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Salford City 0-1 Exeter City

Ryan Bowman
Ryan Bowman's winner for Exeter was his seventh goal of the season

In-form Exeter made it three wins in as many League Two games after victory over Salford at the Peninsula Stadium.

Ryan Bowman's first-half goal proved to be enough for the Grecians, who stay second in the table.

Exeter, unbeaten in the league since the beginning of November, made the brighter start with Alex Fisher forcing Salford goalkeeper Chris Neal to make a point-blank save after the striker met Archie Collins' ball.

Jake Jervis went close for the Ammies before captain Liam Hogan headed over from six yards.

Exeter took a 33rd-minute lead when Bowman latched on to Pierce Sweeney's cross and headed the ball beyond Neal for his seventh goal of the season.

Salford, without a league win since November 2, should have equalised when Craig Conway launched the ball from the edge of the area, but Exeter goalkeeper Jonny Maxted made a superb fingertip save.

Maxted stepped up to the plate in the second half when he pushed Hogan's and Jervis' efforts over the bar as the visitors held on for the three points.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 4Threlkeld
  • 5Hogan
  • 15Burgess
  • 3Touray
  • 32Jervis
  • 17Towell
  • 8MaynardBooked at 58minsSubstituted forJonesat 62'minutes
  • 44Conway
  • 28Thomas-AsanteSubstituted forRooneyat 70'minutes
  • 7ArmstrongSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Piergianni
  • 9Rooney
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 12Letheren
  • 18Whitehead
  • 25Jones
  • 34Doyle

Exeter

  • 23Maxted
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5MartinBooked at 28mins
  • 15Parkes
  • 11Williams
  • 4Atangana
  • 27Collins
  • 21Moxey
  • 25TaylorSubstituted forMartinat 75'minutes
  • 12Bowman
  • 18FisherSubstituted forLawat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Martin
  • 8Law
  • 14Ajose
  • 17Jay
  • 20Richardson
  • 35Seymour
  • 38Arthur
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,922

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Salford City 0, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salford City 0, Exeter City 1.

Foul by Craig Conway (Salford City).

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

Ibou Touray (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Attempt blocked. Adam Rooney (Salford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Burgess with a headed pass.

(Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Randell Williams (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Ibou Touray (Salford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Jervis.

Attempt blocked. Richard Towell (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Jon Maxted.

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Salford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Danny Lloyd with a cross.

Offside, Salford City. Ibou Touray tries a through ball, but Joey Jones is caught offside.

Craig Conway (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Martin (Exeter City).

Jake Jervis (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Martin (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Nigel Atangana (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Offside, Exeter City. Nigel Atangana tries a through ball, but Lee Martin is caught offside.

Joey Jones (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Danny Lloyd replaces Luke Armstrong.

Foul by Jake Jervis (Salford City).

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

Foul by Joey Jones (Salford City).

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

Attempt blocked. Craig Conway (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Oscar Threlkeld (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Martin (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Attempt missed. Aaron Martin (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Pierce Sweeney with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ibou Touray.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Martin replaces Jake Taylor.

Offside, Salford City. Cameron Burgess tries a through ball, but Craig Conway is caught offside.

Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).

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

Jake Jervis (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Exeter City).

Joey Jones (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon21133537221542
2Exeter2111642822639
3Cheltenham2098332161635
4Crewe20105533231035
5Bradford2010552718935
6Forest Green2110562416835
7Northampton2110473122934
8Plymouth209563022832
9Colchester208752619731
10Port Vale217862526-129
11Cambridge217772520528
12Newport197751816228
13Scunthorpe216782928125
14Salford216782330-725
15Macclesfield205961922-324
16Crawley215882531-623
17Walsall2165101627-1123
18Mansfield215792730-322
19Leyton Orient215792735-822
20Grimsby195682025-521
21Carlisle2156102032-1221
22Oldham204882029-920
23Stevenage2021081322-916
24Morecambe2136121739-2215
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