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📝 Match Preview: 🆚 Mansfield Town (H)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's match

21 October 2021

Exeter City will hope to build on Tuesday's win at Crawley when they host Mansfield Town at the Park on Saturday.

The Grecians ran out 3-1 winners at The People's Pension Stadium in the week thanks to goals from Matt Jay, Nigel Atangana and Sam Nombe to record a fourth win of the season and extend the unbeaten run to 13 matches in all competitions. 

Mansfield are winless in 13 matches but were much improved on Tuesday, drawing 1-1 with Port Vale at the One Call Stadium. 

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

"You just have to listen to Darrell Clarke [Port Vale manager] after their game on Tuesday to understand how they played. He spoke highly of them and said he expects Mansfield to finish high in the league, and I don't disagree," he said. 

"They're not cut adrift and are still connected with the rest of the league, so I expect them to start picking up points. 

"But, we're at home, we're on an unbeaten run and I expect us to really take the game to Mansfield on Saturday."

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Tickets

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!

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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   ---
 

How To Follow

Live audio commentary of the match is available in the UK on iFollow, those overseas are able to tune in to a live stream. Click here to purchase.

You can keep up to date with all the action by following us on social media. After the match we will bring you reaction from manager Matt Taylor and a player.

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Match Day Info

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. 

Important COVID Guidance

Whilst we are back to normal at SJP, please be aware that some spectators may not be as comfortable as others about attending matches. Please take time to familar yourself with the club's, and government's, Covid guidelines to ensure we keep each safe at St James Park. 

The Key Timings

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Centre Spot Bar

The Centre Spot Bar will be open from 11am and will be showing the day's early and late kick offs on their selection of TV screens. After the match, draft pints of Tribute, Carlsberg and Thatchers are on offer for just £3 per pint

The Centre Spot is also home to The Famous Exeter City Real Ale and Cider Emporium, offering a great selection of real ales and ciders.

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Junior Grecians Zone

The Junior Grecians Zone is open to members from 12.30pm and open to all from 1.30pm, with plenty of activities for all our young Grecian supporters. 

In Red Square, the bar and Kenniford Farm's van will also be open for refreshments and hot food.

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Club Shop

The club shop is open from 12pm to 5pm on matchdays and is stocked with all three of City's kits for the 21/22 season as well as a range of training gear and pocket money items.

Don't forget, Supporters' Trust members save 10% on full prices purchases!

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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. 

Food and Drink

One of the most important part of any match day! We have a wide range of hot and cold drinks and snacks available at the kiosk for away fans.

Hot Food

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In Red Square you will find the Kenniford Farm van serving local delicious hot food such as hog roasts and chips.

Danny Johnson 

Whilst he hasn’t quite made the impact for Mansfield that some thought he might, Danny Johnson’s clear talent means he should still be considered a ‘one to watch’. Johnson first came on to the radar of Football League clubs for his season for Guisborough United, where he scored at a rate of more than one a game. Whilst he did earn a move to Cardiff, the striker could not make an appearance and soon found himself back in non-league football with Gateshead – where he briefly featured alongside former Exeter striker Ryan Bowman.  

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After a period in Scotland with Motherwell and Dundee, Johnson signed with Leyton Orient in January 2020 and scored 17 times last season. Turning down a deal at Orient, Johnson joined Mansfield this summer. His start to the season has been somewhat quiet though; despite scoring three goals and notching an assist, Johnson has only started eight games. He is a clear goal-scorer, one that Mansfield need if they are to improve their season.  

Mansfield's Last Match

Mansfield Town 1 Port Vale 1 | 19/10/21 | League Two

George Lapslie levelled up for the hosts after Tom Conlon fired Vale ahead.

Previous Encounter

Exeter City 0 Mansfield Town 0 | 05/04/21 | League Two

A stalemate at St James Park. 


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