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York City 2-1 Exeter City

York stretched their unbeaten run to five games with an impressive first half performance against out of form Exeter.

The hosts went ahead early in the first half after John McCombe headed home Adam Reed's corner.

The Minstermen doubled their lead when Michael Coulson turned in the penalty area and fired home from close range.

Exeter struck back two minutes later when Scot Bennett latched onto a loose ball from Jimmy Keohane's corner.

Exeter have now lost their last three games, whilst York are unbeaten in five.

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

"It's three great points and we've had to work very hard for it. It's probably the hardest I've worked to try and keep them going and get them over the line.

"In the first 20 to 25 minutes it was how we like to play, at the tempo we like to play. We got two goals but then we got comfortable and it got tired and scrappy.

"When you take your foot off the accelerator it's hard to get it back on, but you've got to give the players credit.

"We stuck at it and saw the job through and it's a fantastic three points."

Line-ups

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Davies
  • 37ReedSubstituted forPlattat 89'minutes
  • 15Lowe
  • 16McCombe
  • 12CarsonBooked at 63mins
  • 10Penn
  • 7Coulson
  • 19BowmanSubstituted forMontroseat 75'minutes
  • 26HayhurstSubstituted forJarvisat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 11Jarvis
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 25Dickinson
  • 28Puri

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 4BennettBooked at 47mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 35GillSubstituted forGrimesat 58'minutes
  • 6Coles
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 7Sercombe
  • 8Oakley
  • 22KeohaneSubstituted forRichardsat 77'minutes
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 11DaviesSubstituted forNicholsat 70'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 2Butterfield
  • 14Richards
  • 18Reid
  • 20Nichols
  • 25Parkin
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
3,212

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, York City 2, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 2, Exeter City 1.

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

Foul by Tom Platt (York City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Tom Platt replaces Adam Reed.

Booking

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

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

Hand ball by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

Ryan Jarvis (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Ryan Jarvis (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Eliot Richards replaces Jimmy Keohane.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Ryan Bowman.

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

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces William Hayhurst.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Arron Davies.

John O'Flynn (Exeter City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Adam Reed.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Josh Carson (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

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

Hand ball by Josh Carson (York City).

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

(York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John O'Flynn (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield33171062561
2Scunthorpe34151541960
3Rochdale3318691760
4Burton3415118456
5Oxford Utd34141371555
6Fleetwood3316512953
7Southend34131110950
8Plymouth3313911248
9Hartlepool3412913145
10York34101311243
11Newport31111010143
12Wimbledon3411914-542
13Cheltenham33101211-642
14Dag & Red33101112-241
15Morecambe33101013-1140
16Bury3291211039
17Bristol Rovers3391212-239
18Exeter3410915-639
19Portsmouth3391212-1139
20Mansfield3491213-1339
21Wycombe3391113-438
22Accrington3391014-837
23Northampton338916-1633
24Torquay337917-2030
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