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Exeter City 1-2 Tranmere Rovers

Rory Donnelly scored the winner as Tranmere Rovers inflicted Exeter's third defeat on the bounce at St James Park.

Rovers broke the deadlock when Lee Molyneux crossed for Jennison Myrie-Williams to fire from a tight angle.

The lead lasted just eight minutes as Exeter's Alex Nicholls curled home a free-kick into the far corner.

But Tranmere were back in front after the break when Donnelly drilled a shot across goal and into the far corner.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 6RibeiroSubstituted forMorrisonat 78'minutes
  • 2Butterfield
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 8Oakley
  • 7SercombeBooked at 86mins
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forKeohaneat 88'minutes
  • 11Davies
  • 20Nichols
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forWheelerat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Keohane
  • 14McAllister
  • 21Hamon
  • 22Wheeler
  • 26Tillson
  • 27Jay
  • 34Morrison

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2HolmesSubstituted forRidehalghat 6'minutes
  • 18Dugdale
  • 32ThompsonBooked at 9mins
  • 17Taylor
  • 31Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forFenelonat 65'minutes
  • 22Jennings
  • 4Power
  • 19Molyneux
  • 29DonnellyBooked at 79mins
  • 9OdejayiSubstituted forStocktonat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Koumas
  • 14Laird
  • 15Kirby
  • 16Stockton
  • 26Brezovan
  • 28Fenelon
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
4,044

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Kayode Odejayi.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces Alex Nicholls.

Attempt missed. Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Josh Thompson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Clinton Morrison (Exeter City).

Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Clinton Morrison replaces Christian Ribeiro.

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Shamir Fenelon (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Max Power.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Graham Cummins.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Shamir Fenelon replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams because of an injury.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

Attempt blocked. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Graham Cummins (Exeter City).

Graham Cummins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rob Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Penalty saved! Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury28166640182254
2Burton28166638261254
3Wycombe281411340211953
4Luton27148533201350
5Southend2814863023750
6Newport2813783633346
7Bury28135103933644
8Stevenage28125113937241
9Exeter29118103941-241
10Plymouth281171032221040
11Morecambe28108102826238
12Northampton28114134539637
13Wimbledon27107103838037
14Cambridge27106114233936
15Oxford Utd2889113236-433
16Accrington27103143648-1233
17Tranmere2779112932-330
18Portsmouth2779112833-530
19Dag & Red2886143039-930
20Carlisle2893163550-1530
21Cheltenham2879122540-1530
22York28513102733-628
23Mansfield2777132235-1328
24Hartlepool2856172249-2721
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