The FA Cup - First Round
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Exeter City 3-1 Heybridge Swifts

Exeter City overcame a brave display from eighth-tier Heybridge Swifts to progress to the FA Cup second round.

Jayden Stockley headed in a Lloyd James corner and then slotted in unmarked inside the area around the hour.

Isthmian League North Heybridge pulled a goal back as Sam Bantick poked in Lewis Godbold's ball back across goal.

But substitute Liam McAlinden netted a decisive third after Heybridge goalkeeper Danny Sambridge failed to stop his shot creeping under his body.

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3WoodmanBooked at 30minsSubstituted forHolmesat 61'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 4JamesBooked at 61minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 71'minutes
  • 44Boateng
  • 21Moxey
  • 33ReidSubstituted forMcAlindenat 75'minutes
  • 11Stockley

Substitutes

  • 10Holmes
  • 13Hamon
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Jay
  • 24Byrne
  • 27Collins
  • 28Edwards

Heybridge Swifts

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Sambridge
  • 2Ramón Carreño
  • 5Henshaw
  • 6Cawley
  • 3Sampayo
  • 10BantickBooked at 60minsSubstituted forBrownat 87'minutes
  • 7ChattingBooked at 34mins
  • 8GriffithsSubstituted forGodboldat 64'minutes
  • 11Luque
  • 4Dark
  • 9CallanderSubstituted forGardnerat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Andrews
  • 14Gardner
  • 15Fagbohun
  • 16Godbold
  • 17Conway
  • 18Sillgato
  • 20Brown
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
3,004

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamHeybridge Swifts
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 3, Heybridge Swifts 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 3, Heybridge Swifts 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Danny Sambridge.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harrison Chatting (Heybridge Swifts) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Liam McAlinden (Exeter City).

  7. Post update

    Lewis Godbold (Heybridge Swifts) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nicholas Brown (Heybridge Swifts).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Joe Gardner (Heybridge Swifts).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jack Cawley (Heybridge Swifts).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Heybridge Swifts. Nicholas Brown replaces Sam Bantick.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Exeter City 3, Heybridge Swifts 1. Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jayden Stockley.

  20. Post update

    Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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