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Crawley Town 0-1 Exeter City

A late goal by skipper Dean Moxey gave Exeter their first league victory in three games as they won at struggling Crawley.

Grecians boss Matt Taylor had made an impassioned plea for supporters to stick with his team after only one goal in their last two home games, and the travelling faithful witnessed a bright start by their side.

Nicky Law put an early free-kick over for Exeter before Archie Collins should have hit the target after being set up by the recalled Nigel Atangana.

The Grecians threatened again when Lee Martin fired against the crossbar before top-scorer Bez Lubala shot just wide at the other end.

Crawley were fortunate when Law was slow to react after being set up in front of goal by Randell Williams, and Jack Sparkes put an angled shot over as Exeter finished the half on top.

The Reds came to life after the break with Lubala forcing goalkeeper Jonny Maxted to parry his goal-bound shot before Pierce Sweeney cleared a Tom Dallison header off the line.

Atangana shot wide sliding in for Exeter before Law had a shot blocked as Taylor's men continued to create openings.

Moments after Crawley had a penalty appeal waved away after a Ben Seymour challenge on Dallison, Exeter clinched victory 12 minutes from time when Moxey fired his second goal of the season from a Williams corner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 6Dallison-LisbonBooked at 45mins
  • 18Sesay
  • 14FrancombBooked at 39mins
  • 10Nadesan
  • 12FergusonSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 84'minutes
  • 28Camara
  • 30Lubala
  • 9Palmer

Substitutes

  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 17Allarakhia
  • 20Sendles-White
  • 26Galach
  • 31Boadu
  • 35Luyambula

Exeter

  • 23Maxted
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 21Moxey
  • 11Williams
  • 4AtanganaSubstituted forTaylorat 73'minutes
  • 27Collins
  • 22SparkesSubstituted forParkesat 90+2'minutes
  • 8LawBooked at 65mins
  • 7MartinSubstituted forSeymourat 59'minutes
  • 12Bowman

Substitutes

  • 3Woodman
  • 15Parkes
  • 17Jay
  • 20Richardson
  • 25Taylor
  • 35Seymour
  • 40Visser
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
2,170

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Exeter City 1.

Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Parkes replaces Jack Sparkes.

Attempt saved. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Nadesan.

Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Panutche Camara.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ashley Nathaniel-George replaces Nathan Ferguson.

Offside, Crawley Town. Lewis Young tries a through ball, but Ollie Palmer is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ben Seymour (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Randell Williams with a cross.

Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Bowman.

Attempt blocked. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 0, Exeter City 1. Dean Moxey (Exeter City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Randell Williams with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Ferguson.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Young.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Bowman with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jake Taylor replaces Nigel Atangana.

Aaron Martin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Dallison (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jack Sparkes.

Attempt blocked. George Francomb (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Sesay.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Tom Dallison (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Booking

Nicky Law (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

David Sesay (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by David Sesay.

Attempt missed. Ben Seymour (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Archie Collins.

Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Lee Martin.

Glenn Morris (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

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1Swindon19113532221036
2Forest Green18104424131134
3Crewe18103532221033
4Exeter199642420433
5Northampton199462819931
6Cheltenham1786328151330
7Bradford179352517830
8Plymouth188552721629
9Port Vale197752525028
10Colchester187652317627
11Newport177641714327
12Salford196762328-525
13Cambridge196672319424
14Macclesfield185761720-322
15Mansfield195682626021
16Scunthorpe195682526-121
17Crawley195682531-621
18Leyton Orient195592634-820
19Grimsby165472022-219
20Oldham184771926-719
21Carlisle1954101931-1219
22Walsall1954101426-1219
23Stevenage182881221-914
24Morecambe1935111635-1914
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