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📝 Match Preview: Cambridge United vs Exeter City

All the details ahead of Saturday's match at the Abbey Stadium

18 October 2019

Exeter City make the long trip to the Abbey Stadium on Saturday to take on Cambridge United in a 3pm kick-off in EFL Sky Bet League Two.

The Grecians will be looking to continue their excellent start to the season and continue the unbeaten away run.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: "We've watched a lot of their home games and they have been unlucky at times. They are a good team and we know what it will come down to.

"I feel like I say the same every week but at the moment the team are giving themselves the chance with the platform of a good performance."

THE CONTEXT

The Grecians come into the match second on goals scored in Sky Bet League Two having picked up 26 points from their first thirteen matches of the season. City are unbeaten away from home so far this season.

As for Cambridge, they sit sixteenth in the table with sixteen points from the first thirteen games. Cambridge come into the match on the back of a four game winless streak.

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LAST TIME WE MET

Cambridge United 0 Exeter City 2 (21/8/19)

Early goals from Jonathan Forte and Jayden Stockley made the points safe for the Grecians, but they were given plenty to think about by the home side, despite holding out for all three points on the road.

The Abbey Stadium (CB5 8LN)

The Abbey Stadium has a capacity of 8,127 which includes 4,376 seats. The away fans are usually housed in the South Stand where 1,500 supporters can be seated, or in the South Habbin Terrace which has a capacity of 1,000.

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The entrance to the away end is located on Coldhams Common, which can be accessed from either Newmarket Road or Coldhams Lane. From the club shop, head back out on to Newmarket Road, turn left and then turn left again to walk down the foot path and enter at the far end of the ground.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets for City's trip to the Abbey Stadium to face Cambridge United on Saturday, October 19 are now back on sale.

Any orders placed before 3pm today (Wednesday, October 16) can be posted, after that they are collection only.

Collections can be made from the club shop until 5pm on Friday then any that have not been collected will be taken to Cambridge for collection at the ground on Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here. Tickets can also be purchased from the club shop until midday on Friday, October 18.

Ticket prices are as follows:

South Stand (unreserved seating)

Prices:
Adult: £20
Senior (64+/Student/Young Adult18-23): £15
Under 18: £10
Under 12: £5
Under 5: £0

  • Advance Discounts? Yes, all prices increase by £2 on day of game
  • Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free
  • Wheelchair: Please contact CUFC on 01223 566 500.
  • Matchday Purchase available? Yes

MATCH DAY COVERAGE

As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor as he reflects on the result. You can also tune into BBC Radio Devon to listen to commentary as well.

Exeter City on social media

TRAVEL GUIDE

GRECIAN TRAVEL

Grecian Travel departs Unit 1 nightclub at 7:30am and costs £38.

Grecian Travel is now off sale for Saturday. Any booking enquiries should be made directly with John Bishop by calling 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

BY ROAD 

To travel to the Abbey Stadium, take the M5 to Leicestershire before merging onto the M6 and taking the A14 into Cambridge.

BY AIR

You can fly from Exeter to London with City's main club sponsors Flybe. Click here for more details.

BY RAIL

There are two railway stations in Cambridge, the main Cambridge Railway Station is around two miles from the ground and the new Cambridge North Railway station is just less than two miles from the ground. To get to Cambridge Railway Station from Exeter St David’s it would take between four and four-and-half hours with two changes.

The journey to Cambridge North would be similar. To walk to the ground from the station should take around 30 minutes at a good pace. When you leave the station, take the first right hand turn into Tenison Avenue. After the traffic lights, turn right into St Barnabas Road and follow this road over the traffic lights into Gywdir Road.

Go through the traffic barrier and take the first left into Norfolk Street. Then, take the first right turn beyond the newsagents into St. Matthews Street, pass the church and take the fourth right into New Street. Follow until you reach Coldhams Lane. Go left here and take the first right onto Newmarket Road where you will find the stadium.

PARKING

There is parking on the streets surrounding the stadium and off road car parking behind the stadium. To find this, go past the ground entrance for 400 yards and turn left at the traffic lights into Coldhams Lane. Continue for about 300 yards, crossing a small roundabout and over a railway bridge. The car park is on the left about 50 yards after the bridge. Please note that there can be traffic after the game has finished, therefore parking further away from the ground may make your exit easier.

AWAY FANS' GUIDE

Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting the Abbey Stadium.

TOTAL DISTANCE

The total distance between St James Park and the Abbey Stadium is 258 miles which would take around four hours and 20 minutes.

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Match Reports

📝 Report: Cambridge United 4 City 0

Grecians fall to heavy loss away at Abbey Stadium

19 October 2019

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Exeter City fell to a heavy defeat away at Cambridge United as they were beaten by four goals to nil at the Abbey Stadium.

The Grecians started the match slowly and gave away the ball too often in midfield in the first half as they went into the break deservedly behind. However, City began the second half with purpose and almost got back into the match before Cambridge United hit them with a sucker-punch just before the hour, with their second goal, and then added two more on the break.

Manager Matt Taylor made one change from the side that had beaten Forest Green Rovers last time out as Nigel Atangana came in for his first league start of the season.

Cambridge United started the match brightly and had a chance inside the opening minute as Harrison Dunk got down the left and crossed for Sam Smith to send a volley wide from close range.

Jack Roles then hit a shot from 20 yards out that Jonny Maxted saved, before the Grecians had their first chance of note as Ryan Bowman flicked a ball on for Nicky Law to volley just over the top from the edge of the box.

Randell Williams also looked dangerous down the right as he got into a number of good crossing positions, but his ball into the near post just before the half hour mark couldn’t be turned home by Lee Martin.

At the other end, the hosts continued to press with Reggie Lambe sending an effort just over and Roles bringing a good save out of Maxted before the deadlock was broken on 37 minutes.

The goal had an element of good fortune about it as Luke Hannant’s shot, from just inside the box, took a wicked deflection off a City defender before looping over Maxted and into the net.

However, on the balance of play it was a lead the home side deserved and left the Grecians with plenty to contemplate at the interval.

Matt Taylor reshuffled things at half-time and brought on Archie Collins for Atangana. And the Grecians started the second period with renewed confidence and were unfortunate not to get back on level terms when Lee Martin and Nicky Law both had efforts blocked inside the box. Moments later Lee Martin then beat the offside trap to race through on goal but, with seemingly on Dimitar Mitov to beat, a defender got back to make a superb sliding challenge and deny the striker what looked like a great scoring opportunity.

That proved to be a real turning point in the match as moments later Roles finished off a superb counter-attacking move from the host to find the bottom corner and give them a two-goal lead.

From then, City were forced to push more men forward in search of a way back into the game. However, despite getting into some good crossing positions the final ball into the box was lacking. Therefore it was still Maxted who was the busier of the two keepers and when he saved a fiercly-struck shot at his near post on 72 minutes George Taft was in the right place to tap home the rebound to make it 3-0.

And City's miserable afternoon was further compounded four minutes from time as Maxted trying to hold onto a looping shot as he back pedalled towards his line spilt the ball into the path of substitute Andrew Dallis who was left with another simple finish to make it 4-0.

Cambridge United: Mitov, Knoyle, Taft, Hannant, Maris, Dunk, Lambe, Smith, Lewis, Roles, Ward. Subs not used: Burton, Dallas, John, Darling, Davies, Richards, Knibbs.

Exeter City: Maxted, Sweeney, Atangana, A Martin, L Martin Law, Williams, Bowman, Parkes, Sparkes, Taylor. Subs not used: Visser, Jay, Fisher, Richardson, Moxey, Collins, Seymour.

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