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📝 Match Preview: Port Vale vs City

All you need to know ahead of Tuesday's trip to Vale Park

27 January 2020

Exeter City round-off January with a midweek trip to Vale Park to face Port Vale on Tuesday, January 28 in a 7:45pm kick-off in EFL Sky Bet League Two.

The Grecians are 11 unbeaten in the league and have had a great January so far, picking up three wins and a draw in the league to keep them in second place.

Ahead of the match, captain Jake Taylor is pleased with the Grecians current form and is now looking to push on. "We've been on a really good run and confidence is high." said Jake. "It's important to build on that. Any game at this stage of the season will be tough. They are a good team and their home record is really good."

"We've been playing some good stuff so we will be high in confidence and looking to pick up three points."

TICKET NEWS

Tickets can only be purchased directly from Port Vale. The club does not have an allocation to sell.

Tickets can be purchased via the following link:

https://www.portvaletickets.com/cgi-bin/live/ticketing.pl?site=theclubshop_portvale_tickets

Supporters should then select the Hamil Road stand.

Prices are as follows:

  • Adult: £20
  • Senior (62+)/Young Adult (18-21): £15
  • Junior (13-17): £8
  • Under-12: FOC when purchased with a paying adult/senior.

Please note that prices increase by £2 on the day.

The Port Vale ticket website advises supporters who require tickets in the 'Disabled Stand' should buy from the Ticket Office 'at least an hour before kick-off'.

Full info here: https://www.port-vale.co.uk/tickets/ or please call 01782 655821 if they are concerned about availability.

THE CONTEXT

City come into the match on the back of an eleven match unbeaten run and sit second in EFL Sky Bet League Two, just two points behind leaders Swindon Town, with a game in hand.

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Port Vale come into the match sat in tenth place, just five points outside of the play-off places. 

LAST MATCH

Swindon Town 3 Port Vale 0 | January 25, 2020 | EFL Sky Bet League Two

Port Vale fell to a 3-0 defeat to league leaders Swindon last time out in EFL Sky Bet League Two.

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTER

Exeter City 2 Port Vale 0 | September 17, 2019 | EFL Sky Bet League Two

Goals in the last 10 minutes from Ryan Bowman and Lee Martin gave Exeter City a deserved three points with a 2-0 win over Port Vale at St James Park.

WATCH ON IFOLLOW

Unable to make it to Vale Park on Tuesday to watch City take on Port Vale? Don't worry! We've got you covered!

You can purchase a match pass on iFollow in both the UK and overseas at the cost of just £10. The stream includes the live BBC Radio Devon commentary, score overlay and replays.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

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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 VALE PARK (ST6 1AW) 

Vale Park has a capacity of 18,947, all of which is seated. The away fans are housed in the Hamil Road stand which has room for 4,500. The view and facilities, located on the concourse behind the stand, are good. 

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GRECIAN TRAVEL

The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 1:15pm for a fare of £35.

Please click here to find out more.

BY ROAD

Use the M5 and follow the M5 and M6. At junction 15, of the M6, take the exit to Stoke on Trent. Follow A500 until the A527 Tunstall/Burslem exit, where you take the A527 towards Tunstall/Burslem.

At the next island just past the Price Kensington factory turn right for Burslem town centre. Continue on this road up the hill, crossing another island and into Burslem town centre. Continue straight on over the traffic lights at the crossroads and then take the first road on the left which takes you down to the ground.

BY RAIL

Longport Railway Station is the closest to the Vale Park ground, but is a good 30-minute walk away and is not well served by trains, unlike Stoke On Trent station which is. Therefore most fans end up at Stoke On Trent railway station, which is over four miles away from the stadium and then take a taxi up to the ground (around £8).

On return, there is no train that will get you back that evening after the game, so an overnight stay would be advised.

PUBS/FOOD

According to footballgroundguide.com, near the away turnstiles is a club bar called the Vale Social. Away fans are admitted but this is at a cost of £2 per person, with under-18s and over-60s going free. Most pubs in the town are for home fans only, including the closest pub to the ground The Vine, but the Bull’s Head welcomes away fans.

AWAY FANS' GUIDE

Click here to read a fans' guide to visiting Vale Park. 

TOTAL DISTANCE

The total distance between St James Park and Vale Park is 202 miles, which would take around three-and-half-hours to four hours to drive.

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🎟 PLACE YOUR TRUST IN CITY 🎟

Season tickets for the 20/21 campaign are now on sale and play a huge part in enabling your club remains financially stable and well prepared

By purchasing a season ticket in the super saver period, you will not only make huge and the best savings on admission for the campaign, but enable the club to operate fully whilst we have a period of no matches and minimal income. Find out more by clicking here.

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🎟 PLACE YOUR TRUST IN CITY 🎟

Season tickets for the 20/21 campaign are now on sale and play a huge part in enabling your club remains financially stable and well prepared

By purchasing a season ticket in the super saver period, you will not only make huge and the best savings on admission for the campaign, but enable the club to operate fully whilst we have a period of no matches and minimal income. Find out more by clicking here.

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