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Exeter City A-A Forest Green Rovers

Exeter's League Two match with Forest Green was abandoned at half-time after torrential rain in Devon.

The two teams played out a goalless first half at St James' Park despite small puddles being evident on the surface throughout those first 45 minutes.

But, as the relentless rain continued, the puddles got bigger and after blowing for half-time, referee Brett Huxtable carried out a test during the break.

With the ball clearly not bouncing, he was left with the inevitable and unfortunate decision to abandon the game, much to the frustration of the 4,107 crowd.

As for the match itself, Exeter had the ball in the net after seven minutes but Jayden Stockley's scrambled shot was ruled out for offside, while Forest Green's Christian Doidge curled a shot straight at Christy Pym moments later.

Hiram Boateng then had the ball in the net for Exeter but he handballed before converting and Bradley Collins saved well to deny Lee Holmes as Exeter dominated.

But as the rain worsened and conditions deteriorated, Huxtable was forced to abandon.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Archibald-Henville
  • 21Moxey
  • 3Woodman
  • 6Tillson
  • 4James
  • 7HarleySubstituted forEdwardsat 45'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 11Stockley
  • 10HolmesBooked at 82minsSubstituted forWilsonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Simpson
  • 12Jones
  • 18Seaborne
  • 19McAlinden
  • 22Wilson
  • 28Edwards
  • 44Boateng

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 2Bennett
  • 16GunningBooked at 67mins
  • 20Rawson
  • 32HollisSubstituted forLairdat 59'minutes
  • 17Wishart
  • 5CollinsBooked at 68mins
  • 34OsbourneSubstituted forBrownat 86'minutes
  • 8Grubb
  • 9DoidgeSubstituted forCampbellat 71'minutes
  • 26Reid

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 10Brown
  • 12Simpson
  • 15Cooper
  • 25Campbell
  • 30Belford
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
3,382

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Lloyd James (Exeter City).

Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reece Brown replaces Isaiah Osbourne.

Foul by Kyle Edwards (Exeter City).

Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Kane Wilson replaces Lee Holmes.

Booking

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Holmes (Exeter City).

Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kyle Edwards (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Tahvon Campbell replaces Christian Doidge.

Attempt blocked. Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Scott Laird replaces Haydn Hollis.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Forest Green Rovers 0. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Foul by Kyle Edwards (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton24156358193951
2Notts County24138343251847
3Lincoln City24117631191240
4Wycombe24117643321140
5Colchester2411673527839
6Exeter2312383229339
7Coventry2411582618838
8Mansfield2491053327637
9Accrington2311483530537
10Newport249873228435
11Swindon23112103533235
12Carlisle249783633334
13Grimsby249782629-334
14Cambridge249692230-833
15Cheltenham2486103133-230
16Stevenage2486103237-530
17Port Vale2484122533-828
18Crawley2476112230-827
19Yeovil2476113241-927
20Crewe2482142638-1226
21Morecambe2457122033-1322
22Barnet2455142435-1120
23Chesterfield2455142646-2020
24Forest Green2355132343-2020
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