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📝 Match Preview: Carlisle United v City

A look ahead to Saturday's match in Cumbria.

7 February 2019

Exeter City will be looking to make it three consecutive wins as they travel north to take on Carlisle United in Sky Bet League Two.

The Grecians go into the match following victories over Cambridge United and MK Dons at St James Park and will be looking to further their push towards the top end of the table.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: “There are a few knocks and niggles and a bit of illness in the camp but nothing out of the norm in terms of preparations. We’ve got to go there with the right mindset, a similar one to which we had last weekend, attack the game and attack the opposition. If we can put in a similar sort of performance then it will be a good game of football."

LAST TIME WE MET

The sides last met on the opening day of the 2018/19 campaign in what was manager Matt Taylor’s first competitive match in charge of the Grecians back in August 2018.

It was a fantastic start for City, who took all three points at St James Park, with a 3-1-win courtesy of goals from Nicky Law, Jonathan Forte and Tristan Abrahams to get the home side off to a fantastic start to the season.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets for City's match away at Carlisle United on Saturday, February 9, are on sale online until 12noon and in-person until 2pm on Friday, February 8.

Tickets can be purchased at Brunton Park on match day but are subject to a price increase.

To buy tickets online please click here. You can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411243 or visit the club shop & reception in person between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Exeter City fans will be housed in the Pioneer Foods Stand, Section 3, with prices as follows.

  • Adults: £19
  • Seniors (65+): £17
  • Young Person (18-22): £13
  • *Family Junior (11-17): £8
  • Child (under-10): £7**
  • Child (under-6): £0**

*A max of 2 Family Junior tickets can be purchased for every 1 Adult ticket, or a max of 1 FJ for every 1 Senior purchased. Any Junior tickets on top are sold at the relevant age category price.

**Under-11 and Under-7 tickets must be accompanied and cannot be purchased singularly.

Advanced discounts/matchday purchases: YES, all tickets increase by £3 on match days except for Junior and child prices.

Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free.

Wheelchair: Age related price and carer free, 2 pairs received in advance.

GRECIAN TRAVEL

For a fare of £44, you can take the supporters’ coach to Brunton Park, which departs at 6.00am from Unit 1 nightclub.

Other pick-up points are as follows: Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller and Carter steakhouse), Cullompton Services (junction 28), Tiverton (junction 27), Taunton (junction 25), any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement.

The easiest way to buy is online, or on your mobile using the clubs ticketing system.

For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.

BY ROAD

From Exeter take the M5 north all the way up to the M6. Continue along the motorway to the north of the country before leaving the M6 motorway at J43 and take the exit signed Carlisle A69. The blue roof of the Pioneer Foods Stand can be seen on the right-hand side, almost as soon as you leave the roundabout. Keep going straight ahead along Warwick Road (A69) for one mile. After passing through the third set of traffic lights the club shop (Blues Store) and statue of Hughie McIlmoyle on the right mark the main entrance to the ground for main stand ticket holders, directors, hospitality guests and reserved guest car parking only.

There is parking available for both home and away supporters. Follow the directions above and turn right immediately at the third set of traffic lights. Drive through the blue gates and behind the Pioneer Foods Stand to enter the car park on the right.

BY RAIL

You can get the train to Carlisle on Saturday, February 9 from Exeter St Davids with the journey taking just over five hours and 30 minutes. The 07:23 train gets you into Carlisle at 13:00 with one change at Birmingham New Street. Otherwise you can get the 08:23 train which takes the same route but gets you into Carlisle for 14:00. It is approximately a one-mile walk from the station to Brunton Park. The only train which would be able to get you back to Exeter on the same day post-match leaves at 17:11 and requires changes at Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street and it arrives back in Exeter at 22:44.

PUBS/FOOD

Away fans are welcome in the Sunset Suite bar, situated on the west side of the ground which opens at 12.30pm and shows the live football on the big screens. A selection of pies and snacks are served in here. Please note as this is an old stand access is by stairs and there is no wheelchair access. You may also use the adjacent Sporting Inn bar as well.

Up next at St James Park:

City take on Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, March 2 in a 3pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.


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