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📝 Match Preview: Walsall (H)

City back on home turf

1 October 2021

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Walsall (H)

City back on home turf

1 October 2021

Exeter City are back on home turf this weekend when they take on Walsall at St James Park.

The Grecians returned from the North-East with a point last time out after a 1-1 draw at Hartlepool United and recorded an unbeaten September to register seven games without defeat, conceding just once last month. In their last match at SJP, City ran out 2-0 winners against Sutton United.

The Saddlers - coincidentally also managed by a Matt Taylor - lost 2-1 at Bristol Rovers last time out, which was their second defeat in a row. They currently sit in 22nd place in the League Two table with eight points from nine league matches. 

(Our) Matt Taylor's Thoughts

His side come into the game on the back of seven unbeaten matches, but he is wary of the threat of the Midlands side.

"We expect them to be stronger than they have been recenrly and they have some really talented and excited players," he said.

"We are of course excited to be back at home after a long away trip and we'll be looking to put in a good performance on the back of the match here against Sutton.

"We hope to create chances and hurt the opposition, but both teams will be going out there to win it. We also have to be in a position where we can change the game if it not going our way."

Hear Matt's thoughts 👇


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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 

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Ticket Type Advance Gate Ticket Type Advance Gate
Adult £20 £22 Adult £27 £28
Senior £17 £19 Senior £24 £25
Young Adult 18-23 £17 £19 Young Adult 18-23 £24 £25
Under-18 £8 £10 Under-18 £13 £14
Wheelchair Area £17 £19 Wheelchair Area £24 £25
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. 

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.


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.

One To Watch

Stephen Ward, Full Back

Experienced defender Stephen Ward arrived at the Banks's Stadium this summer. The former Republic of Ireland international began his career at Bohemians before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2007. Ward played at Euro 2012 and 2016 before retiring from international football in 2019.

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He made 239 appearances for Wolves and helped them win promotion to the Premier League in 2009. Ward had a loan spell at Brighton & Hove Albion in the 2013-14 season before he left Molineux on a permanent basis to join Burnley. He spent five seasons at Turf Moor but left in 2019 to join Stoke City in the Championship.

This season, the 36-year-old put pen to paper at the Banks’s Stadium and started every game so far, looking fairly solid, despite the Saddlers slow start.

Walsall's Previous Match

Walsall 1 Bristol Rovers 2 | 25/08/21 | Sky Bet League Two

Walsall were beaten by a stoppage time goal by Bristol Rovers, who picked up their first away win since December 2019. 

Previous Encounter

City 0 Walsall 0 | 02/03/21 | Sky Bet League Two 

City v Walsall ended goalless for the second time in a row in a match where neither side could find a clear opening. 

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