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Exeter City 2-0 Swindon Town

Exeter made it seven games unbeaten in League Two with a goal in each half enough to see off Swindon at St James Park.

The hosts took the lead when a long ball forward by goalkeeper Christy Pym went straight through to Jonathan Forte and he flicked a shot beyond the stranded Luke McCormick and in via a post.

Swindon saw plenty of the ball in that first half but struggled to create much, although Marc Richards spurned a great chance to equalise when he headed wide from close range from a superb Matty Taylor cross.

With the wind in their favour, Exeter doubled their lead just when Pierce Sweeney fizzed in a cross from the left and Jayden Stockley got there before McCormick to head home.

Stockley had the ball in the net again when he converted another Sweeney cross with a powerful volley, but his delight was cut short when it was ruled out for offside.

Swindon ran out of ideas as the game went on with Exeter earning a deserved clean sheet for the second successive home league match to remain in second place in the table.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 21Moxey
  • 23Croll
  • 5Martin
  • 8Law
  • 25Taylor
  • 44BoatengBooked at 59mins
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forOgbeneat 81'minutesSubstituted forMartinat 86'minutes
  • 14ForteSubstituted forTillsonat 65'minutes
  • 11Stockley

Substitutes

  • 4O'Shea
  • 6Tillson
  • 7Martin
  • 13Hamon
  • 17Jay
  • 19Abrahams
  • 24Ogbene

Swindon

  • 23McCormick
  • 6Lancashire
  • 26Conroy
  • 32Woolfenden
  • 2Knoyle
  • 31Taylor
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 16SmithSubstituted forAdebayoat 61'minutes
  • 10Anderson
  • 24TwineSubstituted forAlzateat 53'minutes
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forWooleryat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nelson
  • 7McGlashan
  • 8Dunne
  • 11Alzate
  • 12Henry
  • 17Adebayo
  • 22Woolery
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
4,506

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Swindon Town 0.

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Swindon Town).

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

Attempt missed. Dion Conroy (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Dean Moxey (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

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

Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Martin replaces Chiedozie Ogbene because of an injury.

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town).

Dean Moxey (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Chiedozie Ogbene replaces Lee Holmes.

Foul by Dion Conroy (Swindon Town).

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Lee Holmes.

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

Foul by Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Luke Croll.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Luke Croll.

Attempt blocked. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Marc Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jordan Tillson replaces Jonathan Forte.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Swindon Town 0. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pierce Sweeney.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Elijah Adebayo replaces Martin Smith.

Attempt missed. Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Exeter City).

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Nicky Law (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

Attempt missed. Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City13101227101731
2Exeter1383224121227
3Newport138322020027
4MK Dons13661168824
5Tranmere136521712523
6Colchester1364328151322
7Stevenage136341613321
8Forest Green134811912720
9Bury135441915419
10Crawley136161818019
11Carlisle136161315-219
12Oldham124531612417
13Swindon134541718-117
14Mansfield11371169716
15Yeovil124442015516
16Port Vale134271319-614
17Morecambe134181425-1113
18Crewe123361213-112
19Northampton132651119-812
20Notts County123361626-1012
21Grimsby12327918-911
22Cheltenham12237918-99
23Cambridge132291126-158
24Macclesfield130491124-134
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