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📝 Match Preview: Port Vale (H)

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

18 September 2020

The Grecians kick off their home league campaign on Saturday when Port Vale make the trip to St James Park.

City began their Sky Bet League Two season last weekend with a 2-2 draw at Salford City and also drew 1-1 in a friedly with newly promoted National League outfit Weymouth on Tuesday night, and will be looking to pick up their second win of the season after the EFL Trophy success over Forest Green Rovers. 

Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash, City boss Matt Taylor said last week’s performance at Salford has given City the perfect building blocks to open their Sky Bet League Two home campaign with a victory.

GRAB A MATCH DAY PROGRAMME!

Exeter City's award-winning programme, which has been voted best in EFL Sky Bet League Two for two consecutive seasons, will be returning this season via a range of formats.

While fans are not yet be able to return to St James Park, the media team at City are committed to producing a whole host of new and exclusive programme content to help bring a slice of the matchday experience to your door.  

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LIMITED EDITION PRINTED COPIES

Limited Editions will be printed for all our home matches in Sky Bet League Two, and are available to purchase for £5 from the club shop website.

200 copies will be available for order prior to each home game, so please get your order in to avoid missing out. Should demand be high, the club will assess the ammount available.

Programmes for the Port Vale are available to order from the club shop by clicking here, and dispatched ahead of the game on Friday, September 18.

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

The programme will also be available to download via MatchDayInfo for £2.99

Updated for the 2020/21 season, MatchDayInfo allows you download The Grecian on your mobile, tablet or desktop, and will send you updates each time new ECFC content is added to the platform.

Digital Downloads will be available the day before each home game at 1pm.

SEASON TICKET HOLDERS

Whilst the games remain behind closed doors, season ticket holders will be able to access a free digital download from MatchDayInfo by using their season ticket number as a voucher code. 

HOW TO WATCH

You can show your support from the safety of your own home by purchasing a match pass on iFollow for £10 with the revenue (after costs) being split 50/50 between the two clubs as it is a cup fixture. This will mean that you'll be providing the club with much welcome income whilst games are played behind closed doors.

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The stream includes the live commentary*, score overlay and replays.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

Supporters need to purchase a match pass on a web browser. However, once the pass is purchased, users can watch the game via the app.

You can watch the match on your laptop by purchasing a match pass and logging on to the website homepage where the will be a 'Watch Now' button near the top of the page.

This season the EFL have created a new 'iFollow' app where you can watch on your phone or tablet! The old Exeter City app is being phased out, so if you have that please uninstall and download the app:

To purchase a match pass please click here.

For further details on iFollow, please click here.

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. 

Exeter City on social media

LAST TIME OUT

SALFORD CITY 2 EXETER CITY 2 | 12/09/20 | SKY BET LEAGUE TWO

Matt Jay and Joel Randall were both on target for Exeter City as the Grecians left the Peninsula Stadium with a point against hotly tipped Salford City.

PORT VALE LAST TIME OUT

Fleetwood Town 2 Port Vale 1 | 17/09/20 | Carabao Cup R2

The Valiants were knocked out in the second round of the Carabao Cup after a 2-1 defeat to League One side Fleetwood Town at the Highbury Stadium. 

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTER

PORT VALE 3 EXETER CITY 1 | 28/01/20 | SKY BET LEAGUE TWO

Nicky Ajose opened the scoring for City in the last clash with Vale, but the home side fought back and came from behind with goals from Richie Bennett (2) and Leon Legge.


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