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📝 Match Preview: Stevenage (A)

City on the road to Hertfordshire this weekend

8 October 2021

Exeter City head to Stevenage this weekend, looking to extend their unbeaten run to eight league matches.

The Grecians will be reunited with former captain Jake Taylor who now plies his trade at the Lamex Stadium and has helped his side to two wins in their last two matches, with wins over Hartlepool United (League) and Oxford United (Papa John's Trophy). 

City were victors on penalties on Tuesday night, claiming the extra bonus point after a 2-2 draw at League One side Cheltenham Town, which followed another 2-2 draw with Walsall last weekend. The Grecians' last four away matches in the league have yielded a win and three draws. 

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

Taylor's side go into the game on an unbeaten streak of eight league matches, but the manager insists that draws must start turning into wins.

"We just have to perform better and make the moments count when we're on top," he said. 

"Stevenage recruited well and started the season really well, and then they had a little blip. But they've had some good results in their last three matches. They of course have some good players like Jake Taylor and Jamie Reid.

"But we go there with a strong group."

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Stevenage's Last Match

Oxford United 1 Stevenage 2 | 5/10/21 | Papa John's Trophy

Alex Revell's side picked up a group stage win over League One side Oxford United.

The Ground

  • Name: The Lamex Stadium
  • Capacity: 7,800
  • Year opened: 1961
  • Record Attendance: 8,042 (vs Newcastle, FA Cup 4th Round, 1998)
  • Address: Broadhall Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 8RH

Former home of Stevenage’s Town and Athletic, Broadhall Way was not used for the first few years of Borough’s formation due to financial reasons.

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The record attendance came in bizarre circumstances. When Borough were drawn at home to Newcastle United in the 1998 FA Cup, the Magpies tried, unsucessfuly, to have the game switched to an alternative venue. Stevenage installed a temporary new stand which raised the capacity from 6,500 and were rewarded with a record attendance and even earned a lucrative replay at (the other) St James’ Park.

After the ground’s capabilities denying Stevenage’s 1996 promotion, a new £600,000 renovation was made. In 2009 Lamex gained naming rights, and two years later the ground was hosting Football League fixtures.   

Tickets and Travel

We have been allocated 350 tickets in the South Stand, and prices are as follows:

  • Adult: £22
  • Concession: £20
  • U18: £14
  • U12: £8

All prices rise by £2 when bought on matchday. 

Ambulant disabled pay the concession price, with the carer going free.

Wheelchair: Please call Stevenage Ticket Office on 01438 223223 ext.62 and booked in advance of the fixture.

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Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, run by the Supporters' Club is available for City's trip to Stevenage.

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 8am for a fare of £39 for adults and £34 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 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

How To Follow

Can't make the game? Why not get the next best thing and watch LIVE on iFollow! As it's international weekend, TV rights rules means this weekend you can watch all the action live from the Lamex Stadium. 

By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK you'll get access to the live 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.

Previous Encounter

Stevenage 0 Exeter City 1 | 02/02/21 | Sky Bet League Two

Rory McArdle's first half header was the decider as the Grecians took home all three points from the Lamex Stadium. 


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