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Exeter   2 - 1   Walsall

Exeter 2-1 Walsall

Exeter 2-1 Walsall

Exeter moved out of the relegation zone with a well-deserved victory over mid-table Walsall.

The home side scored with their first attack when Matt Taylor headed in Ryan Harley's delivery at the back post.

Harley missed a great chance to extend their lead before making amends with a penalty after a foul on Barry Corr.

Walsall got a goal back when a long throw found its way to Julian Gray, who side-footed home, and they pressed for the equaliser but Exeter held firm.


Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale speaks to BBC Radio Devon:

"I am very pleased with everything they did today.

"When you go two goals up, you know there'll be a shift, but we stuck at it and everyone played their part.

"We had great support and I think there's 5,500 people leaving happy today.

"We're getting more and more pragmatic, we've been efficient, today at times there was a real pattern to our play."



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Saturday, 27 March 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Exeter 2-1 Walsall FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Taylor 4
  • Harley (pen) 58
  • Gray 62

Exeter

  • 27 Jones
  • 02 Tully yellow card
  • 03 Duffy
  • 06 Taylor yellow card
  • 15 Edwards yellow card
  • 48 Friend
  • 07 Harley
  • 21 Dunne
  • 22 Sercombe
  • 12 Corr (Logan 71)
  • 16 Stewart

Substitutes

  • 01 Marriott,
  • 11 Golbourne,
  • 14 Cozic,
  • 28 Burnell,
  • 20 Logan,
  • 45 Fleetwood,
  • 51 Taylor

Walsall

  • 21 Gilmartin
  • 02 Weston
  • 03 Sansara
  • 14 Taundry
  • 19 Vincent yellow card
  • 06 Smith yellow card
  • 15 O'Keefe (Byfield 62)
  • 24 Gray
  • 07 Jones (Till 81)
  • 10 Deeney
  • 11 Nicholls

Substitutes

  • 01 Ince,
  • 16 Westlake,
  • 12 Bradley,
  • 18 Till,
  • 09 Parkin,
  • 22 Grigg,
  • 27 Byfield
Ref: KettleAtt: 5,887
EXETER
WALSALL

