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🔢 City players by numbers: Craig Woodman

A look at some of the numbers behind the City full back.

28 January 2019

The vastly experienced Craig Woodman has been a fantastic servant to Exeter City since joining from Brentford in 2012.

A dependable left back who possesses the ability to provide fantastic crosses to the strikers as well as defend the City goal, Craig has had a fantastic career having come through at Bristol City and he went on to represent the likes of Mansfield Town, Torquay United and Wycombe Wanderers before joining Brentford in 2010.

2012- Having forged a successful career prior to joining the Grecians, Craig came through the ranks at Bristol City before going on to spend time on loan with Mansfield Town and Torquay United. He would then spend three years with Wycombe Wanderers where he played 131 times before joining Brentford. A couple of seasons there preceded a move to St James Park and to his native Devon.

250- Craig collected his 250th Exeter City appearance when he turned out against Newport County AFC recently. Having played consistently over the Christmas period Craig edged his way to a quarter of a century, with his first appearance coming in August 2012 against Morecambe.

1- If you’re going to have one goal to your name at Exeter City there’s no better way to get it than in the style that he did. Outside the box in front of the Big Bank the Grecians had a free-kick which was played short to the full back before he rifled an effort into the top corner in what was a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United.

0- Having played 250 games in defence you could often forgive a player for picking up a few red cards in that time. But credit to the City left back who has never been sent off for Exeter City, and despite playing 19 times so far this season, he is yet to be even yellow carded ahead of the match with Cambridge.

2- It took until Craig’s second appearance in a City shirt to taste his first victory for the club. After an opening day defeat to Morecambe at St James Park, the Grecians then travelled to Aldershot where they picked up a 2-1 victory.

40- Known for his ability to deliver some fantastic crosses, the 40th minute at Wembley displayed that no less. With the Grecians narrowly trailing to Blackpool in the 2016/17 play-off final, it was Craig’s wonderful long ball from his own half over the top to David Wheeler that found the forward before he comfortably dispatched to level the score in the capital.

604- Prior to the match with Cambridge Craig has made 604 career appearances with his first match all the way back in March 2001 where he played in a goalless draw with Oxford United for Bristol City. A fantastic career, the full back brings a wealth of knowledge into the City dressing room as he looks to help the Grecians to success in the 2018/19 campaign.


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