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Accrington Stanley 2-3 Exeter City

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.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16Hunt
  • 27NaylorBooked at 77mins
  • 4Joyce
  • 5Aldred
  • 6WinnardBooked at 4mins
  • 11Naismith
  • 2Murphy
  • 17GraySubstituted forBowermanat 78'minutes
  • 9WebberSubstituted forMcCartanat 85'minutes
  • 15Mingoia

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Richardson
  • 10Hatfield
  • 19Wilson
  • 20Windass
  • 44Bowerman

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 35Gill
  • 4Bennett
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 7Sercombe
  • 29GrimesSubstituted forWheelerat 53'minutes
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forParkinat 83'minutes
  • 10GowSubstituted forKeohaneat 58'minutes
  • 11Davies

Substitutes

  • 5Baldwin
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 21Gosling
  • 22Keohane
  • 25Parkin
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
1,219

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Exeter City 3.

Full Time

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

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

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

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Danny Webber.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Sam Parkin replaces Tom Nichols.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. George Bowerman replaces James Gray.

Booking

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

Foul by Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

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

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

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

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

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

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

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

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces Alan Gow.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

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

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

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

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

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

goal

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