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Exeter City 2-1 Accrington Stanley

Exeter City shrugged off their midweek FA Cup defeat by Liverpool to beat Accrington Stanley and record back-to-back League Two victories.

They had to come from behind after Shay McCartan pounced on a defensive error and rounded Bobby Olejnik to score.

Matt Oakley created Exeter's quickfire equaliser with a through ball that Tom Nicholls dispatched.

McCartan then struck a post, but the Grecians won it when substitute Christian Ribeiro bundled in a corner.

Promotion-chasing Stanley stayed sixth, while Exeter moved within five points of the play-off places in 13th.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 23McCready
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-TaylorSubstituted forRibeiroat 59'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 5McAllisterBooked at 65mins
  • 31GrantSubstituted forReidat 85'minutes
  • 8Oakley
  • 26Tillson
  • 14NichollsBooked at 74mins
  • 33Stockley
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forDaviesat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Woodman
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 11Davies
  • 16Hoskins
  • 18Reid
  • 21Hamon
  • 22Wheeler

Accrington

  • 33Mooney
  • 34Halliday
  • 2PearsonBooked at 84mins
  • 15WrightBooked at 90mins
  • 22Buxton
  • 14Crooks
  • 28Conneely
  • 7Mingoia
  • 17McCartanSubstituted forCarverat 88'minutes
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forGornellat 86'minutes
  • 29KeeBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 5Davies
  • 6Proctor
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Wakefield
  • 19Carver
  • 21Bruna
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
3,669

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Joe Wright (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Jamie Reid (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Wright (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Marcus Carver.

Attempt missed. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Marcus Carver replaces Shay McCartan.

Foul by Jamie Reid (Exeter City).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Sean McConville.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jamie Reid replaces Joel Grant.

Booking

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Booking

Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Nicholls (Exeter City).

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Wright (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt blocked. Tom McCready (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Arron Davies replaces Tom Nichols.

Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Booking

Jamie McAllister (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton27184549311858
2Plymouth28175643251856
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers28145939281147
5Portsmouth261111444232144
6Accrington24126642291342
7Wimbledon2711974032842
8Leyton Orient27101074338540
9Wycombe2611783227540
10Carlisle2510964340339
11Mansfield2710893630638
12Cambridge28108104040038
13Exeter27107103740-337
14Morecambe26105114646035
15Luton2797114038234
16Crawley28104143447-1334
17Notts County2696113846-833
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage28610123750-1328
20Newport2659123041-1124
21Hartlepool2473142339-1624
22Yeovil2748152641-1520
23Dag & Red2748152949-2020
24York2638152749-2217
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