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📝 Match Preview: Newport County v Exeter City

A look ahead to the trip to south Wales

20 September 2019

Exeter City make the relatively short trip to south Wales to take on Newport County at Rodney Parade in Sky Bet League Two.

The Grecians come into the match still in first position after their midweek win over Port Vale last time out, but they will be taking on a Newport side who have lost just once in the league this season.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: “You always need to be at your best, regardless of who you're playing. Whenever you go to Newport you know it's going to be a serious test in terms of your durability and your physicality."

THE CONTEXT

The Grecians come into the match first in Sky Bet League Two having picked up 21 points from their first nine matches of the season. As for Newport, they sit sixth in the table and come into the game following a 1-1 draw with Macclesfield Town last time out.

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NEWPORT COUNTY’S VIEW

Ahead of the match, Newport manager Michael Flynn said: “We’ll give it our best shot now [on Saturday] and I’d love a fully fit squad for that, but it’s not to be at the minute.

“We will be fully recharged ready to go for Saturday with that raucous, loud crowd that we have at Rodney Parade.”

LAST TIME WE MET

Newport County 1 Exeter City 0

The sides last met back in January as the Grecians fell to a 1-0 defeat at Rodney Parade. A tightly fought encounter saw Jamille Matt prove the difference when he scored in the 71st minute. Ryan Bowman then fired an effort off the crossbar from distance as City were unable to draw level in south Wales.

TICKET NEWS

Our advanced allocation of tickets for City's trip to Rodney Parade to face Newport County on Saturday, September 21 have now sold out.

Tickets can now ONLY be purchased from the away end on the day and are cash only.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are now only available in the South Stand, which is uncovered seating.

Ticket prices are as follows:

South Stand (Uncovered Seating)

Adults: £20
60+: £18
Students/Young Adult (16-21): £14
Under-16: £10
Under-12: £8
Under-6 = £0*
*under-6 must be accompanied by a full paying adult or senior.

Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free

Wheelchair: Located in uncovered South Stand, age related price (if applicable) and carer free. Please call 01392 411 243 to book.

Matchday Purchase available? YES, Tickets will be available from the away end, please be aware that it is cash only.

Away Gate Directions - Please use the NP19 OBH postcode. This will enable supporters to disembark on Corporation Road, where the Away Gate (Gate 6) is situated. This is important as there are many postcodes associated with the Stadium, many of which can take buses down Rodney Road - where they eventually get stuck.

CASHLESS Bars - please be aware that their Away Bars have recently become CASHLESS.

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.

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BY ROAD

The quickest route to get to Rodney Parade from Exeter sees you follow the M5 north before joining the M49 near Bristol which will take you onto the M4. You’ll then cross over the River Severn and into Wales where you need to continue along the M4 before taking the exit for the B4596. Continue along this road before turning left onto Rodney Road and you’ll find the stadium further along that road. There are several public car parks in the city centre within a short walking distance of Rodney Parade. There is also plenty of parking on the streets near the stadium but please be aware of local parking restrictions

BY RAIL

You can take the 10:24 train from Exeter St David’s which will get you to Newport for 12:24 having made one change at Bristol Temple Meads. You can then get the 17:44 train back from Newport which will have you back in Exeter at 19:44, again having changed at Bristol. The station is less than a mile walk from the ground, just over the river.

🎟 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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