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22 April 2023 Venue Hillsborough Attendance

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📝 Match Preview: Sheffield Wednesday (A)

City head to Hillsborough

20 April 2023

The Grecians penultimate away trip of the season sees them head to the iconic Hillsborough this Saturday to take on promotion chasing Sheffield Wednesday.

It will be City's first trip to Sheffield since 2011, and they will be looking to arrest a run of four consecutive league defeats. 

The Owls are gunning for the top, and are hot on the heels of Plymouth and Ipswich for the automatic promotion spots. Their 2-1 win at Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night added three more points to their tally, which takes them to 87 for the season, just one behind the second placed Tractor Boys. 

A trip to Hillsborough certainly is no easy task, with Barnsley the only side to take maximum points at Wednesday's home this season. 

Gary Caldwell's Thoughts

"We have to understand the game. Away from home against team likes this we have to make it a nervous stadium as we can, and that means not giving away early goals. We know how we want to go about it but it won't be easy. 

"They will come out on the front foot and get the crowd going. It's who dictates the battle early in the game that will decide it."

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As of 10am on Thursday, we have sold 874 of 1068 available tickets.

Tickets are priced as follows:

  • Adults: £26.00
  • 65+/U21: £16.00             
  • Under-17s: £15.00
  • Under-11s: £10.00
  • Under-5s: £5.00   

How to Buy

Tickets are available via your online ticketing account or in the club shop.


Match Kit

We will be wearing our away kit for this fixture.

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Away Day Guide

For details of everything you need to know ahead of the match, check out our comprehensive away day guide here.

How To Follow

Can't make it to Sheffield on Saturday? Why not get the next best thing with coverage on iFollow?

By purchasing a video match pass at the cost of just £10 overseas or an audio match pass for just £2.50 in the UK you'll get access to the stream which includes BBC Radio Devon commentary.


To purchase a match pass please click here.

  • For further details on iFollow, please click here
  • For a first time guide to iFollow, please click here

We will be proving live coverage on our Twitter and Facebook pages and will have reaction from Gary Caldwell and a player after the match.

Exeter City on social media

Last Time Out

Exeter City 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1 | 10/12/22 | Sky Bet League One

Callum Paterson's 95th minute effort denied the Grecians a memorable win against Wednesday, in a game where City should have taken all three points. Jake Caprice's strike put City ahead before Paterson's leveller.

Last Time In Sheffield

Sheffield Wednesday 1 Exeter City 2 | 07/05/2011 | Sky Bet League One

Troy Archibald-Henville scored THAT iconic goal as the Grecians ended the season with a superb away win. Jermain Johnson gave the Owls the lead before Daniel Nardiello levelled the scores. Archibald-Henville then scored that fine solo goal as City ended the campaign in a record high position of 8th in the third tier. 

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Match Reports

📝 Match Report: Sheffield Wednesday 2 City 1

City beaten on the road

22 April 2023

An injury stricken Exeter City fought tooth and nail against an automatic promotion contender, going down 2-1 at Hillsborough to Sheffield Wednesday.

After a fast-paced first half which saw no goals, the second half saw plenty of action. Josh Key opened the scoring after two second half minutes, but the home side didn’t sit back and two goals from Lee Gregory and Callum Paterson saw the title contenders keep all three points in South Yorkshire.

With injuries and niggles blighting the Grecians, Gary made two changes to the side that lost to Derby, with players shuffling positions also. Coming into the starting XI were Jack Sparkes and Josh Coley, with the latter getting only his second start of the season. Key, alongside Josh Coley - neither of whom are recognised strikers - led the line as Caldwell made the most of his depleted squad.

With the game starting quite slowly inside the opening ten minutes for both, the first chance of the game fell to Wednesday’s talisman Barry Bannan. After Sparkes, heavily misplaced a back pass, the Owls were awarded a corner, it was played short to Bannan who struck from range, but the strike was mis-hit and went wide of the far post.

With just over 15 minutes on the clock, there was a long stoppage as referee Declan Bourne went down with an injury, so a changeover in official was needed. Andy Haines was now the man overseeing proceedings.

City almost took the lead only minutes after the official changeover, the break in play causing Wednesday to lose some of their momentum. Down the left-hand side came Hartridge with Sparkes and Coley in tow. After the three combined the ball was played to Key who laid it off to Sparkes, but his fancy flick was only good enough for the side netting. City were starting to become more involved.


