January 1, 2013
Ten-man Grecians grab big victory
A late own goal by teenage defender Kortney Hause gave ten-man Exeter the perfect start to the New Year as they edged out Wycombe to move within two points of the play-offs.
The Grecians survived a red card for veteran striker Jamie Cureton and a missed penalty by Wycombe's Joel Grant to scrap their way to an eighth away win.
Exeter were reduced to ten men five minutes before half-time when Cureton was shown a red card for needlessly kicking out at Anthony Stewart.
The hosts should have went ahead after 53 minutes when Grant was hauled down in the box by Steve Tully but the winger's weak penalty was comfortably kept out by Artur Krysiak.
Alan Gow then almost gave the Grecians the lead against the run of play when his half-volley from just outside the box dipped just over the crossbar.
The visitors grew in confidence however, and snatched the points with eight minutes left when Jordan Archer kept out John O'Flynn's shot only for 17-year-old Hause to dribble into his own net.
|Wycombe Wanderers||Exeter City|
|36 Jordan Archer||1 Artur Krysiak|
|19 Marvin McCoy||6 Danny Coles|
|27 Anthony Stewart||3 Craig Woodman|
|34 Kortney Hause||5 Pat Baldwin|
|9 Matthew Spring||2 Steve Tully|
|11 Sam Wood||4 Scott Bennett|
|17 Joel Grant||8 Matt Oakley|
|12 Bruno Andrade||22 Jimmy Keohane|
|8 Stuart Lewis||12 Jamie Cureton|
|22 Jo Kuffour||10 Alan Gow|
|29 Matt McClure||19 John O'Flynn|
|21 Lee Harrison||Rhys Evans 24|
|5 Dave Winfield||Kevin Amankwaah 16|
|23 Michael Harryman||Jordan Moore-Taylor 37|
|18 Charles Dunne||Tommy Doherty 14|
|20 Dean Morgan||Arron Davies 11|
|32 Junior Morias||Aaron Dawson 23|
|38 Adebayo Azeez||Jamie Reid 35|
|Dean Morgan for Jo Kuffour (46)|
|Adebayo Azeez for Matt McClure (58)|
|Michael Harryman for Marvin McCoy (78)|
|Jo Kuffour (26)||Steve Tully (13)|
|Stuart Lewis (28)||Danny Coles (72)|
|Alan Gow (90)|
|Jamie Cureton (40)|
|· Squads: Wycombe Wanderers | Exeter City|