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Town Draw Exeter City Away in Trophy Third Round
Thursday, 5th Dec 2019 19:30

Town face a long away trip to League Two Exeter City in the third round of the Trophy.

The Blues last faced the Grecians at St James' Park in the first round of last season's Carabao Cup when the home side won a penalty shoot-out 4-2 after a 1-1 draw.

Kayden Jackson opened the scoring and ex-Blues defender Troy Brown levelled for the Devon side, while another former Town man Lee Martin hit the decisive penalty.

Overall, the Blues have won 11 of the 27 meetings between the sides (eight in the league), nine have ended in draws (eight in the league), while Exeter have won seven (six).

The draw was regionalised on a north-south basis for the final time in this year’s competition.

Round of 16 ties will be played in the week commencing January 6th, a few days after the Blues could be in the South-West for a third round FA Cup tie.

If Town beat Coventry in next Tuesday's second round replay they will face the winner of the Plymouth-Bristol Rovers replay, which is being played on Tuesday 17th December.

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TrueBlue66 added 19:31 - Dec 5
One day we will get a good draw. One day.

cornishblu added 19:31 - Dec 5
Happy Dazs

itfchorry added 19:32 - Dec 5
Exeter and possibly Plymouth in the Cups !

TrumptonBlue added 19:39 - Dec 5
Lambert's going to be delighted with this.

Phil1969 added 19:46 - Dec 5
Simple give Plymouth a kicking stay over and do Exeter no training that week.

ArnieM added 19:50 - Dec 5
..... and this is meant to be “ regionalised “, really ???

ajs83 added 20:03 - Dec 5
Phil:- According to the BBC Sport website the Plymouth vs Bristol Rovers replay is the following week (Tues 17th Dec) although I know not why. If it's Bristol Rovers is it likely to be on the Sunday (meaning Exeter would be on the Wednesday) on account that Bristol City are at home as well (to Shrewsbury) or will they allow both Bristol games to be played on the Saturday?

alfromcol added 20:12 - Dec 5
The Southern Section draw must be the worst possible for travelling fans? Difficult to get a draw with the pairings any further apart.

exeterblue10 added 20:14 - Dec 5
Not grumbling!

MickMillsTash added 20:21 - Dec 5
Surely a case for regionalising the regions- they should play Newport or Bristol Roiv
we should play MK or Stevenage
If only we could just get Brexit Done - then the tw@t Boris could deal with these important issues

262 miles to Exeter on a Tuesday night to watch a reserve game, thats nonsense.
Accrington is 252 miles
How many trees do we have to plant to offset this cup ?

rdibble added 20:35 - Dec 5
Loving these cup draws live in Cornwall COYB

herfie added 20:37 - Dec 5
Not ideal - but if we’re going to have to travel that distance to play this ‘regionally’ based team, then let’s make sure we freakin’ well beat them! Wemberley would be that much closer.

(Clearly geography not one of the Competition organisers’ strong points!).

PhilTWTD added 21:03 - Dec 5

My error, read Tuesday and assumed the same night. Amended. You're probably right, one of the two games in Bristol would most likely be on the Sunday.

cornishnick added 21:22 - Dec 5

harlingblue added 04:10 - Dec 6
Now Ipswich Town FC and PL have got to do it on their own, apart from some hard core supporters, just do it, win this game with whatever formation/reserve team you put out.

harlingblue added 04:16 - Dec 6
A League and Cup double would be good, even in the lower leagues?

Cakeman added 07:04 - Dec 6
Just as well the Northern Irish teams don’t compete in this cup as we seem to find ourselves heading West all of the time.

Pilgrimblue added 09:56 - Dec 6
Couldn't be worse, it's about time we got a home draw

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