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📝 Match Preview: Exeter City Women vs Poole Town Ladies

All you need to know ahead of Sunday's season opener

24 September 2020

Exeter City Women kick-off their 20/21 season this weekend as they face Poole Town Ladies in a 2pm kick-off at Speeds Meadow.

MATCH DETAILS:

  • VENUE: Speeds Meadow, Cullompton. EX15 1DW
  • KICK-OFF: 2pm
  • ADMISSION: £3 Adults £1 Children
  • PARKING: Parking available at the ground
  • REFRESHMENTS: Food and Drink available at the stadium

COVID SANCTIONS:

Track and Trace, Temperature Check on entry, Social Distancing and a limit on capacity will all be precautions in place on the day. We wish to make your afternoon a safe and enjoyable one.

MATCH PREVIEW:

This Sunday sees the start of the 2020/2021 Season for the Exeter City Women's Team. After a successful campaign last year, in which the team finished third, the hope is for further progress heading into the new season, starting with the weekend visit of Poole Town.

Similar to City, Poole are a club who have focussed their resources on a solid youth development programme, the benefits of which are starting to be reaped. Head Coach Shane Terry has overseen a considerable overhaul in personnel at the Dorset Club after finishing the 2018/2019 season with only eleven fit players. As the rebuild took shape in the early stages of last season, heading into the New Year, the team were beginning to show signs of improvement and will look to take that into the forthcoming season.

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The Dolphins are led by their current Player's Player of the Year Becca Witherington, the defender is a key player for Shane Terry's side and will lead from the back. Goalkeeper Sam Chrippes was awarded the Manager's Player of the Year Award last season and will be a difficult opponent to beat this weekend for the City forwards. Striker Tiara Cheney was awarded the Most Improved Player Award and she will be one to watch both Sunday afternoon and throughout the National League campaign.

The two teams only met once due to the curtailing of last season, the Grecians winning at the County Ground by seven goals to one. Katherine Mundy and Georgie Barbour Gresham both scored twice, with further goals coming from Anthea Kaptein, Zoe Watkins and Helen Kukor.

Whilst this weekend is the start of City's Season, Poole Town kicked off their campaign last weekend with a five goal to one defeat against an impressive Southampton side. With Head Coach Shane Terry insisting on his team playing an attractive brand of football, this looks set to be an entertaining encounter.

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