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Exeter City 3-0 Fleetwood Town

Eliot Richards

An Eliot Richards brace secured Exeter their first home win since October against promotion-chasing Fleetwood.

Exeter controlled the first half, and were rewarded when Fleetwood's Jon Parkin turned the ball past his own goalkeeper from a free-kick.

Exeter pushed on in the second period, and a quick double from Richards condemned Fleetwood to their first defeat in seven games.

The Cod Army are now six points off the automatic promotion places.

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It wasn't good enough. All three goals were from set-pieces, which is a massive disappointment.

"I didn't think we competed at the level we are expected to. We didn't compete. It looked like it was more important for Exeter to get the points than us."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale38217102270
2Scunthorpe38171742268
3Chesterfield39181382567
4Fleetwood3818713961
5Burton3816139461
6Oxford Utd38151491259
7York38141311755
8Plymouth38151013155
9Southend38131411853
10Dag & Red38121412050
11Hartlepool38131015349
12Newport37121213-348
13Cheltenham38111512-648
14Morecambe38121214-1148
15Wimbledon38121115-547
16Accrington38111215-345
17Exeter38111116-444
18Mansfield38101414-1344
19Bury3791612-143
20Bristol Rovers37101314-643
21Wycombe38101216-842
22Portsmouth3891514-1442
23Northampton3891217-1839
24Torquay389920-2136
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