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Exeter City 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

Ricardo Almeida Santos' own goal gave Exeter the lead.
Ricardo Almeida Santos' own goal gave Exeter the lead

Exeter and Bolton shared the spoils in an entertaining game at St James Park.

After an even start, Exeter created the first chance when Josh Key broke free on the right and crossed low for Matt Jay but he missed the target from 10 yards.

It took until the 32nd minute for Bolton to create anything of note and they were only denied the opening goal by a superb save from Jonny Maxted, who managed to divert Eoin Doyle's shot wide of goal with his foot.

Exeter then came close to breaking the deadlock when Jay picked out Ryan Bowman and he rounded goalkeeper Matt Gilks before firing against the upright from a narrow angle.

Joel Randall shot straight at the goalkeeper early in the second half after latching on to Bowman's clever flick, but Exeter finally got the breakthrough in the 62nd minute when Ricardo Almeida Santos turned into his own net from close range after brilliant play by Jay.

Bolton equalised 11 minutes later when Doyle beat the offside trap and crossed low for Arthur Gnahoua to smash home from close range, just seconds after he came on as a substitute.

Gnahoua and Ali Crawford both had chances to win it for Bolton, while Nigel Atangana struck the bar with a scissor kick in stoppage time for Exeter.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Maxted
  • 2CapriceSubstituted forHartridgeat 81'minutes
  • 26Sweeney
  • 15Parkes
  • 20PageSubstituted forSparkesat 63'minutes
  • 30Key
  • 8TaylorSubstituted forAtanganaat 56'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 10Collins
  • 14RandallSubstituted forSeymourat 81'minutes
  • 12Bowman
  • 17JaySubstituted forLawat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ward
  • 3Sparkes
  • 4Atangana
  • 6McArdle
  • 7Law
  • 9Seymour
  • 34Hartridge

Bolton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Gilks
  • 2Jones
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Delaney
  • 21BrockbankBooked at 60mins
  • 10SarcevicBooked at 53mins
  • 18Tutte
  • 29LeeSubstituted forCrawfordat 71'minutes
  • 23Isgrove
  • 9Doyle
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forGnahouaat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Crellin
  • 11Crawford
  • 15Mascoll
  • 17Darcy
  • 24Gnahoua
  • 25Thomason
  • 27Baptiste
Referee:
Sam Allison

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Nigel Atangana (Exeter City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Andrew Tutte.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Law.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

  7. Post update

    Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lloyd Isgrove (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Eoin Doyle.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Brockbank.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alister Crawford.

  11. Post update

    Ben Seymour (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bolton Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Joshua Key (Exeter City).

  14. Post update

    Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Joel Randall.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Nicky Law replaces Matt Jay.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Alex Hartridge replaces Jake Caprice.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Lloyd Isgrove tries a through ball, but Gethin Jones is caught offside.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Exeter City 1, Bolton Wanderers 1. Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Joshua Key.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Carlisle21123632201239
2Newport20115431211038
3Cambridge22114735211437
4Forest Green2110742718937
5Salford22106629171236
6Cheltenham2110563021935
7Crawley229763428634
8Morecambe2010462730-334
9Leyton Orient2210393226633
10Exeter2088441271432
11Walsall227962730-330
12Colchester217862729-229
13Port Vale2384113233-128
14Tranmere208482325-228
15Oldham2183103337-427
16Bolton227692634-827
17Mansfield2251162828026
18Harrogate2174102226-425
19Bradford216692025-524
20Scunthorpe2272132233-1123
21Barrow2248102932-320
22Stevenage204881622-620
23Grimsby2355131940-2120
24Southend2154121433-1919
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