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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jayden Stockley (29')
  • Liam McAlinden (53')

Stockley and McAlinden on mark as Exeter see off Grimsby

Exeter made light work of Grimsby as they cruised to a 2-0 win at St James Park.
The opening quarter saw nothing in the way of chances as both sides struggled to adapt to the rain and swirling wind.
However, the deadlock was broken after 28 minutes when Lee Holmes curled in a cross from the left wing and Jayden Stockley arrived at the back post to guide the ball home from close range.
Exeter went close again when Pierce Sweeney benefited from a fortunate ricochet, but his 25-yard shot fizzed narrowly over the crossbar.
Grimsby came close to an equaliser when Sam Jones headed goalwards from six yards, but Christy Pym made a brilliant one-handed stop to divert the ball over.
Luke Summerfield dragged a shot well wide of goal for Grimsby early in the second half, but Liam McAlinden doubled Exeter's lead in the 53rd minute with a beautiful curling shot from 15 yards after being played in by Hiram Boateng.
Grimsby offered little in attack and Exeter could have added more with Stockley heading over from a McAlinden cross and then firing high in stoppage time.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 13 +17 31
2 Exeter City 13 +12 27
3 Newport County 13 0 27
4 Milton Keynes Dons 13 +8 24
5 Tranmere Rovers 13 +5 23
6 Colchester United 13 +13 22
7 Stevenage 13 +3 21
8 Forest Green Rovers 13 +7 20
9 Bury 13 +4 19
10 Crawley Town 13 0 19
11 Carlisle United 13 -2 19
12 Oldham Athletic 12 +4 17
13 Swindon Town 13 -1 17
14 Mansfield Town 11 +7 16
15 Yeovil Town 12 +5 16
16 Port Vale 13 -6 14
17 Morecambe 13 -11 13
18 Crewe Alexandra 12 -1 12
19 Northampton Town 13 -8 12
20 Notts County 12 -10 12
21 Grimsby Town 12 -9 11
22 Cheltenham Town 12 -9 9
23 Cambridge United 13 -15 8
24 Macclesfield Town 13 -13 4

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