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📝 Match Preview: Port Vale (H)

Vale are the visitors to SJP

5 August 2022

Two of League One's newly promoted side battle it out at St James Park this weekend as Port Vale are the visitors, just 92 days after their last visit to the same venue.

The Valiants were 1-0 winners of the final day of last season, securing a place in the play-offs which they then went on to win, beating Mansfield 3-0 at Wembley. They began life in the third tier with a 2-1 win over Fleetwood town last weekend as they scored two first half goals in as many minutes. 

The Grecians were of course on the road at Lincoln, where Sam Nombe's goal helped Matt Taylor's side secure their first League One point. 

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

"Port Vale have only made five or six signings so their outfield players haven't changed too much," he said.

"We don't expect too many changes in their style or shape but you can never predict too much - they might make more signings before Saturday or pick up injuries. But we have to look the same way we did particularly in the first half last weekend.

"We're at home, for a number of seasons our home form has given us strength for a number of seasons and we're very hard to beat at home - that's how we want to start the game at the weekend."

Hear Matt's full interview 👇

Opposition View

"It's a tough game at Exeter but we'll be ready come kick off" - Manager, Darrell Clarke.

Check out the view from the opposition below!

Previous Encounter

Exeter City 0 Port Vale 1 | 07/05/22 | Sky Bet League Two

The Grecians missed out on the title on goal difference after James Wilson's winner, which secured the play offs for the visiting Valiants. 

Tickets

Tickets are selling fast for this one so we advise you book early to save money, beat the queues and guarantee your place at SJP!

If there are Big Bank tickets remaining on Saturday then they will need to be purchased from the Ticket Booth, there will be no cash payment on the gate! There are currently 630 remaining and around 300 seats.
 
If you want a ticket it's really worth buying in advance to guarantee your place

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

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Supporter Advisory

Hot weather is forecast on Saturday and therefore we advise supporters to prepare adequately for this. Please consider wearing a hat, putting on sunscreen and keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. 

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.

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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

Exeter City on social media

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. CONTACTLESS CARD PAYMENT NOW AVAILABLE!

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.


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