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21 November 2023 Venue The County Ground Attendance

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Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Swindon Town (A)

All you need to know ahead of Tuesday night's match

20 November 2023

After a break of ten days, the Grecians return to action to face Swindon Town in their final group game of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy.

Whilst both sides are unable to qualify from the group, City will be looking to win the match to put to bed the recent run of poor form, and re-ignite the season.

The match is a 7pm kick-off at the County Ground, if you can't make it it can be streamed on iFollow for just £10.

Cheick Diabate's thoughts

With City on a poor run of form, Diabate is looking forward to the game against Swindon and having an impact on future matches.

"It might not be a league game, but it's another opportunity to get a win and get back on track," he said.

"If we do win, we'll have that monentum and I feel like the morale will be better and we'll get that confidence back. It's important we go there tomorrow and treat it as a league game. If we win tomorrow, that could be the catalyst."

Match Tickets

Tickets can now be purchased for our fixture in the newly renamed Bristol Street Motors Trophy (formerly EFL Trophy) at Swindon Town on Tuesday 21 November.

The club will not be selling tickets directly - they must be purchased from Swindon Town via their ticketing site, here.


  • Adult - £10
  • Over-65 - £5
  • Under-18 - £2

Please note that there is no away travel for this fixture.

The Kit

We will be wearing our grey away kit for this fixture.

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The Stadium

  • Name: The County Ground
  • Capacity: 15,728
  • Year opened: 1892
  • Record Attendance: 32,000 (v Arsenal, FA Cup Third Round 1972)
  • Address: County Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 2ED

The County Ground has had a mixed purpose history since being opened to replace The Croft. Thomas Arkell, the owner of Arkell’s Brewery first donated £300 to build a stand at the Wiltshire County Ground, though the funds were enough to build the entire stadium.

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During the war the stadium was used as a Prisoner of War camp, with huts built on the pitch to house the German POW’s. In 1951, Swindon Town became the first club to have floodlight’s fitted and the new lamps were first tested against Bristol City in April that year.

In another quirk, the County Ground is the only football stadium in the world to have a Rolex clock, which was erected in 1963.

How to get there

By Car (2hrs)

Take the M5 until junction 16, merging onto the M4 Eastbound (London).

Exit the M4 at Junction 16 for Swindon/Great Western Way. Follow A3102/B4006.

Take the magic roundabout onto County Road and the Ground is on your left. 

How to follow

If you can't make it to the County Ground, you can follow all the action by watching LIVE on iFollow in the UK and Overseas for £10 and you'll get access to the stream which includes club commentary.

Or you can purchase an audio match pass for just £2.50 in the UK!

Click here to buy a pass.


We will also 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

Previous Encounter

Exeter City 3 Swindon Town 1 (March 8, 2022) EFL Sky Bet League Two

Exeter City returned to winning ways by claiming all three points in a one-sided victory under the Tuesday night lights.

First half goals from Jevani Brown and Jonathon Grounds gave the Grecians a comfortable advantage going into the break with little to trouble the hosts back line. An 82nd minute goal from skipper Matt Jay allowed City to put the match to bed, despite a late consolation for Swindon with an impressive curling shot from substitute Jack Payne finding the top left corner.

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Match Reports

📝 Match Report: Swindon 0 City 1

21 November 2023

An early goal from Yanic Wildschut proved to be the decider as City won their closing game of this season’s Bristol Street Motors’ Trophy campaign.

Wildschut directed the ball home at the near post on the back of a James Scott assist to put City ahead early. A solid defence and persistent attack meant City could see the game out with ease as they secured a much needed and morale boosting victory.


With both teams mathematically unable to proceed into the knockout stages of this competition, the game provided an opportunity for City to experiment and regain some confidence before returning to League One action on Saturday. 

Manager Gary Caldwell named six changes from City’s last fixture. Shaun Macdonald came into net to replace Vil Sinisalo, who was otherwise engaged making his competitive debut in the EURO 2024 qualifiers with Finland. Wildschut, Tom Carroll, Kyle Taylor, Jake Richards and Dion Rankine complete the list of changes; the latter of whom returning from a long-term injury, playing his first game since the start of September. 

City started strong, dominating possession against a young Swindon side. Winning consecutive corners, City took the opportunity to show off a new routine: Four-to-five City players jogged in a line on the edge of the Swindon area, before darting into the box and leaving the Swindon defence unable to track them.

City’s bright start was rewarded as Wildschut put the Grecians ahead. An unfruitful City corner was recycled back out to Scott, who beat his man and drilled the ball low towards Wildschut. Wildschut beat two Swindon defenders to the ball, getting the definitive touch at the near post, scoring his first goal for City and City’s first of the evening. On first viewing it looked like an own goal from Liam Kinsella, but replays soon showed it was indeed the Surinamese who got the excellent touch. 

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The game all seemed to be going to plan for Caldwell as he made his first change for the evening: Vincent Harper coming on at the half-hour mark to replace Rankine, who played well on his return from injury. City controlled the game and whilst they weren’t creating too many opportunities, they looked comfortable, only allowing Swindon to take their first, and only, shot in the 40th minute – blocked by Aimson. 

Harper created a good opportunity shortly after coming on, darting down the right-wing and playing the ball across the face of goal, just behind Scott who was unable to make a solid connection. A solid first-half ended with City ahead. 

The second-half began with a triple-change for City. Zak Jules, Ilmari Niskanen and Cheick Diabate came on, with the latter lining up in unfamiliar territory. Taking experimentation in this competition further than anyone could have expected, Diabate started the second-half as a lone striker, following a successful trial period in training. Diabate’s first real involvement as the frontman came 15 minutes into the second-half as he shimmied to create space on the edge of the Swindon area and unleashed a powerful strike that, to the disappointment of the (still, somewhat bemused) travelling fans, was blocked. 

In a similar story to the first-half, City continued to dominate possession of the ball without creating too many threatening chances. Some of the more exciting action of the half came as Diabate, who was desparate to get the ball at his feet, received a booking for standing infront of a Swindon deadball in their own half, which the referee deemed to be delaying the game. 

With little to report in the second-half, the game drew to a close with City taking three points and ending the group-stages in third. A solid performance from the Grecians, though they will be disappointed not to have created more opportunities to capitalise on the youth of the Swindon setup.

Nevertheless, it’s a win and City can take that confidence boost into Saturday’s League One game away game against Bolton Wanderers.  

Exeter City: Macdonald, Aimson, Hartridge (Jules 46’), Carroll, Scott (Niskanen 46’), Wildschut (Diabate 46’), Kite, Rankine (Harper 32’), Taylor, Sweeney, Richards (Aitchison 64’). 

Unused subs: Trevitt, O’Connor. 

Swindon Town: Ward, McEachran, Genesini, Kokolo, Kinsella, Dworzak, Minturn, McGregor, Hart, Obodo, Hubbard. 

Subs: Milne, Brown, Fox, Larkins, Keyes, Adams, Evans. 

Referee: Ollie Yates. 

Attendance: 644 (78 away). 

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Ticket News

🎟️ Ticket Details: Swindon Town (November 21)

Details for our Bristol Street Motors Trophy fixture

19 November 2023

Tickets can now be purchased for our fixture in the newly renamed Bristol Street Motors Trophy (formerly EFL Trophy) at Swindon Town on Tuesday 21 November.

The club will not be selling tickets directly - they must be purchased from Swindon Town via their ticketing site, here.


  • Adult - £10
  • Over-65 - £5
  • Under-18 - £2

Please note that there is no away travel for this fixture.

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