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📝 Match Preview: Lincoln City v City

The details ahead of Tuesday evening's match at Sincil Bank.

25 February 2019

Exeter City are swiftly back in action in Sky Bet League Two as they make the trip to Sincil Bank to take on top of the table, Lincoln City.

The Grecians, who travel to Lincolnshire for a 7.45pm kick-off go into the match following a 2-1 win over Crewe Alexandra, and will play their game in hand against the Imps looking to push themselves further into the play-off places with a win.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: “We’re going to go to Lincoln and try and win the game, like we do every game, but we’ve got to be ourselves.

“Anyone who has watched us recently has seen that our performances have been where they need to be, but it’s about results, and results boost confidence.”

LAST TIME WE MET

The sides have met frequently over the past year or so with the Grecians managing to navigate their way past Danny Cowley’s men in the League Two play-off semi-final last season, but it was the Imps who came out on top at St James Park earlier in this campaign.

Goals from Lee Frecklington, John Akinde and a Troy Brown own goal would see to it that City would fall to defeat on their home turf.

TICKET NEWS

You can purchase tickets on the day of the match from Sincil Bank's ticket office as online sales closed at 12pm on Monday, February 25.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adults: £22
  • Concessions (60/Disabled): £17
  • Young Adult (18-22): £17
  • Under-18: £9

Family Tickets:

  • 1 Adult and 1 under-18: £26
  • 1 60+ and 1 under-18: £21

Matchday purchases: YES

Ambulant: Concession rate (£17) or appropriate age rate including free carer where eligible.

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

GRECIAN TRAVEL

The supporters’ coach departs at 12noon from Unit 1 nightclub on Tuesday, February 26, for a fee of £35. Other pick up points include: 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.

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

WATCH THE GAME

If you're unable to make the trip to Sincil Bank then you can watch the game online via the iFollow service for a fee of £10.

BY ROAD

There are a few ways to get to Sincil Bank which can vary slightly. From Exeter take the M5 north before taking the exit onto the M42. After travelling past Birmingham Airport, you can then join the M6 before picking up the M69 for a short distance. You then need to join the M1, again for a short period, before taking the exit for the A46. This road will take you towards Lincoln. There is limited parking at Sincil Bank therefore Lincoln City advise that you choose from a number of car parks in the city centre. The closest to the stadium is Lincoln Central Car Park (LN5 7BP) which is Park Marksecurity accredited. You can park here all day for £8 and it is a 15-minute walk from here via High Street, Scorer Street, and Cross Street. Find out about more car parks at visitlincoln.com/carparks

BY RAIL

Train journeys to Lincoln from Exeter will usually take more than six hours and require two or three changes depending on what time you travel. At 12:40 you can take a bus replacement from Exeter St David’s to Taunton before boarding the 13:45 train to Birmingham New Street. You then need to take the 16:19 train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham where a further train will be required to get to Lincoln for 18:49. If you wish to arrive slightly earlier then you can get the 11:40 rail replacement to Taunton from Exeter St David’s before making the journey to Sheffield and then changing there before taking the final train to Lincoln which gets you there for 17:56. On arrival in Lincoln, there is a 15-minute walk via High Street, Scorer Street and Cross Street.

PUBS/FOOD

There are bar and refreshment facilities in the away supporters’ stand which offer a ranger of pies, burgers, hot dogs, confectionary and soft drinks. Please note that card is not accepted for payment and there are no cash machines inside the stadium. The nearest cash machine is located at the convenience store on Lincoln High Street (LN5 8HX). According to footballgroundguide.com, there are plenty of good pubs to be found if you head along the High Street towards the town centre. Close to Sincil Bank on the High Street is the Hop and Barley micropub.


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