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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Eliot Richards (Exeter City).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

  13. Substitution

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Sam Parkin replaces Matt Oakley.

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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