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Stevenage 3-1 Exeter City

Alex Revell scored a hat-trick as Stevenage beat Exeter to end the visitors' automatic promotion hopes.

The Grecians needed something out of the game to keep up the pressure on third-place Wycombe, but their win at Chesterfield means that they can no longer be caught.

Stevenage opened the scoring in the 14th minute when Ben Sheaf found Matt Godden with a fine pass and he teed up Revell to score at the near post.

Exeter goalkeeper Christy Pym was then badly at fault for the hosts' second goal, as he was beaten to a loose ball by Revell, who rolled into an empty net.

Four minutes into the second half, Revell completed his hat-trick with an excellent first-time finish after being teed up inside the area by Ben Kennedy.

The Grecians did manage to pull one back with 12 minutes left through a confident Pierce Sweeney penalty after Jake Taylor was tripped in the area by Terence Vancooten.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 8Sheaf
  • 20Vancooten
  • 29SlaterSubstituted forIonttonat 18'minutes
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 14AmosSubstituted forO'Donnellat 90+3'minutes
  • 10Kennedy
  • 24GoddenBooked at 41minsSubstituted forGeorgiouat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19Newton
  • 9Revell

Substitutes

  • 11Goddard
  • 13King
  • 26White
  • 32O'Donnell
  • 34Georgiou
  • 37Iontton

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 38Storey
  • 23CrollBooked at 40mins
  • 21MoxeyBooked at 44minsSubstituted forWilsonat 45'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 4JamesSubstituted forHarleyat 73'minutes
  • 6Tillson
  • 44Boateng
  • 11Stockley
  • 8SimpsonSubstituted forEdwardsat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Archibald-Henville
  • 7Harley
  • 12Jones
  • 14Brunt
  • 20Jay
  • 22Wilson
  • 28Edwards
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,399

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away24
Shots on Target
Home8
Away10
Corners
Home2
Away13
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 3, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Exeter City 1.

Booking

Andronicos Georgiou (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dylan O'Donnell replaces Luke Amos.

Attempt saved. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

Kane Wilson (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Revell (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Andronicos Georgiou (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Andronicos Georgiou replaces Matt Godden.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ben Sheaf.

Attempt blocked. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Arthur Iontton (Stevenage).

Luke Croll (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 3, Exeter City 1. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty Exeter City. Jake Taylor draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Joe Fryer.

Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ben Kennedy.

Attempt blocked. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Ryan Harley replaces Lloyd James.

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Joe Fryer.

Attempt saved. Lloyd James (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Lloyd James (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Storey (Exeter City).

Kyle Edwards (Exeter City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ben Sheaf.

Arthur Iontton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Croll (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Kyle Edwards replaces Robbie Simpson.

Attempt missed. Robbie Simpson (Exeter City) header from the left side of the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington452961076433393
2Luton452512894464887
3Wycombe4523121078601881
4Exeter45238146354977
5Notts County4521131171482376
6Coventry452281564471774
7Lincoln City4520141163471674
8Mansfield4518171066511571
9Carlisle451715136153866
10Swindon45198186465-165
11Newport441615135556-163
12Colchester451614155351262
13Cambridge451613165160-961
14Crawley451610195765-858
15Stevenage451413186064-455
16Crewe45165246074-1453
17Cheltenham451312206671-551
18Grimsby451212213966-2748
19Port Vale451114204962-1347
20Yeovil451211225874-1647
21Forest Green45138245474-2047
22Morecambe45918184156-1545
23Barnet451110244365-2243
24Chesterfield4498274680-3435
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