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Notts County 0 City 1

Nicky Law's stoppage time goal gave Exeter City all three points against Notts County in Sky Bet League Two.

City, who had Ryan Bowman sent off on 23 minutes, had to defend for much of the game but in the 93rd minute Donovan Wilson crossed for Law to head home from close range to get his ninth goal of the season.

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Exeter among UK racecourses to have meetings cancelled after equine flu outbreak

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 02/20/2019 - 4:28pm

Exeter Racecourse is one of a number of venues to have scheduled horse racing meetings cancelled following an outbreak of equine flu.

Upon discovering positive cases of the highly contagious virus in horses trained by Cheshire handler Donald McCain and Newmarket trainer Simon Crisford, the sport's governing body, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), called a temporary halt to competition.

Polly hopes Dawson makes it a Devon win in Exeter’s National

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:54pm

The Healthy Pets Devon National takes centre stage at Exeter Racecourse next Friday (Feb 22) where racecourse director and former champion point-to-point rider Polly Gundry will be hoping to keep the crown in Devon for the second year running.

Polly, who trains racehorses near Ottery St Mary, is planning to run her popular bay Dawson City who won the race last year.

Andrew Thornton, who has since retired, was in the saddle, and when the pair galloped to victory, cheers could be heard across Haldon forest, such was the popularity of the win.

Exeter City took stand against homophobia for 10th year

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 02/19/2019 - 9:30am

EXETER City Football Club said “no to homophobia” at its home game with Bury on Saturday, February 16.

The match was designated as the Club’s annual “Football v Homophobia” fixture and a number of initiatives were organised by the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, its One Game One Community (OGOC) Group and Exeter City Community Trust.

It is 10 years ago since the international initiative was founded and the 10th time that a designated Football v Homophobia (FvH) match has been held by Exeter City.

Two new deals for Exeter Chiefs stars

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 02/17/2019 - 10:57am

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter insists he’s edging ever closer to putting in place his squad for next season after two more of his current stars agreed new contracts with the club.

Having already tied up the futures of a number of his squad in recent weeks, scrum-half Stuart Townsend has committed his future to the club until at the least the summer of 2021 with a new two-year deal, while fellow number nine, Jack Maunder, has also penned a fresh one-year contract with the club.

Gloucester 24 Chiefs 17

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:38am

Exeter Chiefs could be forgiven for thinking it was a case of deja vu as for the second successive season they were undone right at the death by rivals Gloucester in the Gallagher Premiership.

Whereas last season it was Jason Woodward who pounced in the dying embers, this time round it was Ben Morgan who inflicted the telling blow on Rob Baxter's side.

Morgan's late touchdown was not without controversy, however. 

Chiefs side to face Gloucester

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:18pm

Rob Baxter has called on his Exeter Chiefs side to show their 'fighting qualities' when they tackle rivals Gloucester tomorrow night in Round 13 of this season's Gallagher Premiership at Kingsholm (7:45pm).

Over a month has passed since the Chiefs last took to the field in top-flight action - that day they won 14-9 at home to Bristol Bears to maintain their position as the divisional frontrunner - and Director of Rugby Baxter has spoken of the excitement that exists within the camp ahead of this fourth meeting of the season against the Cherry & Whites.

Exeter College's Under 18 Academy is seeking sponsorship from local businesses to play in Japan

Exeter College U18 Academy to play for England at prestigious World Rugby Youth Tournament in Japan

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:30am

Exeter College’s U18 Academy has once again been invited to represent England Schools and Colleges, competing with teams from around the world, at the prestigious ‘Sanix World Youth Invitational U18 Rugby Tournament’ to be held in Japan this spring.

The event, hosted by the Japan Rugby Union, takes place in Fukuoka from 26th April – 6th May 2019. The Exeter squad is set to take on teams from Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France and Wales. In total there will be 10 international teams at the tournament competing over a 10-day period. 

Betting markets for football tips today

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 02/13/2019 - 7:16am

If you’re looking for a way to bet on today’s football predictions, you shouldn’t limit yourself to merely backing the match result, as you’re likely to improve your chance of winning if you look at other betting markets. Bookmakers are always open to providing a larger selection of markets in order to cater to every outcome that you might consider betting on, and this has meant that you’re far from being solely restricted to placing bets on who will win the football match you’re betting on.

Carlisle United 1 City 1

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sat, 02/09/2019 - 6:55pm

Exeter City earned a point on the road as they drew 1-1 with Carlisle United in Sky Bet League Two.

Nicky Law gave the Grecians the lead with a well taken effort in the first half before Carlisle scored an equaliser from a free-kick through Jamie Devitt.

City boss Matt Taylor made two changes to the side that began the 3-1 win over MK Dons last time out as Randell Williams was handed his first start for the club and Kane Wilson returned to the starting line up at Brunton Park.

Hundreds of youngsters set to take part in Devon Ability Games 

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:49am

Three hundred youngsters from mainstream special educational needs departments and Special Schools will be taking part in the Devon ability games in Barnstaple this week.    
 
The event is being staged at the Tarka Tennis Centre on Wednesday 6th February. The opening ceremony begins at 10.15 am and will include a street dancing performance by a group of students from Great Torrington School.  

“It’s always great to see so much healthy competitive sport.” said Lisa Alford, Active Devon.