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📝 Match Preview: Port Vale (A)

All you need to know!

17 February 2023

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Port Vale (A)

All you need to know!

17 February 2023

The Grecians head to Vale Park for the second time this season to take on Port Vale this Saturday.

After a 3-2 win in the FA Cup back in November - in torrential rain - City will travel up the M5 and M6 looking to pick up their first win in four matches and their fourth in six on the road.

Vale are in dire need of arresting their current run of form, having only won one of their last nine matches. They have also lost four of their last five at home. 

Gary Caldwell's Thoughts

Vale Park was the site of Caldwell's first win as Grecians boss as Archie Collins' stunning stoppage time winner secured a 3-2 win to take us into the second round of the Emirates FA Cup in style, and Caldwell has fond memories of the contest.

"It was one of several crazy games at that moment, we could have lost, we could have won, but we came out on top that day," he said.

"We're in for another difficult game against them. They will fight and compete and we have to be ready to go up against that.

'They gave a big squad so they've got a lot of options to chop and change their personnel, but they're pretty set on how they play and it doesn't seem to have changed too much since the FA Cup game.

"We're pretty prepared and we known what we're going to face."

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We have been allocated 500 tickets in advance and they can be purchased at the following rate:

  • Adults: £24
  • Seniors (62+): £19
  • Young Adults (18-21): £16
  • Youung Teens (13-17): £12
  • Under-13s: FREE
  • Carers: FREE

Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day of the game via the Port Vale website, please note they cannot be directly purchased at the ground.

Disabled supporters

Supporters with disability who are ambulant and are receiving medium or high ratings may have a helper with them free of charge. 

Port Vale also have a dedicated stand for supporters with disabilities whcih is a mixed area and is situated at the opposite end of the ground to the away stand which is suitable for ambulant disabled who require accessible facilities and all wheelchair users. Tickets for this stand must be booked via Port Vale by calling 01782 655821. Car Parking is £10 for this stand and can be booked in advance if needed, with tickets.

Car Parking

Car Parking at Synectics (next to the stadium) is pre bookable by clicking here.

How to Buy

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


Grecian Travel

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

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 8.30am for a fare of £37.

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).


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Away Day Guide 

For details of everything you need to know ahead of the match, check out our comprehensive away day guide here

How To Follow

Can't make it to Port Vale on Saturday? Why not get the next best thing with coverage on iFollow?

By purchasing a video match pass at the cost of just £10 overseas or an audio match pass for just £2.50 in the UK you'll get access to the stream which includes BBC Radio Devon commentary.

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


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

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Port Vale's Last Match

Port Vale 1 Barnsley 3 | 14/02/23 | Sky Bet League One

Vale suffered a disappointing defeat at home to Barnsley, who took the lead inside a minute at Vale Park.

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