The Grecians make the annual trip to the Ian Moorcroft Stadium to face Tiverton Town on Friday night to open their pre-season account ahead of the 23/24 League One season.
The match is a 7pm kick-off and usually proves a very popular occasion for City fans to make a short trip to back their team, whilst providing valuable funds for our neighbours.
Tivvy finished 12th in the Southern League last season, with a squad that featured several Grecians loanees including Ed James.
Gary Caldwell's thoughts
Exeter City manager Gary Caldwell has said that the players are looking forward to the Grecians opening pre-season match at Tiverton Town.
"The boys are looking forward to it so the running decreases!" said Gary. "It's been a difficult start to pre-season, they have been working really hard and have come back in good condition.
"There will be a mixture of first team players, academy players. There will be two teams for 45 minutes each and we are training the morning of the game too so it's not like a normal game where we are fully rested.
"I'm not expecting to see the finished article of what we want to be during the season because the players are still very much playing and training under fatigue, but there are some tactical things we want to see in the game and we want to win the game - that's the mentality whenever we play."
Speaking about the importance of playing our local teams, Gary added: "I've done it wherever I've been manager, it's really important we support our local teams and next season we will aim to add more. It's important we get as big a crowd as we can for Tiverton to get some finances in and it's important we go and show our professionalism and humility and play in the right way.
"I'm sure it will be a difficult game as the Tiverton players will be up for it and will want to show how good they are and we will have to perform at our best on the day."
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Admission is pay on the day for the friendly with the following prices:
- Adults: £10
- Concessions £5
- Under-16s: £1
Tiverton would appreciate it if fans could play with cash to speed up entry through the turnstiles!
Address: Ian Moorcroft Stadium, Bolham Rd, Tiverton EX16 6SG
Opened in 1946, The Ian Moorcroft Stadium, sometimes known as Ladysmead, has a capacity of 3500 with 520 seats.
The record attendance at the ground is 3000, which came when Tiverton hosted Leyton Orient in the first round of the FA Cup in 1994.
Supporters driving to the ground are directed to park at the Morrisons supermarket behind the ground, Halfords opposite, or the High School in close proximity. Please be aware that time restrictions do apply in these areas, and always be respectful of local residents if parking on streets.
We will be provide match updates across our social media channels throughout the evening, as well as post-match interviews. The match is not being streamed.
There will be an SJP 360 style video available in the days after the match!
Last time out against Tiverton
Last season, City named three separate XIs over the 90 minutes and were beaten 2-1, in a match that was delayed due to issues on the M5.