Exeter City make the trip to Highbury Stadium this Saturday to face Fleetwood. Both sit in various precarious positions in the bottom half of the League One table and need a win to look upwards instead of downwards.
Fleetwood currently sit 22nd in the League One relegation zone. In 15 games, Fleetwood have three wins, four draws and eight losses, leaving them on 13 points, just one point from safety.
In their last five games in all competitions, Fleetwood have three wins and two draws. Bosun Lawal gave Fleetwood a flying start against Reading, scoring in the second minute but Dom Ballard drew the game level in the first part of the second half. However, Josh Vela popped up with a goal in the 92nd minute to give Fleetwood an important 2 - 1 over Reading. Junior Quitirna was the main man for Fleetwood against Barnsley, grabbing a brace. Despite Quitirna’s brace, Devante Cole and Corey O’Keeffee both scored as it finished 2 - 2.
Another draw came Fleetwood’s way against Blackpool. Promise Omochere and Jack Marriott both scored to give Fleetwood a 2 - 0 lead going into halftime. A double from Sonny Carey and a goal from Shayne Lavery put Blackpool into a 3 - 2 lead, but another goal from Marriott grabbed a 3 - 3 draw for Fleetwood. In the First round of the FA Cup Fleetwood faced Kidderminster. Bailey Hobson opened the scoring for Kidderminster but Josh Earl and Shaun Rooney both scored to give Fleetwood the 2 - 1 win.
The last time out for Fleetwood was against the Leicester U21 team in the Football League Trophy. A brace from Ryan Broom and goals from Will Johnson and Ryan Graydon gave Fleetwood the 4 - 0 win where Fleetwood had 11 shots on target in comparison to Leicester’s two shots on target.
Exeter City, on the other hand, sit 18th in League One after 15 games. The Grecians have five wins, two losses and eight losses to their name which leaves them on 17 points, only four points above the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, Exeter have one draw and four losses. Martial Godo and Jordan Jones both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Wigan despite Exeter having 73% of the possession and 29 shots. Another 2 - 0 loss was on the cards, this time against Derby County. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Conor Washington both scored in the 2 - 0 win for the Rams.
The one draw came against Lincoln City. Alistair Smith opened the scoring for Lincoln in the 20th minute and despite leaving it until the 81st minute Ryan Trevitt scored to grab a 1 - 1 draw for Exeter. In the Round of 16 of the League Cup Exeter faced Middlesbrough. Trevitt grabbed a brace, but goals from Morgan Rogers, Samuel Silvera and Emmanuel Lath gave Middlesbrough the 3 - 2 win.
The most recent outing for Exeter was another 2 - 0 loss to Wigan, this time in the FA Cup. Thelo Aasgaard and Steven Sessegnon both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Wigan.
Fleetwood and Exeter have only met six times in their histories, with the first meeting coming as recently as 2012. Exeter have won on three occasions whereas Fleetwood have never won in this fixture, the other three games all ending in a draw.