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Town Draw Exeter Away in First Round of Carabao Cup
Friday, 15th Jun 2018 11:03

Town will face League Two Exeter City away in the first round of the Carabao Cup, the draw having taken place in Vietnam this morning.

The teams last met in the competition at the same stage at St James Park in August 2010 when the Blues won 3-2 after extra-time, Ronan Murray netting once and David Norris twice for the Blues and Ryan Harley, who is still with the Grecians, scoring both for the home side.

The clubs also faced one another in a two-legged first-round tie in 1998/99. The first leg in the South-West ended 1-1 with Matt Holland putting the Blues in front and Jonathan Richardson equalising for the home side in the final minute.

Town comfortably won the second leg at Portman Road, Mauricio Taricco, Holland again, Mick Stockwell, Alex Mathie and Paul Mason, playing his final game for the Blues, scoring the goals in a 5-1 victory. Richardson again netted for Exeter.

Overall, the Blues have won 11 of the 26 meetings between the sides (eight in the league and one in the FA Cup), nine have ended in draws (eight in the league), while Exeter have won six (all in the league).

Unlike the 2010 match, this year's tie, which will be played in the week commencing August 13th, won't go to extra-time, the additional half-hour having been scrapped with a number of changes having been made to the competition for the season ahead. While the draw was regionalised on a North-South basis, there was no seeding.

Last season Town won 2-0 at Luton in the first round before a very youthful team impressed but were beaten 2-1 at Crystal Palace.

Town's Championship fixtures for 2018/19 will be announced at 9am on Thursday 21st June when they will be available on TWTD.

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Wicksy added 11:07 - Jun 15
Oh joy

matty81 added 11:07 - Jun 15
Wow what a schlep

NITFC added 11:09 - Jun 15
Shame. Was hoping for a new ground to vist

ADR added 11:10 - Jun 15
Awesome - when you live in Cornwall this is as near as we could get. Boom! See you there BobbyChase.

TrueBlueRich added 11:10 - Jun 15
Possibly, the furthest away journey we could have drawn?

TrueBlueRich added 11:10 - Jun 15
Possibly, the furthest away journey we could have drawn?

Monkey_Blue added 11:12 - Jun 15
Hardly exciting but at least Hurst will have decent knowledge of playing league two opponents. I doubt there will be any complacency and a good chance to get a win in the bank if we are focussed

itsonlyme added 11:13 - Jun 15
Deep joy!!!!!!!!

brendenward35 added 11:16 - Jun 15
Question is does Hurst go for win for decide to concentrate on the league?

aas1010 added 11:18 - Jun 15
1 hr 30 mins away from me !!! Yes bring it on

dirtydingusmagee added 11:24 - Jun 15
Go for it, lets get a cup run , if we are just going to float about mid table we may as well. I think we should be trying to win every game and develop a winning attitude. We have had too many years with no cup interest, and boring play not to lose tactics. Lets have something cheer about .

LeBlue added 11:35 - Jun 15
Darn it. I am in Devon the week after the tie!!

cinnamonITFC added 11:37 - Jun 15
Yes yes yes! I live in Exeter and rarely get to see Town! Very very excited for this - St James' Park is a lovely little ground too - proper local ground that still has standing areas!

CavendishBlue added 11:37 - Jun 15
I think Vietnam was easier to get to, last time i looked anyrate.....

BlueMachines added 12:03 - Jun 15
Worst possible draw!

OsborneOneNil added 12:12 - Jun 15
Result, cheeky hour West from me.

blockb_steward added 12:14 - Jun 15
I am sure Paul Hurst's approach to cup games will be refreshing for us all!

TonyHumesIpswich added 12:27 - Jun 15
Surely one of the worst draws we could have got?

carlisleaway added 12:48 - Jun 15
Went to the last Tuesday night game we played, if I remember correctly the local police were more interested in under age drinkers. Fish and chips on the beach beforehand.

peterleeblue added 12:53 - Jun 15
If Carlsberg did Cup draws that would be PROBABLY the worst draw in the World. Totally hopeless on every level.

Fatboy added 12:57 - Jun 15
Good job the draw was regionalised otherwise we could have faced a long journey.

12th_Man added 13:03 - Jun 15
New Ground For Me COYB

RoyalAscotBlue added 13:04 - Jun 15
Crikey! What’s that 300 miles? On a Tuesday night. Jumpers for goalposts. Mmmm. Marvellous. Isn’t it.

midastouch added 13:37 - Jun 15
B*gger, was hoping for Norwich so we could do the treble on them this coming season! ;-)

TJS added 13:39 - Jun 15
It would be fairer if they divided it east to west - then maybe someone like Bolton could trek to Devon for a change.

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