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Exeter City 1-1 Crewe Alexandra

Exeter and Crewe played out a 1-1 draw at St James Park which did little for either side in their hopes of a top three finish in League Two.

Paul Green had the ball in the net for Crewe in the 11th minute, but it was ruled out for offside and the hosts opened the scoring with their first genuine chance on 32 minutes.

Nicky Law's corner was headed down by Nigel Atangana and defender Tom Parkes was able to turn the ball past stranded goalkeeper Will Jaaskelainen.

Randell Williams almost made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time, only for his volley to go straight into the grateful arms of Jaaskelainen.

However, the Railwaymen equalised after a good start to the second half when Exeter failed to clear a cross and as it was returned into the penalty box, Michael Nottingham skilfully guided the ball into the bottom corner.

Stephen Wright shot over as Crewe looked to take charge, while Ryan Bowman was off target for Exeter, when both should have done better.

Archie Collins was denied by a brilliant Jaaskelainen save, diving high to his left, but a draw was the fair result between two good teams.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Ward
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 15Parkes
  • 11Williams
  • 4Atangana
  • 27Collins
  • 8Law
  • 24Dickenson
  • 12Bowman
  • 7MartinBooked at 24minsSubstituted forTaylorat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Thompson
  • 14Ajose
  • 17Jay
  • 18Fisher
  • 20Richardson
  • 21Moxey
  • 25Taylor

Crewe

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 2Ng
  • 28NottinghamSubstituted forHuntat 90+5'minutes
  • 21Offord
  • 3Pickering
  • 12Green
  • 8Jones
  • 4Wintle
  • 29WalkerSubstituted forKirkat 79'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 9PorterSubstituted forAneneat 79'minutes
  • 7Powell

Substitutes

  • 10Kirk
  • 11Ainley
  • 13Richards
  • 14Finney
  • 15Hunt
  • 16Lowery
  • 17Anene
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,221

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Nicky Hunt replaces Michael Nottingham because of an injury.

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Archie Collins (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Paul Green.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Will Jaaskelainen.

Attempt saved. Archie Collins (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Michael Nottingham.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Taylor with a cross.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Nigel Atangana (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Parkes.

Booking

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chuma Anene replaces Chris Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Charlie Kirk replaces Stephen Walker.

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Exeter City).

Foul by Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Attempt missed. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke Offord.

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Martin (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jake Taylor replaces Lee Martin.

Hand ball by Stephen Walker (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Pickering.

Attempt missed. Stephen Walker (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Green.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Crewe Alexandra 1. Michael Nottingham (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Perry Ng following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Harry Pickering.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon35216862372569
2Crewe36199864422266
3Plymouth36198958391965
4Exeter361811752401265
5Cheltenham351712652272563
6Northampton361771253381558
7Port Vale36141485044656
8Colchester361413949371255
9Bradford361412104438654
10Salford361211134746147
11Forest Green351210134140146
12Crawley361015114847145
13Cambridge36129153946-745
14Grimsby361111144351-844
15Walsall35128153748-1144
16Newport341110133137-643
17Oldham36914134454-1041
18Scunthorpe361010164454-1040
19Leyton Orient35912144554-939
20Carlisle35912143753-1639
21Mansfield35811164654-835
22Morecambe36711183559-2432
23Macclesfield36715143244-1230
24Stevenage35313192347-2422
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