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📝 Match Preview: 🆚 Cambridge United (A)

City go in search of a place in the Third Round

2 December 2021

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: 🆚 Cambridge United (A)

City go in search of a place in the Third Round

2 December 2021

There is no let up in the Emirates FA Cup action as Exeter City head to League One side Cambridge United to battle it out for a place in the lucrative third round.

Following Tuesday night's 2-1 victory over Bradford City in the First Round re-replay, the Grecians head to the Abbey Stadium with some good momentum and will hope to replicate their performance from last season at the same ground, where they won 4-1. 

Matt Taylor has confirmed that Tim Dieng is a doubt for the clash having picked up a quad injury, but Newport County loanee Padraig Amond is available for the Second Round having received approval from his parent club to play. 

The U's beat Northampton Town 3-1 in a First Round replay following a 2-2 draw in the original tie, but were last in action on Tuesday night when they beat Walsall 2-0 in the Papa John's Trophy on home turf. 

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

City head to the Abbey Stadium to face the League One side, and Taylor says he believes the game will be an opportunity for him to assess his squad ahead of a tough December run in.

"I expect it to be a good marker for us this weekend," he said. 

"We prepared for this game a little before Tuesday, just in case. We are going to face a League One side away from home and there's no pressure on us in relation to that.

"We're going to go there and give it a really good go. I've watched as many games of theirs in the last 24 hours as I can - against Wigan, Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday, so we know what we're up against.

"If we put out our best, we will have a chance."

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We have been allocated 462 South Stand tickets which are on sale for the following prices:

  • Adults £22
  • Concessions (64+, Student, 18-23, Armed Forces) £17
  • Under 18 £10
  • Under 12 £5
  • Under 5 free

Ambulant disabled pay relevant price plus carer free. Wheelchair users pay £15 plus carer free - contact Cambridge United to purchase on 01293 566500.

Tickets can be purchased via your online ticketing account or in person at the club shop during opening hours. 

There is the opportunity to pay on the day at the Abbey Stadium. If you are unable to purchase online or in person, you can contact our ticket office where will be taking a list for collections at Cambridge. 


Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, is available for City's trip to Cambridge.

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 7am for a fare of £42 for adults and £37 for under-16s

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services), junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton). All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

PLEASE NOTE: Face coverings are required to travel on Grecian Travel. This does not apply if you are exempt.

How to buy

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904 036334 or by email at: (after 6pm) or Christopher Woolcott on 07803246593 or email:

How to Follow

Can't make the game? Why not get the next best thing and listen LIVE on iFollow! Due to FA Cup broadcasting restrictions, you cannot watch the game at home or overseas, so audio match passes only apply.

By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £2.50 you'll get access to the audio stream which includes the live BBC Radio Devon commentary.

The match pass revenue goes directly to the club, so you will be showing your support from home!

To purchase a match pass please click here.


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Cambridge United's Last Match

Cambridge United 2 Walsall 0 | 30/11/21 | Papa John's Trophy

Sam Smith and Shillow Tracey were on the scoresheet as the U's progressed to the Round of 16 of the Papa John's Trophy. 

Previous Encounter

Cambridge United 1 Exeter City 4 | 10/04/21 | Sky Bet League Two

Goals from Ryan Bowman, Jack Sparkes, Archie Collins and Matt Jay sealed a memorable away day as the Grecians demolished the league leaders on their home patch. 

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