Fleetwood 0-0 Exeter

League Two play-off hopefuls Exeter were frustrated by Fleetwood as the two sides played out a goalless draw.

Jamie Cureton and John O'Flynn both had efforts cleared off the line late on for the visitors.

The hosts have now failed to score in over 500 minutes of football, Jon Parkin coming closest with a header.

Fleetwood have taken just two points from a possible 15 and are seven points below Exeter who occupy the final play-off position.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"We had to work incredibly hard for the point. I thought we were determined, very focussed, very motivated and they did what I asked them to do. It's hard to fault them really.

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Almost the perfect game - Tisdale

"It was a game that probably warranted a goal, and one or two more than just a single goal.

"The pitch actually didn't play as well as we thought it was going to play. It was a bit dead in places, a bit sticky, it just wasn't great.

"They had a tad more pressure in the second half, but we had the better chances I think."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 02 Beeley
  • 03 Howell (McLaughlin - 56' )
  • 12 Brown
  • 13 Goodall
  • 04 Barry
  • 06 Pond
  • 24 Crowther
  • 32 Evans
  • 37 McKenna (Nicholson - 83' )
  • 09 Parkin (Matt - 76' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 33 Lucas
  • 10 Matt
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 11 Nicholson
  • 05 Fontaine
  • 26 Ball

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Tully
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bennett
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Coles
  • 16 Amankwaah (O'Flynn - 46' )
  • 08 Oakley
  • 11 Davies
  • 22 Keohane (Gosling - 80' )
  • 12 Cureton

Substitutes

  • 24 Evans
  • 37 Moore-Taylor
  • 23 Dawson
  • 32 Gosling
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 21 Bauza
  • 35 Reid
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 2,097

Match Stats

Shots

15 10

On target

7 6

Corners

9 7

Fouls

11 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +1:49

Matt Oakley delivers the ball, Nathan Pond gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Craig Woodman, Nathan Pond makes a clearance. Jamie Cureton produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Scott Davies. Shot from deep inside the area by Danny Coles clears the crossbar.

89:49

Alan Goodall challenges Jamie Cureton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Cureton fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Gareth Evans gets a block in. Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Junior Brown gets a block in. Corner taken by Matt Oakley, clearance made by Nathan Pond.

88:52

Centre by Jamie Cureton, clearance made by Nathan Pond. Floated corner taken by Matt Oakley, Scot Bennett takes a shot. Scott Davies makes a save.

88:16

Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.

88:16 Booking

Booking Caution for Jamille Matt.

87:57

Jamille Matt challenges Steve Tully unfairly and gives away a free kick.

87:41

Unfair challenge on Nathan Pond by John O'Flynn results in a free kick. Scott Davies takes the direct free kick.

86:48

Jamille Matt challenges Matt Oakley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pat Baldwin takes the direct free kick.

86:35

Jake Gosling delivers the ball, Scott Davies makes a save.

83:45

Jamie Cureton is caught offside. Scott Davies takes the indirect free kick. Ryan Crowther takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak. Anthony Barry decides to take the corner short. A cross is delivered by Conor McLaughlin, Craig Woodman manages to make a clearance. Short corner taken by Ryan Crowther from the left by-line. Anthony Barry takes a shot. Blocked by Barry Nicholson.

82:52 Substitution

Substitution Barry Nicholson on for Paul McKenna.

81:59

The ball is swung over by Ryan Crowther, Pat Baldwin makes a clearance.

81:01

A cross is delivered by Gareth Evans.

78:35 Substitution

Substitution (Exeter) makes a substitution, with Jake Gosling coming on for Jimmy Keohane.

78:35

Gareth Evans produces a cross, Steve Tully gets a block in. Ryan Crowther decides to take a short corner. The ball is swung over by Ryan Crowther.

75:50 Substitution

Substitution Jon Parkin goes off and Jamille Matt comes on.

72:23

Paul McKenna produces a cross, Jon Parkin has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

71:30

A cross is delivered by Shaun Beeley.

71:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor McLaughlin by Jimmy Keohane. Alan Goodall restarts play with the free kick.

69:59

The ball is delivered by Ryan Crowther, clearance by Steve Tully. Corner taken short by Anthony Barry. The ball is crossed by Conor McLaughlin, save by Artur Krysiak.

67:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McKenna by Scot Bennett. Paul McKenna takes the free kick.

66:16

Gareth Evans produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target. Corner taken short by Ryan Crowther. Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Ryan Crowther goes wide of the right-hand upright.

