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Stevenage 1-1 Exeter City

Stevenage's League Two play-off charge was dealt a blow after they were held to a draw by promotion rivals Exeter at the Lamex Stadium.

Victory for the hosts would have seen Dino Maamria's side leapfrog the Grecians into seventh place, but Ryan Bowman's equaliser means they find themselves 10th, with Exeter holding a slender two-point lead over four teams as they remain in the last play-off spot.

Kurtis Guthrie scored for the fourth successive game to hand Stevenage the lead as the in-form forward converted from Luther Wildin's cross approaching the half-hour mark.

But five minutes before the break Bowman's deflected effort levelled proceedings, and the Grecians almost struck twice in two minutes as Randell Williams fired against the crossbar.

After the break, Stevenage goalkeeper Paul Farman pulled off a great save to deny Williams.

Emmanuel Sonupe squandered a glorious chance to put Boro back ahead when he fired wide from 10 yards out before Guthrie missed a couple of presentable chances in the second half.

And right at the death, Bowman seemingly grabbed the winner before realising the linesman's flag was up for offside as the spoils were shared.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1FarmanBooked at 88mins
  • 2WildinSubstituted forRevellat 80'minutes
  • 15Vancooten
  • 5CuthbertSubstituted forWilkinsonat 49'minutes
  • 31Nugent
  • 37Martin
  • 4Timlin
  • 12Chair
  • 8ByromSubstituted forMcKeeat 76'minutes
  • 11Sonupe
  • 28Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 3Hunt
  • 6McKee
  • 9Revell
  • 23Gibson
  • 27Byrne
  • 29Smyth
  • 30Wilkinson

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 4O'Shea
  • 21MoxeyBooked at 36mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 8Law
  • 25Taylor
  • 27Collins
  • 11Williams
  • 12BowmanBooked at 90mins
  • 7MartinSubstituted forBoatengat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Martin
  • 10Holmes
  • 13Hamon
  • 17Jay
  • 19Wilson
  • 20Wilson
  • 44Boateng
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
3,195

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Exeter City 1.

Booking

Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Joe Martin (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Ilias Chair (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Archie Collins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Stevenage).

Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Paul Farman (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Randell Williams (Exeter City).

Randell Williams (Exeter City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Nicky Law.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Alex Revell replaces Luther Wildin.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Hiram Boateng replaces Lee Martin.

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dara O'Shea (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Mark McKee replaces Joel Byrom.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dean Moxey (Exeter City) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Paul Farman.

Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Randell Williams (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Stevenage).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luther Wildin.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City442316573393485
2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield442016868383076
4MK Dons4422101270472376
5Forest Green4420131165432273
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4418121459491066
8Colchester441810166053764
9Carlisle44197186360364
10Stevenage441810165554164
11Newport431810155558-364
12Oldham4316141365521362
13Crewe44188185654262
14Swindon441516135452261
15Northampton441318135759-257
16Cheltenham441412185464-1054
17Grimsby44158214254-1253
18Morecambe441311205168-1750
19Crawley44148224663-1750
20Port Vale441212203853-1548
21Cambridge441210223863-2546
22Macclesfield44913224673-2740
23Yeovil44911243964-2538
24Notts County44814224580-3538
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