November 10, 2012
Honours even at St James'
Exeter and Fleetwood shared the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw at St James' Park.
Fleetwood dominated the first half and had plenty of chances to have gone in front before they did break the deadlock after 15 minutes. Steve McNulty rose unopposed to meet a Dean Howell free kick and plant a firm header past Exeter goalkeeper Artur Krysiak.
The Grecians equalised in the 24th minute with the goal of the game. Liam Sercombe and Alan Gow combined to tee up Jamie Cureton, who lashed a superb first time shot over the head of Fleetwood goalkeeper Scott Davies and into the far corner.
Fleetwood went back in front four minutes before half-time when City fell asleep at the back and Barry Ferguson picked out fellow midfielder Barry Nicholson with a fine through-ball and he slotted it beyond Krysiak.
John O'Flynn levelled matters from the penalty spot with an emphatic finish before the hour, the spot kick won by Cureton after some foul play from Youl Mawene, but despite dominating the second period Exeter could not find a winner.
|Exeter City||Fleetwood Town|
|1 Artur Krysiak||1 Scott Davies|
|6 Danny Coles||3 Dean Howell|
|3 Craig Woodman||28 Youl Mawene|
|5 Pat Baldwin||5 Steve McNulty|
|2 Steve Tully||2 Shaun Beesley|
|10 Alan Gow||11 Barry Nicholson|
|8 Matt Oakley||18 Jamie McGuire|
|7 Liam Sercombe||37 Barry Ferguson|
|4 Scott Bennett||12 Junior Brown|
|12 Jamie Cureton||35 Curtis Obeng|
|19 John O'Flynn||26 David Ball|
|24 Rhys Evans||Chris Maxwell 16|
|16 Kevin Amankwaah||Alan Goodall 13|
|37 Jordan Moore-Taylor||Conor McLaughlin 15|
|14 Tommy Doherty||Jamie Milligan 8|
|23 Aaron Dawson||Lee Fowler 10|
|22 Jimmy Keohane||Alex Marrow 27|
|20 Tom Nicholls||Tom Barkhuizen 32|
|Tom Barkhuizen for Curtis Obeng (64)|
|John O'Flynn (59)||Barry Nicholson (45)|
|Youl Mawene (56)|
|Scott Davies (56)|
|Barry Ferguson (61)|
|David Ball (90)|
|· Squads: Exeter City | Fleetwood Town|