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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Exeter City V Swindon Town

Your Essential Guide To Saturday's Game

23 March 2018

Swindon Town are back on the road tomorrow with an important Sky Bet League Two clash against Exeter City awaiting them.

The Reds go into the contest off the back of a 3-1 win against Cambridge United in what was Phil Brown's first game in charge. 

They will arrive at St James Park three points behind the Grecians in the table, with a victory of huge importance to both teams.

LAST TIME WE MET:

Kaiyne Woolery's first-ever goal for the club rescued a point for Town in a 1-1 draw with Exeter at The Energy Check County Ground in August 2017.

FULL RECORD V EXETER CITY:

P W D L F A
113 50 32 31 193 149

TICKET NEWS:

Away tickets are SOLD OUT for tomorrow's game.

350 Town fans will be cheering on Phil Brown's side.

ONE TO WATCH:

Jayden Stockley became Exeter's record signing when he arrived from Aberdeen in the summer, and he's repaid the club's faith with 17 goals so far this season.

His eye for goal will be key to any hopes Exeter have of securing the points tomorrow and tightening their grip on a Play-Off spot. 

TOP SCORERS: 

EXETER CITY - Jayden Stockley (17)

SWINDON TOWN - Luke Norris (13)

TEAM NEWS: 

EXETER CITY could welcome Troy Brown, Troy Archibald-Henville, Lee Holmes and Craig Woodman back into the fold, although Jordan Moore-Taylor will miss out with a knee injury.

SWINDON TOWN are sweating on the fitness of leading scorer Luke Norris, who picked up an ankle injury in the win over Cambridge last time out.

Amine Linganzi could be fit enough to make the bench but both Reice Charles-Cook and Donal McDermott will miss out.

A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:

Paul Tisdale, Exeter City Manager: "I think it is going to be a difficult game. They are an experienced team in many ways and they have just got an experienced manager who has taken over.

"So the players, I'm sure, will be on their best behaviour for him and give everything they have got."

Phil Brown, Swindon Town Boss: "It is a six-pointer for me. They are looking for exactly the same carrot at the end of it and that isn't just three points, it is being in the Play-Offs and getting a bit of success.

"They missed out last year, they were beaten at Wembley by Blackpool and that would have hurt them.

"They've been in this division for five years and I know the manager very well and he'll want to get out of this division.

"It will be a difficult place to go to."

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE TWO (3PM UNLESS STATED):

Carlisle United v Cambridge United

Coventry City v Grimsby Town

Crawley Town v Cheltenham Town

Forest Green Rovers v Mansfield Town

Morecambe v Lincoln City

Newport County v Crewe Alexandra

Stevenage v Colchester United

Wycombe Wanderers v Port Vale

Luton Town v Barnet

OFFICIALS:

Referee - Lee Collins

Assistants - Robert Dabbs & Thomas Harty

Fourth Official - Simon Knapp

HOW TO FOLLOW: 

Not making the trip on Saturday? There are plenty of ways to follow all the action!

We will have full updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages. 

You can also keep up to date with every kick via our Match Centre.

Alternatively, full match commentary is available on iFollow, while overseas fans can watch the match live. Click HERE for details and to sign up if you haven’t already done so.

In the wake of the game, https:\\www.swindontownfc.co.uk\ will be the place to go with a full match report, plenty of reaction and pictures available to view and read through shortly after the final whistle.

Here’s to three points! 

 

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MATCH REPORT: Exeter City 3-1 Swindon Town

Reds Lose On The Road

24 March 2018

Swindon Town suffered a costly defeat in the race for promotion this afternoon after going down 3-1 to Exeter City at St James Park

It was a convincing start by the Reds and they were able to get their noses in-front thanks to Kaiyne Woolery, although his effort was quickly cancelled out by a Jake Taylor strike. 

Pierce Sweeney then completed the comeback, hammering home from the penalty spot to give his side a half-time lead and Jayden Stockley was able to wrap up the points late on.

Phil Brown made just the one change from the team that beat Cambridge United last time out, with Kaiyne Woolery replacing Luke Norris up top.

Town's leading scorer dropped to the bench and was joined by Amine Linganzi who had recovered from a long-term injury.

It really was a six-pointer for both sides with Town entering the game out of the Play-Off spots and three points behind Exeter, who were looking for a win themselves to keep the pressure on the top three.

With so much at stake there was a frantic start to proceedings and the first chance of the game arrived with just a minute on the clock.

