Third win on the bounce

14:35 07 September 2012

East Devon Grecians

East Devon Grecians


Last Saturday saw Exeter City win their third game on the bounce, in the league, with a 3 - 0 win at home to Burton Albion, writes Richard Tuson.

This comes after two wins on the road at Aldershot and Accrington Stanley. This was an impressive result considering Burton had defeated Championship side Leicester City 4-2, away from home, in the League Cup the week before.

Burton started the stronger but when Arron Davies’ cross was headed into the penalty area by Alan Gow for Jamie Cureton to volley the ball into the net after 19 minutes, the Grecians looked dangerous whenever they went forward.

Davies scored his first goal as an Exeter player just before half time when Cureton turned provider for Davies to shoot past Ross Aitkins in the Burton goal. John O’Flynn made it a comfortable end when he tapped in Guillem Bauza’s cross in the 89th minute. The win puts Exeter second in League Two and the opening defeat, to Morecombe, a distant memory.

●City were in action again on Tuesday night in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy but were knocked out 4-3, on penalties, after a goalless draw.

The game saw many changes in the Exeter team, from Saturday, and the only highlight in the first half was when City had a goal disallowed for an infringement in the box.

The second half saw City playing much better with Alan Gow creating numerous chances, but sadly it was not to be and with no extra time they paid the price in the penalty shoot out.

●The East Devon Grecians would like to thank City goalkeeper Rhys Evans, who visited them on Monday for a question and answer session.

●This Saturday sees Exeter travel to third place Oxford United, which the East Devon Grecians are organising a coach for. For more information about this, EDG membership and any other information, please visit the website at .

Other Sport Stories

52 minutes ago

Brixington Blues Under-8s played out a tight 1-1 draw in their meeting with hosts, a well-organised Exeter Central side

Read more
52 minutes ago

Brixington United Under-8s were winners by the odd goal in five when they took on hosts Central in Exeter.

Read more
52 minutes ago

In what was an eventful Macron League fixture last Saturday East Budleigh came from two behind at the interval to grab what looked an unlikely victory at the halfway stage, beating Axminster Town Reserves 3-2, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:03

Greendale Farm shop have increased their support of the Cockles this season by becoming 1st XV shirt sponsors, club sponsors and also sponsors of some of the post game attire.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:01

East Budleigh Chess Club has entered three team competitions for the coming season, writes, Brian Gosling.

Read more
Tue, 18:30

Budleigh Salterton Games Club is holding an open day on Saturday, November 5.

Read more
Tue, 15:32

The Captain’s Challenge was played at East Devon on Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Tue, 15:31

Exmouth Amateurs thirds were unfortunate not to take something from their meeting with table-topping Witheridge thirds, with the visitors taking the points with a late goal to win by the odd goal, in three.

Read more
Tue, 15:31

Exmouth Amateurs Reserves were 6-3 winners of an end-to-end contest on their visit to Culm United, writes Adam Miller.

Read more
Tue, 11:36

Exmouth head coach Jon Hill was naturally delighted that the Cockles had finally got a National Two (S) win under their belts this season.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications