Match ends, Exeter City 2, Northampton Town 2.
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.
- 10HolmesSubstituted forOgbeneat 77'minutes
- 19AbrahamsSubstituted forForteat 72'minutes
- 4OdoffinSubstituted forFaceyat 46'minutesBooked at 75mins
- 18TurnbullSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutes
- 16PierreBooked at 66mins
- 10van VeenSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes
- Peter Wright
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Northampton Town 2.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ash Taylor.
Nicky Law (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Shay Facey (Northampton Town).
Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daniel Powell (Northampton Town).
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.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Craig Woodman.
Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andy Williams (Northampton Town).
Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).
Shay Facey (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).
Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Exeter City. Chiedozie Ogbene replaces Lee Holmes.
Shay Facey (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jonathan Forte (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.