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Exeter City 4-0 Plymouth Argyle

Exeter's Nicky Law
Nicky Law has scored six goals so far this season for Exeter City

Exeter earned bragging rights in the Devon derby with an emphatic win against their county rivals Plymouth.

The Grecians went into the game having lost at Cambridge and Scunthorpe, while Argyle were high in confidence after beating Carlisle and Leyton Orient.

But Ryan Lowe's Pilgrims were no match for the Grecians, who never looked back after Nicky Law had given them a first-half lead from the penalty spot, after Lee Martin had been fouled by Josh Grant in the 42nd minute.

Tom Parkes then headed in a Randell Williams free-kick four minutes after half-time to double Exeter's lead and the Grecians went on to win at a canter, with Williams adding a delightful third after 67 minutes.

Craig Woodman, Ryan Bowman and Law all combined well before Williams was set free and he produced a delightful dinked finish over advancing goalkeeper Alex Palmer from 20 yards.

Argyle rarely threatened in the second half, with an Antoni Sarcevic shot in the first half the closest they came to scoring, and Exeter were full value for their fourth goal which came after 83 minutes as Law tucked in a rebound from a Jake Taylor shot that struck the upright.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 23Maxted
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 15ParkesBooked at 77mins
  • 11Williams
  • 25Taylor
  • 27Collins
  • 3Woodman
  • 8LawSubstituted forJayat 86'minutes
  • 12BowmanBooked at 39minsSubstituted forSeymourat 89'minutes
  • 7MartinSubstituted forAtanganaat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Atangana
  • 17Jay
  • 18Fisher
  • 20Richardson
  • 21Moxey
  • 35Seymour
  • 40Visser

Plymouth

  • 24Palmer
  • 25Grant
  • 6Canavan
  • 3Sawyer
  • 2Riley
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 90mins
  • 8EdwardsSubstituted forClarkeat 71'minutes
  • 32Cooper
  • 21McFadzeanBooked at 12minsSubstituted forMayorat 53'minutes
  • 16Grant
  • 39RuddenSubstituted forMooreat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 4Aimson
  • 9Taylor
  • 10Mayor
  • 17Moore
  • 18Clarke
  • 20Randell
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
7,924

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 4, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 4, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Booking

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Offside, Exeter City. Pierce Sweeney tries a through ball, but Ben Seymour is caught offside.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joe Riley with a cross.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Josh Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Ryan Bowman.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Exeter City).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Jay replaces Nicky Law.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Nigel Atangana replaces Lee Martin.

Tom Parkes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Plymouth Argyle).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 4, Plymouth Argyle 0. Nicky Law (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Archie Collins.

Attempt blocked. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Archie Collins.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Booking

Tom Parkes (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Exeter City).

Joe Riley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Billy Clarke replaces Joe Edwards.

Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Josh Grant.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Martin.

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

Foul by Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 3, Plymouth Argyle 0. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Archie Collins with a through ball.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Lee Martin (Exeter City).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Exeter City).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Josh Grant tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Josh Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Cooper with a cross.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe159332617930
2Exeter168532318529
3Cheltenham1484226121428
4Forest Green15843189928
5Swindon168352619727
6Bradford158342215727
7Newport157621611527
8Northampton167362016424
9Colchester166551914523
10Plymouth166552420423
11Port Vale165742122-122
12Salford165651924-521
13Cambridge165562016420
14Mansfield165562422220
15Macclesfield155551618-220
16Leyton Orient165562427-320
17Crawley165562327-420
18Grimsby155462020019
19Oldham163671624-815
20Carlisle164391628-1215
21Walsall164391123-1215
22Scunthorpe163582125-414
23Stevenage162681221-912
24Morecambe1624101429-1510
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