Saturday 18th August sees the start of the new football league season. Exeter City start the new season in League 2 after a disappointing season in League 1 saw the Grecians relegated. The visitors will be coming down from Lancaster, and we remember them well from our Conference years. Morecambe will be Exeter’s first game of the new season. Kick off at 3pm.
Morecambe, of course, will be well remembered by Grecians from our very first Wembley visit. Beating us 2-1 in the Conference play-off final. Which, despite an early Lee Phillips goal, a penalty save by Paul Jones, and Matt Gill getting sent off, it was goals from Thomson and Carlton meant that Morecambe were promoted.
Other than that, Exeter City have a great record against Morecambe. Playing 10 league games, which gives Exeter a record of W4, D6 and L0. Scoring 20 and conceding 10. Other than the Wembley game the memorable game for City fans came at the end of the 2008/09 season. 2nd from last game of the season, last home game for the Grecians. Morecambe needing 3 points to keep their hopes of a play-off place alive. City wanting 3 points for an automatic play off place. A near capacity gate, with the away end given over to City fans. Nerves were jangled early on, when Drummond gave them a lead on 9 minutes. The stress levels were kept high until the 49th minute when Dean Moxey equalised. Ryan Harley then gave City the lead on 53 minutes, but Drummond equalised (2-2) on 79 minutes meaning a nervous away trip to the Don Valley Stadium for the Grecians.
Morecambe finished 15th last season. Their playing record was W14, D14, L18, F63, A57. Pts 56. They had a better away record than home one, securing 32 of their 56 points on the road. Morecambe have now completed a season in their new ground, which can be reviewed here.
Entry prices for Saturday were featured on Exeweb here. They will be the standard league prices.
|Atass Big Bank (standing)||£17||£12||£5||£2|
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Dean Treleaven and Christopher Powell
Fourth Official Andrew Bennett