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📝 Match Preview: Port Vale (A)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's match

4 November 2022

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Port Vale (A)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's match

4 November 2022

Exeter City's attentions turn to the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday with a trip to face Port Vale at Vale Park in the first round.

The match will be the second meeting of the League One sides this season after the Greicans thumping 4-0 win at St James Park back in August, and the first meeting in the Emirates FA Cup since City's 2-0 win back in 2015.


We will be wearing out blue third stip for this match.


Gary Caldwell's Thoughts

Exeter City Manager Gary Caldwell has had his say ahead of Saturday's Emirates FA Cup first round clash with Port Vale at Vale Park.

"The magic of the Cup is you never know where it can take you." said City's boss who won the Cup as a player with Wigan Athletic back in 2013.

"It's a special occasion that always has a different feel to the League. Everyone is going on a journey and you have to try and get to the next round. That can lead to magical cup runs and cup upsets.

"We've got a difficult game, we understand that and we have to go and try to win and put ourselves in the next round.

"As a manager and as a player I'm someone who tries to win everything, be that a game in training or playing cards with my kids, I want to win. When it comes to these types of games you might want to change the team a bit but the mentality is still the same that we wan't to win, so whatever team we put out I'm convinced will be a team that will be very competitive and can go and beat Port Vale on Saturday."

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Harry Kite's Thoughts

Exeter City midfielder Harry Kite said that an FA Cup run is very important to the squad ahead of Saturday's first round clash with Port Vale at Vale Park.

"Last season I played a few games in it and the season before and it's a really good experience." said Harry.

"Anyone that has played in the competition will talk about the magic of the Cup and getting through to the second and third round is a dream of any club, so we will be looking to go there to get the win to get to the second round."

Speaking about his personal memories of the FA Cup, Harry said: "My most recent memory is as being an Exeter lad and supporter and going to the Liverpool game and standing on the Big Bank with my mum and dad and family, and to take them to a replay at Anfield was probably the best moment in the FA Cup that I have been a witness of."

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Match Tickets

We have been allocated 470 tickets for this fixture in the Hamil Road Stand.


  • Adults - £15
  • Concession (18-21, 62+) - £10
  • Junior (0-17) - £5
  • Carers - Free

Disabled supporters

There is a dedicated stand for supporters with disabilities, which is a mixed supporter area, and is situated next to the Lorne St Stand. This is suitable for ambulant disabled who require accessible facilities and all wheelchair users. Tickets for this stand must be booked directly in advance by calling the Port Vale ticket office on 01782 655821.

How to Buy

Tickets are available via your online ticketing account or in the club shop.



Match day parking is available on a first come, first serve basis and is priced as follows:

  • Cars - £7
  • Minibus - £16
  • Coach - £25

There is also match day car parking available at Synectics Solutions which is also on Hamil Road and only a few minutes’ walk from the visiting supporters ticket office and turnstiles, the cost there is also £5 per car.

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, is available for City's trip to Port Vale.

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 8:30am for a fare of £35.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services), junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton). All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904 036334 or by email at: (after 6pm).

Matchday 50/50 Draw

Making the trip on Saturday? You can take part in their 50/50 draw to win a cash prize!

Tickets can be purchased online too at

How To Follow

Due to competition rules, the match is not available for live video streaming anywhere in the world. You can however listen to live commentary with an audio pass if you have a monthly or seasonal subscription.


Social Media

Live coverage will be available over on our social media channels, with reaction after the match from Gary Caldwell and a player.

Exeter City on social media

Away Guide

Click here to view our away guide for this fixture.

Previous FA Cup Encounter

Exeter City 2 Port Vale 0 | 6/12/15 | FA Cup Round Two

Goals from Jordan Tillson and Ollie Watkins set up a third round tie with Liverpool!

Previous Encounter

Exeter City 4 Port Vale 0 | 6/8/22 | Sky Bet League One

A Harry Kite barnstormer, a double from the magic man Jevani Brown including one from the spot and another goal for the season from Sam Nombe saw the mighty Grecians easily wrap up a 4-0 win on their Sky Bet League One return.

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