Matthew Hare from North Devon, a former trainee with the club, appeared in around forty-five league games for Exeter City before dropping into non-league football.
Barnstaple-born Mattie joined Exeter City as a trainee in 1993 and, recently turned professional, made his league debut against Cardiff City in August 1995. Eventually making around fifty league and cup appearances for the club and briefly promising to make a significant breakthrough, Mattie featured more prominently in the first and second of his three first-team seasons than he did in his final campaign. His only goal for the first-team came against Lincoln City in April 1997.
Released at the conclusion of the 1997/98 campaign after five seasons as a trainee and professional, the 21-year-old Mattie spent a few months playing for Sligo Rovers in the League of Ireland ahead of appearing for Weymouth and Bideford. Continuing to be involved in North Devon football, and working as a painter and decorator, Mattie was later assistant-manager of Barnstaple Town.