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19 October 2021 Venue The People's Pension Stadium Attendance

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📝 Match Preview: Crawley Town (A)

City on the road to West Sussex

18 October 2021

Exeter City will be looking to extend their ten match unbeaten streak but turn some of the draws into wins as they travel to Crawley Town on Tuesday evening.

The match at the People's Pension Stadium, which kicks off at 7.45pm, will be City's second of three games this week following Saturday's 2-2 draw with Newport County at St James Park. 

Crawley were beaten 1-0 by Sutton United on Saturday as they suffered a rare home defeat, which included a missed penalty by former Grecian Tom Nichols. However, John Yems' side have been purring of late and it will be a tough test for Matt Taylor's side.

Alex Hartridge's Thoughts 

City defender Alex Hartridge says the Grecians will have to be on top of their game to nulify the threats of Crawley Town's attack on Tuesday night.

"They play direct but are very dynamic and have some quick players up top. Obviously Tom Nichols is a handful. They are decent at home, but we've got no reason to be scared of them and will go with full confidence and expect to get the result."

City are on the back of a ten-game unbeaten run, and Alex feels that the next win could spark a run of wins. "It might be what we need to kick us on. The more games we play the more we are going to even out on our luck."

Tickets

We have been given an allocation of 400 tickets for this fixture in both the KR-L Terrace and the People's Pension Stand (seated), with prices as follows:

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The cheaper price denotes terracing.

  • Adults: £20/£16
  • Senior 65+: £15/£12
  • U21: £13/£11
  • U18: £10/£10
  • U16: £4/£4
  • U11: Free (with a paying adult)

Ambulant disabled supporters pay their relevant price category with one helper free of charge. Wheelchair users tickets' are in the People's Pension Stand. 

For disabled seating/carer tickets please contact the club directly on 01293 410000.

All prices increase by £2 when bought on matchday

The ticket office and ticket cabin at Crawley takes both card and cash payments. If you are collecting tickets, these can be picked up from the Match Day Ticket Collection window in the grey portacabin in the car park. 

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, run by the Supporters' Club is available for City's trip to Crawley Town.

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 1.15pm for a fare of £35 for adults and £30 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) and 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).

How To Follow

Can't make the game? Why not get the next best thing and watch LIVE on iFollow! As it's midweek, TV rights rules means this weekend you can watch all the action live from the People's Pension Stadium. 

By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK you'll get access to the live stream which includes the live BBC Radio Devon commentary.

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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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Crawley's Last Match

Crawley Town 0 Sutton United 1 | 16/10/21 | Sky Bet League Two

A late goal from the South London side saw Crawley suffer a rare home defeat.

Previous Encounter

Crawley Town 2 Exeter City 0 | 27/02/21 | Sky Bet League Two

Tom Nichols and Ashley Nadesan were both on target as Tom Parkes was sent off for the Grecians. 

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Match Reports

📝 Match Report: Crawley Town 1 Exeter City 3

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19 October 2021

Three second half goals earned Exeter City the points as Matt Jay, Nigel Atangana and Sam Nombe saw off ten-man Crawley Town.

City had gone behind through Ashley Nadesan’s first half header. The game changed before the break with Nadesan involved again, being adjudged to have dived inside the Exeter box to earn an early bath for a second bookable offence.

A resurgent Grecians found themselves level through Matt Jay’s thunderbolt ten minutes into the second half, and the visitors completed the come-back two minutes later with Atangana’s close range header.

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Nombe notched his sixth goal in as many games in the 89th minute, as he edges closer to David Wheeler’s consecutive record- but more importantly ensuring the Devon side left Sussex with all three points.

Four changes were named by Matt Taylor with Jake Caprice, Nigel Atangana, Kyle Taylor and George Ray all reinstated to the starting line-up as the Grecians switched to a back three.

Crawley flashed the first shot wide in the opening exchanges, A corner was recovered a the back post by George Francomb, who sent a high ball to the back stick. Tony Craig almost got too much on it as his left-footed volley went wide.

City were looking to capitalise from a blustery evening, but it was on the deck they first opened Crawly up. Jake Caprice beat two men down the left-hand side, but his low cross was well retrieved by Glenn Morris- the Town keeper.

The first twenty minutes was a real stop start affair as both teams tussled for any control. Archie Collins had the brightest chance, heading a Caprice cross safely into Morris’ mitts.

Without any real momentum going in the game, Crawley found a soft opener.

Cameron Dawson was caught in two minds after a seemingly innocuous ball forward. Kwesi Appiah beat Dawson to the ball and just about kept it in-play. His deep ball into the middle was met by the unmarked Ashley Nadesan who headed into an empty net, despite Cam’s efforts to get back across.

