After a disappointing performance against Tranmere, the U’s are still top of the table as they make their way South West to take on Exeter.
Mark Bonner has an almost-fit first team squad to choose from, with only Liam O’Neil a long-term injury doubt. Despite the manner of the game against Tranmere we’re not sure it pays to tinker too much with a side in good form, and we expect to see the 11 who started last week start again.
Exeter have had an indifferent start to the season, winning one, losing one and drawing one in the League, scoring four and conceding five. One familiar face in the Grecians squad is left-back Lewis Page, who spent a month on loan at the Abbey in 2016.
We’ve played Exeter 58 times in the Football League since 1970, and have the better record, with 28 wins and 12 draws against 18 defeats. That being said, we haven’t had a great record against them recently, with only three wins in the fourteen games we’ve played since re-joining the league, the most recent being a 4-0 win last October, with Luke Hannant, Jack Roles, George Taft and Andy Dallas getting the goals. Exeter were also responsible for one of the darkest memories for U’s in recent years, beating us 1-0 in the 2008 Conference Play-Off Final at Wembley.
Times are obviously difficult for all clubs at the moment with the lack of fans being able to attend games, so if you can spare a tenner you can watch the match on iFollow. The club have stated how grateful they’ll be for your cash, and it looks like the Government or Premier League aren’t going to help us any time soon so that £10 can make all the difference.