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📝 Match Preview: AFC Fylde (H)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's FA Cup clash

6 November 2020

The magic of the Emirates FA Cup returns to St James Park on Saturday as the Grecians take on National League North side AFC Fylde in a 1pm kick-off as the sides meet for the first time.

Both sides come into the clash in very good form and both are unbeaten in their last ten matches. 

Ahead of the 1pm kick-off, Exeter City manager Matt Taylor has said that it's a competiton the team want to go far in, but have to be wary of the threats an AFC Fylde side, packed with Football League experience will provide.

"It's a game we want to win and a competition we want to progress in." said Matt.

"They have recruited well and they have a lot of players with league experience or are on loan from the Football League. We know how difficult it can be so we will look at the personnel within our squad and attack the game this weekend."

You can hear Matt's pre-match thoughts here 👇🏻

REMEMBRANCE MATCH

At Saturday's match we will mark Remembrance weekend. There will be a Minute's silence before kick-off and players will be wearing poppy armbands which will be signed and auctioned for Royal British Legion.

We would normally have a bucket collection, but you can donate online 👉 http://ecfc.co/RBLDonate
 
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HOW TO WATCH

The match is available to stream on City's iFollow platform for home and away supporters, with all funds shared 50/50 between the two clubs.

Whilst we would love you to be there, showing your passionate support for the Grecians, you can get the next best thing by purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK. 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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GRAB A GRECIAN

Our Emirates FA Cup souvenir programme is now on sale via the Club Shop, priced at just £3.50

The FA Cup Souvenir Edition contains regular updates from Matt Taylor and the Supporters’ Trust, as features from our regular contributors, Rob Casey and Leigh Edwards.  

The programme also takes a look at our 1931 FA Cup Journey with Charlie Howell, whilst Will Barrett takes a poignant look at our 1914 campaign to mark Remembrance Weekend.

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As always, we have all the info in on our opponent’s this weekend, with a short history, scout report and profiles on all of the AFC squad. 

To order your copy for delivery ahead of the game click here.

The programme will also be available to download from MatchDayInfo from Friday afternoon.  

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. 

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AFC FYLDE'S LAST MATCH

Alfreton Town 1 AFC Fylde 1 | November 3, 2020 | National League North

Luke Burke’s sensational first-half strike wasn’t enough to secure an eighth successive win for Jim Bentley’s side. Alfreton’s Elliott Reeves equalised early in the second-half, before substitute Jack Sampson was given his marching orders for a late tackle on former AFC Fylde midfielder, Dan Bradley.


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