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Harrogate Town 0-0 Exeter City

Ten-man Harrogate prevented Exeter from scoring for the first time in 15 League Two outings to hold out for a 0-0 draw.

Warren Burrell was sent off after 73 minutes for the Sulphurites but the visitors, currently enduring their worst run of the season having not won in five games in all competitions, only tested home goalkeeper James Belshaw once all evening.

Exeter had the better of the first-half opportunities with striker Ryan Bowman intercepting a poor back pass by Jake Lawlor, but prodding the ball wide after Belshaw had charged off his line.

Josh Key also failed to capitalise on sloppy Harrogate defending by Jay Williams and Connor Hall when he could only drag a chance off target from 10 yards after being presented with a free shot on goal.

After the break, the home side carried the greater attacking threat with striker Aaron Martin denied his first goal in 11 outings in all competitions when Grecians goalkeeper Jonny Maxted displayed sharp reflexes to keep out his low eight-yard drive.

That momentum was lost a little when Burrell received his second yellow card after halting Exeter substitute Jack Sparkes in his tracks twice in the space of six minutes, but Simon Weaver's men also came under little threat at the other end.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Harrogate

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Belshaw
  • 27WilliamsSubstituted forFallowfieldat 76'minutes
  • 12Lawlor
  • 20Hall
  • 6BurrellBooked at 72mins
  • 7Thomson
  • 22Francis
  • 4Falkingham
  • 14KiernanSubstituted forKirbyat 79'minutes
  • 18MuldoonSubstituted forMarchat 83'minutes
  • 10Martin

Substitutes

  • 2Fallowfield
  • 8Hondermarck
  • 15Kirby
  • 24March
  • 25Minter
  • 28McPake

Exeter

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Maxted
  • 2Caprice
  • 26Sweeney
  • 15Parkes
  • 20PageSubstituted forHartridgeat 82'minutes
  • 30KeySubstituted forSparkesat 62'minutes
  • 10Collins
  • 4AtanganaSubstituted forLawat 82'minutes
  • 14RandallSubstituted forSeymourat 86'minutes
  • 12Bowman
  • 17Jay

Substitutes

  • 1Ward
  • 3Sparkes
  • 6McArdle
  • 7Law
  • 9Seymour
  • 29Kite
  • 34Hartridge
Referee:
Thomas Bramall

Match Stats

Home TeamHarrogateAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Harrogate Town 0, Exeter City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Harrogate Town 0, Exeter City 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jack Sparkes (Exeter City).

  4. Post update

    Josh March (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by George Thomson (Harrogate Town).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ed Francis (Harrogate Town).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Joel Randall.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Josh March (Harrogate Town).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Harrogate Town. Josh March replaces Jack Muldoon.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Alex Hartridge replaces Lewis Page.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Nicky Law replaces Nigel Atangana.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jake Caprice (Exeter City).

  16. Post update

    Ed Francis (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pierce Sweeney with a cross.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Harrogate Town. Connor Kirby replaces Brendan Kiernan.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Harrogate Town. Brendan Kiernan tries a through ball, but Aaron Martin is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jake Caprice (Exeter City) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by Archie Collins.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge24125738231541
2Newport22117432221040
3Carlisle21123632201239
4Forest Green2310853022838
5Salford23107629171237
6Cheltenham2310763223937
7Leyton Orient2311393426836
8Morecambe2210572833-535
9Crawley229763428634
10Exeter2189441271433
11Tranmere229582627-132
12Walsall2471162932-332
13Colchester227962830-230
14Mansfield2361163130129
15Port Vale2485113334-129
16Oldham2384113641-528
17Bolton237792735-828
18Harrogate2275102226-426
19Bradford216692025-524
20Barrow2358103032-223
21Scunthorpe2372142234-1223
22Stevenage214981622-621
23Grimsby2456131940-2121
24Southend2355131535-2020
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