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Southern comfort: Exeter City v Yeovil Town

7 August 2015

Exeter City and Yeovil Town will cover many miles during their Sky Bet League 2 campaign, but the pair will open proceedings with a relatively local affair.

It's less than 50 miles between the two clubs, and Yeovil have often enjoyed the short trip from Somerset to Devon, boasting an unbeaten league record in their three visits to St. James' Park.

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The last meetings came in League 1 back in the 2011/12 season, and the pair shared the spoils on both occasions in a campaign which saw the Grecians relegated.

Exeter's only win on home soil against the Glovers came in the League Cup that season, courtesy of a 2-0 victory, and they will be confident of repeating that success this time around after a strong showing last term.

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Paul Tisdale's men flirted with the Play-Offs before finishing in a respectable 10th spot - only seven points adrift of the top seven - while Yeovil are looking to stop the rot after suffering back-to-back relegations.

A whole host of new faces have arrived at Huish Park, with Paul Sturrock making the squad his own following his appointment towards the end of the previous campaign, and their first assignment will be to extend Yeovil's winning run in Devon on Saturday.

Looking forward to the start of the season Saturday! @ytfc

— Alex Lacey (@alexlacey24) August 6, 2015
Celebrating the life of Adam Stansfield

This fixture has a unique edge to it as the two clubs will unite to celebrate the life of Adam Stansfield.

The striker, who played for both Exeter and Yeovil during his career, died of bowel cancer in August 2010 and the opening-day match on Saturday has been dedicated to him.

"The fact that both clubs have an affinity with Adam brings us that tad closer," Exeter boss Paul Tisdale said. "We'll always do our very best not to forget Adam."

- Stanno, as he is also known, played 299 games for Yeovil, Hereford United and Exeter, netting 83 goals
- He won promotion four times - three being from the Conference to The Football League - and also lifted the FA Trophy with the Glovers in 2002

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