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.
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.
A stunning strike late strike from Nicky Law kept Exeter City’s 100 per cent start to the season going as they recorded a 1-0 win away at Stevenage.
The Grecians had created the better chances throughout the match and had built up a head of steam in the closing stages when a half cleared corner found Law on the edge of the box and he hit a sweet volley, with the outside of his boot, into the bottom corner.
Alex Fisher says he cannot wait to turn out for the Grecians at St James Park after agreeing a deal to sign for Exeter City following his departure from Yeovil Town.
Alex, who began his early career with Oxford United before going on to play in Spain, Belgium and Italy, before having spells with Mansfield Town, Torquay United and Motherwell, is manager Matt Taylor’s fourth summer signing and is looking forward to getting started with City.
Goalkeeper Lewis Ward says he is looking to forward to getting started at Exeter City and playing as many games as he can, having signed on a permanent deal from Reading.
The 6ft 5in keeper, who had spells on loan at Northampton Town and Forest Green Rovers last season, said he was delighted to be joining somewhere permanently and he knew Exeter was the right place for him following a meeting with manager Matt Taylor last week.
THERE was great football and a fantastic final at the annual Exeter City FC One Game One Community Group futsal tournament, where 10 teams competed for trophies and medals.
In the final, “Space Raiders” beat “Ability Counts B” 4-2 following a well contested game. The tournament featured teams including refugees and asylum seeking young people, players with a disability and the recently formed LGBT team, Exeter Apollo.