Possession

  • Exeter 50%
  • Walsall 50%

Attempts on target

  • Exeter 2
  • Walsall 4

Attempts off target

  • Exeter 3
  • Walsall 4

Corners

  • Exeter 3
  • Walsall 7

Fouls

  • Exeter 17
  • Walsall 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:12 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+4:15 Booking The referee cautions Jamie Vincent for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+3:19 Richard Taundry has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 90:00+2:13 Unfair challenge on Marcus Stewart by Netan Sansara results in a free kick. Ryan Harley takes the free kick.
  • 89:25 Booking The referee books Steve Tully for time wasting.
  • 89:17 Booking Emmanuele Smith is shown a yellow card for dissent.
  • 86:28 Effort from the edge of the box by Ryan Harley goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 85:32 Darren Byfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Duffy. Paul Jones takes the free kick.
  • 84:05 Unfair challenge on Paul Jones by Troy Deeney results in a free kick. Paul Jones takes the free kick.
  • 83:27 Julian Gray fouled by Ryan Harley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Taundry.
  • 80:30 Substitution (Walsall) makes a substitution, with Peter Till coming on for Steve Jones.
  • 80:11 Shot from just outside the box by Liam Sercombe misses to the left of the target.
  • 78:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Logan by Emmanuele Smith. Paul Jones takes the free kick.
  • 75:02 Corner taken by Julian Gray, Rob Edwards manages to make a clearance.
  • 71:32 Unfair challenge on Netan Sansara by Richard Logan results in a free kick. Julian Gray takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:29 Substitution Barry Corr goes off and Richard Logan comes on.
  • 69:00 Corner taken by Julian Gray from the left by-line, clearance by Barry Corr.
  • 68:17 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Julian Gray.
  • 67:20 James Dunne concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Taundry. Julian Gray takes the direct free kick.
  • 64:35 Barry Corr challenges Emmanuele Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rene Gilmartin takes the direct free kick.
  • 61:59 Substitution Darren Byfield on for Josh O'Keefe.
  • 61:15 GOAL - Julian GrayExeter 2 - 1 Walsall Julian Gray finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Exeter 2-1 Walsall.
  • 58:24 Liam Sercombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Taundry. Rhys Weston takes the free kick.
  • 57:31 GOAL - Ryan HarleyExeter 2 - 0 Walsall Ryan Harley scores a power penalty. Exeter 2-0 Walsall.
  • 56:27 Unfair challenge on Barry Corr by Jamie Vincent results in a Penalty.
  • 55:24 Troy Deeney takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save.
  • 54:00 Steve Tully has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 53:27 Booking The referee shows Rob Edwards a yellow card.
  • 52:52 Unfair challenge on Rob Edwards by Troy Deeney results in a free kick. Paul Jones takes the free kick.
  • 51:43 Free kick taken by Richard Taundry.
  • 51:43 Booking Matthew Taylor goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 51:37 Foul by Matthew Taylor on Steve Jones, free kick awarded.
  • 49:41 Steve Tully gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Netan Sansara. Julian Gray takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by George Friend on Troy Deeney. Richard Taundry takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:19 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+1:50 Ryan Harley takes a shot. Emmanuele Smith gets a block in.
  • 45:00+0:21 Barry Corr is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rene Gilmartin takes the direct free kick.
  • 43:50 Julian Gray is ruled offside. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 42:43 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Julian Gray from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by George Friend.
  • 41:12 Corner taken by Julian Gray from the left by-line to the near post, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Troy Deeney goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 40:36 Julian Gray takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Paul Jones makes a save.
  • 37:38 Alex Nicholls has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 37:08 Netan Sansara takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.
  • 36:18 Corner taken left-footed by Julian Gray to the near post, clearance made by Steve Tully.
  • 36:05 Rhys Weston takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.
  • 33:09 Jamie Vincent fouled by Marcus Stewart, the ref awards a free kick. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Nicholls on Matthew Taylor. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:41 Unfair challenge on Jamie Vincent by Barry Corr results in a free kick. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.
  • 25:26 Richard Taundry challenges James Dunne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rob Edwards.
  • 22:53 Unfair challenge on Emmanuele Smith by George Friend results in a free kick. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.
  • 21:14 The assistant referee flags for offside against Marcus Stewart. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:06 Julian Gray fouled by Steve Tully, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Gray takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:11 George Friend challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Taundry takes the direct free kick.
  • 15:37 Foul by George Friend on Rhys Weston, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 12:29 Unfair challenge on Richard Taundry by James Dunne results in a free kick. Rhys Weston restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:15 Corner taken by Ryan Harley, clearance by Troy Deeney.
  • 8:48 Ryan Harley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Rhys Weston.
  • 7:34 Shot from just outside the area by Richard Taundry goes over the bar.
  • 6:22 Marcus Stewart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Netan Sansara. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 3:53 Assist by Ryan Harley.
  • 3:53 GOAL - Matthew TaylorExeter 1 - 0 Walsall Matthew Taylor grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Exeter 1-0 Walsall.
  • 3:03 Ryan Harley takes the inswinging corner,
  • 1:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls by Barry Corr. Rhys Weston takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:32 The offside flag is raised against George Friend. Direct free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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League One table snapshot

As it stood on 27 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Norwich 38 40 82
2 Leeds United 38 29 71
3 Millwall 38 28 71
4 Swindon 38 13 70
5 Charlton 38 19 68
6 Colchester 38 15 65
7 Huddersfield 38 18 62
8 Bristol Rovers 38 0 58
9 MK Dons 38 -1 57
10 Southampton 37 29 53
11 Carlisle 38 -3 48
12 Brentford 36 -1 47
13 Brighton 38 -4 47
14 Walsall 38 -7 47
15 Yeovil 38 -6 44
16 Leyton Orient 38 -10 41
17 Gillingham 38 -11 40
18 Exeter 38 -13 40
19 Oldham 36 -13 40
20 Hartlepool 38 -13 39
21 Tranmere 37 -28 38
22 Southend 38 -14 37
23 Wycombe 38 -25 32
24 Stockport 38 -42 24