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Exeter City 3-0 Crewe Alexandra

League Two leaders Exeter maintained their excellent start to the season with a comfortable win over Crewe.

Crewe started the better of the two teams and George Cooper missed a great chance to open the scoring when he blazed over the bar from 10 yards.

However, Exeter went in front when Lee Holmes' corner was shot goalwards by Troy Brown, Ben Garratt made a superb save, but Jordan Tillson was on hand to convert the loose ball.

Liam McAlinden missed a great chance to double Exeter's lead when he fired straight at Garratt and the goalkeeper saved well again to deny Reuben Reid.

In the 38th minute, Exeter's pressure told as McAlinden's scuffed shot fell kindly for Jake Taylor, who smashed in at the back post.

Eddie Nolan spectacularly cleared off the line to deny Taylor an instant second, while Pierce Sweeney volleyed wide early in the second half for Exeter.

Substitute Jayden Stockley made it 3-0, heading in from Taylor's cross, before Taylor went close again.

Crewe rarely threatened as they were well and truly outclassed by Exeter, who remain undefeated in League Two so far this season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3WoodmanSubstituted forMoxeyat 79'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 4James
  • 6Tillson
  • 10Holmes
  • 33ReidSubstituted forStockleyat 73'minutes
  • 19McAlindenSubstituted forBoatengat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Archibald-Henville
  • 11Stockley
  • 13Hamon
  • 20Jay
  • 21Moxey
  • 28Edwards
  • 44Boateng

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Garratt
  • 4WalkerBooked at 52minsSubstituted forStubbsat 65'minutes
  • 6Raynes
  • 12NolanBooked at 35mins
  • 3Bakayogo
  • 14AinleySubstituted forDaleat 72'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 16Lowery
  • 15Wintle
  • 9DagnallSubstituted forBoweryat 73'minutes
  • 7Porter
  • 11Cooper

Substitutes

  • 10Bowery
  • 13Richards
  • 18Pickering
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 24Reilly
  • 27Stubbs
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
4,218

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 3, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 3, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

  6. Post update

    Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

  10. Post update

    (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Dean Moxey replaces Craig Woodman.

  13. Booking

    Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Hiram Boateng replaces Liam McAlinden.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Exeter City 3, Crewe Alexandra 0. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Taylor.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Jayden Stockley replaces Reuben Reid.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces Chris Dagnall.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Callum Ainley.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter87101661022
2Notts County8611137619
3Accrington85121711616
4Luton8422179814
5Mansfield8341138513
6Coventry841395413
7Cambridge841377013
8Swindon84131112-113
9Newport8332118312
10Lincoln City8332107312
11Stevenage83321311212
12Wycombe83321413112
13Grimsby84041215-312
14Barnet8323129311
15Crewe8323109111
16Morecambe8233810-29
17Colchester82241214-28
18Carlisle8224914-58
19Yeovil82241320-78
20Crawley8215810-27
21Cheltenham8215812-47
22Forest Green81251020-105
23Chesterfield8125717-105
24Port Vale8116612-64
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