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Exeter City 2-2 Northampton Town

Andy Williams struck a 90th-minute equaliser as Northampton twice came from behind to draw at Exeter.

Williams headed in from a late corner after the hosts had held on to a 2-1 lead they had gained in the first half.

The Grecians made a good start and got the opening goal after 14 minutes when Jake Taylor latched on to a pass from Lee Holmes and smashed the ball past David Cornell from 10 yards.

The lead only lasted 12 minutes as Northampton levelled after a goalmouth scramble.

Sam Hoskins led an incisive counter-attack and saw his shot saved by Christy Pym, but as another effort was cleared off the line, the ball ricocheted off Billy Waters and ended up in the net.

Holmes drilled a low shot wide as Exeter got back on top and they went back in front just before half-time, although there was some debate as to who scored the goal.

Craig Woodman's cross was headed goalwards by Jayden Stockley and after the ball cannoned off the inside of a post, it was adjudged to have crossed the line before Nicky Law made sure by pouncing from close range.

Exeter had chances to kill the game off and paid the price for not doing so when a corner in stoppage time was headed into the net by Williams.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 4O'Shea
  • 5Martin
  • 3Woodman
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forOgbeneat 77'minutes
  • 6Tillson
  • 8Law
  • 25Taylor
  • 19AbrahamsSubstituted forForteat 72'minutes
  • 11Stockley

Substitutes

  • 13Hamon
  • 14Forte
  • 17Jay
  • 18Oates
  • 23Croll
  • 24Ogbene
  • 27Collins

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cornell
  • 4OdoffinSubstituted forFaceyat 46'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 18TurnbullSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutes
  • 16PierreBooked at 66mins
  • 3Buchanan
  • 7Hoskins
  • 21O'Toole
  • 17McWilliams
  • 11Powell
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes
  • 20Waters

Substitutes

  • 2Facey
  • 6Taylor
  • 9Williams
  • 19Bridge
  • 28Roberts
  • 31Williams
  • 34Ward
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
4,332

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 2, Northampton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Northampton Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

  4. Post update

    Nicky Law (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Shay Facey (Northampton Town).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Powell (Northampton Town).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Exeter City 2, Northampton Town 2. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by David Buchanan with a cross following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Andy Williams (Northampton Town).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

  13. Post update

    Shay Facey (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Chiedozie Ogbene replaces Lee Holmes.

  19. Booking

    Shay Facey (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Jonathan Forte (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons18107126101637
2Lincoln City17113332151736
3Newport189542729-232
4Colchester1894531181331
5Mansfield18710126131331
6Exeter188642819930
7Tranmere188642719830
8Bury1885532181429
9Stevenage188462120128
10Forest Green186932618827
11Carlisle188282322126
12Oldham186662419524
13Crawley187292430-623
14Northampton185762223-122
15Crewe186481921-222
16Port Vale186481722-522
17Yeovil165652318521
18Swindon185671926-721
19Morecambe1862101829-1120
20Grimsby1853101223-1118
21Cambridge1853101730-1318
22Cheltenham173591525-1014
23Notts County1835102039-1914
24Macclesfield1814131437-237
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