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Plymouth Argyle v Exeter City

Plymouth Argyle v Exeter City

Sport 1976 2 mins Silent

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First Round of the League Cup kicks off at Home Park in Plymouth pitting the Pilgrims against the Grecians. This match shows the highlights of the 1976 League Cup first round match between Plymouth Argyle FC and Exeter City FC. Plymouth Argyle is in one of three relegation places in the second division while Exeter City holds a promotion position in Division four, the lower league. The final score is 0-1.

Exeter City was formed initially from two clubs Exeter United and St. Sidwell’s United, after a match where Exeter United lost 3-1, the teams decided to join and become Exeter City in 1904. They began playing on an old field, the now St. James’ Park, which is still their home ground today. Exeter City Football Club is owned by the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust. Plymouth Argyle became a professional club in 1903. The club takes its nickname, "The Pilgrims", from an English religious group that left Plymouth for the New World in 1620. Their fans are known as “the Green Army” and the team play at Home Park.