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Dawson showed more confidence with Crawley’s next attack. Tom Nichols turned on the edge of the box, but The Grecian shot stopper was equal to the former City striker’s effort. Dawson again had to scramble to another Nichols daisy-cutter as Crawley took the game by the scruff of the neck.

If one piece of luck could spur City back into the game, it would come in heart-in-mouth circumstances. Nigel Atangana’s loose back pass put Dawson in a heap of trouble. Ashley Nadesan raced onto it, rounded the keeper and went down.

As City fans behind the goal watched behind their hands, referee James Oldham pointed away from the penalty spot, and with Nadesan already on a booking, had no choice but to send off the Crawley striker.

In a scrappy end to the half, both teams were lucky to go into the break further handicapped. George Ray was adjudged to have fouled Tony Craig following a City corner.

Whatever was said between the pair led to a Fury-Wilder reconstruction, and for some unknown reason, the referee opted to book Nigel Atangana and Jake Hessenhalter- two players not remotely involved in the incident or the afters? Answers on a postcard please.

The break gave City a chance to regroup and kicking towards the excellent Grecian army in the second half, found a gear in the second. Josh Key began to get a little more space down the right and was able to find a few balls into the box, that Crawley looked shaky in clearing.

Up the other end though, the ten men managed to scare City with Appiah, more central now firing wide.

The game needed a bit of magic and MY WORD did Matt Jay provide that.

Achie Collins found the skipper 25-yards from goal. Full of confidence after his goal on Saturday, Jay let fly. The ball dipped, swerved, turned and spun and almost tore the net apart.

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One brings two and the Grecians made the extra man count from the next attack. Key again delivering from the right. Sam Nombe was so close to scoring himself as his beautifully dinked header hit the inside of the post. Nigel Atangana was the quickest to react to send the City fans into ecstasy!

Sam Nombe could have, maybe should have made it three. The Crawley defender misjudge a ball and Nombe was able to venture into the Town half. In his current form, a shot on target would be the least you’d expect, but the City number 10 sailed his left-footed strike high and wide.

Crawley were searching in vain for an equaliser and rarely threatened the City goal, with just a few tame crosses for the Grecians to deal with.

Nombe almost made the points safe with ten minutes to play. The City man rocketed an attempt just inside the 18-yard area. How much Norris saw of it remains to be seen, but the ball ricocheted of his chest and away.

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Could you write that man off though? As we edged towards injury time Nombe sealed the deal and secured the victory.

As the man down Crawley tired acres of space opened up in midfield. Tim Dieng drov forward and played the ball wide to Key. The wing-back cut inside onto his left and hooked a ball goalward. Norris done well to the first chance but who was following in? Same story. Six in Six.

There was still once more chance for Dieng who looped one over the bar but the travelling 360 City supporters weren’t too bothered, as the referee condemned Crawley with the final whistle.  

City stretch their unbeaten run to 11 nowand go into Saturday’s exchange with Mansfield on the back of a hard fought, but deserved victory on the road.  

 

Crawley Town: Morris, Francomb (Marshall 72’), Craig, Dallison, Powell, Nichols, Nadesan, Appiah, Tsaroulla (Lynch 61’), Payne, Hessenthaller (Ferry 61’)

Subs: Curtis-Henry, Ashford, Bansal-Mcnulty

 

Exeter City: Dawson, Key, Sweeney, Ray, Hartridge, Caprice, Atangana (Dieng 72’), Taylor (Amond 81’), Collins, Jay, Nombe

Subs: Brown, Daniel, Grounds, Edwards, Coley

 

Referee: James Oldham

Attendance: 1,960 (357 away)

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Ticket News

🎟 Tickets and Travel: Crawley Town

Details for our midweek trip to West Sussex in October

17 October 2021

Tickets for our trip to Crawley Town on Tuesday, October19 are now available to purchase from your online account and via the club shop.

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We have been given an allocation of 400 tickets for this fixture in both the KR-L Terrace and the People's Pension Stand (seated), with prices as follows:

The cheaper price denotes terracing.

  • Adults: £20/£16
  • Senior 65+: £15/£12
  • U21: £13/£11
  • U18: £10/£10
  • U16: £4/£4
  • U11: Free (with a paying adult)

Ambulant disabled supporters pay their relevant price category with one helper free of charge. Wheelchair users tickets' are in the People's Pension Stand. 

For disabled seating/carer tickets please contact the club directly on 01293 410000.

All prices increase by £2 when bought on matchday

The ticket office and ticket cabin at Crawley takes both card and cash payments. If you are collecting tickets, these can be picked up from the Match Day Ticket Collection window in the grey portacabin in the car park. 

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, run by the Supporters' Club is available for City's trip to Crawley Town.

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 1.15pm for a fare of £35 for adults and £30 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) and 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).

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