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📝 Match Preview: Cambridge United (A)

City head to Cambridge this Saturday

13 August 2022

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Cambridge United (A)

City head to Cambridge this Saturday

13 August 2022

After Tuesday's record breaking away win at Cheltenham, the Grecians are back on the road this weekend as they face Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium.

The U's dumped City out of the FA Cup last season at the same venue - in controversial circumstances - and Matt Taylor's side will be keen to right the wrongs and continue their impressive start to the League One season. 

All three of Cambridge's matches this season have ended 1-0, the most recent a defeat at Oxford United last weekend, while the Grecians were of course in action on Tuesday in that incredible 7-0 victory.

Matt Taylor's view

Matt Taylor has given his thoughts as City prepare to take on Cambridge United this weekend.

Following the record breaking 7-0 win on Tuesday, the Grecians are raring to go to face a U's side who have started the season with two 1-0 wins and 1-0 defeat.

"They have a good team and a good manager, and they've had two superb results, and beat Championship side Millwall in the cup," he said.

"We know what we're coming up against and it'll be another level on what we've already faced this season. It'll be a serious game of football and we have to be a serious team.

"Serious teams have to back themselves up with a serious performance. It'll be a tight game as they look strong defensively. They've got the spirit and character in their team."

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The opposition view

Hear what Cambridge manager Mark Bonner had to say about the match:


City will be playing in our blue third strip.


Away Day Guide

Making the trip on Saturday, click here to check out all you need to know!


We have been allocated 626 seated South Stand tickets for this fixture, including five pairs of disabled tickets.

  • Adults - £24
  • Concession (64+, Student, 18-21, Armed Forces) - £18
  • Under 18 - £12
  • Under 12 - £8
  • Under 5 - free

Wheelchair users and ambulant disabled pay relevant age category with a free carer.

Tickets are now on sale from the club shop or online via your ticketing account.

The Stadium

The Abbey Stadium (CB5 8LN)

The Abbey Stadium has a capacity of 8,127 which includes 4,376 seats. The away fans are usually housed in the South Stand where 1,500 supporters can be seated, or in the South Habbin Terrace which has a capacity of 1,000.


The entrance to the away end is located on Coldhams Common, which can be accessed from either Newmarket Road or Coldhams Lane. From the club shop, head back out on to Newmarket Road, turn left and then turn left again to walk down the foot path and enter at the far end of the ground.

Weather Warning

There is an amber weather warning in place until midnight on Saturday for extreme heat. The current forecast suggests temperatures of mid-30s in Cambridge this weekend, and supporters are advised to prepare for the heat by drinking plenty of water and wearing a hat, as well as wearing a high factor sunscreen. 

Previous Encounter

Cambridge United 2 Exeter City 1 | 04/12/21 | FA Cup Second Round

A controversial late offside winner from the hosts denied the Grecians the chance of a trip to Newcastle United in the second round of the FA Cup. 

How to Follow

Live audio commentary of the match is available in the UK on iFollow. Those overseas are able to tune in to a live stream.


To purchase a match pass please click here.

  • For further details on iFollow, please click here
  • For a first time guide to iFollow, please click here

You can keep up to date with all the action by following us on social media. After the match we will bring you reaction from manager Matt Taylor and a player.

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