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📝Match Preview: Bristol Rovers (H)

Papa John's action at the Park

10 November 2021

Match Previews

📝Match Preview: Bristol Rovers (H)

Papa John's action at the Park

10 November 2021

Exeter City's first of four home games in ten days takes place this Wednesday as we face West Country rivals Bristol Rovers in our final Papa John's Trophy group stage match.

What's at Stake


With Chelsea and Cheltenham Town having already completed their fixtures, it is between City and the Gas for the second qualification spot in Group E.

A win for the Grecians, whether that be over 90 minutes or on penalties, will secure at least second place. Should Rovers win outright or on penalties, they would qualify.

Padraig Amond's Thoughts

Padraig Amond wants to share his experience of reaching a Wembley final as City look to qualify from the group stage of the Papa John's Trophy.

"Of course we want to progress," the striker has said prior to Wednesday night's clash with the Pirates. 

"If you get through, you're only four games from Wembley and you want to be involved with big games like that. So it's an opportunity for that, but for now more importantly it's a chance for the young players to get minutes and stake a claim for their place in the team."

The 33-year-old is relishing the chance of mentoring some of the younger players in the squad. 

"I'm really enjoying it at the moment. It is a young squad but the best thing is when they ask you questions, they're really good at listening, taking the advice on board and then putting it into practice."

Check out all Podge had to say below👇    



The IP Office Main Stand will be open for the match, with tickets unreserved.

Ticket prices have been slashed for the match, with under-18s able to attend for just £1

Tickets are priced at:
  • Adults: £5
  • Senior/18-23: £3
  • Under-18s: £1

How to Buy

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.

Previous Encounter

Exeter City 4 Bristol Rovers 1 | 21/08/21 | Sky Bet League Two

It was an unforgettable afternoon at the Park as the Grecians scored four times inside the opening 25 minutes to demolish Joey Barton's side. Matt Jay (2), Tim Dieng and Harry Kite were all on the scoresheet before Sam Finley pulled one back late on for the Gas. 

Bristol Rovers Last Match

Oxford United 2 Bristol Rovers 2 | 07/11/21 | Emirates FA Cup

The Gas came from behind twice to earn an FA Cup replay against League One side Oxford United. 

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