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Exeter City 2-2 Blackpool

Exeter City fought back from two goals down to salvage a point in a draw at home to Blackpool.

Exeter suffered a blow on five minutes when, after narrowly failing to connect with a Ryan Harley cross, Robbie Simpson landed awkwardly and was stretchered from the field of play in considerable pain.

Blackpool went in front on 19 minutes when Christy Pym spilled Brad Potts' shot and Colin Daniel tapped in the rebound.

The away side then went 2-0 in front on 39 minutes when a poor punch by Exeter goalkeeper Pym went straight to Potts, 15 yards out, and he lashed a first-time volley into the back of the net.

Exeter pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time and it owed much to the great work and perseverance of Jack Stacey, who got down the right and crossed low for Ollie Watkins to ram the ball in from eight yards.

Exeter had plenty of the ball in the second half but found chances hard to come by until, in stoppage time, Reuben Reid stooped to head in Watkins' cross to grab a deserved equaliser for the Grecians.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 28Stacey
  • 39BrownBooked at 28mins
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 11Wheeler
  • 4JamesSubstituted forGrantat 63'minutes
  • 25TaylorBooked at 57mins
  • 7Harley
  • 8SimpsonSubstituted forWatkinsat 8'minutes
  • 19McAlindenSubstituted forReidat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 6Tillson
  • 12Grant
  • 14Watkins
  • 29Croll
  • 31Sweeney
  • 33Reid

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 6Aimson
  • 5Robertson
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Potts
  • 12FloresBooked at 55mins
  • 23DanielBooked at 47mins
  • 21Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 76'minutes
  • 19MattBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCullenat 76'minutes
  • 29OdelusiSubstituted forBlackat 63'minutesBooked at 69mins

Substitutes

  • 9Cullen
  • 16Nolan
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 27Lyness
  • 28Payne
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 37Black
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,125

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Blackpool 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Blackpool 2.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Joel Grant (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Clark Robertson (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Blackpool 2. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ollie Watkins with a cross.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Joel Grant (Exeter City).

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Danny Philliskirk replaces Bright Samuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Mark Cullen replaces Jamille Matt.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Will Aimson.

Booking

Ian Black (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ian Black (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Joel Grant replaces Lloyd James.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Ian Black replaces Sanmi Odelusi.

Booking

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Jordan Flores (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Reuben Reid replaces Liam McAlinden.

Booking

Jordan Flores (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jordan Flores (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Sanmi Odelusi (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Lloyd James (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sanmi Odelusi (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Sanmi Odelusi (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Liam McAlinden (Exeter City).

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Colin Daniel (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andy Taylor (Blackpool).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster33198663402365
2Plymouth32195852351762
3Carlisle33151355648858
4Portsmouth32167948291955
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter331561253371651
7Colchester33148115042850
8Mansfield33131194338550
9Stevenage33154145250249
10Cambridge32137124137446
11Wycombe33137134042-246
12Barnet331112104144-345
13Morecambe32136134147-645
14Grimsby33128133940-144
15Blackpool321013947351243
16Crawley32126144050-1042
17Yeovil33912123340-739
18Crewe33812133648-1236
19Cheltenham33811143746-935
20Accrington31810133444-1034
21Notts County3397173758-2134
22Hartlepool33711153958-1932
23Leyton Orient3385203551-1629
24Newport33511173753-1626
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