📝 Match Preview: Barnsley (A)

Exeter City's second game under the interim stewardship of Kevin Nicholson and Jon Hill takes the Grecians to South Yorkshire to face Barnsley at Oakwell.

Last season's relegated side from the Championship are in-form in the third tier, sitting sixth in the table and are undefeated in their last six matches - winning four. Last time out the Tykes were 1-0 winners at the Highbury Stadium as they defeated Fleetwood Town. 

The Grecians were 2-1 winners over Southampton under-21 in the Papa Johns Trophy on Tuesday following goals from Matt Jay and Kegs Chauke, with a 2-2 draw at home to Bristol Rovers the last league outing.


We will be wearing our third kit for this fixture.


Kevin's Thoughts

City's under-18 boss is temporarily steering the ship alongside coach Jon Hill, and is expecting a difficult game against one of the in-form sides in Sky Bet League One. 

"I think it's the biggest test the lads will have had this season," Nicholson said.

"It was well spoken about on Tuesday that everyone in League One is a good team. The lads have been a credit to themselves how they've hit this season.

"It's a huge credit to our lads that we get to go to teams like Barnsley and show what we're about.

"They've trained well today and they know what's coming tomorrow in terms of the trip, the travel."

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Opposition View

Barnsley manager Michael Duff: "They've been a back three. 3-5-2, 3-4-3, call it what you want. Jevani Brown playing in a number ten role. They're not afraid to go in behind. They put you under pressure, they put balls in the box and they keep it in the top third really well. 

"Where they are in the league is success, for them. I don't think I'm been disrespectful. I've been a team that's just been promoted. They've had a good start to the season, probably one of the reasons the manager has been poached, because of their positive style. They'll be looking to carry that momentum on."

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Ticket prices are below, with advanced prices followed by match day prices:

  • Adult - £23/£25
  • 65+ - £16/£18
  • 19-21 - £16/£18
  • 13-18 - £10/£10
  • U14 - £5/£5

Wheelchair and carer tickets priced as per age bracket. Carer tickets are situated behind the platform and not adjacent

The away car park is not pre-bookable and is cash on entry only. For Sat-Nav purposes, the postcode is S71 2AN. £5 cars, £10 minibus, £20 coaches.

How to Buy

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


Previous Encounter

Barnsley 1 Exeter City 0 | 10/04/1981 | League Division Three

Our last visit to Barnsley was over 40 years ago - a whopping 16 years before the lad writing this was even born! The home side were 1-0 victors, apparently... Here's the programme cover:

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You can check out the full edition on the Grecian Archive.

Away Day Guide

Check out the attached away guide for all you need to know for your visit.

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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