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🚘 On the Road: Sky Bet League One 2022-23

Check out our opponents for next season's League One season

7 June 2022

As the Grecians embark on League One football for the first time in ten years, we thought it appropriate to prepare you for a season on the road, as we take a look at our opponents for the new season.

Beginning with our longest journey, descending to our shortest, check out a little bit about the grounds we'll be travelling to next season as well as our previous meetings with each opponent.

All mileage is one way and has been calculated on Google Maps using the quickest available route.

The Longest Journey


Stadium: The Globe Arena


Distance: 287 miles

Last time we met: Exeter 0-2 Morecambe (26/01/21)

Adam Phillips’ penalty and Cole Stockton’s strike secured a win for the Shrimps, who would go onto win promotion to the third tier via the play-offs.

Fleetwood Town

Stadium: Highbury


Distance: 283 miles

Last time we met: Exeter City 3-0 Fleetwood Town (22/03/14)

Eliot Richards’ brace added to Jon Parkin’s own goal as the Grecians secured a decisive victory.

Accrington Stanley

Stadium: The Wham Stadium


Distance: 268 miles

Last time we met: Accrington Stanley 1-1 Exeter City (14/04/18)

Jayden Stockley’s goal was cancelled out by Kayden Jackson for Stanley, who went on to win League Two that season.

Ipswich Town

Stadium: Portman Road


Distance: 262 miles

Last time we met: Exeter City 2-1 Ipswich Town (04/01/20)

The Grecians made their way into the EFL Trophy semi-finals with a late winner over the Tractor Boys. Lee Martin’s stoppage time goal won it, with Nicky Ajose also on the scoresheet for Matt Taylor’s men.


Stadium: Oakwell


Distance: 260 miles

Last time we met: Barnsley 1-0 Exeter City (10/04/81)

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City finished 11th in Division Three, while Barnsley gained promotion with a second place spot.

Highlights from a previous contest on 08/11/80 👇

Bolton Wanderers

Stadium: The University of Bolton Stadium


Distance: 254 miles

Last time we met: Bolton 1-2 Exeter City (01/05/21)

Pierce Sweeney’s 96th minute header secured an incredible win at the Trotters, who were made to wait an extra week to gain automatic promotion.

Sheffield Wednesday

Stadium: Hillsborough

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Distance: 253 miles

Last time we met: Exeter City 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday (09/01/21)

City were beaten by then-Championship Wednesday in the third round of the FA Cup, with Adam Reach and Callum Paterson on the scoresheet.

Lincoln City

Stadium: The LNER Stadium (Sincil Bank)


Distance: 252 miles

Last time we met: Lincoln City 1-1 Exeter City (26/02/19)

Matt Jay’s wicked free kick almost secured victory for the Grecians, but for John Akinde’s 90th minute equaliser at Sincil Bank.

Peterborough United

Stadium: Weston Homes Stadium


Distance: 241 miles

Last time we met: Exeter City 0-2 Peterborough United (04/12/18)

Ivan Toney, now with Premier League Brentford, and Jason Cummings scored for the Posh in this EFL Trophy fixture.

Cambridge United

Stadium: The Abbey Stadium


Distance: 236 miles

Last time we met: Cambridge United 2-1 Exeter City (04/12/21)

City were dumped out the FA Cup and denied at least a replay when Harvey Knibbs offside goal secured a passage to the third round for the Us. The home side travelled to St James’ Park… Newcastle in the next round.

Derby County

Stadium: Pride Park


Distance: 212 miles

Last time we met: Derby County 2-0 Exeter City (06/10/93)

Marco Gabbiadini and Tommy Johnson scored for the Rams in the League Cup second round-second leg. The first leg at SJP ended 3-1 to County.

Charlton Athletic

Stadium: The Valley


Distance: 208 miles

Last time we met: Exeter City 1-2 Charlton Athletic (08/08/17)

Lee Holmes opened the scoring for the Grecians, but Billy Clarke and Reece Charles-Cook turned the game on its head with two goals in the space of seven minutes for the Addicks in this League Cup tie.

Port Vale

Stadium: Vale Park


Distance: 202 miles

Last time we met: Exeter City 0-1 Port Vale (07/05/22)

It wasn’t the title party the Grecians had hoped for as James Wilson’s strike decided the contest, but it was nevertheless a memorable end to the season for both sides.

Shrewsbury Town

Stadium: The Montgomery Waters Meadow


Distance: 199 miles

Last time we met: Shrewsbury Town 4-0 Exeter City (11/04/15)

The Grecians suffered a heavy defeat thanks to goals from Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro’s brace plus goals from James Collins and Tyrone Barnett.

Burton Albion

Stadium: Pirelli Stadium


Distance: 198 miles

Last time we met: Exeter City 1-1 Burton Albion (06/12/14)

Christian Ribeiro’s 87th minute goal cancelled out Jacob Blyth’s goal in a 1-1 draw back in 2014.

MK Dons

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Distance: 187 miles

Last time we met: Exeter City 3-1 MK Dons (02/02/19)

Nicky Law’s double and a goal from captain Jake Taylor downed Paul Tisdale’s Dons on his first return to St James Park since his departure from the club.

Wycombe Wanderers

Stadium: Adams Park


Distance: 180 miles

Last time we met: Exeter City 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers (10/08/21)

City were beaten on penalties in the first round of the League Cup last season after a goalless draw at the Park.

Oxford United

Stadium: Kassam Stadium


Distance: 163 miles

Last time we met: Exeter City 0-0 Oxford United (04/12/19)

Another goalless draw in the League Cup, but this time a penalty success for the Grecians as they prevailed 3-0 on spot kicks.


Stadium: Fratton Park


Distance: 130 miles

Last time we met: Exeter City 2-3 Portsmouth (07/01/22)

Pompey performed the late late show for the second time running against the Grecians with two 90th minute goals to come from behind in this EFL Trophy contest.

Cheltenham Town

Stadium: Completely Suzuki Stadium


Distance: 115 miles

Last time we met: Cheltenham Town 2-2 Exeter City (05/10/21)

The Grecians drew two-apiece in this EFL Trophy group stage fixture, with Colin Daniel and Archie Collins both on the scoresheet for Matt Taylor’s men. We prevailed on penalties thanks to young goalkeeper Harry Lee’s heroics in the shootout.

Forest Green Rovers

Stadium: The New Lawn


Distance: 106 miles

Last time we met: Forest Green Rovers 0-0 Exeter City (04/01/22)

A third consecutive goalless draw between the two sides, but it was the Grecians who went home happiest after battling the league leaders with a depleted squad hit by Covid and injuries.

Bristol Rovers

Stadium: Memorial Stadium

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Distance: 81 miles

Last time we met: Bristol Rovers 1-1 Exeter City (26/02/22)

Jevani Brown cancelled out Luca Hoole’s opener at a packed Memorial Stadium in this fixture between West Country - and promotion – rivals.

The Shortest Journey

Plymouth Argyle

Stadium: Home Park


Distance: 46 miles

Last time we met: Exeter City 4-0 Plymouth Argyle (26/10/19)

It was Devon Derby delight for the Grecians as they smashed their local rivals in a convincing victory. Nicky Law scored twice, with goals from Tom Parkes and Randell Williams adding to the misery.

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