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EXETER CITY 3 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2

Exeter City 3 Northampton Town 2 - the match report

7 December 2019

SKY BET LEAGUE 2      
Saturday December 7th, 3.00pm      
St James Park

EXETER CITY 3
Randell Williams 38
Aaron Martin 64
Alex Fisher 66

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2
Charlie Goode 33
Sam Hoskins 79

Attendance: 3,971 (247 Cobblers fans)

Exeter: Jonny Maxted, Pierce Sweeney, Nigel Atangana, Aaron Martin, Nicky Law, Randell Williams, Ryan Bowman, Alex Fisher (sub Ben Seymour 79), Dean Moxey, Jack Sparkes (sub Tom Parkes 79), Archie Collins (sub Jake Taylor 87)
Subs not used: Dino Visser, Jayden Richardson, Lee Martin, Matt Jay
 
Cobblers: David Cornell, Charlie Goode, Jordan Turnbull, Scott Wharton, Nicky Adams, Sam Hoskins, Alan McCormack (sub Egli Kaja 73), Chris Lines, Paul Anderson (sub Ryan Watson 58), Vadaine Oliver, Andy Williams (sub Harry Smith 58)
Subs not used: Steve Arnold, Michael Harriman, Joe Martin, Shaun McWilliams

Referee: Neil Hair

Booked:
Exeter: Ryan Bowman (30), Alex Fisher (39)
Cobblers: Scott Wharton (42, 3rd of the season)

10 cautions on or before 37 games; 2 match suspension       
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension

Sent off:
Exeter: none      
Cobblers: none

Sendings off: 2 cautions in one game; 1 match suspension but cautions do not count towards above totals. Other sendings off; 1 or 3 match suspension. Extra match ban for additional sendings off.

After a two week break from the league due to cup involvement, the Cobblers returned to league action with a trip to fellow promotion contenders Exeter City. Charlie Goode made his 100th league appearance while former Cobblers loanee winger Lee Martin was on the bench for the home side.

In a fairly even opening ten minutes, Sam Hoskins saw a shot blocked while on the counter-attack Exeter’s Ryan Bowman curled an effort just wide. It was a tight game with clear cut chances at a premium for both sides but Andy Williams went close to breaking the deadlock midway through the first half, heading over from Vadaine Oliver’s cross.

Some quick thinking from Williams led to a double chance for Hoskins but after seeing his initial shot blocked by a recovering Grecians defender he then couldn’t find the target from a difficult angle on the follow-up.

The Cobblers made the breakthrough on 33 minutes, skipper Charlie Goode with a fine finish into the bottom corner following some terrific break up play by Alan McCormack and a cross in from Nicky Adams.

Exeter weren’t behind for long though, Randell Williams cutting inside after a quickly taken free-kick before drilling home a low shot from 20-yards.

The home side started the second half brightly, Jack Sparkes curling a 25-yard free-kick against the post, a well-placed Nicky Law heading wide and some alert goalkeeping from David Cornell and an important block from Goode also needed to maintain parity. Keith Curle reacted by making a double change with Harry Smith and Ryan Watson on for Williams and Paul Anderson.

Aaron Martin headed Exeter in front on 64 minutes from a quickly taken corner that was originally given as a goal kick and things got worse three minutes later when Alex Fisher made it 3-1 with a close range finish after another ball into the box. To further compound matters, Curle was forced into making his final change after McCormack picked up a knock, Egli Kaja on with just over a quarter of an hour to play.

A fine individual goal from Sam Hoskins had the Cobblers back in the game with 79 minutes on the clock, Hoskins taking the ball round the Exeter defence before sliding a shot into the bottom corner.

Hoskins' goal set up a tense finale at St James Park and the Cobblers pressed hard for an equaliser but despite Vadaine Oliver almost scoring with a spectacular overhead kick, Exeter held on for all three points.

EXETER MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 7
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (4) 7
CORNERS: (3) 9       
FOULS: (9)  11       
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)      
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 4 
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 6 
CORNERS: (2) 4
FOULS: (7) 12
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 3

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Ticket News

EXETER CITY TICKET DETAILS

Arrangements for Saturday's game at St James Park

4 December 2019

Exeter City v Northampton Town
Sky Bet League 2
Saturday December 7th 2019
Kick off 3.00pm

Tickets for this game are now on sale from the PTS Academy Stadium and ntfcdirect.co.uk, priced as follows:

IP OFFICE MAIN STAND (Seating)

Adult: £23 in advance; £24 on matchday
Senior (65+)/Full-Time Student with valid matriculation card: £20, or £21 on matchday
U18: £11 or £12

182 tickets are in Block M and these have been sent in advance, with 350 available in total.

MARSH KIA AWAY TERRACE (Standing)
Adult: £17 in advance; £18 on matchday
Senior (65+)/Full-Time Student with valid matriculation card: £14, or £15 on matchday
U18: £6 or £7

300 tickets have been sent in advance, with 1,000 available in total.

The new and improved away terrace is now fully covered, with modern concession and toilet facilities offering a more comfortable supporter experience than previous years.

BABES IN ARMS
Exeter's babes in arms policy now relates to children aged 4 and under who do not require a seat. As such, any child aged 0 to 4 years old will not require a ticket to enter a match at St James Park.

WHEELCHAIR DISABLED FANS
We have 3 pairs of tickets for away wheelchair fans in the away disabled bay of the Main Stand (by the away seats). Prices here are a maximum of the concession price for this stand (£20 in advance) with the assistant free. Under 18s therefore pay £11 in advance. The new away terrace also has space for 5 pairs of wheelchairs but as they are positioned by the corner flag the view isn’t great, and we recommend supporters in wheelchairs purchase in the Main Stand bay first. Prices in that section are £14/£6.

Fans should ring 01392 411243 (option 2) to book these or email reception@ecfc.co.uk.

AMBULANT DISABLED
These fans are charged the appropriate age related price and an assistant receives a free ticket.

ON MATCHDAY
Any sales and collections should be made from the Away Booth before approaching the turnstiles. This is situated just up from the turnstiles in St James Road. It is attached to the main St James Centre building and set just back from the road behind the red and white railings.

ENTRY TO GROUND
Entry for fans is through the dedicated away turnstiles just down St James Road from the Away Ticket Booth

DISABILITY ISSUES
If there are any questions in general regarding disabled facilities or ticketing, Disability Liaison Officer, Nick Saunders, is contactable at disability@exetercityfc.co.uk or via reception on 01392 411243.

The new Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand (opposite the Main Stand) also features a ‘Changing Places’ accessible room with hoist, shower and other accessibility features and is available to all. Should any wheelchair bound or disabled visiting supporters wish to use this, please ask them to approach a steward for access.

PARKING
There is no spectator parking at the ground but Exeter have one space for visiting disabled fans. Please direct any requests to main club reception on 01392 411243 or to reception@ecfc.co.uk

All advanced sales will end at 4pm on Friday.

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