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Exeter has a long and storied history with football. Exeter City FC was founded 119 years ago as St. Sidwell’s United and competes today in England’s League Two. Throughout its long history, the club has toured South America and even produced one of the first English referees who mediated the very first World Cup in 1950 .

As a publicly-owned club, Exeter FC is a fixture in the community. Not only do the Grecians give locals a proud football team to cheer for, but the associated Exeter Academy continues to produce top talent that excels in higher English and European football...

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Former Exeter City player was first Englishman in World Cup Final

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 10/19/2020 - 8:49am

England’s lone World Cup win in 1966 is a frequent subject of conversation and it’s again on everyone’s mind following England’s recent 2-1 victory over Belgium, the No. 1 team in the FIFA World Rankings.

A topic that’s less frequently pointed out is the fact that Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, the Charlton brothers, Gordon Banks and the rest of that heroic World Cup-winning side weren’t the first Englishmen to make an appearance in a FIFA World Cup final.

In fact, the fellow who did make English history was a former Exeter City FC player. That gentleman was George Reader and...

Exeter City’s academy prospects knocking on the door for first team action

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 10/15/2020 - 9:36pm

Exeter City are on the brink of qualifying from the EFL Trophy group stage after an impressive 4-3 away victory at League One Swindon Town. The Grecians did so with a very youthful side, with boss Matt Taylor handing five academy prospects starts, with an additional five academy hopefuls on the bench – including a handful from the Under 18s.

It’s been a great period for the Exeter City academy, given that its hard work on the likes of Ollie Watkins in years gone by is starting to reap dividends. Watkins’ big-money move from Brentford to Aston Villa has earnt City a cool £4...

Match Report: Southend 2 City 2

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 10/11/2020 - 11:52am

Alex Fisher scored a wonder goal with virtually the final kick of the game to earn Exeter City a point at Roots Hall.

The Grecians twice fell behind to a Southend United side looking for their first win of the season but battled back to claim a point in stoppage time.

Manager Matt Taylor, on the back of last Saturday’s win Cambridge United, named an unchanged side for the third Sky Bet League Two match running.

The only change was on the bench where Nicky Law, who did not travel through illness, was replaced by Nicky Ajose.

Former City player and...

Match Report: City 2 Cambridge United 0

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 10/04/2020 - 2:51pm

Exeter City claimed their first home league win of the season after a 2-0 win against Cambridge United at a rainy St James Park.

A first-half penalty from Matt Jay and a composed finish from Joel Randall secured all three points for City, against a Cambridge side who came into the fixture unbeaten. The wind and rain played a significant part in the game, but City’s defence proved solid throughout.

Coming into this fixture, Matt Taylor named an unchanged side from last week’s first league win of the season, with a 1-2 victory over Mansfield. Cambridge on the overhand was...

Exeter City: Could the 2019/20 Play-Offs Loss Inspire a Comeback?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 10/01/2020 - 5:53pm

Exeter City FC had a great opportunity for automatic promotion to League One when they faced Northampton Town in June 2020. However, they were thumped 4-0 in the play-offs, a loss that mirrors that of the 2016–17 season. Back then, Exeter City lost the playoff final to Blackpool.

This would have marked their first return to League One since 2012 but it wasn’t to be.

Northampton were the better team in every way and beat 10-man Exeter to gain promotion to League One. For the Grecians, it was another missed chance to take a step forward after eight painful years of waiting...

Match Report: Mansfield Town 1 City 2

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 09/27/2020 - 10:39am

Exeter City picked up their first league win of the season as they beat Mansfield Town 2-1 at the One Call Stadium.

The Grecians came from a goal down to take the points. Rollin Menayese had put the home side in front, before an own goal from Ferrand Rawson in the first half. Josh Key’s first league goal in the second half meant the Grecians headed home to Devon with the three points.

The home side had the first chance inside three minutes. Striker Andy Cook, who found himself through on goal but his strike edged past the post and into the side netting.

Joel...

Chris Bentley has joined the commercial team at Exeter City FC

New signing for Exeter City FC commercial team

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:54pm

Exeter City Football Club’s commercial team has made a top new signing – and it’s someone who’s used to a very different shaped ball…

Chris Bentley, formerly of Exeter Chiefs, has joined the football club as a consultant.

He will be working to support the successful commercial team of Mark Jenkins, Matt Kimberley and Sarah Crabb, as the club embarks upon the exciting Sky Bet League Two campaign.

Chris, who spent 13 years with Chiefs, both on and off the pitch, said he was delighted to join the team. He added: “I’m both excited and enthused about the prospect of...

Match Report: City 3 Forest Green Rovers 2

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Tue, 09/08/2020 - 9:24pm

Exeter City kicked-off their EFL Trophy campaign with a hard fought win in a goal fest at St James Park as they beat Forest Green Rovers 3-2 with goals from Nicky Ajose, Matt Jay and Josh Key.

After a cagey early start where both teams looked to find their feet, Forest Green Rovers would take the lead with the first real chance of the match. Good defending from Jack Sparkes gave the Green Devils a corner which was swung in, Kitching flicked the ball on and Stevens was on the spot to nod home from close range.

The goal gave the visitors early confidence and they would...

Grecians exit the Carabao Cup at the hands of Bristol City

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 09/06/2020 - 8:41am

Exeter City’s 20/21 season kicked off in defeat as the Grecians were beaten 2-0 at Ashton Gate by a strong Bristol City side in the Carabao Cup first round

Jamie Paterson put Bristol City ahead in the first half, whilst substitute Antoine Semeyo sealed the win with a late strike from close range.

Matt Taylor named a starting side that was a blend of youth and experience as he handed debuts to new signings Lewis Page and Rory McArdle, as well as starts for Academy products Will Dean, Josh Key and Joel Randall.

Bristol City were quick to set the early tempo, as...

Martin Charlton Business Director at IP Office Ltd Sponsors of Extery City FC

IP Office Ltd renew Exeter City FC

Authored by Charlton
Posted: Mon, 08/03/2020 - 11:49am

IP Office Ltd in Exeter are proud to renew their sponsorship to Exeter City FC for the new season 2021 and beyond.

Being a local Telephone Business supplier IP Office Ltd have been busy keeping our Doctors Surgeries communicating and connecting health workers to patients over telephone and video links. As the uncertain environment continues more and more businesses are looking to IP Office to help them set up business continuity plans and procedures.

Meanwhile Exeter City needs support and we are pleased and proud to offer sponsorship to the club for the next season,...