The Cygnet Health Care Stadium stages its first game of pre-season when the Peacocks welcome Exeter City tomorrow evening (8th July), ko 7.45pm

Town began their pre-season programme with a 4-0 win at Bitton on Tuesday evening but will find City an altogether different proposition tomorrow. For the newly promoted Grecians this will be their third pre-season outing so far, having fielded three different teams in a 2-1 defeat at Tiverton Town last Friday before winning 5-0 at Weston-super-Mare this week courtesy of four goals from Sam Nombe and one from Alfie Pond. The visitors are again expected to field two separate sides for the game ahead of their League One opener at Lincoln City a fortnight tomorrow.

The Peacocks meanwhile will have Jake Wannell and new recruit Will Tunnicliff available after their return from holiday while goalkeeper Will Buse and Ross Staley who missed the Bitton game are also added to the squad which includes other summer signings Dave Sims-Burgess, Dan Ball and Nick McCootie.

Admission: payable by card or cash at the turnstile only, priced at £12 for Adults, £10 for Concessions and £5 for Juniors (14-17 years). Children aged 13 and under are free on condition they are accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied Under 14’s will not be admitted.

Last meeting: the sides have met in pre-season for the past six years, most recently on 13 July 2021 when Exeter eased to a 5-0 win at the Cygnet. Relive the match highlights HERE

IMPORTANT NOTICE: as the club are now governed according to legislation applicable to National League clubs, we are now required to comply to the Sporting Events (Control Of Alcohol) Act 1985 when playing against opposition from a higher level (National League or above) which covers our pre-season games against Exeter, Yeovil, and Bristol City. As part of this requirement, alcohol must not be consumed in view of the pitch when matches are played against opposition from Step 1 (National League) and above e.g., EFL. For League matches at Step 2 and matches against Step 2 teams and below this rule does not apply. Regrettably, we are therefore unable to provide an outside Bar for the three friendlies previously mentioned to ensure we remain compliant.

Drinking of alcohol and the possession of bottles, cans or portable containers designed for holding drink will be strictly restricted to and contained within the Clubhouse and Peacock Suite (when in use), ensuring that nobody is drinking at all in view of the pitch at ALL times. Additionally, the Clubhouse MUST stop serving 15 minutes prior to Kick-Off and not re-commence serving again until 15 minutes after each match, therefore meaning NO service during the half time interval.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these new restrictions and wish to emphasise they are not decisions made by the club but are legal requirements imposed on us at our new level.