We’ve Played on Valentines Day Before

Valentines Day for Exeter fans means a trip to Fratton Park for a League 2 fixture. Where the fancy of many will turn to thoughts of love on Saturday, the thoughts of football fans will be towards their first love, football! For Exeter fans that will mean the 260 mile round trip to Fratton Park.

While not in the same category as the 1929 murder of seven gangsters in Chicago, Exeter City haven’t had a great record on Valentines Day. We’ve played the 13 times on the 14th February, but have managed to lose 8 of those games, conceding a huge 29 goals and leaking 4 goals 3 times and 5 once. The full record for the Grecians is Played 13, drawn 2, lost 8, scoring 11 and conceding 29.

The most recent game was last season when we lost 2-1 away to Notts County.

The full record for games on 14th February are as follows:-

14 Feb 1914 Norwich City away L1-3
14 Feb 1920 Cardiff City home D1-1
14 Feb 1924 Norwich City away L0-4
14 Feb 1925 Southend United away L0-3
14 Feb 1948 Notts County home L0-1
14 Feb 1953 Bristol Rovers home D0-0
14 Feb 1959 Gillingham away W2-0
14 Feb 1970 Wrexham home W1-0
14 Feb 1982 Millwall away L1-5
14 Feb 1984 Burnley away L0-4
14 Feb 1998 Scarborough away L1-4
14 Feb 2009 Aldershot Town home W3-2
14 Feb 2012 Notts County away L1-2




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