League Two
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Stevenage 1-0 Exeter City

Charlie Lee scored a later winner against Exeter City as Stevenage earned their first victory in five games.

Ryan Brunt tested Exeter goalkeeper James Hamon with a backheel attempt, while Alex Nicholls curled an effort onto the bar for the Grecians.

Substitute Lee then hit the woodwork with a half-volley before ending Exeter's nine-match unbeaten league run with a goal six minutes from time.

Lee met Tom Pett's cross before slotting a low shot into the corner.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a good performance on the whole. We knew we had to be on our game if were to get the right result.

"Out of possession I thought we were first class. I thought defensively we earned the clean sheet.

"We've done a lot of work on the training ground to make that we regain that Stevenage attitude of being a strong side at the end of games.

"Our home ground is starting to become a fortress again. That's much more like the Stevenage of old.

"We want to eradicate the defeats obviously, but that's a step in the right direction."

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 19Wells
  • 9Charles
  • 23Okimo
  • 24BruntSubstituted forBeardsleyat 90+5'minutes
  • 18Parrett
  • 12McAllister
  • 11Pett
  • 37BarnardSubstituted forLeeat 15'minutes
  • 49AdamsSubstituted forWhelpdaleat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 8Walton
  • 20Beardsley
  • 22Lee
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Deacon

Exeter

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Hamon
  • 6RibeiroBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDaviesat 52'minutes
  • 4Bennett
  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 7Sercombe
  • 8Oakley
  • 14Grimes
  • 22Wheeler
  • 23Nicholls
  • 33HarleySubstituted forMorrisonat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Keohane
  • 11Davies
  • 20Nichols
  • 26Tillson
  • 30Pym
  • 31Cummins
  • 34Morrison
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,878

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Exeter City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Exeter City 0.

  3. Booking

    Clinton Morrison (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Chris Beardsley replaces Ryan Brunt.

  5. Post update

    Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Clinton Morrison (Exeter City).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Brunt (Stevenage).

  8. Post update

    Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jerome Okimo.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Clinton Morrison replaces Ryan Harley.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Stevenage 1, Exeter City 0. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David McAllister.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Chris Whelpdale replaces Charlie Adams.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Chris Day.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Brunt (Stevenage).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Brunt (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.