September 29, 2012
Krysiak blunder costs Exeter
Bristol Rovers picked up their first victory of the season with a 2-1 win at Exeter City, but they were given a helping hand by hapless goalkeeper Artur Krysiak.
A mistake by Exeter full-back Craig Woodman gave Dave Clarkson an opportunity after just five minutes and the striker made no mistake to notch his second goal since joining the club from Bristol City with a well-placed shot into the corner.
Former Rovers striker Jamie Cureton missed a great chance to equalise for Exeter when he went one on one with Neil Etheridge, but the goalkeeper saved well as the veteran frontman tried to round him.
Exeter levelled on the stroke of half-time when Cureton received Matt Oakley's pass with his back to goal and swivelled superbly before slotting in his seventh goal of the campaign.
The Grecians looked set to go on and win as they bossed the second half, but they could not turn possession into goals.
That came back to haunt them as Krysiak allowed a soft shot by Rovers striker Elliot Richards to slip through his hands at his near post on 69 minutes for Rovers to get their maiden win.
|Exeter City||Bristol Rovers|
|1 Artur Krysiak||38 Neil Etheridge|
|16 Kevin Amankwaah||19 Adam Virgo|
|6 Danny Coles||5 Garry Kenneth|
|3 Craig Woodman||11 Fabian Broghammer|
|5 Pat Baldwin||6 Tom Parkes|
|4 Scott Bennett||8 Matthew Gill|
|14 Tommy Doherty||3 James Paterson|
|8 Matt Oakley||15 Oliver Norburn|
|11 Arron Davies||7 David Clarkson|
|12 Jamie Cureton||27 Derek Riordan|
|10 Alan Gow||32 Tom Eaves|
|24 Rhys Evans||Sam Walker 28|
|2 Steve Tully||Lee Brown 14|
|37 Jordan Moore-Taylor||Wayne Brown 21|
|22 Jimmy Keohane||Matthew Lund 26|
|34 Jacob Cane||Seanan Clucas 25|
|21 Guillem Bauza||Elliot Richards 10|
|19 John O'Flynn||Joe Anyinsah 16|
|John O'Flynn for Alan Gow (64)||Elliot Richards for Tom Eaves (58)|
|Jimmy Keohane for Matt Oakley (76)||Lee Brown for Fabian Broghammer (58)|
|Jordan Moore-Taylor for Pat Baldwin (77)||Matthew Lund for Derek Riordan (73)|
|Pat Baldwin (58)||Tom Parkes (23)|
|Scott Bennett (79)||Matthew Gill (28)|
|Fabian Broghammer (56)|
|· Squads: Exeter City | Bristol Rovers|