13 September 2003
Forest Green Rovers (a)
Forest green Rovers 2 Exeter City 5. Saturday 13 September 2003
Referee: J Singh
BBC match report –
Ten-man Exeter blitzed Forest Green with new signing Dwane Lee and substitute Sean Devine both scoring twice.
Glenn Cronin saw red 25 minutes from time for a second bookable offence, but Exeter barely broke stride.
Lee made it three in two games since his arrival from Yeading, breaking the deadlock on 15 minutes with an 18-yard effort.
He grabbed his second when he headed home Gareth Sheldon's corner 10 minutes from time.
Santos Gaia headed home a corner inside two minutes of the start of the second period to put Exeter back in front after Scott Rogers had levelled.
Devine scored twice in six minutes after coming on. His first came with a powerful drive before he made it 5-1 with a delightful lob over Steve Perrin from 25 yards out.
Rogers scored his second a minute from time for the home side, but it was just a consolation.
Forest Green: Perrin, Stephen Jones, Richardson, Jenkins, Rogers, Owers, Ingram, Foster, Brodie, Cowe, Grayson. Subs: Russell, Langan, Allen, Giannangelo, Jimmi-Lee Jones.
Exeter: Bittner, McConnell, Gaia, Todd, Hiley, Lee, Cronin, Ampadu, Afful, Flack, Canham. Subs: Rice, Devine, Sheldon, Reed, Moor.
Referee: J Singh (Hounslow)