Match ends, Exeter City 2, Blackpool 2.
Exeter City 2-2 Blackpool
Exeter City fought back from two goals down to salvage a point in a draw at home to Blackpool.
Exeter suffered a blow on five minutes when, after narrowly failing to connect with a Ryan Harley cross, Robbie Simpson landed awkwardly and was stretchered from the field of play in considerable pain.
Blackpool went in front on 19 minutes when Christy Pym spilled Brad Potts' shot and Colin Daniel tapped in the rebound.
The away side then went 2-0 in front on 39 minutes when a poor punch by Exeter goalkeeper Pym went straight to Potts, 15 yards out, and he lashed a first-time volley into the back of the net.
Exeter pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time and it owed much to the great work and perseverance of Jack Stacey, who got down the right and crossed low for Ollie Watkins to ram the ball in from eight yards.
Exeter had plenty of the ball in the second half but found chances hard to come by until, in stoppage time, Reuben Reid stooped to head in Watkins' cross to grab a deserved equaliser for the Grecians.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 39BrownBooked at 28mins
- 4JamesSubstituted forGrantat 63'minutes
- 25TaylorBooked at 57mins
- 8SimpsonSubstituted forWatkinsat 8'minutes
- 19McAlindenSubstituted forReidat 56'minutes
- 12FloresBooked at 55mins
- 23DanielBooked at 47mins
- 21Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 76'minutes
- 19MattBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCullenat 76'minutes
- 29OdelusiSubstituted forBlackat 63'minutesBooked at 69mins
- Kevin Johnson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Blackpool 2.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Clark Robertson.
Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.
Joel Grant (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).
Attempt missed. Clark Robertson (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.
Goal! Exeter City 2, Blackpool 2. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ollie Watkins with a cross.
Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.
Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Joel Grant (Exeter City).
Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Blackpool. Danny Philliskirk replaces Bright Samuel.
Substitution, Blackpool. Mark Cullen replaces Jamille Matt.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Will Aimson.
Ian Black (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ryan Harley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.