Argyle v Exeter - Reasons to be Cheerful

AS our game with Exeter City approaches - our 5000th game in club history - HADEN TYE looks at why we should be optimistic ahead of the Devon Derby...

At The Double
Last season Argyle did the double over rival club Exeter City, winning 3-0 at Home Park and 3-1 at St. James' Park. The home victory became at the beginning of last season, in August, and the away win was in February, as the Pilgrims came out winners, despite being down to ten as Olly Lee was sent off.

Reubs Will Tear You Apart...Again
Reuben Reid has scored in his last three games against Exeter, netting five goals in all. He scored once in March 2014 as the Pilgrims lost 2-1 at Home Park once when Argyle triumphed 3-0 at Home Park and he bagged a hat trick last February in a 3-1 Argyle win at St. James' Park.

Home at Home Park
Argyle have played against Exeter City at Home Park 52 times, winning 29, drawing 13 and losing 10. During those games, Argyle have scored 86, whilst Exeter have scored fewer than half of that tally: 41. The average attendance for the visit of Exeter City is 12,250, with the highest ever crowd being the 25,494 people that watched Argyle see off the Grecians in January 1952. 

We Are Top of the League
Argyle could not be coming into this game in a much better position. Top of the league, that is. Argyle's 2-1 victory against Crawley Town on Saturday meant the Pilgrims finished the day top of the league, as Wycombe lost 3-2 to Northampton. City lie six points behind Argyle in 11th place in the Sky Bet League 2 table.