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📝 Match Preview: Colchester United (H)

All you need to know ahead Good Friday's clash

14 April 2022

A sell out crowd is expected at St James Park this Friday as Exeter City take on Colchester United in Sky Bet League Two.

Following two wins 1-0 away from home over Newport County and Carlisle United, City return to home turf looking to cement their place inside the automatic promotion places. A crowd in excess of 8,000 could be in attendance in EX4, with tickets flying our the door for the Good Friday clash as the community come out to get behind their football club. 

Colchester United were beaten 2-0 by Stevenage last time out, hut have dragged themselves away from the relegation scrap with good wins at Harrogate Town and at home to Tranmere Rovers. 

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

"We're looking forward to it," Matt said.

"The players have out themselves in this position and they are the reason these people are coming tomorrow.

"If those people go away from the game tomorrow, I want them to have an idea of our clear identity and an idea of what this football club represents.

"Colchester have been in a difficult position throughout the season, but they have picked up some impressive results recently. We have to respect the opposition."

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Tickets

There are less than 100 Tracks Suzuki St James Road End tickets available for Good Friday's clash at SJP for HOME FANS!

This match is now ALL-TICKET meaning there will be no sale of tickets on the day and you will not gain entry to St James Park without a valid match ticket.

These tickets are now on sale online and will be available until midnight Thursday 14th April, or until completely sold, whichever is sooner. 

Please avoid calling the ticket office, where possible, as we are experiencing larger than usual call volumes due to the high demand and we may be unable to take your call.

They are priced in line with Big Bank admission which is as follows:

  • Adults £19
  • Senior/Young Adult £16
  • U18 £7

How to Follow

Can't make it or couldn't get a ticket to St James Park as City take on Colchester United on Friday? Why not get the next best thing with a LIVE stream on iFollow?

By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK you'll get access to the stream which includes BBC Radio Devon commentary, score overlay and replays.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

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You can watch the match on your laptop by purchasing a match pass and logging on to the website homepage where the will be a 'Watch Now' button near the top of the page.

This season the EFL have created a new 'iFollow' app where you can watch on your phone or tablet! The old Exeter City app is being phased out, so if you have that please uninstall and download the app:

To purchase a match pass please click here.

  • For further details on iFollow, please click here
  • For a first time guide to iFollow, please click here

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Fan Zone Activity

Good Friday activity in the Fan Zone will start at 10.30am when the Junior Grecian Zone will be available. At 11am Lez the Fez will start balloon modelling and demonstrating his amazing magic skills. Starting from the Fan Zone, Lez will move on to the JG Zone/hospitality and on into the stadium. 

As a big crowd is expected only a very small attempt at an Easter Egg hunt is planned this season. 

There will also be an opportunity for first time visitors to pick up a welcome brochure that defines all you need to know about your local Club.  If it is your first visit please email customerservices@exetercityfc.co.uk and we will try and make it memorable for you.

The player badge to collect from the Ambassador team, JG Zone, Club Shop and Information Point will be Josh Key. They will also have bags for youngsters.  

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The activity on Friday will be “Play Your Cards Right” to win a shirt or a football – your choice. The shirts you can chose if you are the winner would be a signed Sonny Cox or Cheick Diabate shirt from last season. Or you can ask for an unsigned one that will fit!  

Shortly after noon a supporter from Exeter City (volunteer to customerservices@exetercityfc.co.uk) and our visitors Colchester United will announce your teams. We already have a nine year old volunteering to read the Colchester team. So who will volunteer to read the City team?

The Information Point and tombola table will have programmes and team sheets available. 

The Trust Office will also be open with a Trustee and Membership Secretary Celia Lowman on hand to answer your questions over a cup of coffee.  New members especially welcome to find out about all the work the Trust is engaged in. 

Stadium Tours  

If you want to join the FREE 9am Tour advance booking is required Stadium Tours - Exeter City FC. The tours start at 9am, meeting in Red Square and provide a wonderful opportunity to go behind the scenes of your club on a match day when the ground is coming alive and also spend some time in the Museum.

The Key Timings

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Centre Spot Bar

The Centre Spot Bar will be open from 10am and will be showing the day's sport 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 10.30am and open to all from 11am, 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 the Fan Zone you will find the Kenniford Farm van serving local delicious hot food such as hog roasts and chips.

Colchester's Last Match

Colchester 0 Stevenage 2 | 09/04/22 | Sky Bet League Two

Stevenage took a step towards EFL survival as they beat the U's at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Last Time Out at SJP

Exeter City 6 Colchester United 1 | 24/11/20 | Sky Bet League Two

Ryan Bowman scored a hat trick as the Grecians recorded a convincing win.


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