League Two
ExeterExeter City1AccringtonAccrington Stanley2

Exeter City 1-2 Accrington Stanley

Tom Aldred scored an injury-time winner as Accrington came from behind to beat play-off hopefuls Exeter City.

The day after selling midfielder Matt Grimes to Swansea City for a club-record £1.75m, the Grecians went ahead courtesy of Tom Nicholls' eighth goal in nine League Two games.

Stanley deservedly levelled after the break through Shay McCartan's header.

Aldred then reacted quickest to a James Hamon save to secure Accrington's fourth away win of the season.

Exeter have now lost back-to-back games and are one point from the top seven, while Accrington remain 13th.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 21Hamon
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 2Butterfield
  • 8Oakley
  • 3Woodman
  • 11Davies
  • 7Sercombe
  • 33HarleySubstituted forBennettat 61'minutes
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forKeohaneat 75'minutes
  • 34MorrisonSubstituted forWheelerat 60'minutes
  • 20Nichols

Substitutes

  • 4Bennett
  • 10Keohane
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 22Wheeler
  • 26Tillson
  • 30Pym
  • 31Cummins

Accrington

  • 12Simpson
  • 16HuntBooked at 45mins
  • 5AldredBooked at 37mins
  • 25Atkinson
  • 3Liddle
  • 4JoyceBooked at 76mins
  • 24Proctor
  • 15Mingoia
  • 19Maguire
  • 21MolyneuxBooked at 78minsSubstituted forNaismithat 88'minutes
  • 7McCartanSubstituted forCrooksat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Windass
  • 9Gray
  • 11Naismith
  • 14Carver
  • 22Dawber
  • 23Barry
  • 33Crooks
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,626

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Exeter City 1, Accrington Stanley 2. Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Matt Crooks replaces Shay McCartan.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

  8. Post update

    Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Kal Naismith replaces Lee Molyneux.

  10. Post update

    David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.