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20 November 2014

Info for Town fans making the trip to St James Park

Exeter City is next on Town’s hit list as we make the long trip on the 22nd November to St James Park. Exeter have had a mixed start to the season with consistency hard to come by so far. Over 8,000 fans can pack St James’ parks to cheer on their club.
Paul Tisdale is the man in charge of making the Grecians competitive in League Two. The club were founded 110 years ago and made the headlines
in 2002 when the king of pop Michael Jackson visited the club with Uri Gellar, a friend and then a Grecian’s director. Chris Martin, Adrian Edmondson and Noel Edmonds are also amongst the club’s famous fans.

Exeter are keen to encourage an harmonious, friendly, family atmosphere.  Town supporters will be most welcome in the Centre Spot bar and the open air patio bar in “Smirnoff Village”  

The games being shown on the 5 Centre Spot giant screens will be:
 
Before - Huddersfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday or Hearts v Rangers
 
After the game it’s Arsenal v Man Utd
 
Please be aware that it is standard practice for stadium entry to the Away end to be by ticket only.  On the day tickets can be purchased through the ticket booth nearby.  Access for Town supporters to the seating in the Stagecoach stand will be made through the Away turnstiles in St James Road.  The seated Stagecoach area can be accessed by walking through the away terrace transfer gate.
  
Please note that the ground is in a residential area and resident parking schemes are widespread.  Car drivers should head for local car parks as a matter of course. 

There is a whole host of information on www.exetercityfc.co.uk and you can find ticket details here - Exeter City ticket details

PLAYER CONNECTIONS
There have been a handful of players in recent times that have represented both the Shrews and Exeter City. One of those is Jamie Cureton who had a short loan stint with Shrewsbury in 2010 but had a far more successful time with the Grecians. He netted 21 league goals in the 2012/13 season after a loan spell where he scored once in seven games.
The only other notable footballing man that has represented both clubs is Gary Peters. The former defender managed Exeter and Shrewsbury. He spent less than a year with the Grecians but spent four years with the Shrews.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS
SHREWSBURY TOWN 1
EXETER CITY 1
3rd March 2009
Shrewsbury Town last played Exeter City in League Two in March 2009 where both teams played out a 1-1 draw. Grant Holt netted from the penalty spot just after half time before Marcus Stewart levelled with seven minutes to go.

EXETER CITY 1
SHREWSBURY TOWN 2
2nd September 2008
The two teams became quite used to seeing each other in the 2008/9 season as they also met the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy First Round. A dramatic contest saw Kevin McIntyre score within nine minutes before Ryan Harley equalised with just over 20 minutes on the clock. A full time draw looked on the cards before Ben Davies netted an injury time winner to send the Shrews through.


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