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Exeter City 0-1 Accrington Stanley

Accrington's Kayode Odejayi bundled home the only goal of a poor game against Exeter to move the visitors clear of League Two's relegation zone.

Stanley's Adam Buxton had seen a shot deflect just wide before Exeter failed to clear Lee Molyneux's corner.

Odejayi poked home from the resulting scramble in the six-yard area.

Exeter improved in the second half but failed to test visiting goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli until Liam Sercombe's 90th-minute free-kick, which was saved.

The result leaves the Grecians seven points clear of 23rd-placed Northampton while Stanley move up to 14th.

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"The players will surprise a lot of people but they don't surprise me. They never know when to lie down and they're a tremendous bunch. It makes me very proud to be their manager.

"Kayode does some excellent work outside the box and he's got to get himself in between the sticks.

"It's not a pretty goal but it's one that's secured us three points."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 35GillSubstituted forGrimesat 60'minutes
  • 6Coles
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 4Bennett
  • 7Sercombe
  • 14Richards
  • 8OakleySubstituted forParkinat 68'minutes
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forO'Flynnat 69'minutes

Substitutes

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

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16Hunt
  • 23BuxtonSubstituted forLiddleat 45'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 6Winnard
  • 5Aldred
  • 10HatfieldSubstituted forMingoiaat 54'minutes
  • 2Murphy
  • 17Gray
  • 24OdejayiSubstituted forWindassat 84'minutes
  • 13Molyneux

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 9Webber
  • 11Naismith
  • 15Mingoia
  • 20Windass
  • 25Atkinson
  • 44Bowerman
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
3,354

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Eliot Richards (Exeter City).

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Sam Parkin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Sam Parkin (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass replaces Kayode Odejayi because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sam Parkin (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

Attempt missed. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Sam Parkin replaces Matt Oakley.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Grimes replaces Matthew Gill.

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Piero Mingoia replaces Will Hatfield.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

Attempt missed. Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Michael Liddle.

Second Half

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Michael Liddle replaces Adam Buxton.

Half Time

First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 0, Accrington Stanley 1. Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Molyneux.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Attempt saved. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Matthew Gill (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale402281064392574
2Scunthorpe401818461372472
3Chesterfield401913862362670
4Fleetwood401981357461165
5Burton40171494237565
6Southend4015141148361259
7Oxford Utd401514114941859
8York401514114638859
9Plymouth391510144444055
10Dag & Red401315124847154
11Cheltenham401215134653-751
12Mansfield401214144252-1050
13Hartlepool401310174646049
14Accrington401213154749-249
15Newport391213144751-449
16Wimbledon401212164248-648
17Morecambe401212164558-1348
18Bury391017124543247
19Exeter401211174751-447
20Bristol Rovers391113153643-746
21Portsmouth401015154056-1645
22Wycombe401013173948-943
23Northampton40913183354-2140
24Torquay4099223558-2336
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