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📝 Match Preview: Lincoln City (H)

9 March 2023

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Lincoln City (H)

9 March 2023

The Grecians take on Lincoln City this weekend in a battle of the Roman cities, looking to build on a positive performance last weekend.

City drew 1-1 at Wycombe last time out, meaning it was four points from two games after their last home win over Cambridge, and the mood in camp is promising ahead of the clash.

Lincoln are the draw specialists of League One having shared the points a whopping 18 times in 34 matches this season, but have lost only nine - only the top three have lost less matches this term.

Her Game Too Weekend

This will be the second time the club have hosted a Her Game Too dedicated weekend following a successful pair of matches in October 2021, when the men hosted Newport and the women hosted Plymouth Argyle.

For both matches, the two sides will warm up in Her Game Too t-shirts and there will be stadium announcements, big screen graphics and articles in the match day programme about Her Game Too. Alongside this, Her Game Too will be providing mini-flags for supporters, and there will be a selfie board in the fan zone for supporters to grab some pre-match snaps!

We will also be promoting the campaign across our social media channels to highlight some of the issues faced by women within a sporting environment.

The women’s team have also chosen to use their St James Park appearance to raise money for City Community Trust’s Peter Eveleigh, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last year. With this, there will be an online auction – including signed Lionesses memorabilia – in the build up to the game and they will also wear t-shirts supporting this cause, alternating between the warm up and pre-game line-up photos.

Exeter City is committed to ending all forms of discrimination. Should you hear anything at St James Park which you think is not right, you can text ‘HELP ECFC’ to 62277 to report discrimination anonymously.

You can keep up to date with Exeter City's Her Game Too activities by following @HerGameToo_ECFC on Twitter.

Kevin Nicholson's Thoughts

City face a Lincoln side with a peculiar record this season - the 11th placed Imps have only lost more games than the top three in the division, but have only won nine matches all term, their 18 draws sets them on course for a new record of draws in the division with 12 matches left to play. 

"They are well structure and organised and difficult to beat as the stats will tell you," Nicho said.

"They are a tough nut to crack and they don't lose many games. They have got threats up front - they don't score too many or concede too many but on their day they can beat anybody. 

"We need to get the balance right between getting out on the front foot and exciting the fans, but also making sure we're secure at the back and not going all out up top and hope things work out.

"We are getting far better at controlling games and managing possession."

Hear more from Nicho 👇

Match Tickets

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



E-tickets are the easiest and quickest way to buy tickets for City matches. On ordering you can select to receive an e-ticket which will be emailed to your phone for you to show on the turnstile - no need to print!

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

A trip to the football is a special family treat and at St James Park there is plenty on offer pre-matched to keep the whole family entertained and to make sure your St James Park experience is extra special.

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

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?

By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 overseas and £2.50 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 special double-header covers both the men's and women's SJP matches this weekend, with 5-a-side teams from Joe White and Mollie Taylor, exclusive ECFC Women's content and more on the HerGameToo campaign.

Make sure you grab a copy from around the ground on Saturday AND Sunday.

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