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📝 Match Preview: Swindon Town vs City

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's big match

31 January 2020

Exeter City travel to the County Ground on Saturday to take on league-leaders Swindon Town in a 3pm kick-off in EFL Sky Bet League Two

Manager Matt Taylor admits his team won’t need a lot of motivating words before the match.

The Grecians travel to the County Ground knowing that a victory will take them to the top of the Sky Bet League Two table in front of more than 1,700 of their travelling fans. Added to that they will also be keen to put a poor second half performance at Port Vale in midweek behind them.

“I shouldn’t need to say too much before the game to this group of players,” admitted Matt. “They were highly motivated before the game on Tuesday, let alone after it on the back of a defeat."

TICKET NEWS

Tickets are on sale in the Stratton End for City's trip to the County Ground to face Swindon Town on Saturday, February 1 in a 3pm kick-off.

We have sold 1600 as of 9am on Wednesday, January 29 and 200 more are now on sale in advance. 428 will be made available on the day at the County Ground.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here. Tickets can also be purchased from the club shop until midday on Friday, January 31. Tickets can also be purchased on the day.

Ticket prices are as follows: 

Stratton End (Unreserved, uncovered seating)

  • Adults: £19
  • 65+/Students: £15
  • Under-21s: £10
  • Under-18s: £6
  • Under-11s: £2

Further details

  • Advance Discounts? No
  • Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free. 
  • Wheelchair: Pay age related price and carer free. 
  • Matchday Purchase available? Yes. The away ticket office which opens at 12.30pm. Card or cash payment accepted.

THE CONTEXT

City come into the match on the back of Tuesday's first defeat in twelve matches against Port Vale. The Grecians sit second in EFL Sky Bet League Two just two points behind league-leaders Swindon Town with a game in hand.

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Swindon also come into the match on the back of a defeat - loosing 3-1 against Colchester United in midweek. The Robins sit top of the league with 56 points from 30 matches.

LAST MATCH

Colchester United 3 Swindon Town 1 | January 28, 2020 | EFL Sky Bet League Two

Colchester United stunned league-leaders Swindon Town with three late goals to take all three points on Tuesday night. The Robins had taken through Dialling Jaiyesimi but Luke Norris equalised with a well-placed header before Theo Robinson slid in to put the U's in front and sealed all three points with his second on 89 minutes.

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTER

Exeter City 1 Swindon Town 1 | August 17, 2019 | EFL Sky Bet League Two

A late goal from Eoin Doyle prevented Exeter City from maintaining their perfect start to the season in a 1-1 draw at home to Swindon Town. The Grecians took the lead midway through the second half as Matt Jay superbly diverted a Lee Martin shot past Luke McCormick.

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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STADIUM: COUNTY GROUND (SN1 2ED)

The County Ground is located near the town centre of Swindon and has been home to the Robins since 1896. The ground has a current capacity of 15,728, all-seated, and away fans will be housed in the Stratton end and the Arkell stand. 

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GRECIAN TRAVEL

Grecian Travel is now SOLD OUT for the trip to the County Ground!

For enquiries please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

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

BY ROAD

Take the M5 and then M4, to junction 15. Take the Commonhead roundabout. Turn left onto the A4259 Marlborough Road. Take the second exit at the roundabout onto Queens Drive. At the next set of roundabouts take the third exit onto County Road. The entrance to the ground is on the first right.

BY RAIL

Swindon train station is approximately 10 minutes' walk from the ground. From the front of the station turn left onto Station Road. Facing the White House pub, head right onto Corporation Street. At the traffic lights turn left onto Manchester Road. At the end of Manchester Road turn right onto County Road. The entrance to the stadium is the second left. 

The 11.27am train from Exeter St Davids will get you into Swindon at 1.18pm, while the 5.40pm train will get you back into Exeter at 7.45pm. Both trains change at Bristol Parkway. 

PUBS/FOOD

Away fans are treated to their own bar, called Bar 71, which is located by the away turnstiles. However it is quite small and tends to fill up quickly, with door men preventing anyone else going in, so that it does not become over crowded.  The Cricket Club that sits behind the Arkells Stand lets in aways fans, plus Swindon Town centre is only a 15 minute walk away where there are plenty of pubs to choose from. 

AWAY FANS' GUIDE

Click here to read a fans' guide to visiting the County Ground.

TOTAL DISTANCE

The total distance between St James Park and County Ground is 118 miles and should take around two hours and 15 minutes to drive. 

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