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📝 Match Preview: Accrington Stanley (H)

24 March 2023

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Accrington Stanley (H)

24 March 2023

Exeter City have the opportunity to return to winning ways when Accrington Stanley visit St James Park for the first time since 2017 this Saturday.

City were beaten 3-1 at Cheltenham Town last weekend, while Accrington were beaten 2-0 at home to Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday. 

This is the first meeting between the two sides since November 2017, when City were 2-0 winners thanks to Hiram Boateng effort and Pierce Sweeney's late penalty. The most recent fixture, in Lancashire back in August, ended 0-0 between the two sides. 

Gary's Preview

Accrington have struggled this season, finding themselves in 21st place, but having watched them during this campaign, Caldwell emphasised that Saturday’s game will be a tough encounter for the Grecians.

“Their enthusiasm, their understanding of how they play, they have had their manager for a long time, who knows the club inside out, he has almost built that football club single-handily and I think the players buy into him and everything that football club stands for,” Gary said.

“They will be energetic, they will be enthusiastic, they will put us under pressure, they will give everything win the game, they are never beaten.

I’ve been to their stadium a few times, I had a player when I was at City Football Group that was on loan there, so I understand the football team and how they play, but we will we be in for a very tough game.”

Match Tickets

With City's last seven Saturday home matches being close to sell outs in the home areas you'll need to book now to gain admission!



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Admission prices 

Big Bank     Selco BW/Stagecoach    
Ticket Type Advance Gate Ticket Type Advance Gate
Adult £20 £22 Adult £27 £28
Senior £17 £19 Senior £24 £25
Young Adult 18-23 £17 £19 Young Adult 18-23 £24 £25
Under-18 £8 £10 Under-18 £13 £14
Wheelchair Area £17 £19 Wheelchair Area £24 £25
Junior Grecians   --- Junior Grecians   ---

Match Day Family Fun

Going to the football with your family is the perfect way to make memories you treasure, and at St James Park there is plenty on offer pre-match to keep the whole family entertained, and ensure a special day out.

For full details of all the activities happening at SJP on Saturday, click here.

Previous Encounter

25/11/17 | City 2 Accrington Stanley 0 | Sky Bet League Two

The last time Stanley came to Exeter was five years ago, and it was the Grecians who came out on top with goals from Hiram Boateng and Pierce Sweeney.

How To Follow

Can't make it to St James Park on Saturday? Why not get the next best thing with a LIVE stream on iFollow? It's international week, which means you can watch LIVE in the UK.


By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK 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.

  • 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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The Key Timings


Centre Spot Bar

The Centre Spot Bar will be open from 11am and will be showing the day's early and late kick-offs on their selection of TV screens. After the match, draft pints of Tribute, Carlsberg and Thatchers are on offer for just £3.50 a pint

The Centre Spot is also home to The Famous Exeter City Real Ale and Cider Emporium, offering a great selection of real ales and ciders.


Junior Grecians Zone

The Junior Grecians Zone is open to members from 12.30pm and open to all from 1.30pm with plenty of activities for all our young Grecian supporters. 

In the Fan Zone, the bar and Kenniford Farm's van will also be open for refreshments and hot food.

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Club Shop

The club shop is open from 12pm to 5pm on matchdays and is stocked with all three of City's kits for the 22/23 season as well as a range of training gear and pocket money items.

Don't forget, Supporters' Trust members save 10% on full prices purchases!

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Jungle Path Kiosk

The kiosk on the Jungle Path will be selling pints of Thatchers Big Apple, cans of Thatchers Gold and bottle of Carlsberg, as well as all the usual half time snacks including pies, pasties and beverages. 

Food and Drink

One of the most important part of any match day! We have a wide range of hot and cold drinks and snacks available at the kiosk for away fans. CONTACTLESS CARD PAYMENT NOW AVAILABLE!

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Match Day Programme

Our award winning programme is available is priced at just £3 per copy! This week, Harry Lee selects his five-a-side dream team, there are details of how to nominate your Supporter of The Year, plus updates from the ECFC Women, Supporters' Trust and Gary Caldwell. Make sure you grab a copy from around the ground on Saturday!


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