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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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cornishblu added 14:39 - Jun 15
....was hoping for forest green as anew away ground but that will do for us

SheptonMalletBlue added 14:58 - Jun 15
Boom Baby!! one hour drive for me!

SheptonMalletBlue added 15:00 - Jun 15
Look forward to visiting Sid James Park, never been before.


Cheshire_Blue added 16:08 - Jun 15
Why bother. Mickey Mouse competition.

Benster1968 added 17:02 - Jun 15
Yes!!!!! A tie I can see in my own town again!! Definitely will be in the away end that night - CYB!!

jas0999 added 17:35 - Jun 15
... my compliments go to those who make the journey from East Anglia in midweek!

Winnable tie. Let’s see if Hurst takes the game seriously. I’m going with yes he will!

midastouch added 17:43 - Jun 15
Coming from the lower leagues and knowing how competitive they are (I saw several lower league teams impress me playing against Spurs last season in the FA Cup for example) I would expect Hurst to treat the opposition with respect and name a strong team, especially given we haven't had a cup run to shout about since 2011.

Charlie_pl_baxter added 18:32 - Jun 15
Summer holiday plans sorted then

blueheartXT added 18:49 - Jun 15
They should be in a draw with Yeovil only

A long journey lies ahead mid week

dirtydingusmagee added 19:11 - Jun 15
Cheshireblue , you do ''miserable sod '' to Olympic standards, if it was a sport you would without doubt be a Gold Medalist. jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzz

blueboy1981 added 19:26 - Jun 15
Anyone would think from comments that Exeter is the other side of the world .... !! - I guess it is for anyone who rarely leaves the County.

Lets go there and WIN - and have a decent Cup run for once.

nthstd added 19:38 - Jun 15
MAGNIFICENT DRAW.........a day out to St James Park secind team!!!

bluebare added 23:17 - Jun 15
Perfect 20 min away

jpring89 added 00:21 - Jun 16
20 mins away from me it’s like the dream draw for me

harlingblue added 02:25 - Jun 16
Time for ITFC to enjoy a visit to a different part of the country, put out a good team and go for a win.

wessextractorboy added 02:27 - Jun 16
45 miles for me and my boy as well. Not often the tractor boys come to the west country. Next round Plymouth away then Pompey away. Happy days.

Felstow1978 added 08:05 - Jun 16
Do certain posters on here ever pause and reflect on what utter irrelevant rubbish they spout, prior to pressing the submit button?

BlueandTruesince82 added 09:57 - Jun 16
It's ok, Cheshire blue is just worried that Hurst will get us to the 4th round which won't shiw Saint Mick in the best of light.

Better to try and diminish the competition now so that one has at least a flimsy argument for the next "be careful what you wish for"

marinerswagepacket added 11:47 - Jun 16
New era new start , love the West country , loads of town fans down their , I'll be there having a few beers with the West country boys .... I.T.I.D

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