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Swindon Town 2-1 Exeter City

Eoin Doyle marked his Swindon Town return with a goal as the League Two leaders beat promotion hopefuls Exeter City at the County Ground.

A cagey opening period had its first breakthrough after 20 minutes when Michael Doughty's corner was diverted in, with Doyle credited with getting the final touch.

The home fans were silenced 14 minutes later when Randell Williams seized on a defensive error before slotting in to make it 1-1 from just inside the box.

Hallam Hope restored Swindon's lead just before half-time by heading in Diallang Jaiyesimi's cross from the right side of the box for his second goal in three games since his January move from Carlisle.

Hope had earlier seen an effort kept out by a fine save but he would not be denied the winner.

Exeter rarely caused Steven Benda much bother, illustrated by Brennan Dickinson firing over a free-kick midway through the second half.

Swindon are now four points clear at the top of the table, with Exeter slipping to fourth place after defeat in Wiltshire.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Benda
  • 41Caddis
  • 6Baudry
  • 44Edmonds-Green
  • 24Hunt
  • 27Jaiyesimi
  • 10DoughtyBooked at 63mins
  • 42Grant
  • 45HopeSubstituted forWooleryat 70'minutes
  • 9Yates
  • 28DoyleSubstituted forMuskweat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fryers
  • 7Isgrove
  • 11Woolery
  • 19Lyden
  • 23McCormick
  • 46Muskwe

Exeter

  • 1Ward
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 15ParkesSubstituted forAjoseat 76'minutes
  • 21Moxey
  • 25TaylorSubstituted forCollinsat 18'minutes
  • 4Atangana
  • 11Williams
  • 8Law
  • 7MartinSubstituted forDickensonat 54'minutes
  • 12BowmanBooked at 36mins

Substitutes

  • 10Holmes
  • 14Ajose
  • 17Jay
  • 18Fisher
  • 20Richardson
  • 24Dickenson
  • 27Collins
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
13,095

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Exeter City 1.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Exeter City).

Paul Caddis (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Swindon Town. Admiral Muskwe tries a through ball, but Diallang Jaiyesimi is caught offside.

Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Admiral Muskwe replaces Eoin Doyle.

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

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Brennan Dickenson with a headed pass.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Exeter City).

Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town).

Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Nicky Ajose replaces Tom Parkes.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

Jerry Yates (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Brennan Dickenson (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Randell Williams with a cross.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Rarmani Edmonds-Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Hallam Hope.

Offside, Swindon Town. Hallam Hope tries a through ball, but Eoin Doyle is caught offside.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Exeter City).

Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jerry Yates with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

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

Archie Collins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Swindon Town).

Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Anthony Grant (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Diallang Jaiyesimi.

Offside, Exeter City. Aaron Martin tries a through ball, but Ryan Bowman is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Brennan Dickenson replaces Lee Martin.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon31185855352059
2Crewe30167755361955
3Plymouth29166748301854
4Exeter3015964032854
5Northampton30157845311452
6Colchester311213642281449
7Cheltenham291212544242048
8Bradford31121183631547
9Forest Green31129103733445
10Port Vale31111283938145
11Salford311010114141040
12Newport2810992725239
13Crawley31912104444039
14Oldham31812113444-1036
15Walsall31106153043-1336
16Cambridge3198143343-1035
17Grimsby29810113236-434
18Leyton Orient31810133948-934
19Scunthorpe3189144048-833
20Carlisle3089133248-1633
21Mansfield31710144350-731
22Macclesfield30713102833-528
23Morecambe3168172853-2526
24Stevenage31313152139-1822
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