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Stevenage 0-1 Exeter City

Nicky Law's 89th-minute winner earned Exeter a 1-0 victory at Stevenage.

The League Two clash looked destined to end goalless before Law's stunning strike stole the spoils late on at the Lamex Stadium.

The Grecians are now one of only three teams to kick off the new League Two campaign with two wins from as many games, whilst Stevenage are among three sides yet to pick up a point.

Exeter goalkeeper Lewis Ward was called into action early on to thwart Paul Taylor's thumping effort, while down the other end Randell Williams curled wide after being found by Nicky Ajose.

Paul Farman in the hosts' goal did well to deny Williams' free-kick, with Pierce Sweeney smashing into the side netting in the aftermath.

Exeter had claims for a penalty waved away after Law went down in the hosts' box.

Williams should have opened the scoring after substitute Lee Martin's pullback but it did not prove costly as Law settled the contest with a fine finish from the outside of his left boot.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 15Vancooten
  • 3Stokes
  • 11Sonupe
  • 16IonttonBooked at 83mins
  • 6SoaresBooked at 72minsSubstituted forCowleyat 76'minutes
  • 12HusinSubstituted forParrettat 57'minutes
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forGuthrieat 68'minutes
  • 25Taylor

Substitutes

  • 7Carter
  • 9Cowley
  • 13Bastien
  • 14Fielding
  • 18Parrett
  • 23Smith
  • 28Guthrie

Exeter

  • 1Ward
  • 2Sweeney
  • 15Parkes
  • 21Moxey
  • 3Woodman
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 12mins
  • 27CollinsBooked at 45mins
  • 25Taylor
  • 8Law
  • 14AjoseSubstituted forMartinat 72'minutes
  • 12Bowman

Substitutes

  • 5Martin
  • 7Martin
  • 16Warren
  • 17Jay
  • 18Fisher
  • 22Sparkes
  • 23Maxted
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
2,398

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Exeter City 1.

Attempt saved. Nicky Law (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Paul Taylor (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Law with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 0, Exeter City 1. Nicky Law (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Randell Williams.

Attempt missed. Archie Collins (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Chris Stokes (Stevenage).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luther Wildin.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Paul Taylor.

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

Foul by Arthur Iontton (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Attempt missed. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lee Martin.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luther Wildin.

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

Foul by Paul Taylor (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jason Cowley replaces Tom Soares.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

Attempt blocked. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Tom Soares (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Tom Soares (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Martin replaces Nicky Ajose.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Danny Newton.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Paul Farman (Stevenage).

Offside, Stevenage. Luther Wildin tries a through ball, but Dean Parrett is caught offside.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

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

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Danny Newton.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

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

Offside, Stevenage. Luther Wildin tries a through ball, but Arthur Iontton is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dean Parrett replaces Noor Husin.

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

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth22004046
2Swindon22005236
3Exeter22002026
4Grimsby21103124
5Forest Green21102114
6Walsall21102114
7Cheltenham21014223
8Macclesfield21013123
9Crawley21013213
10Carlisle21014403
11Salford21012203
12Crewe210124-23
13Leyton Orient210113-23
14Mansfield20204402
15Newport20202202
16Port Vale20202202
17Bradford20201102
18Cambridge20200002
19Colchester201112-11
20Northampton201112-11
21Morecambe201124-21
22Oldham200213-20
23Stevenage200203-30
24Scunthorpe200216-50
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