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📝 Match Preview: Reading (A)

All you need to know about NYD's match

30 December 2023

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Reading (A)

All you need to know about NYD's match

30 December 2023

Exeter City kick-off 2024 with a trip to the Select Leasing Car Stadium on New Year's Day.

The Grecians will be looking to build on a great three days that saw them pick up four points with a win over Wycombe Wanderers and a strong point against League leaders Portsmouth, as they look to pull away from the drop zone.

City's opponents Reading are going through a tough time, and after a points deduction they find themselves in 21st in the table, a place below City. Last time out they drew 2-2 with Cheltenham Town.

Will Aimson's Thoughts

City know that a win against a Reading side that sit below them on the table will help to move away from the bottom four and will be determined to go get the win.

"It will be a great game to play in against a huge club. The match earlier in the season here was a great game for the club. We are focusing now on Reading and how we can beat them."

City will be backed by around 1200 fans on New Year's Day, and the players will be looking to use this backing to get over the line.

"I've said countless times how well the fans travel for us. Away wins are the best wins in football - there is nothing better than winning on the road with a strong support. They follow us all over the country and we really appreciate them!"

Hear more from Will ⬇️

Match Tickets

Tickets for our New Year's Day trip to Reading are now available on the day only!

Uncollected tickets will be available to pick up at Reading. 1167 have been snapped up so far!

Pay on the day is available which is card only from an hour and a half before kick-off at the away ticket office between gates 9 and 10

Thank you so much for your support ❤️

Upper West Stand:





65 & Over


18–24 Years


17 & Under


12 & Under


The Kit

We're back in our Trust sponsored third kit for the trip to Reading.


Away Day Guide

Please click here to view our dedicated away day guide and plan your trip the Select Leasing Car Stadium.

The Stadium

  • Name: The Select Leasing Stadium
  • Opened: 1998
  • Capacity: 24,161
  • Address: Junction 11, M4, Reading RG2 0FL

Reading FC | Select Car Leasing Stadium

How to get there

By Car

The postcode for the Select Leasing Car Stadium is RG2 OFL and is 216 miles from Exeter, taking roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes by car.

From Junction 11 of the M4, follow signs towards Reading. The Select Car Leasing Stadium is on your left-hand side after less than a mile. For SatNav systems, our postcode is RG2 0FL.

By Train

The nearest railway station is the Reading Green Park station, approximately 15 minutes' walk to the stadium. Alternatively, Reading Station is connected directly to major cities across the UK and many local towns. From there take the F1 (Reading Station Shuttle Service) commences 2 hours before kick-off and a minimum of 12 buses run frequently to & from the stadium, up to 1 hour 45 minutes after the final whistle. 

The nearest railway station is Reading, which is connected directly to major cities across the UK and many local towns. From there, take the 50A Greenwave Park & Ride bus that takes you directly to the Stadium, with an average journey time less than 10 minutes. Alternatively, a taxi from the railway station or town centre to the Select Car Leasing Stadium should cost approximately £10.

The train from Exeter St Davids to Reading Green Park takes around two hours and twenty four minutes and involves one change.

Click here to plan your journey.

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, will be available for City's trip to Reading. 

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 9am for a fare of £30.

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 Simon Carnall on email at:


Matchday parking permits can be purchased online at: There are three areas you can park in (Car park 6, Car Park 2, Car Park 3), starting at £6.


How to Follow

If you can't join us at SJP, you can follow all the action on iFollow. Watch LIVE for just £10! Click here to grab a pass.


We will also be proving live coverage on our Twitter and Facebook pages and will have reaction from Gary Caldwell and a player after the match!

Exeter City on social media

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Exeter City 2 Reading 1 | 26/8/23 | Sky Bet League One

Reece Cole's last minute stunner takes all three points!

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