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📝 Match Preview: Cambridge United (FA Cup)

All you need to know ahead of Tuesday night's Emirates FA Cup replay

19 November 2019

Exeter City are back in Emirates FA Cup action on Tuesday night as they take on Cambridge United in a first round replay at St James Park.

The winners of the match will go on to face Hartlepool United at home in the second round, which is scheduled to be played Sunday, December 1.

Ahead of the match though Aaron Martin said they were only focused on Cambridge United and banishing the memories of a last second goal they conceded at the Abbey Stadium to force this replay.

"We can't wait," he said. "I felt we were really unlucky last game, to concede in the last few second of the game, but we are all looking forward to it and getting out there and hopefully getting into the next round.

"There is no point think about the next round though when we have got a game in front of us. As long as we stick to what we know and play like we know we can hopefully we will be in that next round."

Watch Aaron's full pre-game interview below 👇

THE CONTEXT

A last-minute goal from Sam Smith denied Exeter a victory at The Abbey in the first round of the FA Cup away at Cambridge United on November 9.

Alex Fisher had given the Grecians the lead as Matt Jay drove down the left wing, and though his initial cross was cut out, Cambridge couldn’t clear and Alex Fisher profited, picking the ball up and firing into the left-hand corner for his first City goal.

Just as it looked like City were home safe, Sam Smith fired a low shot through Jonny Maxted to equalise in the last minute of the game to take the fixture to a replay.

TICKET NEWS

Ticket prices have been reduced across all stands, with no advance discounts.

Ticket prices are as follows:
 
IP Office Main Stand/Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand:
  • Adult: £20
  • Senior/Student/Wheelchair: £15
  • Under-18: £5

Thatchers' Big Bank:

  • Adult: £15
  • Senior/Student/Wheelchair: £10
  • Under-18: £5

How to buy:

Please Click here to buy online.

You can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411243 or visit the club shop and reception in person between 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

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 and a player as they reflect on the result.

You can also tune into BBC Radio Devon to listen to commentary as well.

There will be short highlights and the SJP 360 recap of the match.

Exeter City on social media

MATCH SPONSORS

Our match sponsors are Heavitree Brewery, and match ball sponsors are SWBS

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support and wish them a pleasant day at St James Park.

MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

A reduced sized programme, priced at just £1.50 is available for Tuesday night which takes a look at the opposition and has the usual has a whole host of content for supporters of all ages.

Junior Grecians can take part in our quizzes and fun pages!

CLUB SHOP

The club shop will be open from 9am and closes once supporters have left SJP, giving you the opportunity to make some purchases ahead of the match including the popular new third kit! There is a great range for all City supporters including training wear, mugs, scarves and a selection of pocked money items for kids!

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Matchday Activities

You can take part in the Exeter City Academy 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. There is one remaining opportunities to pull out number 25 (Jake Taylor!) and win a signed match ball.

Signed team sheets will be available for a donation.

Red Square Fan Zone: There will be Giant Jenga. Steve Dart will be looking for an Exeter City and Cambridge United supporter to announce the teams at 6:50pm.

You can also pick up some free Enjoy the Match player stickers, from the Ambassadors, the Information Point and the Tombola Stand. This week is one of our own, Archie Collins.

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! This Saturday lucky children will be chosen from the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand at 7:10pm.



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 customerservices@exetercityfc.co.uk.

Junior Grecians Lounge

The Junior Grecians are the Official Junior Supporters Club of Exeter City FC

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.

A feature wall displaying a packed Big Bank also provides a photo-sharing opportunity using the #jgzone hashtag. There are activities and competitions to suit all junior age groups, from FIFA19 and Table Football tournaments to free Activity Packs for younger children.

The Zone also features a VIP party area and there are several party packages available to book throughout the season.

So, if you are visiting St James Park on a matchday with children, be sure to pop in to the family zone!

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New for this season, is the Family Zone 2 in the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand, the astroturfed area includes a photo wall opportunity, table football, and beanbags where children can gather to play games and relax before kick-off.

BOTTLE BAR

On the Big Bank on Saturday?

We will again have the bottle bar in the triangle kiosk, with Carlsberg plastic bottles available at half-time for just £3.50

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Post-match Pint

Make sure you visit the Centre Spot bar after the match, where pints of Thatchers, Carlesberg and Tribute and selected Ales at the FECRACE bar are just £3.

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🎟 UP NEXT AT SJP 🎟

Tickets are on advance sale for City's EFL Sky Bet League Two match against Walsall on Saturday, December 21 in a 3pm kick-off.

🎟 Click here to buy now

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