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Exeter City 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Ollie Watkins
Twenty-year-old Ollie Watkins has scored six goals in his last seven games

League Two Player of the Month Ollie Watkins' sensational stoppage-time winner saw Exeter City come from behind to beat Devon rivals Plymouth Argyle.

After a cagey first half Jamille Matt gave Argyle the lead as he rammed in his third goal in as many games.

Exeter drew level with their first shot on target when Watkins drilled a shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

But he topped that effort by blasting a brilliant shot into the top corner from 25 yards out to seal the win.

The victory saw Exeter do a league double over Plymouth for the first time since the 2013-14 season.

Argyle drop out of the top three on goal difference after Bristol Rovers' comfortable 3-0 win over Crawley Town, while Exeter's hopes of making the play-offs stay alive as they move up to 10th place, two points off a spot in the top seven.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 5McAllisterSubstituted forNobleat 73'minutes
  • 39Brown
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 3Woodman
  • 29Watkins
  • 8OakleySubstituted forDaviesat 14'minutes
  • 7Harley
  • 10Holmes
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forTaylorat 64'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 33Stockley

Substitutes

  • 4Noble
  • 11Davies
  • 13Morrison
  • 14Nicholls
  • 26Tillson
  • 30Pym
  • 38Taylor

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 28ForsterBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMellorat 70'minutes
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 14Jervis
  • 32Houghton
  • 4McHugh
  • 10CareySubstituted forTannerat 88'minutes
  • 9Reid
  • 19Matt

Substitutes

  • 2Mellor
  • 8Simpson
  • 11Wylde
  • 16Purrington
  • 20Boateng
  • 27Tanner
  • 31Dorel
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
7,177

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Graham Carey.

Booking

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Foul by Ryan Harley (Exeter City).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Noble replaces Jamie McAllister.

Attempt blocked. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Kelvin Mellor replaces Jordan Forster.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Attempt missed. Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jake Taylor replaces David Wheeler.

Attempt missed. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 0, Plymouth Argyle 1. Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reuben Reid.

Attempt blocked. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Second Half

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Booking

Jordan Forster (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Forster (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton40269573413287
2Oxford Utd402013769363373
3Bristol Rovers402251364402471
4Plymouth402181157372071
5Accrington402011964451971
6Portsmouth391715763352866
7Wycombe401710134236661
8Leyton Orient401612125452260
9Wimbledon391611125748959
10Exeter401611135654259
11Carlisle391415105856257
12Cambridge401511145452256
13Mansfield401411155048253
14Luton39158165252053
15Barnet40149175361-851
16Crawley40138194363-2047
17Hartlepool38136194156-1545
18Morecambe39127206169-843
19Yeovil391012173750-1342
20Notts County39119194968-1942
21Newport401011194057-1741
22Stevenage39911194664-1838
23York40611234475-3129
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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