Football

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.

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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 City's matches postponed by EFL due to coronavirus

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Fri, 03/13/2020 - 11:41am

All professional football in England has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Exeter City's matches against Salford City (March 14), Scunthorpe United (March 17), Plymouth Argyle (March 23) and Bradford City (March 28) have been postponed following the the announcement this morning that all matches in the EFL have been postponed until April 3 at the earliest.

Exeter City FC released the following statement on their website:

"A statement from the EFL this mornig read as follows: The FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women...

Exeter City to take stand against homophobia at Crawley Town match

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 02/25/2020 - 11:15am

EXETER City will take another stand against homophobia at its match against Crawley Town tomorrow, Saturday, February 29 at St James Park.

The match has been designated as the club’s annual 'Football v Homophobia' fixture and a number of initiatives to mark the day have been organised by Exeter City Supporters’ Trust and its One Game One Community (OGOC) Group.

This will be the 11th time that an annual Exeter City home game has been designated as an FvH match.

Players from both teams will warm up in Football v Homophobia t-shirts. These will be thrown to the crowd...

Northampton Town 2 Exeter City 0: Match report

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sat, 02/22/2020 - 6:23pm

A first minute opener from Vadaine Oliver and Sam Hoskins’ 80th-minute penalty gave Northampton Town all three points in this Sky Bet League Two encounter.

Manager Matt Taylor reverted back to the side which travelled to Macclesfield Town in City’s previous League Two encounter - but did made one change with Tom Parkes replacing Dean Moxey in central defence.

After just 54 seconds the Grecians, rather unfortunately, found themselves behind as Northampton’s Oliver latched onto a lofted ball over the top of the back three and half-volleyed past Lewis Ward into the top corner...

Exeter City's Dino Visser named leasing.com Tophy Player of the Round

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 12/20/2019 - 11:41am

Following the completion of round two of the 2019/20 Leasing.com Trophy, Exeter City’s Dino Visser has been named as the player of the round. Fans were given the chance to vote for the player who they thought deserves the trophy at EFL.com/playeroftheround and those who voted for Visser have been placed into a draw, with the winner taking home some fantastic signed merchandise.

Exeter faced a tough tie following their advancement from the group stages, with Oxford United their opponents at St James Park. Not content with a series of superb reaction stops which earned Exeter a 0-0...

Applause from fans when Exeter City FC supported Rainbow Laces campaign

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:16am

EXETER City's home match against Northampton on Saturday, December 7, was not only a great 3-2 win for Exeter, the club also showed its support for the Football Association and Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign.

The Rainbow Laces initiative to promote inclusion and diversity in football encourages all football supporters and participants to make the game something for everyone to be a part of.

In association with Proud Grecians (Exeter City's LGBT+ and allies Supporter's Group), the club's One Game One Community Group, Exeter Pride, Devon FA and Isca Apollo (the Exeter LGBT...

Joel Randall looking to make a statement in the leasing.com Trophy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/03/2019 - 9:35pm

Following the completion of the group stages of the Leasing.com Trophy, Exeter topped their group after winning all three of their matches, including a 3-1 victory at home to West Ham U21s in the final group fixture.

Recalled from a successful loan spell with Weston-Super-Mare, 20 -year old striker Joel Randall made his first appearance of the season for the Grecians, and he took his chance, netting twice to help take Exeter City through to the round of 32.

Speaking on Exeter’s ambitions for the tournament, Joel commented: “We’re fourth in the league at the moment and this...

Match report: Exeter City 0 Cheltenham Town 0

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 11/17/2019 - 10:57am

Exeter City had the better of the game at St James Park but ultimately couldn’t force a way through a resolute Cheltenham Town defence as the game ended goalless on Saturday afternoon.

Grecians’ boss Matt Taylor made two changes to the side that started in the FA Cup match last weekend in Cambridge, as Craig Woodman and Tom Parkes were replaced by Dean Moxey, who captained the side, and Jack Sparkes.

It was a tight opening period to the game, interspersed with moments of real quality – Alex Fisher’s close control to beat two Cheltenham players perhaps the most impressive –...

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