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Exeter City Football Club EXETER CITY
Ground: St James Park,
Stadium Way,
Exeter, EX4 6PX
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Tel: 01392-411243
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Getting there
By Car: (approx 180 miles from HW)
Leave Wycombe on the A404 towards Marlow and join the M4 westbound at junction 8. Continue on M4 for 87 miles and then exit at junction 20 to join the M5 westbound. Continue for further 76 miles before exiting at junction 29. Continue on A3015 (Honiton Road) for about 1 mile and then take the B3183. After two miles at the roundabout take the the fourth exit for the B3212 (Western Way). At the next roundabout take the second exit (Old Twerton Road). The ground is on the left in St James Road. However, be advised there is very limited parking close to the ground and park and ride schemes operate from alternative carparks. Check www.rac.co.uk for specific or more detailed directions.
Train: St James Park station is close to ground and is served at regular intervals on match days from Exeter St Davids. Connections to Exeter St Davids from High Wycombe can be achieved via London Marylebone and then getting the First Great Western service from London Paddington (total journey time is about 3 hours 45 minutes. Check www.nationalrail.co.uk for specific times and connections of trains.

Chairboy Connections
Players who have played for both Clubs.

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Paul Buckle - Midfielder who made three appearances at Wycombe during the 1992/93 season while on loan from Brentford where he was a trainee. Played for Torquay United before switching to The Grecians in October 1995 - making 22 League appearances. Went on to spend three season at Colchester United before returning to City in the summer of 1999 for a further two year spell. Spent time with Aldershot and Weymouth before returning for a third time to the Grecians in December 2004. Eventually retired from the playing side at the end of the 2006/7 season aged 37.

Joe Burnell - Former trainee with Bristol City who made 62 appearances for Wycombe during an injury dogged two year spell following a free transfer from Ashton Gate in the summer of 2004. Went on to have a similar spell at Northampton Town before a year in the Conference with Oxford United. Joined The Grecians in the summer of 2009.

Mark Cooper Midfielder who made two substitute appearances for Wycombe during the 1993/94 season and scored a memorable match winning goal versus Mansfield. Started his career as a trainee with Bristol City but made his senior debut after a move to The Grecians (managed by his father) in October 1989. Made 50 Leagues apps, scoring 12 goals before switching to Birmingham City. Has played for a number of other clubs, including Fulham, Hartlepool United, Southend United and Rushden & Diamonds. Moved into management following the end of his playing career, including spells with Peterborough United and Swindon Town

John Cornforth - Joined Wycombe from Birmingham City during the 1996/97 campaign but left in May 1999 after failing to regain the form that gave him Welsh International honours. Was briefly at Scunthorpe in 1999/2000 before moving to Exeter City in February 2000 where he made 24 League appearances before retiring from the playing side at the end of the 2000/2001 season.

Sean Devine - Popular striker at Wycombe who scored 42 League goals in 88 appearances between March 1999 and January 2003 - including vital goals that helped fend off relegation at the end of the 1998/99 season under Lawrie Sanchez. Spent considerable time out through injury at Wycombe and was eventually sold to Exeter in controversial circumstances in January 2003. Originally signed for Wycombe from Barnet.

Rob Dewhurst - Defender who made a handful of vital loan appearances for Wanderers while at Blackburn Rovers and scored a crucial league goal during the Conference/Trophy "double season" of 1992-93. Went on to spend six years with Hull City before moving to Exeter in 1999. Made 23 League appearances before time with Scunthorpe United and then Gainsborough Trinity and North Feriby United.

Tommy Doherty - Former trainee with Bristol City who spent close to nine years at Ashton Gate before switching to QPR in the summer of 2005. Originally loaned to Wycombe from QPR in September 2006 and went through two further loan spells at Adams Park before making the deal permanent in January 2008 - made close to 100 apps for Wycombe before leaving in January following a fallout with Manager Gary Waddock. Spent time in Hungary before returning to the UK where he had spells with Bradford City, Newport County, Bath City and then a move to Exeter in 2012 - totalling 30 League apps for The Grecians before his release in 2014.

