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Stevenage 1-0 Exeter City

Charlie Lee scored a later winner against Exeter City as Stevenage earned their first victory in five games.

Ryan Brunt tested Exeter goalkeeper James Hamon with a backheel attempt, while Alex Nicholls curled an effort onto the bar for the Grecians.

Substitute Lee then hit the woodwork with a half-volley before ending Exeter's nine-match unbeaten league run with a goal six minutes from time.

Lee met Tom Pett's cross before slotting a low shot into the corner.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Westley on Stevenage v Exeter

"It was a good performance on the whole. We knew we had to be on our game if were to get the right result.

"Out of possession I thought we were first class. I thought defensively we earned the clean sheet.

"We've done a lot of work on the training ground to make that we regain that Stevenage attitude of being a strong side at the end of games.

"Our home ground is starting to become a fortress again. That's much more like the Stevenage of old.

"We want to eradicate the defeats obviously, but that's a step in the right direction."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 19Wells
  • 9Charles
  • 23Okimo
  • 24BruntSubstituted forBeardsleyat 90+5'minutes
  • 18Parrett
  • 12McAllister
  • 11Pett
  • 37BarnardSubstituted forLeeat 15'minutes
  • 49AdamsSubstituted forWhelpdaleat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 8Walton
  • 20Beardsley
  • 22Lee
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Deacon

Exeter

  • 21Hamon
  • 6RibeiroBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDaviesat 52'minutes
  • 4Bennett
  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 7Sercombe
  • 8Oakley
  • 14Grimes
  • 22Wheeler
  • 23Nicholls
  • 33HarleySubstituted forMorrisonat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Keohane
  • 11Davies
  • 20Nichols
  • 26Tillson
  • 30Pym
  • 31Cummins
  • 34Morrison
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,878

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Exeter City 0.

Booking

Clinton Morrison (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Chris Beardsley replaces Ryan Brunt.

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Clinton Morrison (Exeter City).

Foul by Ryan Brunt (Stevenage).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jerome Okimo.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Clinton Morrison replaces Ryan Harley.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Exeter City 0. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David McAllister.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Chris Whelpdale replaces Charlie Adams.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Chris Day.

Attempt saved. Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ryan Brunt (Stevenage).

Ryan Harley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Brunt (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Matt Oakley.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Arron Davies.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Charlie Adams (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Arron Davies replaces Christian Ribeiro because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe21126336191742
2Shrewsbury21124531151640
3Luton21124526151140
4Burton2212463023740
5Plymouth21114628131537
6Southend2110562219335
7Newport219753024634
8Exeter229763027334
9Bury219483027331
10Morecambe219392322130
11Accrington219393235-330
12Cambridge218583225729
13Stevenage218492829-128
14Portsmouth217682526-127
15Wimbledon217682730-327
16Mansfield217591725-826
17Oxford Utd216782326-325
18Cheltenham216782030-1025
19Northampton2173113032-224
20Dag & Red2163122534-921
21Carlisle2163122740-1321
22York2131172228-620
23Tranmere2147102127-619
24Hartlepool2134141539-2413
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