Scot Bennett scored a brace as Exeter City came from behind to beat Fleetwood Town at Highbury.

Fleetwood dominated the first half but had to wait until 71 minutes to take the lead through Matty Blair's strike.

Exeter came back into the game in the second half and got the equaliser five minutes later when Bennett rifled the ball home.

Centre-back Bennett got his second with a neat volley after 79 minutes to earn the Grecians all three points.

The Cod Army failed to close the gap on leaders Chesterfield, who lost to Mansfield.

Fleetwood announced the signing of Colwyn Bay goalkeeper Josh Ollerenshaw before the match.

The 22-year-old, who came through Oldham's youth system, has agreed a deal until the end of the season.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was a frustrating afternoon. Exeter played in a way to frustrate us and they did that. We still played some good football, but perhaps not quickly enough.

"You could feel a bit of frustration around the place but that's part of the expectation levels being lifted with our recent form.

"We deservedly went in front but then took a backward step. We went backwards in our mentality and tried to protect a 1-0 lead, instead of playing the same way and creating more opportunities."

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Saturday, 28 September 2013

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Fleetwood 1-2 Exeter FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Blair 71
  • Bennett 76
  • Bennett 79

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 03 Howell
  • 06 Pond
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 07 Evans (Matt 66)
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 11 Hughes
  • 12 Brown yellow card (Blair 46)
  • 18 Sarcevic
  • 23 Ball (Parkin 80)

Substitutes

  • 33 Lucas,
  • 05 Roberts,
  • 14 Hogan,
  • 04 Murdoch,
  • 17 Blair,
  • 09 Parkin,
  • 10 Matt

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bennett
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Coles (Moore-Taylor 90)
  • 07 Sercombe yellow card
  • 08 Oakley
  • 11 Davies yellow card
  • 14 Doherty (Butterfield 58)
  • 10 Gow
  • 18 Reid (Wheeler 61)

Substitutes

  • 33 Hamon,
  • 02 Butterfield,
  • 15 Moore-Taylor,
  • 26 Tillson,
  • 29 Grimes,
  • 32 Wheeler
Ref: HaywoodAtt: 2,557
FLEETWOOD
EXETER