Scott Golbourne - Defender who spent who two loan spells at Wycombe from Reading during the 2006/7 season under Paul Lambert, making 39 appearances and scoring once. The former trainee with Bristol City went on to have loan spells with Bournemouth during the 2007/8 season (8 apps) and Oldham Athletic during the 2008/9 (8 apps) before being released from Reading and signing for The Grecians in the summer of 2009 - spent three years with City, making just over 100 apps before moving on to Barnsley and then Wolves

Joel Grant - Winger who made 77 appearances, scoring 16 goals for Wanderers during a two year spell following a move from Crewe Alexandra in May 2011. Left to join Yeovil Town (newly promoted to the Championship) in the summer of 2013 but after two successive relegations with The Glovers, moved to Exeter in August 2015 on a fan-funded deal.

Chris Hackett - Winger who appeared on loan for both Exeter and Wycombe during the 2011/12 season while on the books of Milwall. Originally with Oxford United where he made close to 150 apps in a seven year spell before a brief spell north of the border with Hearts. Moved to Milwall in August 2006. Made five League apps for The Grecians in November and December 2011 before spending the remainder of the season at Adams Park, making 8 League appearances. Moved to Northampton Town in the summer of 2012.

Gavin Holligan - Former Kingstonian striker who had a three spell at West Ham without breaking into the First Team. Made three appearances on loan at Exeter from The Hammers during the 2000/1 season. Signed for Wycombe by Lawrie Sanchez in August 2001 and made 50 appearances, scoring just once, before being released by Tony Adams in March 2004.

Peter Johnson - Harrogate born defender who started his senior football with Middlesbrough in 1977. Also played for Newcastle United, Doncaster Rovers, Darlington and Crewe before a short spell with The Grecians in the mid 1980's - making five League appearances. Subsequently had a longer spells with Southend United, Gillingham and Peterborough United. Made ten appearances for Wycombe under Martin O'Neill during the 1991/92 Conference season.

Martin Lambert - Forward who scored 10 goals in 33 appearances for the Wanderers having been signed by Jim Kelman in 1989 for 15,000 from Brighton. Had started his pro career with The Seagulls in 1983 before a brief spell with Torquay United during the 1984/85 season. Then had a short spell with The Grecians before playing in Holland, France and Belgium. Returned to the UK to play briefly again for Brighton before his time at Wycombe. Released by Martin O'Neill in 1991.

Richard Logan - Forward signed by Gary Waddock at Wycombe from Exeter in July 2012 on a one year deal. However, was released by new boss Gareth Ainsworth in November 2012 having made 10 First Team appearances. Played more than 200 times for The Grecians in a five years, scoring 47 League goals. Originally a trainee with Ipswich Town before permament deals with Boston United and Peterborough United.

Sam Parkin - Striker who earned fame at Wycombe during the 2000/2001 run to the semi-final of the FA Cup while on loan from Chelsea. Went to Oldham on loan towards the end of that season before spending the 2001/2 season on loan at Northampton Town. Went to have a successful spell with Swindon Town. Spent the 2005/6 season at Ipswich Town before a 340,000 move to Luton Town in August 2006. Also spent time on loan at Leyton Orient before a move to Walsall in the summer of 2009. Went on to have spells in Scotland with St.Johnstone, Queen of the South and St.Mirren before returning South to spend the 2013/14 season with The Grecians where he scored 3 times in 26 League appearances.

Ian Pearson - Prolific scorer for Wycombe during the 1976/77 season in the Isthmian League following a move from Plymouth Argyle - scoring 24 goals in 41 League games. Moved back into the Football League the following season after a 10,000 move to Millwall. Spent just over a season at The Den before switching to The Grecians in November 1978 and going to make 69 League apperances and scoring 10 goals. Returned to Plymouth via Bideford Town in August 1983.

Paul Read - Former Arsenal apprentice who made 11 appearances on loan at Leyton Orient while still at Highbury. Also played on loan at Southend United before John Gregory signed him for Wycombe in January 1997 for an initial fee of 35,000. Scored 12 goals in 65 appearances before being released at Wycombe by Lawrie Sanchez in May 1999. Subsequently played in Sweden before returning to the UK where he played briefly for Luton Town and then spent two years with The Grecians, making 26 League appearances before retiring from the playing side in 2002.

