Exeter 3-0 Tranmere

Exeter ended a run of three consecutive draws in League One with a comfortable victory against Tranmere.

Youngster Scot Bennett scored his first professional goal, a powerful effort from 12 yards out, to give the home side a 1-0 lead at half time.

Defender Danny Coles turned in debutant Chris Hackett's cross from close range to claim his first goal for the Grecians and double the advantage.

Richard Logan ran through on goal to add a late third for Exeter.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Exeter manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

Tisdale satisfied with season's 'best win'

"I didn't know the team until we arrived today, we just had a simple game plan and they were terrifically motivated.

"The biggest asset we had today is that the players listened and did exactly what they were asked to do. It was a simple set of directives but they did very well.

"Both wingers were exceptional"

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (3)

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Tully
  • 05 Archibald-Henville
  • 06 Duffy
  • 11 Golbourne
  • 18 Coles
  • 26 Bennett
  • 24 Frear
  • 34 Hackett (McNish - 84' )
  • 35 Taylor
  • 20 Logan

Substitutes

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 14 Shephard
  • 22 Keohane
  • 31 McNish
  • 19 O'Flynn

Tranmere

  • 23 Rachubka
  • 05 Goodison
  • 12 Taylor
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 19 Raven
  • 04 Labadie
  • 08 Welsh
  • 11 Robinson
  • 14 McGurk (Tyriaki - 63' )
  • 17 Akins (Devaney - 82' )
  • 21 Baxter

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 06 McChrystal
  • 20 Power
  • 25 Devaney
  • 09 Tyriaki
Ref: Hooper
Att: 4,108

Match Stats

Shots

8 8

On target

6 7

Corners

5 7

Fouls

13 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Welsh by Troy Archibald-Henville. Joss Labadie takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:08

Foul by Callum McNish on Jose Baxter, free kick awarded. Paul Rachubka takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +0:18

Foul by Martin Devaney on Scott Golbourne, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Coles.

89:41

Richard Logan has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

88:55

Andy Robinson takes a short corner.

88:41

John Welsh takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.

87:36

Foul by Steve Tully on Andy Robinson, free kick awarded. Andy Robinson has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Scot Bennett.

85:00

Corner taken by Callum McNish from the left by-line.

84:41

Elliott Frear takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a save.

84:12

Troy Archibald-Henville challenges Jose Baxter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Baxter.

83:11 Substitution

Substitution Callum McNish comes on in place of Chris Hackett.

81:45 Substitution

Substitution Lucas Akins goes off and Martin Devaney comes on.

78:51

Joss Labadie fouled by Scot Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. David Raven restarts play with the free kick.

77:23

Chris Hackett provided the assist for the goal.

77:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Logan - Exeter 3 - 0 Tranmere Richard Logan grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Exeter 3-0 Tranmere.

68:06

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson, Ian Goodison takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.

67:23

Foul by Scot Bennett on David Raven, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by David Raven from right wing.

65:27

Assist on the goal came from Chris Hackett.

65:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Coles - Exeter 2 - 0 Tranmere Danny Coles finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Exeter 2-0 Tranmere.

64:58

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Hackett,

64:36

Corner taken by Chris Hackett, clearance by Mustafa Tiryaki.

64:01

Corner taken right-footed by Jake Taylor from the right by-line, Chris Hackett takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

63:48

Jake Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Goodison.

62:39 Substitution

Substitution (Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Mustafa Tiryaki coming on for Adam McGurk.

58:26

Ian Goodison concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Logan. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.

57:40

Inswinging corner taken by Andy Robinson, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.

57:07

Lucas Akins takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

56:18

Andy Robinson decides to take a short corner.

47:45

Richard Logan takes a shot.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

42:42

Adam McGurk takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.

41:25

The referee blows for offside. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.

40:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Scot Bennett - Exeter 1 - 0 Tranmere Scot Bennett finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Exeter 1-0 Tranmere.

36:30

Unfair challenge on John Welsh by Richard Duffy results in a free kick. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.

35:04

Richard Duffy fouled by Adam McGurk, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Golbourne restarts play with the free kick.

33:40

Joss Labadie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Hackett. Danny Coles takes the indirect free kick.

32:27

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson from the left by-line, save by Artur Krysiak.

31:45

Jose Baxter takes a shot.

28:32

Foul by Joss Labadie on Chris Hackett, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Troy Archibald-Henville.

27:56

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson, save by Artur Krysiak.

27:15

Unfair challenge on Andy Robinson by Steve Tully results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

25:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ash Taylor. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

23:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Scot Bennett. The ball is sent over by Jose Baxter, Ash Taylor takes a shot. Clearance made by Richard Duffy.

18:33

Richard Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lucas Akins. David Raven takes the free kick.

17:29

The official flags Jake Taylor offside. Paul Rachubka takes the indirect free kick.

14:40

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Hackett, Adam McGurk fouled by Scot Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.

7:45

Joss Labadie fouled by Richard Duffy, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

4:40

Handball by Joss Labadie. Richard Duffy takes the free kick.

3:58

Artur Krysiak fouled by Adam McGurk, the ref awards a free kick. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.

3:18

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson, Steve Tully manages to make a clearance.

3:00

Jose Baxter takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

0:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scot Bennett on Joss Labadie. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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