Check out our record against the Devon side ahead of our match this evening...
Our record against the Grecians in the Football League currently stands at six played, two won, two drawn, and two lost. The first meeting in the league took place in League Two in 2015, as we made a trip to St James’ Park on 14th November.
Alex Nicholls scored after just eight minutes, but Sonny Bradley’s bullet header leveled the scored half an hour in. Tom Nichols then put the hosts back ahead on the stroke of half time, and that’s how the scored were looking like staying, before a screamer from Luke Rooney in second half stoppage time drew the scores the 2-2 and seal a fantastic point for the Reds.
The return fixture on the March Bank Holiday Monday saw the Grecians avenge that last minute strike by picking up a 2-0 win at the Broadfield. A former Red, Jake Taylor, opened the scoring before Ollie Watkins doubled the lead fifteen minutes from the end.
Just two weeks into the following season, The Reds travelled down to Devon looking to extend their good start to the campaign. Exeter had edged the game, but were left pointless after three games thanks to a stunning goal from Josh Yorwerth, who went round four defenders inside the area to hit a low shot into the bottom corner.
Again though, it was Exeter who would pick up an away win at our place. Ollie Watkins was on the score sheet again before Jordan Moore-Taylor added a second. Mark Connolly added a consolation in the final minutes of stoppage time, but it was merely that, as Exeter ran out 2-1 winners.
Our next home match against City was a lot better than the previous two. With Exeter flying in the upper echelons of the table, the Reds put on a fine performance to record a 3-1 win at the Broadfield. Dean Moxey had given the away side the lead in the first half, but a penalty from Josh Payne leveled the scores before half time. Jordan Roberts bagged a brace in the second half to seal the win and ensure the Reds got the much-needed three points.
Jayden Stockley was on the score sheet twice the last time the two sides met at the back end of last season. Those goals came after Enzio Boldewijn had opened the scoring, but Josh Yorwerth scored his second goal in as many seasons at St James’ Park to ensure the game ended level.