Mark Robson - Midfielder who made four Football League appearances for Wycombe in October 1998 season while on loan from Notts County. Originally a trainee with The Grecians, making 26 League appearances, before a move to Spurs where he made a handfull of First Team appearances before switching to West Ham (47 League apps). Joined Charlton Athletic in November 1993 for 125,000, going on to make 104 apps and scoring 9 goals before ending his career at Notts County. Has also played on loan for Reading, Watford and Plymouth.

Chris Vinnicombe - Former trainee at Exeter who made 39 League appearances before moving to Scotland to play for Glasgow Rangers in November 1989. Returned south to play for Burnley, before moving to Wycombe in August 1998 under John Gregory. Went on to notch up more than 250 apppearances before moving to Tiverton Town for a season and then back to Exeter for the 2005/6 season. Finished his playing career back at Tiverton, Elmore and then Witheridge, where he became Manager in November 2012.

Matt Whichelow - Winger who played on loan at both Wanderers and Exeter during the 2011/12 season while on the books of Watford. Made four appearances for Wycombe, scoring on his debut in a 2-1 home victory over Tranmere on 4th February 2012. Had previously made two appearances for The Grecians in September 2011. Also made four loan appearances at Accrington Stanley in 2011/12 after his time at Wycombe. Released by Watford in Febuary 2013 and eventually moved to non-League football with Boreham Wood.

John Williams Wycombe paid 150,000 to Coventry City for the ex-postman in September 1995 but after 14 goals in 60 apps left on a free to join Hereford United. Scored 3 times in 11 appearances for The Bulls before a brief spell at Walsall. Joined The Grecians for the 1997/98 season, scoring 4 League goals in 36 appearances before spells at other clubs, including Cardiff City, York City and Darlington and then returning to his first professional club, Swansea City. Ended his full-time football career with Kidderminster Harriers during the 2003/2004 before continuing with a host of non-League clubs, culminating with appearances as a 40 year old with Boldmere St. Michaels. During his pro career he totalled close to 500 apps.

Craig Woodman A former trainee with Bristol City who joined The Wanderers in the summer of 2007 under Paul Lambert after making just over 100 First Team appearances while at Ashton Gate. Made 131 appearances for Wanderers in a three year spell, being named as Player of the Season in 2008/9. Moved to Brentford in the summer of 2010 for an 'undisclosed fee' following Wanderers relegation to 'League Two' but with still a year of his contract at Adams Park to run. Signed for The Grecians in July 2012 and had totalled more than 120 appearances by the start of the 2015/16 campaign.

Also:
Sido Jomabti - Portugeese born defender who played briefly on trial at Exeter before moving to Cheltenham in the summer of 2011 for a 'nominal fee' from Bath City. Joined Wanderers on a free from Cheltenham Town in the summer of 2014.

Jack Obersteller - youngster who joined Wycombe in the summer of 2007 under Paul Lambert but never made the First Team. Loaned to Grays Athletic while at Wycombe before a permanent move to The Grecians in the summer of 2008. Made his Football League debut as a late substitute in the 4-1 victory at Macclesfield on 27 September 2008. Returned to Grays in the summer of 2009.

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Chairboys all-time record against The Grecians
DATE COMP V R SCORE ATT
Tue, Dec 5, 2000 FLT1 H W 1-0 1,026
Fri, Dec 26, 2008 FL3 H D 1-1 6,094
Mon, Apr 13, 2009 FL3 A L 0-1 8,183
Mon, Dec 26, 2011 FL2 H W 3-1 4,904
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 FL2 A W 3-1 4,121
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 FL3 A L 2-3 3,365
Tue, Jan 1, 2013 FL3 H L 0-1 3,679
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 FLT A W 2-0 1,654
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 FL3 H D 1-1 2,357
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 FL3 A W 1-0 2,540
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 FL3 A L 1-2 3,129
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 FL3 H W 2-1 3,245
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 FL3 A W 2-0 3,639
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 FL3 H W 1-0 3,358
Key:
FLT = Football League Trophy
FL3 = Football League Division Three/'League Two'
FL2 = Football 'League One'
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