66:01

Conor McLaughlin sends in a cross, Danny Coles manages to make a clearance.

65:34

Conor McLaughlin takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak. Short corner taken by Ryan Crowther from the left by-line.

65:22

The ball is sent over by Gareth Evans, Danny Coles makes a clearance.

64:17

Centre by Arron Davies, Nathan Pond manages to make a clearance.

62:20

The ball is delivered by Gareth Evans, clearance made by Danny Coles. Conor McLaughlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Scot Bennett. Direct free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

60:09

The ball is delivered by Gareth Evans, blocked by Scot Bennett. Short corner taken by Ryan Crowther from the left by-line. Conor McLaughlin crosses the ball.

58:18

Ryan Crowther produces a cross.

57:36

Shaun Beeley produces a cross.

55:19

Clearance by Alan Goodall.

55:19 Substitution

Substitution Conor McLaughlin on for Dean Howell.

55:19

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Oakley from the left by-line,

51:18

Jimmy Keohane fouled by Dean Howell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Craig Woodman, Scott Davies makes a save.

50:48

Shaun Beeley produces a cross, Jon Parkin takes a shot. Clearance by Steve Tully.

49:32

Gareth Evans delivers the ball, Steve Tully gets a block in. Short corner taken by Ryan Crowther from the left by-line. The ball is crossed by Ryan Crowther, Headed effort from inside the area by Alan Goodall misses to the right of the goal.

49:07

John O'Flynn takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

47:36

The offside flag is raised against Arron Davies. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution John O'Flynn comes on in place of Kevin Amankwaah.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:43

Junior Brown sends in a cross, Danny Coles makes a clearance.

43:54

The ball is swung over by Junior Brown, Kevin Amankwaah manages to make a clearance. Ryan Crowther decides to take the corner short. The ball is sent over by Ryan Crowther, clearance made by Scot Bennett.

42:16

Paul McKenna delivers the ball, clearance by Kevin Amankwaah.

40:40

Shot from just outside the box by Arron Davies misses to the right of the goal.

39:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Keohane by Nathan Pond. Free kick taken by Matt Oakley.

37:28

Dean Howell fouled by Kevin Amankwaah, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Crowther takes the free kick. The ball is crossed by Ryan Crowther, Kevin Amankwaah makes a clearance.

36:47

The official flags Gareth Evans offside. Indirect free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

35:59

Effort on goal by Jamie Cureton from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

32:42

Ryan Crowther takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Amankwaah.

31:49

Unfair challenge on Paul McKenna by Jimmy Keohane results in a free kick. Paul McKenna takes the free kick.

30:40

Arron Davies produces a cross, blocked by Dean Howell.

29:29

Arron Davies takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

27:47

Gareth Evans takes a shot. Comfortable save by Artur Krysiak.

25:40

A cross is delivered by Arron Davies, clearance by Nathan Pond.

24:34

Jon Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Oakley. Free kick taken by Matt Oakley.

23:47

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Danny Coles gets a block in. Shot by Ryan Crowther from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

21:21

Centre by Steve Tully, blocked by Dean Howell. Corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman, clearance made by Nathan Pond.

18:53

Shaun Beeley challenges Arron Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Craig Woodman from left wing.

17:31

The referee blows for offside against Gareth Evans. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.

15:40

Craig Woodman delivers the ball, Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Save made by Scott Davies. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Oakley played to the near post, Paul McKenna manages to make a clearance.

13:53

Junior Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Arron Davies. Danny Coles takes the free kick.

13:08

Dean Howell delivers the ball, Kevin Amankwaah makes a clearance.

13:01

Paul McKenna produces a cross.

9:41

The ball is crossed by Junior Brown. The referee blows for offside against Jon Parkin. Indirect free kick taken by Pat Baldwin.

8:44

Nathan Pond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Keohane. Direct free kick taken by Craig Woodman.

8:27

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

7:02

The ball is swung over by Steve Tully, clearance made by Dean Howell. Inswinging corner taken by Craig Woodman from the right by-line, save made by Scott Davies.

5:24

Unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Scot Bennett results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Jon Parkin from the free kick.

5:08

The ball is delivered by Ryan Crowther, Pat Baldwin makes a clearance.

4:12

Anthony Barry takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

4:05

Shaun Beeley sends in a cross, clearance by Steve Tully.

2:23

The ball is delivered by Kevin Amankwaah, Alan Goodall manages to make a clearance.

0:20

Jamie Cureton fouled by Paul McKenna, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Coles takes the free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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