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📝 Match preview: City v Hartlepool

All you need to know ahead of sunday's match at SJP

29 November 2019

The Grecians return to Emirates FA Cup action this Sunday against Hartlepool United, with a place in the third round up for grabs!

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor emphasised the challenge that Hartlepool United will bring to the Park for the 2pm kick-off.

He said: "They are a team in form. It is a difficult one to prepare for, we do know there is a threat in the team, but we have to back ourselves in what we do."

TICKET NEWS

Tickets are on general sale with prices reduced across all stands, with no advance discounts. Tickets will also be available on the day at St James Park.

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.

HOW HARTLEPOOL GOT TO R2

Yeovil Town 1 Hartlepool United 4 | 12 November 2019

The Pools cruised into round two of the FA Cup with a convincing 4-1 win over Yeovil Town in Dave Challinor's first game in charge. Hartlepool fell behind to a third minute Yeovil goal but found themselves 2-1 down after 20 minutes. The Pools extended their lead in the second-half and a red card for Yeovil made it an even harder task.

CENTRE SPOT DJ

On Sunday we will have guest DJ Sam Toghill playing in the Centre Spot Bar between 12pm and 2pm. He will be aiming to provide a 'cup fever' ahead of kick-off, playing some classic football tracks old and new!

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.

Over the weekend you will be able to watch short highlights and the SJP 360 recap of the match.

Exeter City on social media

MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

Our award-winning match day programme returns this Saturday and as usual has a whole host of content for supporters of all ages. Inside we’ll have a feature interview with Alex Fisher, who discusses his career so far, playing abroad and finally becoming a Grecian

Junior Grecians can take part in our quizzes and local journalists Matt Bamsey and Alan Richardson cast their eyes over the Grecians and the wider footballing world.

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MASCOTS

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 andy.gillard@ecfc.co.uk.

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CLUB SHOP

The club shop will be open from 10:30am 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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PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS

Hartlepool United 3 Exeter City 1 | 4 March 2017

City fell to a first defeat in five matches despite taking the lead at Victoria Park. A double from Lewis Alessandra,  either side of Padraig Amond's thunderbolt earned the Pools all three points.

MATCHDAY ACTIVITIES

As ever, football at the Park isn't just about the 90 minutes on the pitch, we've got a whole host of opportunities and experiences to make your matchday extra special.

First visit photo opportunity

Bringing anyone under-12 to their first match at SJP? We would love for them to be part of a 'first visit to SJP' pitch side photo opportunity. 

If you would be interested in marking the occasion, and want to make the experience extra special, please get in touch by emailing: junior.grecians@ecfc.co.uk with their name and age so we can create a special 'first visit' certificate for them.

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For Sunday's match, please head to the Junior Grecians Lounge in Red Square at 12:45pm, where you will be met by a member of staff and taken pitch side for a photo, certificate AND goody bag!

Please click here to view our 'First vist to SJP' guide.

Announce the team in Red Square

The Red Square Crier will be asking a home supporter to announce the City side and a Hartlepool United fan to announce the away side at 1:05pm. If you would like to do this head to the Information Point before 1pm.

There will also be giant Jenga available, with a prize up for grabs! 

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 IP Office Main Stand at 1:25pm.



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.

Matchday timetable

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

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For the Adults

BOTTLE BAR

On the Big Bank on Sunday?

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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The Southampton vs Watford, 5:30pm kick-off will be live on the screens!

Other Activities

Signed team sheets will be available for a suggested donation of £1

You can also pick up some free player stickers, from the Ambassadors, the Information Point and the Tombola Stand, this week's player is Jake Taylor, who celebrates his 28th birthday!

Any City supporters who want a family picture in the home dug out to the Tombola stall by 12:50pm.

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. There is ONE remaining opportunity to pull out number 25 (Jake Taylor!) and win a signed match ball.

🎟 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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