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📝 Match Preview: Weston-Super-Mare (A)

All you need to know as City kick-off pre-season

6 July 2021

Exeter City kick-off their pre-season schedule on Tuesday evening, with a trip to the Optima Stadium to face Weston-Super-Mare in front of supporters for a 7:45pm kick-off.

A young Grecians side will face a Seagulls side that play in the Southern Premier South. Exeter City have strong links with WSM, with the likes of Ollie Watkins, Matt Jay and Joel Randall having productive spells at the Optima Stadium.

The match will be the first that the club have played with supporters in the ground since Boxing Day's clash with Forest Green Rovers.

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

Speaking ahead of the fixture, manager Matt Taylor said: "It will be a young team to start with on Tuesday. We have to be mindful of where the group are on the back of last week's work - they worked really hard so we will look after some of the more senior ones on Tuesday.

"It's important with new players coming into the club and younger ones signing the forms that they get used to our ways of playing and they've got to get to know each other and there is no better way than a hectic pre-season schedule.

"The players and staff are really looking forward to playing in-front of fans. It's something we've not done in a long, long time. These pre-season games will be a great opportunity for our fans to see the players up close. Something they've not been able to do for a long period of time."

Ticket News

Tickets are currently on advance sale and are the best way to guarantee your admission.

  • Adult: £8
  • Concessions: £5
  • Under-16s: £2

Please note: Family and Under-8s tickets are not available for these fixtures.

Concessions are defined as over 60s, students in full-time education, members of the armed forces and NHS workers.

Tickets are available to purchase online by clicking here. 

Tickets will also be available to purchase on matchday via the turnstiles.

How to Follow

Due to fans being able to attend the match there will not be a live stream, so that Weston get the best opportunity to get some well needed revenue after not being open for so long.

You can however follow the match on the clubs social media channels, and an interview with Matt Taylor and a player will follow the match and a SJP 360 video in the coming days.

Exeter City on social media

The Stadium

The Optima Stadium

Weston-super-Mare are based at the Optima Stadium on Winterstoke Road, where the club moved to in August 2004.

The capacity of Optima Stadium is 3,500 in which 2,000 is covered and 350 are seated. The record attendance for this ground 2,949 in a match in the FA Cup against Doncaster Rovers on 18 November 2014.

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Previous Encounter

City last faced Weston-Super-Mare in July 2019, when Ryan Bowman, Joel Randall and Jack Sparkes all hit the target in a 3-0 win in pre-season.

Full pre-season schedule

  • Tues 6 July: Away v Weston-super-Mare (7.45pm)
  • Fri 9 July: Away v Tiverton (7.30pm)
  • Tues 13 July: Away v Taunton (7.30pm)
  • Fri 16 July: Away v Bath (7pm)
  • Tues 20 July: Away v Weymouth (7.30pm)
  • Sat 24 July: Away v Cardiff (3pm)
  • Tues 27 July: Home v Bristol City (1pm) – Training Ground
  • Tues 3 Aug: Away v Truro (7.30pm) – at Plymouth Parkway

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