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📝 Match Preview: Cheltenham Town (H)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's huge c

12 March 2021

Exeter City will be looking to make it three wins on the spin on Saturday, but will face a tough task as league leaders Cheltenham Town visit SJP at 3pm.

After midweek's 2-0 win at Scunthorpe on which City kept a third straight clean sheet and Matt Jay scored his fourth goal in as many days, the Grecians go into this match in good form, but face a formidable Robins side who are perched at the top of the league table.

Town did however lose in midweek - 3-1 at Mansfield Town - and will be wanting to put things right. That result ended a run of four straight league wins away from home. 

Matt Taylor will have Tom Parkes available after suspension, while Pierce Sweeney is also back after coming off the bench at Scunthorpe on Tuesday night. He has also hinted that Sam Stubbs and Randell Williams are not far away from being given some minutes, and you can hear his full pre-match thoughts below 👇

MATT TAYLOR'S THOUGHTS

"We know we are up against a good team this weekend. It's one of fourteen opportunities left," Taylor sai ahead of the game.

"Any team who finishes above Cheltenham this season will be there of there abouts. The game will not define us in any way and it won't define where we finish.

"It'll be our consistency over the fourteen games that defines that."

HOW TO WATCH

Sadly fans can't be at the match but you can get the next best thing by purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK. The stream includes Exeter City Club commentary score overlay and replays.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

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MATCHDAY COVERAGE

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.

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SEASONS SO FAR

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CHELTENHAM'S LAST MATCH

Mansfield Town 3 Cheltenham 1 | 9 March, 2021 | League Two

Cheltnenham took the league just after half time through Sam Smith, but three goals from the Stags in ten minutes turned the game on its head. Jordan Bowery found the net twice, either side of Jamie Reid's strike. 

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTER

Cheltenham Town 5 Exeter City 3 | December 5, 2020 | Sky Bet League Two

The Grecians were on the wrong end of an eight goal thriller at the Jonny Rocks Stadium in December, despite scoring three times. Archie Collins opened the scoring but City were soon 2-1 down after 15 minutes thanks to Liam Sercombe and Alfie May. It was 3-1 before the break through Sercombe's penalty. Matt Jay and Nicky Law both scored in the second half, but the Robins also found the net twice through Andy Williams and Will Boyle. 


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