Possession

  • Fleetwood 51%
  • Exeter 49%

Attempts on target

  • Fleetwood 8
  • Exeter 3

Attempts off target

  • Fleetwood 16
  • Exeter 6

Corners

  • Fleetwood 8
  • Exeter 3

Fouls

  • Fleetwood 7
  • Exeter 4
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:56 The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
  • 90:00+5:44 Corner from the left by-line taken by Alan Gow.
  • 90:00+5:26 Scot Bennett has an effort at goal.
  • 90:00+3:26 Antoni Sarcevic takes a fantastic shot and missed to the left of the target.
  • 90:00+3:14 The ball is crossed by Jeff Hughes.
  • 90:00+2:00 Shot by Alan Gow went wide of the left-hand post.
  • 90:00+1:43 Clearance made by Ryan Cresswell.
  • 90:00+1:35 Alan Gow crosses the ball.
  • 90:00+0:55 Matt Oakley makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:50 Steven Schumacher crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 89:56 Booking
  • 89:56 Booking for Arron Davies for unsporting behaviour.
  • 89:46 Foul by Arron Davies on Antoni Sarcevic, free kick awarded.
  • 89:19 Substitution Jordan Moore-Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Coles.
  • 88:44 Clearance made by Craig Woodman.
  • 88:41 A cross is delivered by Conor McLaughlin.
  • 85:34 Clearance by Danny Coles.
  • 85:29 Conor McLaughlin sends in a cross.
  • 82:04 Matty Blair takes a shot and went wide left of the net.
  • 79:58 Substitution Jon Parkin joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Ball.
  • 78:55 GOAL - Scot BennettFleetwood Town 1 - 2 Exeter Scot Bennett grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Fleetwood Town 1-2 Exeter.
  • 78:27 Alan Gow produces a cross.
  • 78:04 Conor McLaughlin manages to make a clearance.
  • 77:56 David Wheeler delivers the ball.
  • 77:10 Clearance made by Danny Coles.
  • 77:07 Antoni Sarcevic crosses the ball.
  • 75:41 Assist by Alan Gow.
  • 75:41 GOAL - Scot BennettFleetwood Town 1 - 1 Exeter Scot Bennett scores a left footed goal. Fleetwood Town 1-1 Exeter.
  • 75:17 Ryan Cresswell makes a clearance.
  • 74:55 Corner from the left by-line taken by Arron Davies.
  • 74:10 Shot by Liam Sercombe.
  • 73:50 Alan Gow delivers the ball.
  • 73:17 Free kick taken by Scott Davies.
  • 73:05 Foul by Scot Bennett on Nathan Pond, free kick awarded.
  • 72:28 Matty Blair has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
  • 70:42 Assist by Conor McLaughlin.
  • 70:42 GOAL - Matty BlairFleetwood Town 1 - 0 Exeter Matty Blair scores with a right foot finish. Fleetwood Town 1-0 Exeter.
  • 70:02 Conor McLaughlin sends in a cross.
  • 69:27 Danny Coles manages to make a clearance.
  • 69:23 Corner taken by Matty Blair.
  • 68:50 Jeff Hughes has an effort at goal. Parried by Artur Krysiak back into danger.
  • 67:25 Antoni Sarcevic takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
  • 66:32 A cross is delivered by Alan Gow.
  • 66:23 Danny Coles restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:03 Danny Coles fouled by Jamille Matt, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 65:21 Substitution Jamille Matt comes on in place of Gareth Evans.
  • 64:30 David Ball takes a shot. Artur Krysiak safely holds on.
  • 63:43 Alan Gow has an effort at goal.
  • 63:22 Craig Woodman delivers the ball.
  • 63:06 Clearance made by Conor McLaughlin.
  • 63:00 A cross is delivered by Danny Butterfield.
  • 61:59 Scot Bennett manages to make a clearance.
  • 61:45 Corner taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 61:15 Jeff Hughes has a headed effort at goal.
  • 61:06 Free kick taken by Conor McLaughlin.
  • 60:55 Substitution Jamie Reid goes off and David Wheeler comes on.
  • 60:21 Matt Oakley handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
  • 60:00 Antoni Sarcevic takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
  • 59:50 Clearance made by Scot Bennett.
  • 59:46 A cross is delivered by Steven Schumacher.
  • 58:48 Nathan Pond restarts play with the free kick.
  • 58:40 Arron Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Conor McLaughlin.
  • 57:30 Substitution (Exeter) makes a substitution, with Danny Butterfield coming on for Tommy Doherty.
  • 56:16 Alan Gow takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
  • 55:11 Matty Blair delivers the ball.
  • 54:25 Free kick taken by Scott Davies.
  • 54:23 The referee blows for offside against Jamie Reid.
  • 54:14 Clearance by Nathan Pond.
  • 53:28 Clearance by Ryan Cresswell.
  • 53:25 The ball is crossed by Arron Davies.
  • 53:03 Shot by Antoni Sarcevic.
  • 51:57 Shot by Antoni Sarcevic went wide right of the target.
  • 51:48 Centre by Gareth Evans.
  • 51:16 Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.
  • 51:09 Danny Coles fouled by Antoni Sarcevic, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 51:00 Jeff Hughes has an effort at goal.
  • 50:38 Scot Bennett manages to make a clearance.
  • 50:35 Conor McLaughlin produces a cross.
  • 49:20 Conor McLaughlin crosses the ball.
  • 48:22 David Ball takes a shot. Artur Krysiak catches the ball.
  • 47:41 Jeff Hughes takes a shot.
  • 46:55 David Ball takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
  • 46:11 Conor McLaughlin takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 45:36 Corner taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • 45:01 Substitution Matty Blair is brought on as a substitute for Junior Brown.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:17 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+2:03 The ball is swung over by Craig Woodman.
  • 45:00+1:35 Tommy Doherty takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+1:28 Antoni Sarcevic is adjudged to have handled the ball.
  • 45:00+0:30 Clearance by Craig Woodman.
  • 45:00+0:27 Gareth Evans crosses the ball.
  • 44:34 Clearance by Pat Baldwin.
  • 44:26 Gareth Evans sends in a cross.
  • 42:23 Matt Oakley takes a shot.
  • 41:40 Shot by David Ball went over the bar.
  • 41:19 Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:14 The referee blows for offside.
  • 40:06 Scot Bennett takes the free kick.
  • 39:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Ball on Scot Bennett.
  • 38:23 Header at goal by Ryan Cresswell misses left of the target.
  • 38:05 Jeff Hughes sends in a cross.
  • 37:45 Headed chance falls to Nathan Pond. A parry by Artur Krysiak prevents the goal.
  • 37:31 The ball is crossed by Conor McLaughlin.
  • 37:25 Corner taken by Junior Brown.
  • 36:57 Steven Schumacher takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
  • 34:57 Jamie Reid delivers the ball.
  • 34:26 Danny Coles takes the free kick.
  • 34:11 Junior Brown goes into the referee's book.
  • 34:11 Booking
  • 33:54 Unfair challenge on Craig Woodman by Junior Brown results in a free kick.
  • 32:51 Pat Baldwin takes the free kick.
  • 32:42 Gareth Evans challenges Liam Sercombe unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 31:44 Clearance made by Craig Woodman.
  • 29:35 Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
  • 29:18 Danny Coles fouled by Nathan Pond, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 29:10 Dean Howell crosses the ball.
  • 28:52 Corner from the left by-line taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 25:30 The ball is sent over by Conor McLaughlin.
  • 24:40 Ryan Cresswell takes the free kick.
  • 24:24 The referee cautions Liam Sercombe for unsporting behaviour.
  • 24:24 Booking
  • 24:15 Foul by Liam Sercombe on Jeff Hughes, free kick awarded.
  • 23:03 Header by Ryan Cresswell goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 22:49 Centre by Conor McLaughlin.
  • 22:11 Corner from the left by-line taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 19:59 Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.
  • 19:56 Gareth Evans is caught offside.
  • 17:59 Corner taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 17:30 Antoni Sarcevic takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
  • 13:46 Header by Jamie Reid misses left.
  • 13:14 Corner taken by Craig Woodman from the right by-line.
  • 12:28 Junior Brown has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
  • 11:37 Gareth Evans takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
  • 6:10 Corner from the left by-line taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 2:32 Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:29 The referee blows for offside.
  • 1:20 Danny Coles restarts play with the free kick.
  • 1:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Coles by Antoni Sarcevic.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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