League Two Round-Up: Northampton move joint-top after win at Plymouth
Jan13

League Two Round-Up: Northampton move joint-top after win at Plymouth

Northampton moved level on points with leaders Plymouth Argyle at the top of the table after a 2-1 victory at their promotion rivals. Jamie Collins gave the Cobblers the lead, before Marc Richards’ 16th of the season extended their advantage. The Pilgrims pulled one back through Gregg Wylde but the hosts couldn’t find another as their four-game winning streak came to an end. Both teams now have 52 points, four more than...

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League Two Preview: Top-two clash at Home Park
Jan11

League Two Preview: Top-two clash at Home Park

Leaders Plymouth Argyle host second-placed Northampton Town at Home Park in a top of the table clash. Four straight wins have seen Derek Adams’ side sit three-points above the Cobblers, who have won seven of their last nine league matches. The Devon side have lost three times at home this season, while Town, who would go top if they win by a two-goal margin, have been defeated just twice on their travels. Elsewhere,...

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Top 5: FA Cup Third Round Teams
Jan11

Top 5: FA Cup Third Round Teams

The FA Cup third round took place this weekend as 22 teams from across the country took a step closer to Wembley. As 44 clubs from the Premier League and the Championship joined the competition, only 16 of them progressed? But who were the standout sides of the round? Here’s Shoot’s Top 5 FA Cup team performances….. 5. Bristol City (Championship) Despite being in the Championship relegation zone, Bristol City came within a minute of...

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Profile: Exeter City’s FA Cup hero, Tom Nichols
Jan11

Profile: Exeter City’s FA Cup hero, Tom Nichols

From Sutton United beating Coventry City in 1989, to the Crazy Gang beating the Culture Club. From Shrewsbury knocking out Everton, to “that goal” by Roy Essandoh against Leicester in 2001. The FA Cup always provides thrills and spills, as well as the occasional cup upset. One particular fixture this weekend had all of the ingredients for a perfect cup tie. League Two Exeter City, a side who held Manchester United to a replay 10 years...

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Top 5: FA Cup Third Round Teams
Jan10

Top 5: FA Cup Third Round Teams

3. Exeter City (League Two) Friday night’s televised game saw League Two side Exeter City draw 2-2 at home to a youthful Liverpool outfit. With just 34 appearances between them this season, the Reds XI trailed within 10 minutes as Tom Nichols slid the ball home. However, Jurgen Klopp’s side drew level three minutes later when Jerome Sinclair tucked the ball home from inside the area. Before the first half was out, there was...

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Olejnik: I’ll buy a cake if Exeter beat Liverpool
Jan07

Olejnik: I’ll buy a cake if Exeter beat Liverpool

Exeter City goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik says he’ll “go to the shops and buy a cake for the lads” if they beat Liverpool in their televised FA Cup third round tie at St James Park on Friday night. Bobby Olejnik was speaking on behalf of Precision Goalkeeping. Exeter’s goalkeper will be wearing Precision Goalkeeping’s Classic range against Liverpool on Friday evening. Follow @PrecisionGK for more...

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