a small donation at eth Tombola stall. The Academy donations through match day activities currently stand at £970. Please help the Ambassadors through the £1000 mark this Saturday.

East Devon Grecians will also be supplying a quiz sheet for a small donation to their funds. Every penny then earn is used to improve things at St James Park.

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 and Letti 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” (a Christmas selection box) 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.

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!

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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.

Matchday timetable

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

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Activities up next

Kids in charge will be back for the Walsall game so please watch the website and social media channels for further information.

FOR THE ADULTS

Big Bank Bottle Bar

On the Big Bank on Saturday?

We will again have the bottle bar in the triangle kiosk, with Carlsberg plastic bottles available at half-time for just £3.50

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Post-match Pint

Make sure you visit the Centre Spot bar after the match, where pints of Thatchers, Carlesberg and Tribute and selected Ales at the FECRACE bar are just £3.

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The Manchester City vs Manchester United, 5:30pm kick-off will be live on the screens!


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