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📝 Match Preview: City v Tranmere Rovers

The details ahead of Saturday's big match against Tranmere Rovers

28 February 2019

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: City v Tranmere Rovers

The details ahead of Saturday's big match against Tranmere Rovers

28 February 2019

Exeter City return to St James Park looking to continue their good run of form against Tranmere Rovers in Sky Bet League Two.

The Grecians go into the match following a win over Crewe Alexandra last weekend and they also took a point away from top of the table Lincoln City on Tuesday meaning they sit fifth in the league table.

Ahead of the match, City boss Matt Taylor said: “We're on the back of two good performances and from a heartbreaking moment in terms of the equaliser (at Lincoln City) on Tuesday night, but two good performances against two good teams. We face another in-form team and another candidate for those play-off places."


The sides last met back in November when the Grecians fell to a 2-0 defeat at Prenton Park as James Norwood netted twice for the home side that day.


Tickets are on sale at advance prices until 5pm in person and midnight online, on Friday, March 1 so, why not save money and time queuing by buying in advance!

You can book online via Mobile, tablet or desktop by visiting: or by calling: 01392 411 243 or by visiting the club shop/reception at St James Park.

Ticket prices are as follows, advance tickets are available up to the day before the match.

You can book online via Mobile, tablet or desktop by visiting: or by calling: 01392 411 243 or by visiting the club shop/reception at St James Park.


In the latest edition of The Grecian, you can read an in-depth feature with City youngster Archie Collins as he discusses his rise into the first team, how the City academy develop players and recent form. You can also read features from regular contributors, Matt Bamsey and Tony Morris. You’ll also be able to take a detailed look at Tranmere Rovers.


The match against Tranmere is the designated NCS match in which the players will warm up in NCS t-shirts and there will be information available about the fantastic programme.

NCS is a flagship government initiative that provides young people aged 15-17 the chance to take on new challenges, experience exciting activities, make long-lasting friendships and develop vital skills that will support them later in life. It was launched to tackle three core issues of importance to society: social cohesion, social mobility and social engagement.

In Exeter the NCS programme is delivered by Exeter CITY Community Trust with the support of teens who have already graduated from the programme and has made its mark on people’s lives and the local community. Participants enjoy a number of fun-filled team activities while away on a residential retreat, before returning to help local charities raise money through various different community-based events.

You can read more about NCS in the match day programme.


Stadium Tours

Did you know that the Supporters' Trust offer FREE tours around St James Park?
The free guided tours are great for anyone who’d like to get a behind the scenes view, whilst finding out about the history of their club. The tours and are open to all; you don’t have to be a Trust member to come along.

Tours start at 11am on matchdays from Red Square and take in many parts of the ground that you wouldn’t otherwise get to see, including the boardroom, the brand new players’ changing rooms, match officials’ facilities and the security hub. Lasting around 90 minutes, you will almost certainly learn something you didn’t know before, and maybe you’ll be able to tell us something from your experiences of coming to City that we didn’t know! To book your place, please contact reception on: or call 01392 411 243, or email:

Target Shot

Test your football skills with our FREE target shot attraction and see if you can get the highest score!

Lez the Fez

Back by popular demand! Lez the Fez will bring his unique blend of magic, balloon modelling and humour to St James Park on Saturday!

Lez the Fez is one of the most popular magicians and entertainers in Devon with his amazing sleight-of-hand close up magic, balloon modelling and humour putting him at the top of his magician profession. Lez will be undertaking a walking performance through the Centre Spot, Red Square, Junior Grecians Family Zone and all the hospitality areas.

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 Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand before finishing on the Thatchers Big Bank.

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!

Subject to the weather, this week's Guard of Honour will assemble at 2:30pm, with lucky children from the IP Office Main Stand selected. Parents are both welcome AND encouraged to join in the activity. 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

Junior Grecians Lounge

The Junior Grecians are the Official Junior Supporters Club of Exeter City FC and  its members have exclusive use of the Zone from 12:30pm until it is available to all families at 1:30pm.

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.

Other Activities

You can also pick up some free player stickers, featuring players that have come through the Exeter City Academy on the day in Red Square. 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.


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


City right back Pierce Sweeney has chosen Saturday’s playlist!


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


The club shop will be open from 11am to give you the opportunity to make some purchases ahead of the match and will close at 5.30pm.


Season tickets for the 20/21 campaign are now on sale and play a huge part in enabling your club remains financially stable and well prepared

By purchasing a season ticket in the super saver period, you will not only make huge and the best savings on admission for the campaign, but enable the club to operate fully whilst we have a period of no matches and minimal income. Find out more by clicking here.


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