Match 07
11th September 2010
Hartlepool (a)

14th September 2010
Totesport Combination
Swindon Town (a)

Hartlepool United 3 Exeter City 2. Saturday 11 September 2010.

Ref: Jonathan Moss

Att: 2641 with 148 City fans.

BBC match report –

John O'Flynn's double strike handed Exeter the points in a topsy-turvy clash with struggling Hartlepool.

Ryan Harley's superb individual effort gave the Grecians the lead before Ritchie Humphreys fired in the equaliser from 16 yards.

Pool took the lead two minutes later when Antony Sweeney poked home after Colin Larkin's header was saved.

O'Flynn then took centre-stage as he drilled past the keeper before sealing the win with a close-range header.

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"It was an entertaining game in which we've come out on top and I'm delighted with the way that we've played.

"We have only won one away game so we're not going to get too pleased with ourselves. There's a long season ahead in front of us before we start getting too pleased with ourselves.

"I'm very pleased with how it's shaping up and if the players can believe it at all times, like we do on the bench then maybe we'll do better this year."

Hartlepool United caretaker boss Mick Wadsworth tells BBC Tees:
"The attacking side of our game was fantastic at times, we played some great football and created chances, but didn't take them all.

"The ease with which they got their goals was disappointing factor, but it's something we work on a daily basis.

"No player leaves training without having worked at that, it's their trade, their craft, it's what they do, so all we can do is work.".

Tuesday 14th September 2010

Swindon Town 1 Exeter City 0


Exeter City Reserves suffered their third defeat in a row at The County Ground versus Swindon Town after an uninspiring clash played in difficult conditions on Tuesday afternoon. It was a strong start to the match from the home side, and they took a deserved lead after six minutes, when Thomas Dossevi crossed well for Josh Parsons, who placed a right footed shot into the bottom corner past Exeter keeper Artur Krysiak.

David Ball almost doubled the lead two minutes later, when he jinked neatly between two City defenders and shot towards the bottom corner with his left foot, but Artur Krysiak nudged the ball just wide of the post. Swindon continued to dominate possession but struggled to create any clear cut chances thereafter, having only Matt Clark's wayward back post volley to show for their first half superiority. The second half was played at much less of a tempo, with neither side able to take a stranglehold on affairs. It took until the 63rd minute for either 'keeper to be tested, with Krysiak holding on to a rasping first time half volley from Swindon midfielder Matt Clark. The Robins nearly doubled their advantage on 74 minutes, when Josh Parsons headed an excellent Alan Sheehan cross against the bar in what was the only piece of goalmouth action of the half. Town Striker Parsons went close to bagging a brace again late on, but Artur Krysiak tipped his 20-yard drive over the bar. With a swirling wind and a greasy surface, it was never likely to be a classic and so it proved.

Exeter City team: Krysiak, Western, Bennett, Dawson, Heath, Furzer, Thomson, Cozic, Bassett, Watson, Frear

Subs: Keats, Armstrong Ford



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