League Two
ExeterExeter City3FleetwoodFleetwood Town0
Eliot Richards

An Eliot Richards brace secured Exeter their first home win since October against promotion-chasing Fleetwood.

Exeter controlled the first half, and were rewarded when Fleetwood's Jon Parkin turned the ball past his own goalkeeper from a free-kick.

Exeter pushed on in the second period, and a quick double from Richards condemned Fleetwood to their first defeat in seven games.

The Cod Army are now six points off the automatic promotion places.

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It wasn't good enough. All three goals were from set-pieces, which is a massive disappointment.

"I didn't think we competed at the level we are expected to. We didn't compete. It looked like it was more important for Exeter to get the points than us."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 35Gill
  • 4Bennett
  • 6Coles
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 8OakleySubstituted forWheelerat 90'minutes
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forO'Flynnat 76'minutes
  • 14RichardsSubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes
  • 7Sercombe

Substitutes

  • 5Baldwin
  • 11Davies
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 25Parkin
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 20Taylor
  • 8Schumacher
  • 6Pond
  • 5RobertsSubstituted forBlairat 68'minutes
  • 24Morris
  • 18SarcevicBooked at 45mins
  • 10Matt
  • 9ParkinSubstituted forBallat 68'minutes
  • 4MurdochSubstituted forHumeat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 7Evans
  • 13Goodall
  • 17Blair
  • 23Ball
  • 25Jordan
  • 36Hume
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
2,978

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

  4. Post update

    Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Matt Oakley.

  7. Post update

    Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Matt Oakley.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

  12. Post update

    Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

  14. Post update

    Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Arron Davies replaces Eliot Richards.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

  17. Post update

    Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. John O'Flynn replaces Tom Nichols.

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