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📝 Match preview: Crawley Town vs City

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's match

22 November 2019

Exeter City travel to face Crawley Town this Saturday as the Grecians return to EFL Sky Bet League Two action at the People's Pension Stadium.

City will be looking to build on last weekend's point against sixth-placed Cheltenham Town and will have eyes on moving further up the table.

Ahead of the match Manager Matt Taylor said he is looking forward to what should be a fine match-up between Exeter City and Crawley Town this Saturday.

"Crawley is the next game and we have to play like ourselves and put in a performance which says that we are there to win the game, there to compete, and there to withstand any challenges. It is one I am looking forward to."

Watch Matt's interview in full 👇

THE CONTEXT

The Grecians come into the match fifth in EFL Sky Bet League Two having picked up 30 points from their first eighteen matches of the season. City sit three points behind current league-leaders Swindon Town.

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As for Crawley, they sit in sixteenth place having picked up 21 points from their first eighteen matches. Last time out they were made to settle for a point against Morecambe at home in a 1-1 draw with Morecambe.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Exeter City 1 Crawley Town 3 (19/4/19) EFL Sky Bet League Two

Last time out, City fell to a 3-1 defeat to Crawley Town at St James Park. Two goals from Reece Grego-Cox and a first half finish from Filipe Morais did the damage for the away side with Ryan Bowman netting City’s only goal as they looked for a way back into the match.

Crawley Town 1 Exeter City 1 (23/10/18) EFL Sky Bet League 2

The last match at the People's Pension Stadium saw City stretch their unbeaten run to 11 games in all competitions as they put in a high-energy, battling display at Crawley Town to take a point.

The hosts, who had won six out of their eight Sky Bet League Two homes games this season, took the lead just after the hour mark when Filipe Morais curled home a shot from just inside the box but Matt Taylor’s men battled back superbly to level through Lee Holmes and came closest to winning the match late on when Lee Martin had an effort cleared off the line.

MATCH DAY COVERAGE

As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor as he reflects on the result. You can also tune into BBC Radio Devon to listen to commentary as well.

Exeter City on social media

THE STADIUM

THE PEOPLE’S PENSION STADIUM (RH11 9RX)

Built in 1997, the stadium owned by Crawley Borough Council, has a capacity of 6,134. It is multi-purpose stadium, but mostly used for football matches. It was renamed the People’s Pension Stadium, from the Checkatrade.com Stadium, in 2018 for sponsorship reasons.

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TICKET NEWS

Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here. Tickets can also be purchased from the club shop until midday on Friday, November 22, or on the day at the ground.

Seated

  • Adults: £20
  • 65+: £15
  • Under-21: £13
  • Under-18: £10
  • Under-16: £4
  • Under-11: £FREE (When purchased with paying adult)

Standing

  • Adults: £16
  • 65+: £12
  • Under-21: £11
  • Under-18: £10
  • Under-16: £4
  • Under-11: £FREE (When purchased with paying adult)

Further details

  • Advance Discounts? NO
  • Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free (accessible requirements may need to contact CTFC directly on 01293 410000)
  • Wheelchair: Pay age related price and carer free. To purchase please contact CTFC directly on 01293 410000
  • Matchday Purchase available? YES From the ticket office or ticket cabin.

IBIS Hotel Offer

The Ibis Hotel near Crawley’s ground have given City fans a booking deal if they are looking to stay when we visit on November 23. The hotel is just over 3 miles away

The room rate is £50 to include B&B on the Friday or Saturday night around the game. If two people share the room that makes it just £25 each. Sole occupancy sees the rate remain at £50.

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The telephone number at the hotel to ring is 01293 590300 and option 3 and fans should quote the code ECFC. Any email enquiries should head to ian.marsh@starboardhotels.com.

Grecian Travel:

Grecian Travel is on sale for City's trip to face Crawley Town on Saturday, November 23.

The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 8:15am for a fare of £30.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services). Junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton.) All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

How to buy

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).

TRAVEL GUIDE

BY ROAD 

Having travelled on the M5, M4 and M25 to get to the M23, you exit the M23 at the Pease Pottage, junction 11. Take the third exit (see brown sign for Stadium) and the ground is on your left at the bottom of Brighton Road, approximately two minutes from the M23 junction. 

PARKING

There is no parking available at the stadium. There are free parking options close to the stadium. As you come towards the stadium off the A23 look out for Broadfield Park on your left. There is free parking here in the William Reed Car Park. Look out for this sign just after the pedestrian crossing.

BY RAIL 

The 8.25am from Exeter St Davids, arriving at Crawley train station at 1.10pm, and the 9.25am train, arriving at 1.58pm are the best options on Saturday, November 23, to get to Crawley. Both require two changes, Reading and Redhill for the 8.25am train, and Salisbury and Fareham, for the 9.25am train.

Once at Crawley you can take a taxi from just outside the train station or cross the road to the bus station where the Fastway 10 will take you to the stadium.

The walk from the train station to the stadium takes about 25 minutes. Turn left out of the out of the stadium onto staion way and then left onto Brighton Road. Follow this although way until you get to Southgate Avenue where you turn left again towards the roundabout where the stadium is situated.

AWAY FANS' GUIDE

Click here to read a fans’ guide to visiting the The People’s Pension Stadium.

TOTAL DISTANCE 

The total distance between the stadiums, is 188-miles and it would take around three-hours-and-three-quarters to drive. 

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