Preview: Exeter City v Barrow – News


We focus on Saturday’s game against Exeter City with a comprehensive and in-depth look at the Bluebirds’ League Two trip to St James’ Park.

Exeter City v Barrow
saturday 19and February 2022, 3 p.m.
St. James Park
Sky Bet League Two

In opposition
A run of six games without a win in League Two towards the end of 2021 saw Exeter City slip out of the top seven and left fans feeling a bit deflated.

However, the reaction from Matt Taylor’s men since the start of the year has been nothing short of astounding and they come into Saturday’s brawl with the Bluebirds in fine form.

City have won six of their last seven outings now, including eye-catching triumphs at Swindon Town and Bradford City, and they have thus climbed back into the automatic promotion places.

Tuesday night’s win over Harrogate Town underscored the spirit of the Grecians side as they came back strong from 3-1 down to claim a 4-3 stoppage-time win.

One to watch
Thimothee Dieng has become a huge hit with Exeter City fans since moving to St James’ Park in the summer after leaving relegated Southend United.

The midfield ace has scored 10 goals in all competitions for the Grecians this term and has been a big part of their fantastic recent run which has seen them finish in the top three.

Dieng has touched the net three times in the last six games, including one in midweek as they came back on the comeback trail to claim a dramatic win over Harrogate Town.

Barrow has yet to taste defeat against Exeter City in three meetings since the Bluebirds returned to the Football League, although the last two meetings have ended squarely.

This weekend marks almost 55 years to the day since Barrow last won at Exeter and Mark Cooper’s men will hope that bodes well for Saturday’s game.

Christopher Pollard will attend his first Bluebirds game of the season when he takes charge of our weekend visit to play Exeter City.

The official is now in his third season on the EFL referee list and was last to whistle for a Barrow match when they lost 1-0 at Southend United last January.

Pollard has overseen 20 games in all competitions this term, his latest appointment being Bristol Rovers’ midweek win over Sutton United at Memorial Stadium.

Bluebirds fans can purchase tickets in advance by calling the Exeter City box office before 5pm on Friday – alternatively tickets will also go on sale the same day at The Grecian’s Away box office.

Click here for all the ticket information you need for Saturday’s game.

Live broadcast
We are unable to show live matches on iFollow in the UK on Saturday afternoons, although Bluebirds fans outside the country can still access live footage on iFollow.

Click here now to visit the Exeter City Match Center and pick up your Video Match Pass.

Live commentary
We are providing live online audio commentary of every game this season on iFollow as we continue our broadcasting partnership with BBC Radio Cumbria.

Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson, who will be joined this Saturday by Plymouth Argyle Academy recruiting manager Chris Beard.

You can buy an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign up for the Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.

Click here now to subscribe to iFollow.

The bookmakers have installed Exeter City as 4/5 favorites for victory this weekend, with Barrow rated a 16/5 shot for three and a 5/2 rated draw with our friends at Sky Bet.

Click here now for the full list of markets ahead of Saturday’s game.


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