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📝 Match Preview: Leyton Orient

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's match

8 September 2023

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Leyton Orient

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's match

8 September 2023

This Saturday sees Exeter City celebrate 20 years of Supporters' Trust ownership as we take on Leyton Orient in a 3pm kick-off in EFL Sky Bet League One.

City's match is one of just two matches in League One due to the international break. City will be looking to continue their fine form this season, which sees them top of the League after six matches, winning their last three league matches in a row.

Orient have found life back in League One tough so far, sitting in 20th place having picked up a single win so far this season.

The Grecians will be without Finnish duo Vil Sinisalo and Ilmari Niskanen who are off representing their country - good luck to the pair!

City's newest signings Admiral Muskwe and Jack Fitzwater will be looking to be involved.

Kevin Nicholson's Thoughts

Assistant manager Kevin Nicholson has given his thoughts as City prepare to take on Leyton Orient at SJP on Saturday.

Filing in on press duties for Gary Caldwell, who was in a board meeting, Nicho is looking forward to the match as the Grecians hope to cotinue their good start to the season. 

"Our league position means nothing, and Saturday is all about us and how we try and beat a good team," Nicho said.

Hot Weather

It is going to be another hot afternoon at the Park in general and particularly on the Big Bank at 25C so please don’t forget your shades, factor 50 and to drink plenty of fluids!

Please note there are a range of hats available in the Club Shop!

Match Tickets

With both of City's home league matches being sell outs in the home areas so far this season it's worth booking early to gain admission!

As of Friday, September 8 there are the following tickets available:

  • 450 Thatchers Cider Big Bank
  • 8 Seats in Block A of the Optimising IT Adam Stansfield Stand 
  • 80 Seats in Block L of the Nevada Construction Main Stand

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Admission prices 

Big Bank     Nevada Construction/Optimising IT    
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   ---

The Kit

To celebrate 20 years of Supporters' Trust ownership we will be wearing our Trust sponsored third kit against Leyton Orient!

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Trust Celebrations

The Trust are sponsors of today's match to celebrate 20 years of ownership of Exeter City.

Tuesday, September 5 2023 marked a special date in the calendar for Exeter City FC and the Supporters' Trust, as it commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the Trust's ownership of the Club.

Over the past twenty years, Trustees, volunteers, community champions, club staff, and supporters have helped save Exeter City from the brink of extinction, and back into League One.

Thriving on and off the pitch work from everybody behind the scenes helped restore the club to its best-ever position and the tireless generosity and love from our supporters and members makes Exeter City the special club we have today.

How to follow

If you can't join us at SJP, you can follow all the action by watching LIVE on iFollow. As it's an international break you can watch LIVE in the UK and overseas for just £10! Click here to grab a pass.

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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!

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Key Timings

Check out the key timings for Saturday's match. The players start to arrive from 12:30pm so come along and grab a selfie or autograph!

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Matchday 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.

Sticker book reduced!

The official Exeter City Sticker Album is just £2 this weekend, so no better time to grab a copy from the club shop!

Collect 184 different stickers, ranging from current and past players, club legends, magic moments and more! Buy from the club shop from Saturday. The album includes the first eight stickers!

Each matchday league programme this season will have 8 stickers to collect to fill your book!

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Centre Spot Bar

The Centre Spot Bar will be open from 11am and will be showing the early and late kick-offs.

After the match, we will be showing England's match against Ukraine, with draft pints of Tribute, Carlsberg and Thatchers are on offer for just £3.75 a pint

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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.

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Junior Grecians Zone

The Junior Grecians Zone is open from 12:30pm to members and 1:30pm to everyone, 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 all day on matchdays and is stocked with all three of City's kits for the 22/24 season as well as a range of training gear and pocket money items.

Don't forget, Supporters' Trust members, Junior Grecians and season ticket holders save 10% on full prices purchases!

Our brand new third kit will be revealed and on sale in the club shop at SJP from 10:30am!

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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!

Kiosk Menu

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Kenniford Farm will also be in the Fan Zone with their wide range of local produce including hog roast rolls and chips.

Match Day Programme

The matchday programme the Grecian has a new look for this season, with designers Curtis Sports giving it a refresh!

Saturday's issue is full size and just £3:50 including a set of eight stickers for the new sticker book and contains features on the Supporters' Trust's 20th anniversary of owning Exeter City FC!

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Previous Encounter

Exeter City 1 Leyton Orient 0 | February 8, 2022 | EFL Sky Bet League Two

Cheick Diabate’s last gasp winner was all to separate the two sides, with City pushing their bid promotion.


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