The draw for the first round of the League Cup (now sponsored by Capital One) has been made. The Grecians have been drawn at home as we have been in every first round game since we returned to League football in 2008. The opposition will be, recently married Dean Moxey’s Crystal Palace.
It’s been a while since we played the Glaziers (or Eagles as they are now nicknamed). All the way back to Christmas 1960, were we played them on consecutive days. Losing 3-2 at St James Park, with Jenkins and Thompson scoring for Exeter in front of 7551 fans. Then drawing the following day at Selhurst Park 0-0
We’re are, however, old protagonists from the Division 3 South days. We have played them 62 times in the league, with City winning 20 games, drawing 17 and losing 25. Scoring 104 goals to Palace’s 108.
The game is likely to take place on Tuesday 14th August, or Wednesday 15th August. There is an opportunity to play on the Saturday 11th or Sunday 12th, however we have a pre-season friendly up at Yeovil Town (who have a home tie against Colchester United). So, we will have to wait for an official announcement.
Our last 2 wins in the League Cup came last year against Yeovil, and then in 1993 when we beat Walsall 2-1 on aggregate.