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Match Preview | Exeter City

13 February 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview | Exeter City

13 February 2023

Shrewsbury Town travel to St James Park on Tuesday night to take on Exeter City in the Sky Bet League One. Kick-off is at 7:45pm.

Saturday’s 3-2 win over Port Vale means it’s now six straight wins for Steve Cotterill’s side. It was the visitors who took the lead, though, courtesy of Dominic Politic after 13 minutes. Salop then equalised through Chey Dunkley before Luke Leahy put his side ahead 33 minutes in. Killian Phillips then grabbed the third to give a two-goal cushion going into the break. Vale did get another in the 52nd minute, but Salop held out for all three points.

Exeter City’s game ended in a 1-0 defeat, as they conceded late on away at Burton Albion.

Shrewsbury and Exeter have met 52 times before, with Salop winning 21 of those, losing 18 and drawing 13. In September last year, Cotterill’s side won the home fixture 3-2.

Name: Exeter City

Stadium: St James Park

Founded: 1901; 122 years ago (as St. Sidwell’s United)

Chairman: Nick Hawker

Manager: Gary Caldwell

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

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

Record league defeat: 0-9 on two occasions. 0-9 vs Notts County, Division Three South, 16th October 1948.

0-9 vs Northampton, Division Three South, 12th April 1958.

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

One to watch: Sam Nombe

Striker Sam Nombe is on 13 goals this season, with 11 of those coming in the league and two in the Carabao Cup. Nombe joined Exeter from League One side Milton Keynes Dons in July 2021. Last season, he grabbed 10 goals for the Grecians, eight of which were in the league as Exeter gained automatic promotion finishing in 2nd place.


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