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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

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

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

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

Goal!

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Matt Crooks replaces Shay McCartan.

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Kal Naismith replaces Lee Molyneux.

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

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

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

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

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Attempt saved. Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Matt Oakley (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces Alex Nicholls.

Attempt saved. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Molyneux.

Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Hand ball by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe24138338201847
2Burton24144633231046
3Shrewsbury24135633161744
4Newport24127535251043
5Luton23126528171142
6Southend2411762420440
7Plymouth24115829171238
8Bury2411493530537
9Exeter2510783333037
10Stevenage2410593331235
11Morecambe24104102523234
12Wimbledon239683331233
13Accrington23103103437-333
14Cambridge2385103429529
15Portsmouth237792629-328
16Oxford Utd2477102631-528
17Cheltenham2477102233-1128
18York2451272628-227
19Mansfield2376101828-1027
20Northampton2474133438-425
21Dag & Red2474132636-1025
22Carlisle2473142945-1624
23Tranmere2357112330-722
24Hartlepool2435161643-2714
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