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City face Robins at Coach Road

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: January 03, 2013

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DEVON FA's headquarters at Coach Road in Newton Abbot is the venue for Exeter City's FA Women's Cup second-round tie with Swindon Town on Sunday (1pm).

Victory for City – who have already overcome Forest of Dean and Brislington to get to this stage – would put them in the third round for the first time in their history, where they could potentially draw a team from the Premier League National division.

Football secretary Mike Radford said: "We're very grateful to the Devon County FA for allowing us to use their pitch. It's a very welcome gesture and it's fantastic to have their backing.

"The facilities at the Coach Road stadium are excellent and the ladies will really enjoy playing there.

"Anyone that saw their display against Brislington at St James's Park will have been impressed with the standard so hopefully they'll attract another big crowd to Newton Abbot."

Opponents Swindon beat Poole and Chichester to reach the second round.

Both sides play in the South West Combination – the Robins currently lie one place and two points ahead of the Grecians, although Exeter have two games in hand.

The Westward Developments Devon Women's League restarts with a full list of fixtures this Sunday following the mid-season break.

Premier Division favourites Alphington travel to Ashmoor, who have made an impressive start to their first season in the top county league.

A home win for Peter Boston's young squad would open the title race wide open and put them right in the mix.

Exmouth Amateurs host dark horses University of Plymouth, who may be struggling with availability of players.

Elsewhere, there are two more derbies as Feniton entertain Exeter & Tedburn Rangers and Heavitree Social Club make the short trip to play University of Exeter.

In Division One, Seaton Town will make the short journey along the coast to take on Budleigh & Bicton Robins.

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