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📝 Match Preview: Forest Green Rovers v City

A look ahead to Saturday's match at the New Lawn

3 May 2019

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Forest Green Rovers v City

A look ahead to Saturday's match at the New Lawn

3 May 2019

Exeter City complete their 2018/19 Sky Bet League Two fixture list when they travel to the New Lawn to take on Forest Green Rovers.

The Grecians are still within a chance of qualifying for the end of season play-offs but will need to rely on Newport County slipping up away from home at Morecambe if they are to secure a place in the top seven.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: “We know what we've got to do and hope results elsewhere go our way. We've have got to give ourselves the opportunity to win the game. Generally our form away from home has been pretty decent of late, so we go to it confident."


The sides last met at St James Park back in October 2018 when Mark Cooper’s side managed to take away a 2-1 win from Devon.

Reece Brown netted Rovers’ opener on 50 minutes with a well taken effort before the match was put beyond City when Liam Shepard fired in on 72 minutes.

The Grecians then pulled a goal back when a clearance from Aaron Martin was misjudged by Robert Sanchez in the Forest Green goal as the ball slipped under his foot and ended up in the back of the net.


We can confirm that City’s allocation for the trip to the New Lawn has been sold out already and we would like to thank fans for their support.


The supporters’ coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 10.30am for a fare of £20.

Pick-up Points include: Unit 1 nightclub (Summerland Street), 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: (after 6pm).

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


If you’re travelling to the match by road then you need to follow the M5 north to Gloucestershire. Exit the motorway at junction 13 onto the A419 towards Stroud.

Go straight over three roundabouts and, after joining the A46, follow signs to Bath and Nailsworth.

When you get to Nailsworth town centre, turn right at the mini roundabout into Spring Hill. Go over one roundabout and then turn left at the second roundabout into The New Lawn.

Parking is available at the neighbouring school, within easy walking distance (90m) from the stadium, at £5 per vehicle the club accepts cash and card, but spaces are limited, and it is a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you choose to park in the local residential area, please park with consideration for neighbours and adhere to local parking enforcement. Please be aware that parking enforcement officers patrol the area on a match day.

Parking at the stadium is reserved for pre-booked guests only (hospitality and Blue Badge holders.)


The nearest train station to the stadium is in Stroud, which means you need to take a bus from Stroud to get to Nailsworth. From Exeter St David’s you can take the 10:15 train to Stroud, with one change at Swindon, which gets you there for 12:43. With a 30-minute bus journey on the number 63 from Merrywalks shopping centre you should arrive at the stadium in good time for the game. You can then catch the 18:32 train from Stroud back to Exeter which should arrive for 21:34.


Forest Green Rovers are the world’s first vegan football club, and they offer vegan dishes like Mexican fajitas, veggie burgers, or homemade soup of the day. The club also offer locally-sourced vegan beers and wine. According to, there are pubs and food outlets at the bottom of the hill in Nailsworth, which is about a 15-minute walk, such as the Britannia on New Market Road. Alternatively, a five-minute drive (or two and a half miles) away from the ground in Nympsfield Village is the Rose Crown which serves real ale and food too.


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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