Exeter City play their first home match of 2019 when they welcome Morecambe to St James Park in a 3pm kick-off this Saturday.
The Grecians will be buoyed by an impressive performance against Swindon Town on new year’s day as they took all three points. After a short break last weekend due to FA Cup action, they will be looking to keep up the form and continue their positive momentum.
Ahead of the match against the Lancashire side, manager Matt Taylor said: “They’re a really tough team. They’re well managed by a good and experienced manager at this level and they always cause problems and create chances against us which is something that we’ve got to be mindful of.
“We’re on a relatively good run of form ourselves and if we play to the best of our ability then we’ll create opportunities and hopefully it will be a good game of League Two football."
LAST TIME WE MET
The sides last met back in August 2018 in what was match day two of the 2018/19 season. Despite a long journey to contend with, the Grecians ran out 2-0 winners on the day with a positive performance at the Globe Arena.
Pierce Sweeney found the net for City from the penalty spot just two minutes before half-time before Jayden Stockley made sure the points were safe for City with his goal in the 66th minute.
Saturday's match is the first match to fall under the 2019 ticket pricing which sees a small increase which means matches at St James Park will still remain accessible to as many supporters as possible, without compromising the vital revenue stream which comes from ticket sales.
Prices have increased by £1 for Adults, Seniors, and Students, with under-18 prices increasing by £1.50. These increases help to offset the increased club operating costs and marks the first increase in two years.
Tickets are on sale at advance prices until 5pm in person and midnight online, on Friday, January 11 so, why not save money and time queuing by buying in advance!
You can book online via Mobile, tablet or desktop by visiting: tickets.ecfc.co.uk or by calling: 01392 411 243 or by visiting the club shop/reception at St James Park.
LEZ THE FEZ RETURNS
As well as the chance to get your face-painted from 2pm, Les the Fez will be performing tricks, balloon modelling and japers.
Starting at 1:15 in the Junior Grecians Family Zone, and then touring the Park! Let’s hope he gets another standing ovation in the RGB Legends Lounge!
FREE FACE PAINTING
The face painters have made 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.
GUARD OF HONOUR
For this week's match the lucky under-12s will be selected from the IP Office stand If your child has not taken part but would like to, please email: email@example.com
Our match sponsors for the visit of Morecambe are West Country Milk and the ball sponsors on the day are Exeweb. We would like to wish our sponsors a pleasant day with us at St James Park.
MATCH DAY PROGRAMME
The latest edition of The Grecian provides an interview with City striker Jonathan Forte and he discusses the second half of the 2018/19 campaign and how he is confident that City can finish the season strongly. We also have our regular quiz features so you can test your Exeter City knowledge. CITY Community Trust provide more details on their fantastic running events that are taking place in 2019, and you can also hear from our regular contributors like local journalist, Matt Bamsey, and lifelong City fan Tony Morris.
JUNIOR GRECIANS ZONE
The Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 12.30pm on Saturday and at 1.30pm for everyone else, including away supporters.
The zone has video consoles, large TV screens, a refreshments stall and table football. It is located near the players' entrance at the IP Office Stand.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
🎟 Tickets on advance sale for season opener! 🎟
Tickets for City's match against Macclesfield Town are on sale at advance prices until 5pm in person and midnight online, on Saturday, August 2, so you can save time and money, and pick your seat in advance. Click here to buy online!