Exeter came from behind to complete a Devon derby double over Plymouth.

Reuben Reid had put Argyle ahead from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time, after visiting captain Danny Coles handled Matt Parsons' cross.

Liam Sercombe's 20-yard deflected shot brought the Grecians level after it looped up over the Plymouth goalkeeper Jake Cole in 69th minute.

Tom Nichols then set up on-loan forward Eliot Richards late on, who scored his third goal in two games.

The Pilgrims now sit three points off the League Two play-off places with seven games left, while Exeter are seven points above the relegation zone.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Plymouth Argyle

  • 01 Cole
  • 27 Gurrieri
  • 26 Parsons (Berry - 73' )
  • 17 Nelson Booked
  • 16 Trotman
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 14 Young
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 28 Obadeyi (Morgan - 73' )
  • 09 Reid
  • 15 Wotton Booked (Banton - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Berry
  • 08 Boco
  • 10 Morgan
  • 11 Blizzard
  • 18 Harvey
  • 20 Banton
  • 32 Dawson

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Butterfield
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bennett
  • 06 Coles Booked
  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 35 Gill Booked (Grimes - 58' )
  • 20 Nichols (O'Flynn - 94' )
  • 08 Oakley
  • 14 Richards

Substitutes

  • 05 Baldwin
  • 11 Davies
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 25 Parkin
  • 29 Grimes
  • 30 Pym
  • 32 Wheeler
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 13,442

Match Stats

Shots

15 15

On target

6 5

Corners

7 6

Fouls

4 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Exeter City 2.

90:00 +3:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Exeter City 2.

90:00 +3:03 Substitution

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

90:00 +0:35

Attempt missed. Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +0:11

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

86:08

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

85:31

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

82:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Exeter City 2. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Nichols.

80:56

Attempt missed. Matt Oakley (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

80:38

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

79:19

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:19

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

78:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jason Banton replaces Paul Wotton.

78:36

Attempt missed. Matt Oakley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

77:58

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Reuben Reid.

77:33

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

77:07

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

76:41

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

75:49

Attempt saved. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

75:21

Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:21

Foul by Eliot Richards (Exeter City).

72:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Durrell Berry replaces Matthew Parsons because of an injury.

72:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Marvin Morgan replaces Tope Obadeyi.

71:29

Delay in match Matthew Parsons (Plymouth Argyle) because of an injury.

71:09

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

70:24

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

69:45 Booking

Booking Paul Wotton (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

69:26

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

68:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Exeter City 1. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

67:01

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

64:56

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

63:14

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

63:00

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

59:39

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

57:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Grimes replaces Matthew Gill.

55:19

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

53:21

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

53:03

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

51:56

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Paul Wotton.

51:30

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

49:50

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:50

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

47:51

Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

45:00

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 1, Exeter City 0.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Exeter City 0.

45:00 +1:52

Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:52

Foul by Eliot Richards (Exeter City).

45:00 +0:51

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

44:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Exeter City 0. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

44:07 Booking

Booking Daniel Coles (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

44:01

Penalty conceded by Daniel Coles (Exeter City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

39:17 Booking

Booking Matthew Gill (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

39:12

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:12

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

37:28

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

35:50 Booking

Booking Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

34:29

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

33:59

Attempt blocked. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29:20

Foul by Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle).

29:20

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

28:51

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

27:33

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27:33

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

26:27

Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:27

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

25:10

Attempt blocked. Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24:16

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

21:58

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

20:18

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:18

Foul by Eliot Richards (Exeter City).

19:19

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:19

Foul by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).

17:24

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

17:03

Attempt blocked. Matthew Parsons (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

16:45

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

16:24

Attempt blocked. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:37

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

12:31

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

12:31

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

11:03

Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

9:43

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

9:43

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:58

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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