Match ends, Exeter City 3, Fleetwood Town 0.
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."
- 8OakleySubstituted forWheelerat 90'minutes
- 20NicholsSubstituted forO'Flynnat 76'minutes
- 14RichardsSubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes
- 5RobertsSubstituted forBlairat 68'minutes
- 18SarcevicBooked at 45mins
- 9ParkinSubstituted forBallat 68'minutes
- 4MurdochSubstituted forHumeat 45'minutes
- James Linington
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Exeter City 3, Fleetwood Town 0.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Pond.
Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).
Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Matt Oakley.
Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Matt Oakley.
Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).
Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).
Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Exeter City. Arron Davies replaces Eliot Richards.
Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).
Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
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.
Substitution, Exeter City. John O'Flynn replaces Tom Nichols.