November 20, 2012
Cureton goes from zero to hero
Jamie Cureton went from zero to hero in the space of two minutes to hand Exeter a dramatic 3-2 victory over table-toppers Gillingham at Priestfield.
Just after seeing his penalty saved with the scores poised at 2-2, Cureton nodded home the 87th winner after Danny Jackman's 30-yarder looked to have sealed a point for the hosts.
Chris Whelpdale had put the Gills ahead after just four minutes, latching onto Lewis Montrose's through ball but while Exeter's Liam Sercombe scuffed a great chance to level, Alan Gow made no mistake with a fine free-kick on 27 minutes.
Nine minutes after the break 37-year-old Cureton poked home his 14th of the season to hand the Grecians the lead but after Gills substitute Myles Weston curled just wide, Jackman lashed home on 78 minutes to make it 2-2.
Cureton then struck his spot-kick straight at Gills stopper Stuart Nelson after Jimmy Keohane was hauled down in the box but he made up for it by heading his fifth goal in four games almost immediately.
|1 Stuart Nelson||1 Artur Krysiak|
|26 Adam Barrett||6 Danny Coles|
|11 Danny Jackman||3 Craig Woodman|
|2 Matt Fish||5 Pat Baldwin|
|15 Callum Davies||2 Steve Tully|
|16 Lewis Montrose||4 Scott Bennett|
|8 Charlie Lee||14 Tommy Doherty|
|7 Chris Whelpdale||8 Matt Oakley|
|14 Charlie Allen||7 Liam Sercombe|
|20 Deon Burton||12 Jamie Cureton|
|10 Ben Strevens||10 Alan Gow|
|21 Tommy Forecast||Rhys Evans 24|
|12 Andy Frampton||Kevin Amankwaah 16|
|5 Connor Essam||Jordan Moore-Taylor 37|
|30 Roman Vincelot||Aaron Dawson 23|
|24 Myles Weston||Jimmy Keohane 22|
|17 Adam Birchall||Tom Nicholls 20|
|9 Danny Kedwell||Elliott Chamberlain 31|
|Myles Weston for Charlie Lee (46)||Jimmy Keohane for Tommy Doherty (84)|
|Roman Vincelot for Lewis Montrose (60)||Elliott Chamberlain for Jamie Cureton (90)|
|Danny Kedwell for Ben Strevens (70)|
|Charlie Lee (26)||Craig Woodman (32)|
|Roman Vincelot (86)||Liam Sercombe (81)|
|· Squads: Gillingham | Exeter City|