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Exeter City 1-2 Harrogate Town

Harrogate caused a shock as they came away from free-scoring Exeter with a win in League Two.

Exeter had scored 11 goals in their last two home games, but they toiled against a well-drilled Town side that were good value for their win.

In a game of few chances, Harrogate went in front after 31 minutes when Brendan Kiernan silenced St James Park when he somehow found himself through on goal and poked the ball past Jonny Maxted to break the deadlock.

Harrogate goalkeeper James Belshaw made a brilliant save to keep out Matt Jay's header, but it was one of few chances that Exeter created.

However, the home side equalised within 15 seconds of the restart as captain Jake Taylor prodded the ball past Belshaw from Jay's lay-off.

The expected onslaught never materialised from the Grecians as they struggled to break Harrogate down.

They were then hit on the counter in the 75th minute as Jack Muldoon held off Pierce Sweeney and curled a fine shot into the far corner, giving Maxted no chance in the Exeter goal to earn a first win in five for Harrogate.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Maxted
  • 30Key
  • 26Sweeney
  • 34Hartridge
  • 3Sparkes
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forCapriceat 54'minutes
  • 8TaylorSubstituted forAtanganaat 72'minutes
  • 10Collins
  • 14RandallSubstituted forLawat 71'minutes
  • 12BowmanBooked at 89mins
  • 17JaySubstituted forFisherat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Caprice
  • 4Atangana
  • 6McArdle
  • 7Law
  • 15Parkes
  • 18Fisher
  • 22Lee

Harrogate

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Belshaw
  • 2Fallowfield
  • 12LawlorBooked at 85mins
  • 20Hall
  • 6Burrell
  • 7Thomson
  • 4FalkinghamSubstituted forFrancisat 59'minutes
  • 15Kirby
  • 14KiernanSubstituted forMillerat 84'minutes
  • 10Martin
  • 18Muldoon

Substitutes

  • 13Cracknell
  • 16Stead
  • 17Kerry
  • 19Miller
  • 22Francis
  • 26Lokko
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
1,559

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamHarrogate
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 1, Harrogate Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

  4. Post update

    Calvin Miller (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Sparkes following a set piece situation.

  6. Post update

    Jake Caprice (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Miller (Harrogate Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Archie Collins with a headed pass.

  10. Booking

    Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

  12. Post update

    George Thomson (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nigel Atangana (Exeter City).

  14. Post update

    Calvin Miller (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Booking

    Jake Lawlor (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Martin (Harrogate Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by George Thomson with a cross following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Harrogate Town. Conceded by Jack Sparkes.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Harrogate Town. Calvin Miller replaces Brendan Kiernan because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Connor Kirby (Harrogate Town).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Harrogate Town. Conceded by Jon Maxted.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newport18114328161237
2Carlisle18112527161135
3Cheltenham18103529171233
4Forest Green189632415933
5Exeter1886439251430
6Cambridge1784529161328
7Colchester187742625128
8Morecambe188462228-628
9Salford1776424141027
10Leyton Orient188372722527
11Walsall186932221127
12Bolton187472226-425
13Crawley186662825324
14Port Vale187382623324
15Tranmere177371923-424
16Oldham187292833-523
17Harrogate186481922-322
18Scunthorpe176291724-720
19Mansfield1821061824-616
20Grimsby174491530-1516
21Bradford173591624-814
22Barrow182792330-713
23Stevenage172781120-913
24Southend1733111030-2012
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