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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."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 35Gill
  • 4Bennett
  • 6Coles
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 8OakleySubstituted forWheelerat 90'minutes
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forO'Flynnat 76'minutes
  • 14RichardsSubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes
  • 7Sercombe

Substitutes

  • 5Baldwin
  • 11Davies
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 25Parkin
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 20Taylor
  • 8Schumacher
  • 6Pond
  • 5RobertsSubstituted forBlairat 68'minutes
  • 24Morris
  • 18SarcevicBooked at 45mins
  • 10Matt
  • 9ParkinSubstituted forBallat 68'minutes
  • 4MurdochSubstituted forHumeat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 7Evans
  • 13Goodall
  • 17Blair
  • 23Ball
  • 25Jordan
  • 36Hume
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
2,978

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Matt Oakley.

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Matt Oakley.

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Arron Davies replaces Eliot Richards.

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. John O'Flynn replaces Tom Nichols.

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

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Jon Parkin.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Blair replaces Mark Roberts.

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

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 3, Fleetwood Town 0. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Nichols.

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Fleetwood Town 0. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Coles.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

Attempt blocked. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale382171061392270
2Scunthorpe381717459372268
3Chesterfield391813861362567
4Fleetwood38187135445961
5Burton38161394137461
6Oxford Utd381514949371259
7York381413114538755
8Plymouth381510134342155
9Southend381314114436853
10Dag & Red381214124747050
11Hartlepool381310154441349
12Newport371212134649-348
13Cheltenham381115124551-648
14Morecambe381212144556-1148
15Wimbledon381211154045-547
16Accrington381112154649-345
17Exeter381111164549-444
18Mansfield381014143750-1344
19Bury37916124243-143
20Bristol Rovers371013143440-643
21Wycombe381012163947-842
22Portsmouth38915143852-1442
23Northampton38912173149-1839
24Torquay3899203556-2136
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