CITY must turn record-breakers if they want to keep their FA Cup run alive.

Exeter’s weekend win over Oldham set a new club mark as they stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to an impressive 18 games.

You have to go back to August 14 for the last – and only – time the Grecians have lost this season when they were beaten 3-0 at Leyton Orient.

That was part of a slow start which saw Matt Taylor’s side fail to score once in their first four games, including the goalless draw with the Bantams on the opening day.

But since then, there has only been one outing when they haven’t hit the net.

On the flip side, Exeter have not kept a clean sheet in 11 – and 10 of those unbeaten matches have been draws.

But once again, City come up against a team bang in form after the likes of Port Vale and League Two leaders Forest Green.

Bantams boss Derek Adams said: "We've come off a run of good performances and results against the top teams.

“We have to do that again because we come up against an Exeter side 18 games unbeaten so they're on an excellent run.

“They've had a terrific spell and we have to break that club record.

"We've done well against the likes of Forest Green, Swindon, Exeter and Port Vale at the top of the table.

“We can compete against the top teams and we have to go there and score more than them."

Opposite number Taylor can sense the excitement building among the Devon club’s fanbase as the results keep coming.

He said: “"It can't be underestimated what a fantastic achievement this is for this group of players.

"It's so early in the season, but I think most people have generally been impressed with what the group have done recently, certainly on the back of the start we had to the season."