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📝 Match Preview: Bradford City (A)

All you need to know ahead of City's FA Cup match

5 November 2021

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Bradford City (A)

All you need to know ahead of City's FA Cup match

5 November 2021

Exeter City's road to Wembley begins this weekend as they travel to face fellow League Two side Bradford City at the Utility Energy Stadium.

The Grecians' unbeaten run currently extends to 15 matches in all competitions following last weekend's 2-1 win at Salford City and will be looking to go one better than last seasos when they were knocked out in Round Three by Sheffield Wednesday. 

The Bantams have lost just one of their last six matches and drew 1-1 with League Two leaders Forest Green Rovers last weekend. City have form in the Emirates FA Cup, having made the quarter finals as a League One side in 2015, having beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on their way to a 3-0 defeat to Reading. 

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

"It's one to look forward too, hopefully there will be a good crowd there," Matt said ahead of the trip to West Yorkshire, where they will match up with the side they drew 0-0 with on the opening day of the season.

"We'll pretty much treat this like a league game. We've done nothing different this week, and we've watched them [Bradford] closely in recent week. Not too much has changed.

"They played well last week and that shows where they are at. We have to look forward to it and have nothing to fear. We have to control our bodies and minds and hopefully the lads are in a good mindset.

"We know what is at stake this weekend."

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We have been allocated 506 tickets for the Bradford Lifts Stand on Midland Road, with the prices as follows:

  • Adults (24-65)- £15
  • Senior (65+) - £10
  • Young Person (17-23) - £10
  • Youth (12-16) - £8
  • Junior (11 and under) - £3

Previously, tickets were not available to pay on the day however this has now been changed by Bradford City.

Tickets can be purchased on the day via a QR code outside the away turnstiles which takes you direct to a bespoke away tickets site.

City supporters can then buy e-tickets straight from there, which will be emailed to you in the form of a QR code which will be scanned on turnstiles.


Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, is available for City's trip to Bradford City.

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 7am for a fare of £45 for adults and £40 for under-16s

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services), junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton). All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

PLEASE NOTE: Face coverings are required to travel on Grecian Travel. This does not apply if you are exempt.

How to buy

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904036334  (after 6pm) or by email at:

How to Follow

Can't make the game? Why not get the next best thing and listen LIVE on iFollow! Due to FA Cup broadcasting restrictions, you cannot watch the game at home or overseas, so audio match passes only apply.

By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £2.50 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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Bradford City's Previous FA Cup First Round Fixture

Tonbridge Angels 0 Bradford City 7 | 07/11/20

Bradford swept past their non-league counterparts with an emphatic win in last season's first round.

Exeter City's Previous FA Cup First Round Fixture

Exeter City 2 AFC Fylde 1 | 07/11/20

Matt Jay and Alex Hartridge fired the Grecians into round two against the National League North leaders.

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