📝 Match Preview: Colchester United (H)

Exeter City will be looking to quickly return to winning ways on Tuesday night as they face Colchester United in a 7pm kick-off at St James Park.

The Grecians run of 13 matches unbeaten came to the end, but it's a chance to start a new run against a strong Colchester side.

Ahead of the match City defender Rory McArdle said that the Grecians expect a tough test on Tuesday night. 

"I think it will be similar (to previous matches). They will have the same sort of expectations as they had last season. It will be another tough game and we will have to make sure that everybody is tuned in and focused on their individual jobs.

"I'm sure they will have spoken about how their season ended last year so have got to expect that. I'm sure that will be in the back of a few of their players minds so that is something else we have to be ready for and make sure we start the game well."


Whilst we would love you to be there, showing your passionate support for the Grecians, 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 BBC Radio Devon commentary, score overlay and replays.

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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. 


Mansfield Town 1 Colchester United 1 | November 20, 2020 | EFL Sky Bet League 2

Luke Norris' eighty-fifth minute equaliser for Colchester United cancelled out Nicky Maynard's earlier effort to earn Colchester a point away at the Stags.


Exeter City 3 Colchester United 1 | June 22, 2020 | EFL Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs

A left-footed strike from Ryan Bowman in extra time sent Exeter City to Wembley after a manic second-leg at St James Park. Aaron Martin and Jayden Richardson had taken City 2-1 up on aggregate, before a goal from Courtney Senior sent the match to extra time, before Ryan’s strike ultimately won the game for the Grecians.