Archive for the ‘Matchday Reports’ Category

Match Report: Wycombe v Exeter

Match Report: Wycombe v Exeter

This report will no doubt be construed as displaying an air of “sour grapes”, your reporter makes no apologies for this – it is, after all, a “fan’s eye view” of proceedings. And this fan left Buckinghamshire seething at the par for the course antics of the home club, egged on by a refereeing display bordering on psychotic. The tone …

by Jason H on April 15th, 2015 Leave a comment »

Match Report: Exeter City v Morecambe

Match Report: Exeter City v Morecambe

“You hear people talk about ‘managing the game,’ ” he says. “It’s code for squeezing the boundaries of the laws, taking it into cheating in some areas. Managers will say, ‘Kill the game for the last ten minutes.’ Well, that’s what you’re doing — you’re killing the game. People pay to watch 90 minutes, not 80.” The words of Paul …

by Jason H on March 30th, 2015 Leave a comment »

Match Report: Portsmouth v Exeter City 10 January 1914 – FA Cup

Match Report: Portsmouth v Exeter City 10 January 1914 – FA Cup

The first time that Exeter City played Portsmouth away at Fratton Park was in 1914. Both teams were in the Southern League and this was Exeter City’s sixth season as a professional club. The cup tie had generated plenty of excitement. The reporter ‘Observer’ reporting in the Western on the day of the match was not confident of a win. …

by Hants on February 13th, 2015 Leave a comment »

Match Report: West Ham Utd v Exeter City 25 December 1913

Match Report: West Ham Utd v Exeter City 25 December 1913

The tradition of playing a game on Christmas Day was there at the beginning of the professional life of Exeter City, starting with a 2-1 win over Millwall in a Southern League game in 1908. Weather permitting the Boxing Day game would be the reverse fixture. If Christmas Day fell on a Sunday, the games would be played on Christmas …

by Hants on December 25th, 2014 Leave a comment »

Match Report: Exeter City v Luton Town. 1 October 1932

Match Report: Exeter City v Luton Town. 1 October 1932

From the Western Morning News. Monday 3 October 1932. A report of a Division 3(s) match between Exeter City and Luton Town played on Saturday 1 October. LUTON BEATEN ———-~~——— IMPROVED EXETER CITY ATTACK ———-~~——— NEW LEADER’S PART IN VICTORY ———-~~——— By EXONIAN. ———-~~——— Exeter City delighted seven thousand spectators at St. James’s Park Saturday by playing their best football …

by Hants on October 31st, 2014 Leave a comment »

Match Report: Northampton Town v Exeter City

Match Report: Northampton Town v Exeter City

Having snatched a winner at the death at Northampton last season it was a case of the tables turned at Sixfields as the hosts finally broke City’s stubborn resistance to record a 1-0 win. City made one change from the side that drew 1-1 with York last week – Matt Jay coming in for Aaron Dawson. So, City lined up: …

by Jason H on August 31st, 2014 Leave a comment »

Match Report: Plymouth 3-0 Exeter

Match Report: Plymouth 3-0 Exeter

Plymouth Argyle strolled to a comfortable victory over the Grecians at Home Park in City’s first away game of the season. After Liam Sercombe had a decent looking appeal turned down by referee Roger East in the opening stages, the hosts soon took the lead. Tyler Harvey placed a free-kick into the top left corner and past young Christy Pym, …

by Ollie Heptinstall on August 16th, 2014 Leave a comment »

League 2 Play-off Report: Burton Albion v Fleetwood Town

League 2 Play-off Report: Burton Albion v Fleetwood Town

A wet bank holiday Monday meant a trip down south for fans, players and management of Burton Albion and Fleetwood Town with promotion to league 1 the aim. After the drama of the 2 games in the previous 2 days, with a late winner for QPR and a Rotherham United winning a penalty shoot-out could this game match them for …

by Hants on May 26th, 2014 Comments Off on League 2 Play-off Report: Burton Albion v Fleetwood Town

Match Report: Coventry City v Exeter City Saturday 8th September 1928

Match Report: Coventry City v Exeter City Saturday 8th September 1928

This Division 3 South match took place at Highfield Road on Saturday 8th September 1928. Coventry lined up: Allen, Plunkett, Crown, Higham, Dinsdale, Bell, Townsend, Toseland, Johnstone, Widdowson, Kirton Exter City lined up: Campbell, Lowton, Pollard, Taylor, Pool, Clarke, Purcell, McDevitt, Cameron, Houghton, Doncaster The debut of Kirton, the Aston Villa forward, a spectacular goal by Townsend, and brilliant goalkeeping …

by Hants on February 4th, 2014 Comments Off on Match Report: Coventry City v Exeter City Saturday 8th September 1928

Match Report: Exeter City v Coventry City Saturday 3rd December 1927

Match Report: Exeter City v Coventry City Saturday 3rd December 1927

Match report from an English Division Three (South) game held on 3rd December 1927. Exeter City lined up: Holland, Pollard, Miller, Phoenix, Pool, Gee, Purcell, McDevitt, Dent, Vaughan, Compton Coventry City’s team: Newton, Tinning, Gay, Askew, McClure, Hunter, Bell, Bird, Johnstone, Heathcote, Ramage Coventry City simply took Exeter by storm when they outpaced and outplayed the “Grecians” on their own …

by Hants on February 3rd, 2014 Comments Off on Match Report: Exeter City v Coventry City Saturday 3rd December 1927

Match Report: Wycombe Wanderers v Exeter City (November 2013)

Match Report: Wycombe Wanderers v Exeter City (November 2013)

On a chilly night in front of a near empty stadium in Buckinghamshire, justice prevailed as City earned a late point against a Wycombe side for whom the word “cynical” was an understatement. There were three changes from the side that lost 3-1 at Rochdale on Saturday, with places for Butterfield, Wheeler and Grimes. Scot Bennett started at the back …

by Jason H on November 27th, 2013 Comments Off on Match Report: Wycombe Wanderers v Exeter City (November 2013)

Match Report: City Youngsters Crowned Cup Kings at Palace

Match Report: City Youngsters Crowned Cup Kings at Palace

City’s U21 side progressed to a tie against Southampton with a stunning win over Premier League opposition in Crystal Palace. In front of a small crowd boosted by a large contingent of City supporters, the City line-up was: Pym in goal, a back four of Dawson, Wannell, Tillson and Moore-Taylor; a midfield quartet of Wheeler, Gosling, Grimes and Keohane, with …

by Jason H on October 30th, 2013 Comments Off on Match Report: City Youngsters Crowned Cup Kings at Palace