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Exeter City 4-1 Morecambe

Exeter returned to winning ways with an emphatic win against Morecambe at St James' Park.

The Grecians went in front after 20 minutes when Lloyd James' corner caused havoc inside the Morecambe box and the ball was scrambled over the line, with Troy Brown claiming to have got the final touch.

Pierce Sweeney then side-footed wide for Exeter before Jayden Stockley made it 2-0 in the 25th minute with a brilliant thumping finish on the half-turn from eight yards after a lovely passing move.

Morecambe reduced the arrears after 38 minutes when Garry Thompson's shot was spilled by Christy Pym and Vadaine Oliver reacted quickest to tap in the loose ball from six yards.

Stockley then made it 3-1 on the stroke of half-time when he took a Dean Moxey throw, lofted it over the head of a defender and smashed a fine shot into the back of the net.

Stockley missed several good chances to net his hat-trick in the second half, but a dominant Exeter display was crowned in the 49th minute when Stockley slipped in Moxey, who scored his first goal since rejoining the club in the summer.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1PymBooked at 81mins
  • 2Sweeney
  • 39Brown
  • 23CrollBooked at 45mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 25Taylor
  • 4James
  • 6TillsonSubstituted forBoatengat 43'minutes
  • 21MoxeyBooked at 55minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 72'minutes
  • 33ReidSubstituted forJayat 87'minutes
  • 11Stockley

Substitutes

  • 5Archibald-Henville
  • 13Hamon
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Jay
  • 22Wilson
  • 28Edwards
  • 44Boateng

Morecambe

  • 1RocheSubstituted forNizicat 4'minutes
  • 17LundBooked at 34mins
  • 5Old
  • 22MüllerBooked at 90mins
  • 3Brough
  • 8FlemingSubstituted forKenyonat 68'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 7ThompsonBooked at 73minsSubstituted forLangat 77'minutes
  • 10Campbell
  • 11Ellison
  • 9Oliver

Substitutes

  • 2McGowan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 12Nizic
  • 16Lavelle
  • 18Turner
  • 21Osborne
  • 29Lang
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
3,651

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home19
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 4, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 4, Morecambe 1.

Attempt missed. Lloyd James (Exeter City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Max Müller (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyle Edwards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Müller (Morecambe).

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

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Foul by Lloyd James (Exeter City).

Patrick Brough (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Croll (Exeter City).

Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Jay replaces Reuben Reid.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

Booking

Christy Pym (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum Lang (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christy Pym (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Callum Lang replaces Garry Thompson.

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Foul by Kyle Edwards (Exeter City).

Mitchell Lund (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Garry Thompson (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Kyle Edwards replaces Dean Moxey.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Andrew Fleming.

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

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

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Garry Thompson.

Reuben Reid (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County1181221111025
2Exeter118122012825
3Accrington117222113823
4Coventry11713146822
5Luton1163221101121
6Stevenage116321912721
7Wycombe116322217521
8Mansfield115421813519
9Swindon116141614219
10Newport115331512318
11Lincoln City114431312116
12Cambridge115151111016
13Cheltenham114251413114
14Carlisle114251516-114
15Grimsby114251418-414
16Colchester113351618-212
17Yeovil113351724-712
18Barnet113261516-111
19Crewe113261218-611
20Crawley113171114-310
21Morecambe112451016-610
22Port Vale11128817-95
23Chesterfield11128923-145
24Forest Green111281026-165
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