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Exeter City 1-1 Swindon Town

Exeter and Swindon shared the spoils in an entertaining 1-1 League Two draw at St James Park.

Substitute Matt Jay gave the Grecians the lead, turning in Lee Martin's cross, but debutant Eoin Doyle grabbed a deserved equaliser two minutes from time for the Robins.

Swindon named new signing Doyle in their starting line-up and it was the Bradford loanee that came closest to breaking the deadlock. He struck the base of the post following a swift Robins counter attack, one of many that caused Exeter problems in the first half.

Exeter struggled to create anything of note in the first half and Jake Taylor's speculative long-ranger, which was held by Luke McCormick was the closest they came to a breakthrough.

Taylor went off injured early in the second half and it was his replacement, Jay, who broke the deadlock on 72 minutes when he turned in Lee Martin's fierce drive.

Jay almost added a second, but his shot was blocked on the line by team-mate Dean Moxey and it proved costly as, with two minutes remaining, debutant Doyle turned in a Zeki Fryers cross to earn Swindon a deserved point.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Ward
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 21Moxey
  • 3Woodman
  • 11Williams
  • 25TaylorBooked at 45minsSubstituted forJayat 54'minutes
  • 27Collins
  • 8Law
  • 14AjoseSubstituted forMartinat 58'minutes
  • 12Bowman

Substitutes

  • 7Martin
  • 16Warren
  • 17Jay
  • 18Fisher
  • 22Sparkes
  • 23Maxted
  • 35Seymour

Swindon

  • 23McCormick
  • 24Hunt
  • 26Conroy
  • 6BaudryBooked at 39mins
  • 3Fryers
  • 19Lyden
  • 10DoughtyBooked at 90mins
  • 7IsgroveSubstituted forTwineat 82'minutes
  • 30AndersonSubstituted forMayat 83'minutes
  • 11Woolery
  • 28Doyle

Substitutes

  • 2Reid
  • 5Broadbent
  • 8May
  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 17Twine
  • 21Curran
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
5,435

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Swindon Town 1.

Booking

Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Swindon Town).

Matt Jay (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dion Conroy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Attempt blocked. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dion Conroy.

Attempt blocked. Adam May (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ezekiel Fryers.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Swindon Town 1. Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ezekiel Fryers with a cross.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Adam May replaces Keshi Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Scott Twine replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

Hand ball by Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town).

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

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

Attempt blocked. Matt Jay (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Attempt blocked. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Lyden.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Jordan Lyden (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Matt Jay.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Swindon Town 0. Matt Jay (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town).

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matt Jay (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Lloyd Isgrove (Swindon Town).

Lee Martin (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Randell Williams (Exeter City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Martin with a cross.

Ezekiel Fryers (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Randell Williams (Exeter City).

Offside, Swindon Town. Michael Doughty tries a through ball, but Kaiyne Woolery is caught offside.

Mathieu Baudry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Martin replaces Nicky Ajose.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32106337
2Exeter32103127
3Forest Green32103127
4Macclesfield32015236
5Plymouth32014136
6Crewe320134-16
7Bradford31204135
8Mansfield31206425
9Newport31203215
10Cambridge31202115
11Cheltenham31114224
12Crawley31115414
13Grimsby31113214
14Salford31113304
15Walsall31112204
16Leyton Orient311113-24
17Port Vale30303303
18Carlisle310246-23
19Morecambe302124-22
20Northampton301224-21
21Colchester301224-21
22Stevenage301203-31
23Scunthorpe301238-51
24Oldham300316-50
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