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📝 Match Preview: 🆚 Cambridge United (A)

City go in search of a place in the Third Round

2 December 2021

There is no let up in the Emirates FA Cup action as Exeter City head to League One side Cambridge United to battle it out for a place in the lucrative third round.

Following Tuesday night's 2-1 victory over Bradford City in the First Round re-replay, the Grecians head to the Abbey Stadium with some good momentum and will hope to replicate their performance from last season at the same ground, where they won 4-1. 

Matt Taylor has confirmed that Tim Dieng is a doubt for the clash having picked up a quad injury, but Newport County loanee Padraig Amond is available for the Second Round having received approval from his parent club to play. 

The U's beat Northampton Town 3-1 in a First Round replay following a 2-2 draw in the original tie, but were last in action on Tuesday night when they beat Walsall 2-0 in the Papa John's Trophy on home turf. 

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

City head to the Abbey Stadium to face the League One side, and Taylor says he believes the game will be an opportunity for him to assess his squad ahead of a tough December run in.

"I expect it to be a good marker for us this weekend," he said. 

"We prepared for this game a little before Tuesday, just in case. We are going to face a League One side away from home and there's no pressure on us in relation to that.

"We're going to go there and give it a really good go. I've watched as many games of theirs in the last 24 hours as I can - against Wigan, Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday, so we know what we're up against.

"If we put out our best, we will have a chance."

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Tickets

We have been allocated 462 South Stand tickets which are on sale for the following prices:

  • Adults £22
  • Concessions (64+, Student, 18-23, Armed Forces) £17
  • Under 18 £10
  • Under 12 £5
  • Under 5 free

Ambulant disabled pay relevant price plus carer free. Wheelchair users pay £15 plus carer free - contact Cambridge United to purchase on 01293 566500.

Tickets can be purchased via your online ticketing account or in person at the club shop during opening hours. 

There is the opportunity to pay on the day at the Abbey Stadium. If you are unable to purchase online or in person, you can contact our ticket office where will be taking a list for collections at Cambridge. 

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Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, is available for City's trip to Cambridge.

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 7am for a fare of £42 for adults and £37 for under-16s

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services), junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton). All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

PLEASE NOTE: Face coverings are required to travel on Grecian Travel. This does not apply if you are exempt.

How to buy

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904 036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm) or Christopher Woolcott on 07803246593 or email: christopherwoolcott14@gmail.com.

How to Follow

Can't make the game? Why not get the next best thing and listen LIVE on iFollow! Due to FA Cup broadcasting restrictions, you cannot watch the game at home or overseas, so audio match passes only apply.

By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £2.50 you'll get access to the audio stream which includes the live BBC Radio Devon commentary.

The match pass revenue goes directly to the club, so you will be showing your support from home!

To purchase a match pass please click here.

 

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Cambridge United's Last Match

Cambridge United 2 Walsall 0 | 30/11/21 | Papa John's Trophy

Sam Smith and Shillow Tracey were on the scoresheet as the U's progressed to the Round of 16 of the Papa John's Trophy. 

Previous Encounter

Cambridge United 1 Exeter City 4 | 10/04/21 | Sky Bet League Two

Goals from Ryan Bowman, Jack Sparkes, Archie Collins and Matt Jay sealed a memorable away day as the Grecians demolished the league leaders on their home patch. 

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Match Reports

📝 Match Report: Cambridge United 2 Exeter City 1 | Emirates FA Cup Second Round

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4 December 2021

Exeter City bow out of the Emirates FA Cup as a late Cambridge United goal sent the League One side through to the Third Round.

City took the lead in the first half through Sam Nombe’s penalty before the U’s levelled through Adam May.

Harvey Knibbs headed home with three minutes to play, but the goal was surrounded in minor controversy as the linesman initially called for offside, which was overturned by the referee.

Cam Dawson saved a penalty in the last kick of the game, as the Grecians were made to rue a plethora of late chances.

Matt Taylor made a couple of changes from last weekend’s league draw with Rochdale with Jonathan Grounds and Harry Kite returning to the starting XI.

The League One side had the first sniff of the action. James Brophy met a deep cross in the third minute, but his pull back couldn’t find a teammate.

In the eighth minute City took the lead from twelve yards.

Sam Nombe snuck around the back and got hauled down in the box for a penalty. The Number 10 dusted himself down and sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot to draw first blood for the Grecians.

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Joe Ironside almost headed the U’s level when he connected with Brophy’s cross. Cam Dawson was untested.

Josh Key was agonisingly close to doubling City’s lead on 20 minutes. The Full back attacked a Jevani Brown cross, but his header crept the wrong side of the post.