Gone half-an-hour and the Wednesday fans were really starting to hear themselves heard, with the deafening noise erupting every time Wednesday played the ball back rather than going forward. This was working well for City as they were able to press the Wednesday defence at every given chance.

Both teams were struggling with their finishing, as it took gone half-an-hour for either side to register a shot on target. That came from Key, as the right wing back turned centre forward struck from range, testing ex-City shot stopper Cameron Dawson for the first time in the Wednesday goal.

No sooner had the stand-in fourth official announced six minutes added on did Wednesday have their first shot on target. On the edge of his own area, City captain Aimson dawdled on the ball for too long, inviting the pressure of two Wednesday attackers, one of them being Gregory who pounced on Aimson's mistake, however, to City’s rescues came Blackman, as the keeper made a fantastic save down to his right to keep it at 0-0.

With the home side desperate to match the result of their promotion rivals, and early second half goal would be pivotal to dictating the play. With only two minutes of the second half, that goal came, but it was for ther Grecians.

Coley, on only his second start of the season. found Caprice who raced down the right before, with one look up, lifted the ball towards the box and there in waiting was Key with a striker’s instinct heading the ball between Dawson's legs to make it 1-0.


The home crowd were becoming inreasingly restless and City could have doubled the lead just a minute later. City weren’t stopping there as they picked up the ball from a loose Wednesday pass and sent the ball up to Key who flicked it on to Coley. Baring down on goal, it was Coley against Dawson, but the Wednesday keeper stood strong and made an excellent reflex save.

Then came Wednesday with an attack for themselves, City’s defence seemed to be in no man’s land as a ball into the City penalty area, aimed for Michael Smith, found Liam Palmer at the back post but he was unable to equalise as an unlucky bounce led to him scuffing his shot wide.

Wednesday boss Darren Moore saw it fit to make his first change of the game after going a goal behind and the player sacrificed was Aden Flint with the centre half replaced by a central midfielder by way of Dennis Adeniran.

That change prompted an almost immediate equaliser for Wednesday, they were awarded a free kick about 35 yards out after Collins was adjudged to have committed a foul. The Owls took the free kick quickly and with that Bannan sent a ball into the middle for Gregory to head in unchallenged past Blackman.

Since both the goals, the game had completely opened up for both sides and for City came another chance, again it was Key latching onto the end of another Caprice cross, but this time Key mistimed his jump and headed wide.

After all the City second half pressure, it was the home side who took the lead going into the final 15 minutes. A cross into the City penalty area was only partially cleared by Sweeney, and with that the ball was sent back into the six-yard line and with an outstretched leg, Callum Paterson stabbed the ball home.

The next game for City is another long away trip to the east coast as the Grecians head to Portman Road to take on Ipswich Town on Saturday 29th April.

Sheffield Wednesday: Dawson, Palmer, Iorfa, Flint (Adeniran), Brown (Ihiekwe), Johnson, Vaulks, Bannan, Paterson, Gregory (Bakinson), Smith

Subs not used: Stockdale, Dele-Bashiru, Shipston, Durrant

City: Blackman, Caprice, Sweeney, Aimson © (Grounds), Hartridge, Sparkes (Borges), Kite, Collins (White), Chauke, Key, Coley (Cox)

Subs not used: Woods, Harper,

Referee: Declan Bourne (Andy Haines)

Attendance: 26,046 (939 away)

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Ticket News

🎟️ Tickets and Travel: Sheffield Wednesday (April 22)

Join us on the road

19 April 2023

Tickets and travel are now on sale for City's trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, April 22 in a 3pm kick-off.

We have been allocated an initial 1068 tickets for the fixture, with a total of 2000 available for City supporters.

Tickets are priced as follows:

  • Adults: £26.00
  • 65+/U21: £16.00             
  • Under-17s: £15.00
  • Under-11s: £10.00
  • Under-5s: £5.00   

Ambulant disabled

Ambulant disabled supporters (on the Higher Level of Disability Living Allowance) should purchase their ticket from the above allocation at the relevant rate and can be given a Companion ticket free of charge. Should ambulant disabled supporters have difficulty with steps please tell a steward on match day and they will give you access via Gate 6 and will have fewer steps to contemplate.

There are six match day accessible car parking spaces – Blue Badge Holders only available which are priced at £5.00 each, please contact the Sheffield Wednesday Ticket Office on 03700 20 1867 to book and pay for a space.  These are available on a first come first served basis.

How to Buy

Tickets are available via your online ticketing account or in the club shop.


Grecian Travel

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

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 7:15am for a fare of £38.

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.

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: (after 6pm).

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