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📝 Match Preview: Rochdale (H)

All you need to know as City take on the Dale

21 April 2022

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Rochdale (H)

All you need to know as City take on the Dale

21 April 2022

Exeter City take on Rochdale at St James Park this Saturday with a slim chance of automatic promotion, but they would need several results to go their way if it were to be achieved.

Following Easter Monday's 2-0 defeat to Tranmere Rovers, a win for the Grecians, coupled with an unlikely trio of defeats for Northampton Town, Bristol Rovers and Sutton United, as well as Mansfield Town dropping points, would secure League One football next season

Rochdale, who travel down to Devon for the first time since 2014, were 2-1 winners over Hartlepool United on Monday, when Eoghan O'Connell scored a sublime individual goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time. 

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

With four matches remaining this season, the Grecians must pick up as many points as possible if they are to maintain their place inside the top three, but Matt expects Rochdale to make it difficult for his side this weekend.

"Rochdale should be given a lot of recognition for how they've performed this season. The fact they are safe and are looking up instead of down suggests what a fantastic job the manager has done," Matt said.

"It's not often you watch the opposition in preparation for playing them and you fall in love with a team straight away, but Rochdale. The way they play really impresses me.

"There will be no excuses as to why two very good footballing sides cannot go at it on Saturday."

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As of Thursday, April 21, we have sold 6800+ tickets and there are a few seats available. 

There are under 350 spaces left on the Big Bank so we urge you to buy as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

By buying tickets in advance you can save money and avoid the queues on match day.



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!


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 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.

Junior Grecians Tickets 

Junior Grecians members get access to free match tickets when purchased alongside a paying adult. There are three family friendly areas available at St James Park, section E in the IP Office Main Stand, in Block A of the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand, and a section of the Thatchers Big Bank which is identified by the white barriers).

How to buy

To book Junior Grecians tickets, please make sure you are logged in first. Then select an Adult and either one or two Junior Grecian tickets to the basket. The system will validate you and change the Junior Grecians tickets to free.

Please note that this will not work if under-18 tickets are added, or tickets are selected in non-family areas. If you experience any issues, please email who can help.

Tickets are limited and it is advisable to book early. Click here to find out more about the 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.


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.

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 

This Saturday the in the Fan Zone First Time Visitors can pick up a Welcome brochure that defines all you need to know about your local Club.  If it is your first visit please let us know by emailing and we will endeavour to make it memorable for you.

The player badge to collect from the Ambassador Team, Shop or in the JG Zone will be Archie Collins. The Ambassador Team are located at entrance points and immediately inside the stadium.  They will be happy to assist you with directions or questions.

The activity on Saturday will be “Play Your Cards Right” to win a shirt or a football – your choice.

Announcements will include away travel update and an Exeter and Rochdale supporter announcing their respective teams around 2pm. 

The Information Point is the ideal meeting place and will have programmes and team Sheets available. The Trust Office will also be open with Trust Minute Secretary Peter Cordwell and Membership Secretary Celia Lowman on hand to answer your questions over a welcoming free cup of coffee.   Prospective new members especially welcome to find out about all the work the Trust is engaged in.

Guard of Honour

There are currently spaces in the Guard of Honour for Saturday and next Tuesday.  If your child would like to be part of the flag waving team welcoming the players and officials onto the pitch please email Children taking part not only get on the pitch but also receive a certificate of participation and a bag of sweets.


Stadium Tours

If you want to join the FREE 11am Tour advance booking is required Stadium Tours - Exeter City FC. The tours start at 11.00am, meeting in the Fan Zone  beside the Trust Office and provide a wonderful opportunity to go behind the scenes of your club on a match day when the ground is coming alive and visit the Museum.

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 the Fan Zone you will find the Kenniford Farm van serving local delicious hot food such as hog roasts and chips.

Previous Encounter

Rochdale 1 Exeter City 1 | 27/11/21 | Sky Bet League Two

George Ray was on the scoresheet with a looping header as the Grecians picked up a point at Spotland on one of the coldest days in the history of the planet, as the snow and winds swept across the North of England. Max Taylor equalised for the home side, who also missed a penalty.

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