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📝 Match Preview: Portsmouth (H)

All you need to know

24 December 2022

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Portsmouth (H)

All you need to know

24 December 2022

Boxing Day Football is back at SJP for the first time in two years as we welcome Portsmouth to Devon for our first league meeting since January 2017.

After a 2-0 defeat to Bolto on their last run out, the Grecians will be looking to get back to winning ways against a Pompey side who themselves are winless in six league matches. They were beaten 2-0 by MK Dons at Fratton Park in their last match. 

Gary Caldwell's Thoughts

Gary Caldwell has given his thoughts as City prepare to take on Portsmouth at St James Park on Boxing Day.

"They're a good team in a false position," Gary says.
"But it's a game I believe we can win, against a team who are not in great from. So we have to capitalise on that and make SJP a difficult place to come to.
"That is on the supporters and the players. We have to show intent and be aggressive with and without the ball. We have already shwon in games against Sheffield Wednesday and Peterborough that we can compete against teams higher up in the league."
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Tickets for Boxing Day's clash with Portsmouth are now SOLD OUT!

The final tickets were snapped up on Thursday, December 8, we will communicate if we have any returns.

If you didn't manage to get a ticket, remember you can watch the match LIVE on iFollow for just £10! Click here to buy a pass.

Thank you for your incredible support!

How To Follow

Unable to get a ticket? Get the next best thing by watching it live 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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First Time Visitor?

Making your first visit to St James Park on Monday?

We know that visiting a football ground for the first time can potentially be a confusing and daunting experience. That’s why we’ve put together some information about Exeter City Football Club, for those planning to make their first trip to St James Park.

Click here to view our first time guide.

Classic Encounter

Portsmouth 0 Exeter City 1 | 28/1/17 | League Two

David Wheeler scored the only goal as City won at Fratton Park. 

The Key Timings


Centre Spot Bar

The Centre Spot Bar will be open from 11am and will be showing the day's early and late kick offs offs on their selection of TV screens. After the match, draft pints of Tribute, Carlsberg and Thatchers are on offer for just £3.50 a 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 - 5pm on matchdays and is stocked with all three of City's kits for the 22/23 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

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


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

Matchday Programme 

Our award winning programme returns for the 22/23 season and is priced at just £3 per copy! The programme features lots of content on the men's team, including a new feature on the cover star's all-time five-a-side team!

Make sure you grab a copy from around the ground!


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