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Yeovil Town 3-1 Exeter City

Relegation-threatened Yeovil upset the odds by beating promotion-hopefuls Exeter at Huish Park.

In a cagey first half Exeter's Lloyd James gifted the hosts the opener after 41 minutes with a misplaced pass across his own box straight to Jake Gray, who turned and placed his shot into the bottom corner.

The away side threw everything at their opponents as half-time drew closer but the Glovers put bodies on the line as Tom James made a last-ditch clearance to keep out a Jake Taylor effort and maintain his team's lead.

Just two minutes into the second half it was 2-0 to Yeovil when a James pass deflected kindly for Francois Zoko and from a tight angle the striker hit it across Christy Pym and into the far corner.

The Grecians thought the comeback was on when Jayden Stockley followed up a saved Taylor shot to make it 2-1 in the 85th minute, but just three minutes later Pym brought down Zoko in the box and Sam Surridge stepped up to convert the penalty.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 23James
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 3Smith
  • 11Dickson
  • 10GrayBooked at 90mins
  • 4WorthingtonBooked at 82mins
  • 16Bailey
  • 7KhanSubstituted forGreenat 84'minutes
  • 13ZokoBooked at 33mins
  • 14Surridge

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 6Davies
  • 8Smith
  • 12Maddison
  • 15Green
  • 25Nelson
  • 30Santos

Exeter

  • 1PymBooked at 87mins
  • 2Sweeney
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 5Archibald-Henville
  • 3WoodmanBooked at 54mins
  • 25Taylor
  • 4JamesSubstituted forHolmesat 70'minutes
  • 44Boateng
  • 7HarleySubstituted forEdwardsat 60'minutes
  • 11Stockley
  • 19McAlindenSubstituted forReidat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Tillson
  • 10Holmes
  • 13Hamon
  • 18Seaborne
  • 21Moxey
  • 28Edwards
  • 33Reid
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,834

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 3, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 3, Exeter City 1.

Attempt missed. Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tom James.

Booking

Jake Gray (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reuben Reid (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Gray (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

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

Foul by Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town).

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 3, Exeter City 1. Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Christy Pym (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Christy Pym (Exeter City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Yeovil Town. Francois Zoko draws a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Exeter City 1. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Jordan Green replaces Otis Khan.

Booking

Matt Worthington (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyle Edwards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Worthington (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jake Gray (Yeovil Town).

Attempt saved. Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Otis Khan (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Holmes replaces Lloyd James.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jake Taylor (Exeter City) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Kyle Edwards replaces Ryan Harley.

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Exeter City).

Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Reuben Reid replaces Liam McAlinden.

Attempt missed. Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Exeter City 0. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Yeovil Town 1, Exeter City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Exeter City 0.

goal

As It Stood

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1Luton23146353193448
2Notts County23128339241544
3Exeter2312383229339
4Coventry2311572617938
5Wycombe2310764132937
6Lincoln City2310762819937
7Accrington2211473427737
8Colchester2310673327636
9Mansfield239953226636
10Swindon2211293528735
11Newport239863226635
12Grimsby239682528-333
13Carlisle238783332131
14Cheltenham238693131030
15Stevenage238693234-230
16Cambridge238692130-930
17Crawley2376102228-627
18Port Vale2374122433-925
19Yeovil2366113041-1124
20Crewe2372142438-1423
21Morecambe2357111929-1022
22Barnet2355132434-1020
23Chesterfield2355132644-1820
24Forest Green2355132343-2020
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