Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Exeter City play host to Colchester United at their St. James Park on day 14 of the new League Two campaign. Both sides aim to stay in the playoffs berth, meaning that an entertaining encounter is on the cards. Exeter City do not seem to be at their sharpest at the moment, with the team failing to win the previous three league fixtures. The hosts failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Oldham, but they are surely capable of matching Colchester at home ground.
The visitors, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late. Following back-to-back wins over Stevenage and Leyton, Colchester shared the spoils with Mansfield at the weekend, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Devon. Since the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Jake Taylor):
Jake Taylor is a product of the Reading football academy who plays for Exeter City in the League Two. Taylor spent his youth career at Reading, and he continued wearing the blue and white shirt at senior level.
After scoring two goals in 31 appearances with the Royals in the league, the English footballer spent several seasons on loan at the likes of Aldershot Town, Exeter City, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Leyton Orient, and Motherwell. In 2016 Jake Taylor returned to Exeter City, signing a permanent deal with the St James Park outfit.
Despite being born in Ascot, England, on December 1, 1991, Taylor represents Wales on the international stage. He has ten caps with the Wales U21 team, and he made his debut with the Dragons at the senior level in a 2-1 win over Cyprus on October 13, 2014. His primary position is central midfielder.
Highlighted Team (Colchester):
Founded in 1937, Colchester United are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The U’s welcome their rivals at Colchester Community Stadium, the venue which has the capacity of 10,105 people.
Colchester United are well known for their blue kit, but white is the dominant colour of their away kit. The U’s have an official fans association known as the CUSA. Colchester supporters consider Wycombe Wanderers the club’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalries with Southend United and Ipswich Town are big as well. Colchester United did well to win the FA Trophy in the 1991/92 season, with the team clinching the Essex Senior Cup trophy in the 2009/10 season.
In December 1961 the U’s recorded their biggest win, with the team rolling over Bradford City 9-1 in the Fourth Division. Colchester United repeated the success 44 years later as they hammered Leamington 9-1 in the FA Cup round 1.