Matty Taylor's free-kick landed kindly at the feet of Chris Robertson and the defender decided to have a go, although his effort lacked power and it was an easy enough save for Christy Pym.

Pierce Sweeney was then way off-target with a half-volley for the hosts as the game began to settle down a little bit.

Town will always carry a threat from set-pieces as long as they have Matty Taylor and the veteran went close with 13-minutes played after seeing his low free-kick palmed away by Pym.

Exeter looked dangerous when going forward too, however, and they were able to carve out another chance with Jayden Stockley heading wide from Matt Jay's cross. 

But the opening goal did soon arrive and it was Town who were able to claim it with Kaiyne Woolery tucking home from close-range after Marc Richards was tackled inside the area.

Woolery could have had a second moments later but his long-range effort was smothered by Pym, before the home side saw a goal chalked off for a push by Stockley.

However, Town's lead didn't last long as Exeter hit back quickly through Jake Taylor, who was able to lash home from close-range.

That seemed to give City a little bit of momentum with Stockley again testing Moore with a header, and they would take a lead in at the break. 

Taylor was adjudged to have fouled Dean Moxey inside the area and Sweeney made no mistake from twelve-yards to turn the game on its head.

The tempo was miles less frantic after the break and the first real action of the second-half didn't happen until just shy of the hour mark when Taylor sent a free-kick over the bar for the visitors.

Chris Hussey's searching cross fell at the feet of Richards but he was unable to guide his half-volley past Pym, with Town still searching for an equaliser.

Town then elected to introduce a couple of fresh faces into the fold with Amine Linganzi and Luke Norris replacing Timi Elsnik and Kaiyne Woolery respectively.

The changes nearly made the desired impact too as Linganzi let fly from distance, but his well-struck rocket was punched away by Pym.

With time running out, Town made their third and final change with Kellan Gordon replacing Paul Mullin in a bid to inject some fresh legs into the attack.

And Swindon were certainly spending plenty of time on the attack but they were struggling to make the breakthrough with Hussey sending a shot over the bar.

But Town were done with the ultimate sucker-punch in the dying minutes after Hiram Boateng picked out Stockley, who made no mistake from close-range to end the game as a contest.

TEAMS AND STATS:

SCORERS - Kaiyne Woolery (27), Jake Taylor (33), Pierce Sweeney (43), Jayden Stockley (87).

EXETER CITY (4-4-2) - Pym; Wilson (Lloyd James 89), Sweeney, Storey, Woodman (Troy Archibald-Henville 77); Taylor, Tillson, Boateng, Moxey; Jay (Kyle Edwards 70), Stockley. 

SUBS - Jones, Simpson, McAlinden, Croll.

SWINDON TOWN (4-4-2) - Moore; Purkiss, Robertson, Menayese, Hussey; Mullin (Kellan Gordon 77), Dunne, Elsnik (Amine Linganzi 64), Taylor; Woolery (Luke Norris 64), Richards (C).

SUBS - Henry, Knoyle, Anderson, Twine. 

BOOKINGS:

EXETER CITY -  Dean Moxey.

SWINDON TOWN - Matty Taylor, James Dunne. 

Attendance - 4,567 (337 Away Fans).

Referee - Lee Collins.

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Ticket News

Exeter Tickets On Sale On Monday

Priority Windows Will Be In Place

1 March 2018

Swindon Town can confirm that tickets for our upcoming trip to Exeter City will go on sale on Monday.

The Reds will be in Sky Bet League Two action at St James Park on Saturday 24th March 2018 - 3pm Kick-Off.

Town fans will be able to purchase their tickets from 11am on Monday 5th March, although this is subject to change due to the current adverse weather conditions.

We have been allocated 350 seats for this fixture. 

PRICES:

Category Price
Adult £22
Over 64 £19
Student £19
Under 18 £9.50

For Ambulant disabled tickets charged at age related prices, please contact Swindon Town.

Should tickets still be available, then advance ticket sales at Swindon will stop at 12pm on Friday 23rd March 2018.

PRIORITY WINDOWS:

 

350+ Points Monday 5th March - 11am (1 per client)
325+ Points Friday 9th March - 9am (1 per client)
300+ Points Wednesday 14th March - 9am (1 per client)
260+ Points Monday 19th March - 9am
General Sale Wednesday 21st March - 9am

For wheelchair tickets, please contact Exeter City direct on 01392 411243.

HOW TO BOOK:

 - Online via www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown

 - In person at the STFC Club Shop

 - Phone 0871 876 1993 and select option 2

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