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📝 Match Preview: Lincoln City (A)

City head to Lincoln to kick off League One

28 July 2022

For the first time in ten years, Exeter City will kick off a League One season, and we begin at the LNER Stadium as we take on Lincoln City away from home.

The Imps have had a mixed bag of results in pre-season, and played six times in their summer preparations. They began with a 4-0 win over Gainsborough Trinity in early July, before a 6-0 defeat (2-0/4-0 over two games) to Sheffield United. They also drew 1-1 at Hartlepool, 0-0 at Lincoln City, and were beaten 1-0 at home to Blackburn in their final friendly. 

This will be City's first trip to the LNER Stadium - or Sincil Bank - since February 2019. More on that one later...

The Kit

City will be in our blue third strip for this fixture.

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Matt Taylor's Thoughts

"There will be an air of expectation and excitement from everyone associated with Exeter City."

Hear from Matt Taylor as he gave us his pre-match thoughts ahead of the trip to Lincolnshire:

Tickets

  • Adults: £24
  • 65+, 18-21, Disabled*: £19
  • Under-18: £10

Pay on the day
Available from the visitor ticket window, card only.

Parking
Parking is available in advance at £5 from www.weareimps.com

The Stadium

  • Name: LNER Stadium, Sincil Bank, Lincoln, LN5 8LD
  • Capacity: 10,780
  • Year opened: 1895

Overlooked by Lincoln Cathedral, the Imps have at the LNER Stadium since it opened in 1895. Known colloquially as 'Sinny Bank,' the stadium is dominated by the large Co-operative Stand that holds just over 5,500 people and is home to the most vocal of the home support. Opposite is the 'main' SRP Stand which houses the benches, directors and press area, and is a unique looking stand in context of the whole ground, straddling the half way line yet only a third of the length of the pitch. Behind one goal is the Stacey-West stand. This is used as the away stand for most games. At the other end is the KryptoKloud End - a small seated stand which houses executive boxes and a supporters bar. It sometimes houses away fans, dependent on the size of the following. There is also a small 'Poachers Corner' seated stand between the KryptoKloud End and the SRP Stand which is often used by community initaives and university students.

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How to get there

Driving

From Exeter, follow the M5 and M42 and A42 to the M1 before taking the A453 to Nottingham. Then follow the A52 to to the A46 Fosse Way through Newark-on-Trent and into Lincoln. The stadium is well signposted within the city.

Parking

There are several options for parking. The club recommend the Central Car Park (1,000 spaces) which offer a "Saturday Game Day" for match ticket holders. Other car parks include King Street (100), Tentercroft Street (380), Lucy Tower (420). South Common Car Park can also be booked online vua eticketing.co.uk/imps on a first come first serve basis for £5 per car (tickets for the car park must be booked in advance with no cash sales on the day). 

Supporters with disabilities must contact the Ticket Office regarding parking by calling 01522 880011 or by emailing dlo@theredimps.com.

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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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

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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Previous Encounter

Lincoln City 1 Exeter City 1 | February 2019 | Sky Bet League Two

A 96th minute equaliser from John Akinde snatched a point for the Imps boosting their lead at the top of League Two. Matt Jay scored 22 minutes in for the Grecians with a curling free-kick, which dipped in at the far post leaving Lincoln keeper Matt Gilks helpless.

Pubs for Away Fans

There is a small fan zone located outside the stadium which is for both home and away supporters. It has a number of food outlets, some with local produce and beer is available too. Close to Sincil Bank on the High Street is the Hop and Barley micropub. The Golden Eagle, which is a Castle Rock Brewery pub is also recommended. If arriving by train then not far from the station is the Marina area, which has a number of eating and drinking places, including a Wetherspoons pub called the Square Sail. When trying to find the Marina area, just look out for the large Odeon Cinema building, which is also on the same complex. Also near to Lincoln Railway Station is the Treaty of Commerce.


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