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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jake Taylor (33')
  • Pierce Sweeney (44' PEN)
  • Jayden Stockley (87')
  • Kaiyne Woolery (27')

Exeter boost promotion hopes with win over Swindon

Exeter picked up three huge points in the race for promotion from League Two and put a dent in Swindon's hopes with a 3-1 win at St James Park.
Swindon went in front after 27 minutes when Kaiyne Woolery capitalised on some shoddy defending to calmly slot the ball past Exeter goalkeeper Christy Pym from six yards.
Jayden Stockley then had a goal disallowed for Exeter, who equalised in the 33rd minute when Jake Taylor smashed home from close range as the Grecians kept a deep Kane Wilson cross alive.
Exeter were then awarded a penalty in the 43rd minute when Dean Moxey was fouled by Matty Taylor and Pierce Sweeney hammered the ball beyond the outstretched dive of Stuart Moore.
Marc Richards volleyed straight at Pym as Swindon started the second half well while Amine Linganzi stung the palms of the keeper with a ferocious shot from distance.
Exeter rarely attacked in the second half but they sealed the win in the 88th minute when Hiram Boateng crossed and Stockley struck the ball into the roof of the net from six yards.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 27 +20 53
2 Exeter City 26 +10 50
3 Cheltenham Town 26 +20 44
4 Crewe Alexandra 25 +15 44
5 Plymouth Argyle 25 +14 44
6 Bradford City 26 +11 44
7 Forest Green Rovers 27 +9 44
8 Northampton Town 26 +7 42
9 Colchester United 26 +12 41
10 Port Vale 27 +1 38
11 Newport County 24 +1 33
12 Walsall 27 -10 33
13 Crawley Town 27 -2 32
14 Salford City 27 -5 32
15 Scunthorpe United 27 -3 31
16 Cambridge United 27 -3 31
17 Grimsby Town 25 -4 30
18 Oldham Athletic 27 -15 28
19 Mansfield Town 27 -6 27
20 Leyton Orient 26 -10 27
21 Carlisle United 26 -20 25
22 Macclesfield Town 25 -3 24
23 Morecambe 27 -23 22
24 Stevenage 27 -16 19