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PREVIEW: EXETER CITY

11 October 2018

Swindon head to St. James’ Park to face Exeter City who are sitting second in League Two.

Town are 13th in the division on 17 points, three points off the play-offs, and will be looking to improve on recent results in the league – two draws at home and a loss against Crewe over the last fortnight have kept the Robins in the chasing pack.

On the road, Swindon have impressed – generally. Before their defeat to Crewe, Phil Brown’s side had not lost away from the County Ground in four games before the a disappointing trip to the Railwaymen last Tuesday.

Last time out in the league, Matt Taylor was on-hand to curl home a free-kick against his former club, Northampton Town after John-Joe O’Toole had put the visitors ahead.

In the week, Town romped past Plymouth with a 3-0 victory away from home, at Home Park. Marc Richards scored his first goal since August, before Keshi Anderson toe-poked in before half-time.

Kaiyne Woolery will be available for selection for the first time in the league since April – he scored Swindon’s third of the night in Devon on Tuesday night after coming off the bench.

Dion Conroy also returned for the Robins in the Checkatrade Trophy after seven weeks out and impressed at the heart of a back three.

The Oppo

The Grecian haven’t lost since the 1st September against league leaders, Lincoln City – after that it’s been an impressive run of results including wins away at Mansfield as well as the 5-1 battering of Notts County.

Exeter are the division’s highest scorers behind Colchester – Jayden Stockley has scored eight of the 22 goals the Devon-based side have scored so far this season.

Last time out, Stockley grabbed both of Exeter’s goals as they drew 2-2 with Yeovil – Stockley opened the scoring early on before goals either side of half time from Jordan Green and Alex Fisher put the Glovers in front. The Grecians’ striker struck on 75 minutes to salvage a point.

Head-to-head

12 Apr 2010        Swindon Town v Exeter City         D             1-1          League One

29 Jan 2011         Swindon Town v Exeter City         D             0-0          League One

29 Mar 2011       Exeter City v Swindon Town        L              1-0          League One

04 Oct 2011         Exeter City v Swindon Town        W            1-2          Johnstones Paint Trophy

11 Aug 2015        Swindon Town v Exeter City         L              1-2          League Cup

08 Nov 2016        Exeter City v Swindon Town        D             1-1          Football League Trophy

12 Aug 2017        Swindon Town v Exeter City         D             1-1          League Two

24 Mar 2018       Exeter City v Swindon Town        L              3-1          League Two

The Gaffer

Matt Taylor was appointed Exeter manager on June 1st 2018 following the departure of Paul Tisdale. He is the second youngest manager in the EFL behind Fleetwood’s Joey Barton, at the age of 36.

Exeter was the place he spent most time as a player where he played 172 times from 2007 to 2011 – Taylor played as a defender. He spent his youth career at Everton before spending time at Burscough, Rossendale United, Matlock Town, Hucknall Town, Halifax, Guiseley and Team Bath.

After seven years outside the Football League, he joined the Grecians and played in the 2008 Conference Play-Off Final where they beat Cambridge United, 1-0.

Taylor went on to play for Bradford City, Cheltenham, Newport County and Bath City, where he would end his playing career.

The 36-year-old returned to Devon in 2016 as a defensive coach and, last season, impressed as under-23 manager at St. James’ Park.

Since taking on the role as first-team manager, Taylor has led the Grecians to second in the league, four points behind Lincoln City.

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REPORT | EXETER 2-0 SWINDON TOWN

13 October 2018

Swindon were beaten 2-0 by Exeter at St. James’ Park as they extended their unbeaten run to nine games.

Jonathan Forte opened the scoring for the hosts with a poacher’s finish before Jayden Stockley headed in from close range in the second half.

Town were limited by a strong Exeter defence after they made five changes to the side that drew to Northampton last weekend.

First Half

Exeter started the brighter of the two sides – Lee Holmes was sprightly down the right-hand side and caused problems early on as the home team dominated early possession.

Jayden Stockley had the first chance of the half – Holmes clipped to the back post and Stockley rose high but nodded his header down and wide of the upright.

Keshi Anderson, who was the brightest light in the first half for Swindon, had the first effort for the visitors. He shot from distance but Christy Pym gathered in the Grecians goal after 9 minutes.

Five minutes later, and Exeter were deservedly in the lead – Jonathan Forte poked home his sixth since arriving at St. James’ Park after a long ball evaded the Town defence.

Town reacted well, keeping the ball and they were nearly level in the 22nd minute – Matt Taylor fizzed a cross the face of the six-yard box but Marc Richards couldn’t flick the ball in.

Richards was almost on the scoresheet again – Toumani Diagouraga slipped the striker in but his shot was blocked by the outstretched boot of Pym.

Exeter were strong from then on – Taylor looked to dip a free-kick up and over the wall; however, he couldn’t quite get it down quick enough to trouble Pym.

Second Half

Town came out in the second half and used the ball well as they had done in the latter stages of the first – Knoyle worked the ball into to Twine who tried to direct a header in but failed to get enough power as he jumped away from goal.

Martin Smith teed up Knoyle but his effort struck the outside of the post as it looped off his right boot.

On 57 minutes, Town had a warning for what was to come – Holmes clipped to the back post and Stockley headed wide.

Five minutes later, Stockley doubled the hosts’ lead with a diving header.

The introductions of Adebayo, Alzate and Woolery pushed Town forward but their attacks were blunted by a strong Grecians unit who were in a determined mood.

Town were limited to half chances and, in fact, despite their dominance of possession, Exeter still had the best chance of the final stages – Nicky Law drove into the Town 18-yard-box and forced Luke McCormick into a fine save.

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TICKETS: EXETER CITY

14 September 2018

Exeter City v Swindon

Saturday 13th October KO 3pm

Swindon Town are pleased to announce ticket details for our trip to Exeter City. Due to the redevelopment of St James Park, similar to the 2017/2018 season, Town have been allocated 350 seats for this fixture. Due to this there will be priority windows in place as per last season. It will be 1 ticket per eligible client up until general sale. 

Category                                             Seating

Adult                                                    £22

Over 64                                               £19         

Student                                               £19

Under 18                                            £9.50

 

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

Should tickets still be available, advance ticket sales at Swindon will stop at

12pm on Friday 12th October.

Priority Windows

325 + points – Monday 17th September 9am (1 per client)

300 + points - Monday 24th September 9am (1 per client)

280 + points - Monday 1st October 9am (1 per client)

260 + points – Friday 5th October 9am (1 per client)

General Sale – Monday 8th October 9am

 How to Book

Online @ www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown

In person @ STFC Club Shop

Telephone @ 0330 002 1993 option 1

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

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