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Second-place Grecians making journey to North Essex

22 November 2021

Promotion-chasing Exeter City will make the long journey to Colchester on Tuesday evening in the latest Sky Bet League Two action.

Hayden Mullins and his side will be wanting to put their game at Stevenage behind them as quickly as possible, with the two home games against Exeter City and Newport County a good focus for the U's this week. 

The U's were beaten by a single goal at the Lamex, with Elliott List's first half penalty the difference between the two sides. Colchester United had the better chances and much of the better play of the game, but were unable to convert, handing the home side the three points. 

Mullins and Dyer will have some decisions to make on players for Tuesday's game with Ryan Clampin, Brendan Wiredu, Alan Judge and Gene Kennedy all missing through injury. Tom Eastman and Shamal George also both went off injured in the Stevenage defeat, with the U's management due to check on their fitness ahead of the Exeter City clash. 

The Opposition
Matt Taylor's side just missed out on the play-offs at the end of last season, but have made a much stronger start to the 2021/22 campaign. 

The Grecians currently hold the longest unbeaten league record in England, now fifteen matches without defeat. Their run extends back to the only defeat in the league this season for Taylor's men, on the second game of the 2021/22 campaign - run that has helped them to second in the table, just two points behind first-place Forest Green Rovers. 

The St James Park side are in possession of the league's second highest scorer, with Matt Jay on ten for the season. In addition to Jay, former Colchester United striker, Jevani Brown has provided the joint most assists in the division with six to his name so far. 

Brown left the U's in the summer, and has become a favourite on the South Coast with Exeter City fans. The forward was named in the Sky Bet League Two team of the week for Exeter's 2-1 home win against Carlisle United on Saturday. 

Last Time We Met

Rem Oteh was on target for the U's in the last meeting between the U's and the Grecians, here at the JobServe Community Stadium back in February. Goals from Willmott and Seymour sealed the three points for the visitors in what turned out to be Steve Ball's final game in charge of Colchester United.

Tickets remain on sale from Col U Tickets for the visit of Exeter City. Click HERE to purchase yours, or they can be purchased in person from one of the ticketing machines in the club shop on matchday. 

Watch the game live on iFollow if you're unable to get to the JobServe Community Stadium. A Match Pass will cost £10, and includes a live stream and commentary from North Essex. Click HERE to get yours. 

Match Info
For more information on what to expect when you arrive at the JobServe Community Stadium on Tuesday evening, click HERE. 

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