Match ends, Harrogate Town 0, Exeter City 0.
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.
- 27WilliamsSubstituted forFallowfieldat 76'minutes
- 6BurrellBooked at 72mins
- 14KiernanSubstituted forKirbyat 79'minutes
- 18MuldoonSubstituted forMarchat 83'minutes
- 20PageSubstituted forHartridgeat 82'minutes
- 30KeySubstituted forSparkesat 62'minutes
- 4AtanganaSubstituted forLawat 82'minutes
- 14RandallSubstituted forSeymourat 86'minutes
- Thomas Bramall
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Harrogate Town 0, Exeter City 0.
Foul by Jack Sparkes (Exeter City).
Josh March (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by George Thomson (Harrogate Town).
Jake Caprice (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ed Francis (Harrogate Town).
Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Joel Randall.
Jake Caprice (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Josh March (Harrogate Town).
Substitution, Harrogate Town. Josh March replaces Jack Muldoon.
Substitution, Exeter City. Alex Hartridge replaces Lewis Page.
Substitution, Exeter City. Nicky Law replaces Nigel Atangana.
Foul by Jake Caprice (Exeter City).
Ed Francis (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pierce Sweeney with a cross.
Substitution, Harrogate Town. Connor Kirby replaces Brendan Kiernan.
Offside, Harrogate Town. Brendan Kiernan tries a through ball, but Aaron Martin is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Jake Caprice (Exeter City) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by Archie Collins.