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Match Previews

📝 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 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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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.


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.


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)

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


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



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: (after 6pm).


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


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


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.


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.


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


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

📝 Match report: Exeter City 1 Cambridge United 0

Alex Fisher nets winner as City book place in FA Cup second round with victory over Cambridge

19 November 2019

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Another FA Cup goal against Cambridge United for Alex Fisher proved to be the winner this time as Exeter City progressed to the Second Round with a 1-0 win at St James Park on Tuesday night.

Grecians manager Matt Taylor made three changes from Saturday afternoon’s draw with Cheltenham, with Lee Martin, Nicky Law and Craig Woodman replacing Jack Sparkes, Nigel Atangana and Ryan Bowman.


City nearly took the lead within two minutes, as Archie Collins’ cross from deep evaded Alex Fisher to take U’s goalkeeper Callum Burton by surprise, but the ball rolled narrowly wide of his left-hand post.

It was an entertaining opening 25 minutes, albeit one that resulted in few chances, with the game predominantly fought in the midfield and little of note in either side’s offensive third. Nicky Law had a shot blocked from just outside the penalty area with 25 minutes on the clock, before Fisher’s flick nearly released Lee Martin through on goal, but the latter’s touch was wayward, and Cambridge dealt with the pressure.

Law’s cross then wreaked havoc in the Cambridge penalty area soon after, and Fisher was unlucky to have mis-timed his run as the visitors were able to clear in the only other opening of note for either side in the opening period.

Into the second period, and City looked to break immediately through Nicky Law, but his pass was cut out in the most clear-cut chance City created up to that point.

A brilliant free-kick from Randell Williams with 55 minutes played was flicked on into a dangerous position by the Cambridge defence, but nobody from either side was there to convert it goalwards and Cambridge only conceded a corner, from which Aaron Martin headed wide.

After regaining possession, Lee Martin fired a shot in from distance that Burton held onto relatively easily, but it was City’s best phase of the game.

Just after the hour mark, Law again was involved after a fortunate deflection off a Cambridge defender, though the shot that followed his run flew harmlessly over of Burton’s goal.

A couple of minutes later, Lee Martin did well to create a yard of space down the City left, and his cross found Williams, but the City man mis-hit the volley and it didn’t trouble Burton. The winger nearly made up for it in spectacular fashion with a free-kick after 65 minutes, though Burton tipped it over.

But City were, after 70 long minutes, not to be denied – substitute Ben Seymour refused to give up on a lost cause down the right wing, and beat his man to the ball before delivering a superb cross that Fisher met sweetly to give City the lead. It was no less than the striker deserved for his industrious showing leading from the front.

Going a goal down spurred the visitors into life; after a short period of pressure the loose ball fell for Liam O’Neil just outside the area, and his effort rolled wide. But City responded in kind, and with five minutes left the academy graduates nearly combined to great effect – Jack Sparkes broke down the left wing and delivered a superb low cross in towards Ben Seymour, who dived in to meet the ball and, though flagged for offside, was only a matter of inches from completing a sublime move.

But the Grecians survived, and saw out the rest of the game with a clean sheet to emerge 1-0 winners in the replay, which sees us progress to the Second Round with a tie against Hartlepool at St James Park.

Attendance: 2,719 (88 away)

Exeter City: Maxted, Sweeney, Woodman (Sparkes 63), A Martin, L Martin (Seymour 64), Law (Atangana 80), Williams, Jay, Fisher, Moxey ©, Collins.

Subs not used: Visser, Bowman, Parkes, Richardson.

Booked: A Martin

Cambridge United: Burton, Knoyle, Taylor © (Dallas 76), O’Neil, Maris, Dunk, Darling, Smith, Knibbs (Jones 82), Roles, Ward.

Subs not used: Mitov, Jones, Taft, Dearman, Simper, Dickens.

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