November 6, 2012
Grecians end long wait for home triumph
Exeter secured their first home win since September 18 with a deserved 2-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon at St James' Park.
The Grecians completely controlled the first half and had several chances to go in front. Jamie Cureton and Liam Sercombe both went close, while John O'Flynn was denied a clear penalty after being flattened by a combination of Will Antwi and Yado Mambo.
The opening goal eventually came after 32 minutes when Alan Gow played in Cureton with a brilliant reverse pass, he let the ball come across him before smashing a low shot into the far corner.
Wimbledon's only threat came on the stroke of half-time but Curtis Osano's shot deflected over the crossbar.
The Dons were far more impressive after the break and enjoyed a great spell of dominance. However, they did not create enough with their possession and O'Flynn added a second for Exeter after 71 minutes when he slotted into an empty net after good work by Craig Woodman and Scot Bennett.
Wimbledon never gave up but they lacked quality in the final third as City held on for three much-needed points.
|Exeter City||AFC Wimbledon|
|1 Artur Krysiak||1 Sebastien Brown|
|6 Danny Coles||29 Will Antwi|
|3 Craig Woodman||2 Curtis Osano|
|5 Pat Baldwin||31 Jonathan Meades|
|2 Steve Tully||30 Yado Mambo|
|4 Scott Bennett||24 George Francomb|
|8 Matt Oakley||28 Steven Gregory|
|7 Liam Sercombe||23 Rashid Yussuff|
|12 Jamie Cureton||32 Jake Reeves|
|10 Alan Gow||10 Jack Midson|
|19 John O'Flynn||9 Byron Harrison|
|24 Rhys Evans||Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz 33|
|16 Kevin Amankwaah||Warren Cummings 3|
|37 Jordan Moore-Taylor||Jim Fenlon 15|
|14 Tommy Doherty||Stacy Long 7|
|22 Jimmy Keohane||Christian Jolley 12|
|20 Tom Nicholls||Luke Moore 11|
|35 Jamie Reid|
|Jimmy Keohane for Alan Gow (73)||Stacy Long for Rashid Yussuff (59)|
|Tommy Doherty for Scott Bennett (79)||Christian Jolley for Jake Reeves (75)|
|Tom Nicholls for Jamie Cureton (90)||Luke Moore for George Francomb (75)|
|Alan Gow (8)|
|· Squads: Exeter City | AFC Wimbledon|