It’s been a decent couple of weeks for the Grecians. We’ve won three of our last six matches – including that fantastic five nil victory against Accrington Stanley – drawn two and lost only one, with a decent tally of 14 goals and 11 points to show for it.

Good spells like this always make a column easier to write, but, as a lifelong Exeter City fan, I also know that it can end at any time…so let’s make hay while the sun shines!

Following the Accrington win, we took on and beat Barnsley at home, followed by the away draw against Fleetwood – what a nail biting finish that one was – thanks to a late goal from Sweenz, we secured the draw in extra time and a very nice point on the road.

I don’t think the 375 travelling Grecians stopped singing for the whole game; the 560-mile round trip is a long one and it’s appreciated by the boys.

It was gutting to see Stanno stretchered off, the recent games have seen some cracking play from him, including his first goal in front of the Big Bank – which was a moment many will treasure.

There were a fair few tears being wiped away, and it’s not often I jump out of my seat when we score, but that was definitely one of them. We’re still waiting to hear about the extent of his injury, but the whole club wishes him well.

We had five Academy graduates in the starting line-up for the match against Barnsley, with two of them – Archie Collins and Harry Kite - scoring. The Academy is continuing its great work and the last few weeks have seen a number of Academy players taking the next steps on their footballing journey with Exeter City.

Eighteen-year-old Ed James, Pedro Borges, 17, Max Edgecumbe, 17 and Mitch Beardmore, 18 have all put pen to paper and this week it was the turn of Gabe Billington and Joe O’Connor to sign professional contracts with the club.

Some of these lads have been with the club since they were eight or nine years old, so congratulations to them all, they’ve worked hard to get to this point and I’m sure I’m not the only one looking forward to seeing them progress.

The Exeter City Women are flying at the moment. A win at the weekend against Maidenhead WFC kept them safely at the top of their league, and with only three games left of their season, hopes are high!

They also had a fantastic 6-0 win over Portishead Town Ladies in front of a record 2,936 crowd at St James Park last month. The atmosphere was incredible, and what brilliant role models these players are for the next generation of female footballers. They play their home games at Exwick Sports Hub on a Sunday and are seeing bigger crowds all the time.

Back to the men’s football, we’ve got Bolton at SJP on Good Friday – there’s just a few hundred Big Bank tickets left – followed by Peterborough away and then the much anticipated Devon Derby against Plymouth Argyle on April 15.

I would mention their 4-0 defeat against Bolton this weekend at Wembley, but the memories of a very similar scoreline for us at Wembley a few years ago still haunt me, so perhaps I’ll keep quiet on that one!

After the Plymouth match, there’s just the small matter of three games against some of the biggest hitters in the league – Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town. As ever, it promises to be a rollercoaster of a run in. But after the performances this week we’ve got faith and optimism – surely the downfall of any football fan!

Come join us and help us pack out the Park - and don’t forget, the future’s bright, the future’s red and white.