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📝 Match Preview: Northampton Town (H)

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

7 December 2020

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Northampton Town (H)

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

7 December 2020

Exeter City are in Papa John's Trophy action on Tuesday night as they host Northampton Town in a 7pm kick-off at St James Park, the first match in-front of supporters since March 2020.

Ahead of the match, City striker Alex Fisher says the players can't wait to play in-front of fans at St James Park

"First and foremost it will be great to welcome the fans back in, they have been sorely missed in the time they've not been around." said Alex.

The Grecians suffered heartbreak at Wembley the last time the two sides met in last years League Two play-off final, falling to a 4-0 defeat against the Cobblers.

"Northampton don't really need much introduction, said Alex. "We are certainly looking to progress in the tournament.

"I think the result will be in the back of some of our minds for sure. There is part of us that see it as all in the past. We want to go out and do a professional job on the day.

Last season City made it to the semi-finals of the competition, narrowly losing out to Portsmouth and Alex feels that City can progress again this season.

"I don't think you need too much motivation for this one. We would like to progress to the next round."

You can watch his full interview 👇


We are delighted to be welcoming back supporters to St James Park and ahead of Tuesday night’s Papa John’s Trophy game with Northampton Town we have some important information that we kindly ask all attendees to read.

Please click here to view our guide.


If you didn't manage to get a ticket, you can get the next best thing by purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK. The stream includes the live Club commentary, score overlay and replays.

By purchasing a match pass on the City website, you'll be providing much welcome income whilst games are played behind closed doors with around 80% of the price going directly to the Grecians.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

Season Ticket Holders

Season ticket holders get free access to the match. Simply log in to your account to watch. We will no longer be issuing codes as the EFL have taken over the handling of the iFollow. For more info, click here.

Guide to iFollow

Not used the service before? Or getting stuck? Click here to view our first time guide.


As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor and a player as they reflect on the result. 

Exeter City on social media


Northampton Town 0 Doncaster Rovers 2 | December 5 | EFL Sky Bet League One

Northampton suffered defeat last time out at home to Doncaster.

The Cobblers had a mountain to climb following Shaun McWilliams' early red card, and goals from Tyreece John-Jules and Joe Wright meant the 1,000 returning home supporters were given little to cheer.


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