Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Two goals from Liam Sercombe and one apiece from Aaron Davies and Sam Parkin saw Exeter City produce League Two’s result of the day last Saturday, when they beat inform Scunthorpe United 4-0 at their Glanford Park home, writes Richard Tuson.
The result ended Scunthorpe’s six match unbeaten run and made an amends for the disappointing defeat at St James Park the week before.
Liam Sercombe started the scoring in the 34th minute when he fired past Sam Slocombe in the Scunthorpe goal, from the edge of the penalty area.
Aaron Davies doubled the lead with a 40-yard lob over the helpless Slocombe which could be an early contender for goal of the season.
A minute later Davies’ cross provided Sercombe with his second of the game with another shot from the edge of the box.
The game saw the return of former Grecian Matt Gill when he came on as a substitute during the second half. Gill made a 148 appearances for Exeter before being sold to Norwich in 2009, but has come back on loan from Bristol Rovers as cover for injured midfielder Matt Oakley.
Sam Parkin, himself returning from injury, sealed the victory in stoppage time for Exeter’s fourth goal.
The result saw Exeter move into third place ahead of their away trip to fourth place Oxford United on Tuesday night.
Both teams ended the game in the same table positions after a well-contested game that saw both defences emerge un-breached.
Rochdale’s comeback at home to Northampton who they beat 3-2, took them to the top of the league on 26 points whilst City are on 24, behind Chesterfield on goal deference.
Tomorrow (Saturday) it’s a visit from Burton Albion with the St James park game kicking off at 3pm.
If you are that way inclined please do pop into the supporters bar before the game where you will find many of us EDG members as we hope to cheer City to the top of the table!
There are still a few places on the East Devon Grecians run coach to Portsmouth on November 2, but the football club has advised supporters to buy their tickets in advance, tickets can be purchased from the club and not the EDG’s.
Any enquiries about the EDG’s and travel to Portsmouth please look up our website, www.eastdevongrecians.com