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Chris Bentley has joined the commercial team at Exeter City FC

New signing for Exeter City FC commercial team

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...

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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,...

Can Exeter City try again?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Sun, 07/26/2020 - 6:49am

It's been a full month since Exeter City's disastrous loss in the League Two play-off final to Northampton. It may not seem like it, but that heartbreaking and inexplicable defeat is already fading into the past, and attention must now turn to the 2020/2021 season. Exeter came so close to success last time around, but by the time the clock strikes midnight on December 31st this year and 2020 gives way to 2021, the Grecians will have been in the bottom flight of English football for a full decade. Could the team climb out of the bottom of the barrel on the next attempt, or will this season...

Collecting footballing memories for the future

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 07/21/2020 - 3:06pm

Exeter City Football Club’s Grecian Archive has been gathering ‘memories for the future’ with the help of the University of Exeter.

Researchers at the University of Exeter are asking ‘what is the heritage of now?’ to ensure that current events and items are correctly documented and preserved for people to look back on in the future.

Gabriella Giannachi, Professor in Performance and New Media, initially led the creation of the archive to catalogue historic items and try trace their history. Now, she is using those historic documents to engage fans with the history of the...

Civic Leaders send messages of support for Wembley-bound Grecians

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 06/29/2020 - 2:56pm

Civic leaders have sent messages of support to Exeter City Football Club as the Grecians attempt to win promotion to League Division One at Wembley tonight (Monday 29 June).

The Lord Mayor of Exeter and the Leader of the City Council will once again be taking their place in the ground – as life-size cut-outs - as Exeter take on Northampton Town in the League Two Play-off Final.

The game is being played behind closed doors at the national stadium because of COVID-19 restrictions but nearly 1,800 Grecians will be in the famous ground as life-size cut-outs.

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Exeter City’s legendary players to have a “seat” in the crowd at Wembley playoff game

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 06/26/2020 - 7:36am

Exeter City legends from the past century and beyond such as Dick Pym, Alan Banks and Adam Stansfield will have a seat ‘together’ at a game for the very first time at the club’s Wembley playoff match.

Measures introduced by the club to help fans attend the match in ‘virtual form’ means 12 much-loved players will join their fellow Grecians in the capital.

Thousands of Exeter City fans have paid to have their faces put on environmentally friendly cut-outs, which will be taken to Wembley and placed in the stands to create an audience with a difference.

University...

Exeter City back to Wembley

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Tue, 06/23/2020 - 11:08am

A left-footed strike from Ryan Bowman in extra time sent Exeter City to Wembley after a manic second-leg at St James Park.

Aaron Martin and Jayden Richardson had taken City 2-1 up on aggregate, before a goal from Courtney Senior sent the match to extra time, before Ryan’s strike ultimately won the game for the Grecians.

City boss Matt Taylor made four changes to the side that started the first leg in Essex, with Jonny Maxted, Alex Fisher, Jayden Richardson and Archie Collins all starting the game.

Lewis Ward, Jack Sparkes and Nigel Atangana all returned to the...

First weekend of live football back on your local BBC radio stations

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 06/20/2020 - 6:17pm

BBC local radio stations up and down the country are gearing up to cheer on their local football clubs as we head into the first weekend of live Premier League and EFL Championship football since March.

While the fans can’t get to the grounds, local radio is there to bring you all the colour, drama and excitement straight your homes.

The local radio commentary teams are so excited to be back behind the mic to follow their local teams for the finale of this most unusual season. There’ll be live commentary from the games, plus all the pre and post-match build-up and...

Exeter prepare for semi-finals on the back of unprecedented fan generosity

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 2:32pm

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, one aspect of the lockdown has been the coming together of families and friends during the crisis. But, this camaraderie has transcended not just households, but football clubs too. As clubs up and down the country gear themselves up for the business end of the season, those at the bottom end of the Football League have been speaking out about the financial dangers that suspending the season has had.

One such club is that of Exeter City. One of the sides that have qualified for the League Two play-offs - with the rest of the season coming to...