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Exeter players arrive in Liverpool

On their way! Exeter are airborne. Credit: Richard Lawrence\ITV News
The Grecians check in for their flight to Liverpool. Credit: Richard Lawrence\ITV News


Thousands of Exeter City fans head to Anfield

Exeter City's Alex Nicholls and Liverpool's Brad Smith (right) battle for the ball during the Emirates FA Cup, third round match at St James Park, Exeter. Credit: PA David Davies

It's a big day for Exeter City and their fans, who are making the trip to Liverpool for an historic third-round FA Cup replay.

The Grecians came close to beating the Premier League giants in the first game at St James Park.

6,000 Exeter City fans are heading to Anfield for the match and the good luck messages are already coming in.


Yeovil and Truro crash out of the Cups

Yeovil Town were knocked out of the FA Cup last night after losing on penalties to Carlisle in their replay at Huish Park.

And Truro City are out of the FA Trophy after losing 2-0 at Macclesfield. The Cheshire side will now play Torquay United in the third round next month.

Match report: Yeovil 1 - 1 Carlisle (Carlisle win 5-4 on penalties)

Carlisle will face Everton in the fourth round of the FA Cup after their thrilling penalty shootout win over Yeovil.

Mark Ellis stepped up to slot home the winning penalty after Matt Dolan had his spot-kick pushed onto the post by visiting goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.

Yeovil were left to rue a missed penalty by Francois Zoko in added time when he fired wide having sent Gillespie the wrong way - the Glovers having surrendered the lead when Antony Sweeney cancelled out Jack Compton's opener.

After a quiet opening 30 minutes, Shaun Jeffers played a pass into Liam Walsh, who neatly stepped over the ball, leaving it to fall into the path of Compton, who rifled past Gillespie.

Carlisle drew level on 77 minutes after Yeovil failed to clear a corner, and Sweeney scrambled home a header.

A mass brawl then ensued in the aftermath of the goal. Ibehre joined the melee and struck Krysiak on the neck, but referee Tim Robinson only showed him a yellow card.

After 90 minutes, extra time was notable for two red cards. First Yeovil defender Alex Lacey was shown a straight red card for a lunge on Charlie Wyke, before Luke Joyce's foul on Jeffers earned him a second booking six minutes later.

After Gillespie kept out Jakub Sokolik's header at the death, it was left to penalties to decide a pulsating tie, and when Dolan missed, Ellis made no mistake, slamming the winning kick home.

Mascot picked for Exeter City V Liverpool F.C

Cameron Ward will take on the role of Exeter City mascot when the team go head to head with Liverpool on January 20 Credit: ITV News

Exeter City go head to head with Liverpool and the Grecians mascot is the son of a Liverpool F.C super fan.

Chris Ward is originally from Wirral but moved to Honiton nearly twenty years ago.

Now Chris' 13 year old son Cameron who supports Exeter City will be a mascot when the sides meet each other tomorrow (Jan 20).

Cameron Ward supports Exeter City Credit: ITV News

Baxter: 'It will be very difficult to progress'

Exeter Chiefs' Head Coach Rob Baxter admits his team are unlikely to qualify for the knock-out stages of the European Champions Cup.

The Chiefs lost 34-27 to Bordeaux Begles, which leaves them third in Pool Three:

Full-back Byron McGuigan says the team can be proud of their efforts, while Scrum-half Dave Lewis says there is still a slim chance of qualifying:

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