An Eliot Richards brace secured Exeter their first home win since October against promotion-chasing Fleetwood.

Exeter controlled the first half, and were rewarded when Fleetwood's Jon Parkin turned the ball past his own goalkeeper from a free-kick.

Exeter pushed on in the second period, and a quick double from Richards condemned Fleetwood to their first defeat in seven games.

The Cod Army are now six points off the automatic promotion places.

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It wasn't good enough. All three goals were from set-pieces, which is a massive disappointment.

"I didn't think we competed at the level we are expected to. We didn't compete. It looked like it was more important for Exeter to get the points than us."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Butterfield
  • 03 Woodman
  • 35 Gill
  • 04 Bennett
  • 06 Coles
  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 08 Oakley (Wheeler - 90' )
  • 20 Nichols (O'Flynn - 76' )
  • 14 Richards (Davies - 82' )
  • 07 Sercombe

Substitutes

  • 05 Baldwin
  • 11 Davies
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 25 Parkin
  • 29 Grimes
  • 30 Pym
  • 32 Wheeler

Fleetwood Town

  • 28 Maxwell
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 20 Taylor
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 06 Pond
  • 05 Roberts (Blair - 68' )
  • 24 Morris
  • 18 Sarcevic Booked
  • 10 Matt
  • 09 Parkin (Ball - 68' )
  • 04 Murdoch (Hume - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Davies
  • 07 Evans
  • 13 Goodall
  • 17 Blair
  • 23 Ball
  • 25 Jordan
  • 36 Hume
Ref: James Linington
Att: 2,978

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

7 4

Corners

8 2

Fouls

11 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Exeter City 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

90:00 +3:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Exeter City 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

90:00 +2:07

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

90:00 +1:42

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

90:00 +1:42

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

89:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Matt Oakley.

89:37

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:37

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

85:35

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Matt Oakley.

85:24

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

83:27

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

83:27

Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:00

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

83:00

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Arron Davies replaces Eliot Richards.

79:34

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

79:34

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:00

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

76:13

Attempt saved. Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

75:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. John O'Flynn replaces Tom Nichols.

73:31

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

73:31

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

67:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Jon Parkin.

67:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Blair replaces Mark Roberts.

65:51

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

65:51

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

65:21

Matt Oakley (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:21

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

64:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 3, Fleetwood Town 0. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Nichols.

64:21

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

63:40

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:40

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

61:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 2, Fleetwood Town 0. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Coles.

60:03

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

59:00

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:59

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

58:38

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:52

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

56:44

Attempt blocked. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

55:20

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

54:47

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

53:52

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

52:53

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

52:32

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

50:27

Attempt saved. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:47

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

49:47

Foul by Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town).

49:29

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

47:38

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

47:00

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

47:00

Foul by Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Exeter City 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Iain Hume replaces Stewart Murdoch.

45:00 +2:53 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Exeter City 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

45:00 +1:16 Booking

Booking Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +0:26

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

45:00 +0:06

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

45:00 +0:06

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:40

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

41:13

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

41:13

Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:48

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:48

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

39:01

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

38:49

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

37:44

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:44

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

36:52

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

36:19

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:19

Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

35:00

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

35:00

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:00

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

27:12

Matt Oakley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:12

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

26:21

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

26:21

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

25:14

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:14

Foul by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).

24:12 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Jon Parkin, Fleetwood Town. Exeter City 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

23:14

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:14

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

21:41

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:41

Foul by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).

20:25

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

20:25

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:18

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

18:18

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:50

Foul by Eliot Richards (Exeter City).

15:50

Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:37

Attempt blocked. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

15:04

Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:42

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

13:42

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

11:11

Attempt blocked. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

10:34

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

10:34

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

8:30

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Josh Morris.

4:04

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

4:04

Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:17

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

2:10

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

2:10

Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:22

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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