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📝 Match Preview: Hartlepool United (H)

Hartlepool make thew long trip to the South West

28 January 2022

Exeter City will look to extend their current winning run to three matches when Hartlepool United visit St James Park this Saturday.

Following successive 2-0 victories over Scunthorpe at SJP then away at Walsall, City remain within touching distance of the top seven, with a win over Hartlepool possiby taking them as high as fourth in the table.

The County Durham side are 16th in the table, having drawn 1-1 with Stevenage last weekend. However, they are within one game of Wembley following a midweek Papa John's Trophy victory over Charlton Athletic, succeding on penalties after 2-2 draw. They will undoubedtly come down to Devon still on a high from that result.

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

Pools travel to the South West boosted by a midweek win over Charlton Athletic in the Papa John's Trophy, meaning they're just one game from Wembley, and Taylor expects that to play some part in Saturday's game.

"I watched that on Tuesday and it was a game they deserved to win over 90 minutes, not just on penalties. That shows where they are this season with their fantastic home form, but they'll be looking to improve their away form.

"We have to put in a performance that puts them on the back foot early on and prevents their style of play. It feels like a game where if we can back up our recent performances, we will be in better position than we were at the start of the year.

"This year we've performed well, and we've started to turn them into wins. We've scored at the right time and had a little luck along the way too. There seems to be a really good feeling around the club at the moment."

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Tickets

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

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E-tickets

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!

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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 tickets@ecfc.co.uk 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. Click here to purchase.

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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.

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Match Day Guide

Many things may have changed since your last visit to SJP, or this could be your first ever visit to us, 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. 

Important COVID Guidance

Whilst we are back to normal at SJP, please be aware that some spectators may not be as comfortable as others about attending matches. Please take time to familar yourself with the club's, and government's, Covid guidelines to ensure we keep each safe at St James Park. 

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.

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

Hartlepool United's Last Match

Hartlepool United 2 Charlton Athletic 2 | 25/01/22 | Papa John's Trophy

The Monkey-Hangers are just one win from Wembley after coming from behind to record a penalty victory over League One side Charlton at Victoria Park.

Previous Encounter

Hartlepool United 1 Exeter City 1 | 25/09/21 | Sky Bet League Two

Sam Nombe's goal secured a point on the road against a Hartlepool side that began the season in fine form.


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