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📝 Match Preview: Bristol Rovers (H)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's clash

21 August 2021

Exeter City have the opportunity to pick up their first win of the season when they take on Bristol Rovers in a West Country derby on Saturday.

Following Tuesday night's long trip to Barrow which ended in a 0-0 draw, the Grecians are back on home turf in front of what is expected to be a packed Park. Over 1,000 Rovers supporters are also due to attend. 

The Gas picked up their first victory of the campaign on Tuesday night, winning 1-0 against Oldham Athletic at the Memorial Stadium. 

City expect to have Sam Nombe back in the fold following the completion of hs Covid isolation period, while Alex Hartridge returned in midweek after also suffering with the virus. The game still comes too soon for the return of Archie Collins and Josh Coley to the squad. 

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

"I've watched back their game from Tuesday and they were impressive," he said ahead of the game.

"It's a lot closer to what their manager wants from them in terms of personnel and playing style.

"We've all been a little bit disjinted early on with the transfer window and Covid, but Rovers are a strong team. However we can't overfocus on the opposition. We're at home so we want to dictate the play and dictate the game."

Bristol Rovers' Last Match

Bristol Rovers 1 Oldham Athletic 0 | 17/08/21 | Sky Bet League Two

Harvey Saunders scored the only goal of the game as the Gas picked up their first win of the season. 

Tickets

It was amazing to see so many Grecians at the Park for City's season opener against Bradford City, with an attendance of over 5,600, let's aim for 6000+ this time!

This will be the first league meeting at the Park since November 2015! By buying tickets in advance you can save money and avoid the queues on match day.

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E-tickets are the easiest and quickest way to buy tickets for City matches. On ordering you can select to receive an e-ticket which will be emailed to your phone for you to show on the turnstile - no need to print!

To purchase tickets online, please click here. Please note that you will need to log in to purchase.

You can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411243 or visit the club shop and reception in person between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. We ask that you please buy online where possible.

Admission prices 

Big Bank     IP Office/Stagecoach    
Ticket Type Advance Gate Ticket Type Advance Gate
Adult £19 £20 Adult £25 £26
Senior £16 £17 Senior £22 £23
Young Adult 18-23 £16 £17 Young Adult 18-23 £22 £23
Under-18 £7 £8 Under-18 £12 £13
Wheelchair Area £16 £17 Wheelchair Area £22 £23
Junior Grecians   --- Junior Grecians   ---

Matchday Guide

Many things may have changed since your last visit to SJP, so please take time to familiarise yourself with our new match day guide, which highlights everything you need to know for your return to the ground. 

 
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How to Follow

Can't make the game? Why not get the next best thing and watch LIVE on iFollow!

By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK you'll get access to the audio stream which includes the live BBC Radio Devon commentary.

The match pass revenue goes directly to the club, so you will be showing your support from home!

To purchase a match pass please click here.

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Jungle Path Kiosk

From Saturday, the kiosk on the Jungle Path will be selling pints of Thatchers Big Apple, cans of Thatchers Gold and bottle of Carlsberg, as well as all the usual half time snacks including pies, pasties and beverages. 

Previous Encounter 

Exeter City 2 Bristol Rovers 0 | 13/11/18 | EFL Trophy

Jonathan Forte and Joel Randall were on target as City blew away their West Country adversaries in the FL Trophy group stage.


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