Cambridge found themselves level on 22 minutes. Good work down the left saw the ball pulled back to Harry Dunk. He sliced at it, but as the City fans jeered, the Cambridge fans started celebrating as Adam May powered home from the loose ball.

Shilow Tracey then went close for the U’s, flashing an effort wide of Dawson’s goal.

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George Ray denied George Williams with the most miraculous block. The U’s full back cut inside and for all the world beaten Cam Dawson. Superman-style Ray came across and diverted the ball away.

Exeter came within inches of re-taking the lead. Excellent play down the left-hand side allowed Archie Collins to play into Brown’s feet. A delicate lay-off to Matt Jay allowed the skipper to strike, but his effort crashed off the underside of the post.

MJ found two more half-chances before the break. First being unable to connect cleanly to a Brown cross and secondly a hair-widths away from steering in a Sam Nombe ball in.

Jevani Brown wasted a glorious chance to out City ahead five minutes into the second half. City worked a four-on-three counter-attack and Brown was put through by Nombe. Brown with the goal at his mercy, blazed over.

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George Ray almost scored a comical own goal. Wes Hoolahan slipped in Joe Ironside in the City box. Ray’s intervention sent hearts to City mouths but fortunately the ball ricocheted wayward.

Ray rose highest at the other end to meet Pierce Sweeney’s teasing delivery just before the hour. Too high it ultimately proved to be.

Cameron Dawson had to stay on his toes to deny James Brophy. A loose ball from Grounds was intervepted by the Cambridge midfield and Brophy burst through. His first-time shot was well dealt with by the City Number 1.

Josh Coley’s first involvement was to head a Jake Caprice cross goalward. Dimitar Mitov was suitably prepared to get down to the ball.

Sam Smith had the best chance of a tough second half. Ironside played the substitute in, but Smith dragged his shot wide of the target. Conor Masterson soon hit the post as the hosts looked the more likely.  Camb5.jpgCambridge scored a controversial second with a couple of minutes to play. Hoolahan sent a a high ball into the box. Harvey Knibbs headed home only to be stopped by the linesman. The referee overruled it so United had the late league.

The Grecians pressed for an equaliser. An almighty scramble from a corner saw an MJ header defended on the line.

In an aginising finish to the game, Mitov made a desperate save from Podge Amond as injury time descended into a frantic frenzy. Jevani Brown had the best chance seeing another effort  

As City pushed for an equaliser the League One side won a penalty. Archie Collins was caught on the wrong side of the striker. Cam Dawson made a great save, though there was no time for a counter and City were knocked out.  

Cambridge United: Mitov, Wiilliams, Iredale, Digby ©, Brophy (Knibbs 79’), Ironside, Dunk (Masterson 79’), Hoolahan, Okedina, Tracey (Smith 61’), May (Weir 79’)

Subs: McKenzie-Lyle, Smith, Lankester, Worman

Exeter City: Dawson, Key, Sweeney (Coley 61’), Ray (Amond 89’), Grounds (Hartridge 61’), Caprice, Kite (Edwards 89’), Collins, Jay ©, J. Brown, Nombe (Taylor 54’)

Subs: S. Brown, Sparkes, Stubbs, Daniel

Referee: David Rock

Attendance: 2,834 (287 away)

City return to League action on Tuesday night as Northampton Town travel to St James Park. 

 

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Ticket News

🎟 Cambridge United tickets available on the day

Follow City on the road

3 December 2021

Tickets are available on the day at the Abbey Stadium for City's Emirates FA Cup Second Round trip to Cambridge United this Saturday, 4 December, 3pm.

Tickets can be purchased and collected from the ticket office on Newmarket Road - via card or cash! 

We have been allocated 462 South Stand tickets which are on sale for the following prices:

  • Adults £22
  • Concessions (64+, Student, 18-23, Armed Forces) £17
  • Under 18 £10
  • Under 12 £5
  • Under 5 free

Ambulant disabled pay relevant price plus carer free. Wheelchair users pay £15 plus carer free - contact Cambridge United to purchase on 01293 566500.

Tickets can be purchased via your online ticketing account or in person at the club shop during opening hours. 

There is the opportunity to pay on the day at the Abbey Stadium. If you are unable to purchase online or in person, you can contact our ticket office where will be taking a list for collections at Cambridge. 

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, is available for City's trip to Cambridge United on Saturday in the Emirates FA Cup (3pm).

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 7am for a fare of £42 for adults and £37 for under-16s

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services), junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton). All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

PLEASE NOTE: Face coverings are required to travel on Grecian Travel. This does not apply if you are exempt.

How to buy

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904 036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm) or Christopher Woolcott on 07803246593 or email: christopherwoolcott14@gmail.com.

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