February 15, 2013
Grecians up to third with win
Exeter gained an early advantage on their promotion rivals with a 2-0 victory over struggling Accrington on Friday night, with substitute Jimmy Keohane bagging both goals late on.
The Grecians have now moved up to third in League Two, for a few hours at least, while visiting Stanley have now won just one of their previous 16 matches.
The first half was a drab affair with the only highlight a long-range shot by Accrington's James Gray hitting the window of a house some 50 yards behind the Exeter goal.
Gray was equally as wasteful in the second half with another effort high and wide, but it was more than Exeter could muster as the hosts did not have an effort on goal until Keohane's opener.
The Irishman came on after 65 minutes and bagged his first 14 minutes later. It came after a clever one-two between Tommy Doherty and substitute Arron Davies, with the former having the presence of mind to lay the ball off to Keohane who finished with style.
Accrington almost levelled when Danny Coles sliced a clearance against his own crossbar, but the home side's second goal came from a dreadful back pass by Mark Hughes which gave Stanley goalkeeper Paul Rachubka plenty to do.
He was dispossessed by Jamie Cureton and Exeter's 18-goal top goalscorer laid the ball off to Keohane for an easy second.
|Exeter City||Accrington Stanley|
|1 Artur Krysiak||1 Paul Rachubka|
|16 Kevin Amankwaah||16 Nicky Hunt|
|6 Danny Coles||5 Mark Hughes|
|3 Craig Woodman||34 Lawrence Wilson|
|5 Pat Baldwin||2 Peter Murphy|
|4 Scott Bennett||6 Dean Winnard|
|14 Tommy Doherty||3 Michael Liddle|
|28 Mark Molesley||4 Luke Joyce|
|32 Jake Gosling||21 James Beattie|
|12 Jamie Cureton||33 Romuald Boco|
|21 Guillem Bauza||17 James Gray|
|24 Rhys Evans||Andrew Dawber 22|
|2 Steve Tully||Lee Molyneux 24|
|37 Jordan Moore-Taylor||Tom Aldred 26|
|11 Arron Davies||George Miller 12|
|23 Aaron Dawson||Will Hatfield 10|
|22 Jimmy Keohane||Padraig Amond 23|
|35 Jamie Reid||Markus Carver 19|
|Rhys Evans for Artur Krysiak (46)||Lee Molyneux for Lawrence Wilson (81)|
|Arron Davies for Mark Molesley (55)||Markus Carver for James Beattie (83)|
|Jimmy Keohane for Guillem Bauza (65)||Padraig Amond for James Gray (89)|
|Danny Coles (27)||James Beattie (45)|
|Dean Winnard (57)|
|· Squads: Exeter City | Accrington Stanley|