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Match Preview | Exeter City

12 September 2022

Shrewsbury Town return to Sky Bet League One action this Tuesday when they host newly promoted Exeter City at Montgomery Waters Meadow. Kick-off is at 7:45pm.

Football across the EFL and Premier League was postponed on the weekend out of respect for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Both teams won their previous match. Shrewsbury recorded a 2-0 away win at Forest Green Rovers at the start of the month, with Rekeil Pyke netting in the 10th minute before Jordan Shipley struck minutes after the interval to secure the three points.

Exeter meanwhile beat Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 at home courtesy of defender Cheick Diabate grabbing the winner in the second half. It was an emotional day at St. James Park as Jay Stansfield made his debut for the club his late father Adam had also played for.

Out of the 51 games played between Shrewsbury and Exeter, 20 have ended in victory for Salop, with 18 ending in defeat and 13 draws being played out between the sides. The last time this fixture was played was in League Two in the 2014/2015 campaign. Exeter won 3-2 at St. James Park, whilst Shrewsbury won 4-0 in the return fixture at home.

Name: Exeter City

Stadium: St James Park

Founded: 1901 (102 years ago), (founded as St Sidwell’s United)

Chairman: Julian Tagg

Manager: Matt Taylor

Record League win: 8-1 on two occasions. vs Coventry City, Division Three South, 4th December 1926.

8-1 vs Aldershot, Division Three South, 4th May 1935.

Record League defeat: 0-9 vs Notts County, Division Three South, 16th October 1948.

Highest League finish: 8th League One, 2010/2011. (equalling the club's highest ever post-war league position).

One to watch: Sam Nombe

23-year-old forward Sam Nombe is Exeter’s top scorer across all competions this season with four goals and three assists to his name so far. Nombe joined Exeter from League One side Milton Keynes Dons in July 2021. Last season, he grabbed 10 goals for his side, eight of which were in the league as Exeter gained automatic promotion finishing in 2nd place.

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