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📝 Match Preview: Plymouth Argyle (A)

All you need to know about the Devon Derby

30 October 2022

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Plymouth Argyle (A)

All you need to know about the Devon Derby

30 October 2022

The first Devon Derby takes place this Monday, live on Sky Sports, as the Grecians head down to Home Park to take on Plymouth Argyle.

For the first time since City won 4-0 against Argyle at St James Park in October 2019, the two sides clash with the Greens sitting top of the table, while City are in lofty seventh, just four points off the play-offs - though that is likely to change before kick off owing to Saturday's fixtures in League One. 

Gary Caldwell's first match in charge saw City grab a point on the road at Derby after a 0-0 draw, while Plymouth came from behind to beat Shrewsbury 2-1 to maintain their 100% record at home in league, having conceded just four goals.


We will be wearing our traditional red and white home kit for this fixture.


Gary Caldwell's Thoughts

Exeter City manager Gary Caldwell has said that the Grecians have to be prepared for a hostile environment on Monday night as they face Plymouth Argyle at Home Park.

This will be the first Devon Derby since October 2019, and will be live in-front of the Sky Sports cameras.

"It's got everything," said Gary. "A derby game on Sky Sports away from home. We are going to an environment that is going to be hostile and we have to prepare for that.

"It being on a Monday allowed us time to recover and also time to prepare fully and be clear in how we are ready for a big challenge. Thy are top of the League for a reason and playing well so we will look at them and be really prepared to be as good as we were defensively on Tuesday and to attack better and be clear on how we want to cause them problems."

Watch Gary's full interview ⬇️

Match Tickets

Tickets are now SOLD OUT for the Devon Derby. We were given 1,648 tickets (reserved seating) in the Kawaski Barn Park End and they sold out on Friday, September 30 - thank you for your support.


There is a limited amount of free parking within the Outland Road car park adjacent to Home Park. There are designated disabled spaces within this area for Blue badge holders but they are limited and on a first come, first served basis.

There is street parking around Home Park but be aware that some have permit parking only.

Turnstile Info

Plymouth operate a turnstile entry system using tickets with a barcode, turnstiles for visiting supporters are numbered B20-25 and open around 6pm.

Centre Spot Screening

For those unable to get a ticket for the match, we will be showing it live in Centre Spot, with pints of Carlsberg, Tribute and Thatchers Gold all on special offer at £3.50. Chunk pasties, pies and sausage rolls are also available to purchase for supporters in attendance.

Centre Spot is open from 6pm.

Behaviour Message

Monday evening’s match at Plymouth Argyle brings one of the most highly anticipated games of the season for Exeter City Football Club.

We know it’s a fixture which supporters have looked forward to since promotion was achieved in May and we hope that they enjoy the match day as the event it should be. We also have the added bonus of national TV coverage, a fantastic opportunity to show what incredible supporters we have.

We know that the majority of our supporters want to enjoy the match and represent the club in a positive manner and we are very grateful to the planning that both Plymouth Argyle and Devon and Cornwall Police have put in ahead of the match.

Our message to fans is, enjoy the game, create an amazing atmosphere, but do not do anything which will damage the club’s reputation and potentially leave you liable to criminal action. Possession of pyrotechnics of any type is an offence and we will fully support both Plymouth Argyle and the police in taking retrospective action against any Exeter City supporter found in possession such items of such items.

Throughout the day we expect supporters to adhere to the standards they would expect a match at St James Park, this includes behaviour when travelling to and from the match, as well as whilst in the city of Plymouth.

We recommend that supporters arrive early and get to Home Park where facilities will be open up to two hours prior to kick off. Please enjoy the match, support your team and represent your club in a positive way on the day.

Away Guide

Click here to view our away guide for this fixture.

Previous Encounter

Exeter City 4 Plymouth Argyle 0 | 26/10/19 | Sky Bet League Two

It was a Devon Derby demolition for Argyle as Nicky Law's brace alongside goals from Tom Parkes and Randell Williams secured victory at SJP.

How To Follow

Although the match has been selected for Sky Sports & Pitch International coverage, you are still able to stream this fixture in all international territories (but not the UK). Audio only in the UK.


By purchasing a match pass 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.

Social Media

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

Exeter City on social media

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