Exeter halted a run of seven league games without a win with victory at lowly Accrington.

Tom Nichols opened the scoring with a neat chip over home goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli from 20 yards out.

Nichols fired a low shot from inside the area for 2-0, with Alan Gow scoring their third after a neat turn and shot.

Peter Murphy headed home from close range for Accrington, as did Kal Naismith after the break, while Gow also missed a penalty for Exeter.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Accrington Stanley

  • 26 Bettinelli
  • 16 Hunt
  • 27 Naylor Booked
  • 04 Joyce
  • 05 Aldred
  • 06 Winnard Booked
  • 11 Naismith
  • 02 Murphy
  • 17 Gray (Bowerman - 78' )
  • 09 Webber (McCartan - 85' )
  • 15 Mingoia

Substitutes

  • 03 Liddle
  • 07 McCartan
  • 08 Richardson
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 19 Wilson
  • 20 Windass
  • 44 Bowerman

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Butterfield
  • 03 Woodman
  • 35 Gill
  • 04 Bennett
  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 29 Grimes (Wheeler - 53' )
  • 20 Nichols (Parkin - 83' )
  • 10 Gow (Keohane - 58' )
  • 11 Davies

Substitutes

  • 05 Baldwin
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 21 Gosling
  • 22 Keohane
  • 25 Parkin
  • 30 Pym
  • 32 Wheeler
Ref: Eddie Ilderton
Att: 1,219

Match Stats

Shots

12 8

On target

5 5

Corners

13 3

Fouls

11 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Exeter City 3.

90:00 +4:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Exeter City 3.

90:00 +3:49

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

90:00 +3:11

Attempt blocked. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:26

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

87:00

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:55

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

85:17

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

84:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Danny Webber.

82:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Sam Parkin replaces Tom Nichols.

82:12

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

82:12

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. George Bowerman replaces James Gray.

76:47 Booking

Booking Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

76:30

Foul by Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley).

76:30

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:13

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

74:12

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley).

74:12

Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:05

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:05

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

72:22

Attempt missed. Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

71:42

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:42

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

70:54

Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:54

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

67:22

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

67:03

Attempt saved. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

66:46

Attempt saved. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:43

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

60:40

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

60:07

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

57:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces Alan Gow.

56:15

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

55:22

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

54:55

Penalty saved! Alan Gow (Exeter City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

54:39

Penalty conceded by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.

54:39

Penalty Exeter City. Alan Gow draws a foul in the penalty area.

53:46

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

53:46

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Matt Grimes because of an injury.

51:40

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:40

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

49:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Exeter City 3. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Naylor.

46:15

Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 1, Exeter City 3.

45:00 +1:52 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Exeter City 3.

44:05

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

43:32

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

42:42

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:42

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

42:00

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:59

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

39:36

Hand ball by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

37:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Exeter City 3. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Gray with a cross.

31:39

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

30:33

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

30:18

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

29:49

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

29:17

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

28:59

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Arron Davies.

28:25

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

28:25

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:07

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Arron Davies.

24:15

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

23:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Exeter City 3. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Butterfield.

21:24

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

21:24

Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:13

Attempt saved. Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

16:44

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

16:26

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15:53

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

15:34

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:34

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

10:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Exeter City 2. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

10:27

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

10:27

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:21

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

5:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Exeter City 1. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Woodman.

3:49 Booking

Booking Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

3:40

Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:40

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

1:13

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:13

Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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