Thursday, September 19, 2013
A last gasp goal in stoppage time by John O’Flynn gave Exeter City their first win on the road, this season, as they defeated Northampton Town last Saturday 2-1 at the Sixfields stadium, writes Richard Tuson.
The Grecians had to face a lively Northampton team which included former Exeter defender Kevin Amankaah and the home team took a sixth minute lead through Jacob Blyth. Blyth should have made it two a couple of minutes later, but his header went wide. It took City 25 minutes to do anything positive when Jimmy Keohane showed quality bringing down a Matt Oakley pass, but scuffed his shot wide.
City levelled in the 35th minute when Scot Bennett connected onto a Craig Woodman corner, to slide the ball pass the helpless Cobblers keeper.
During the second half the game became a lot more open with chances falling for both teams. Artur Krysiak made an amends for the previous games error by pulling off a number of excellent saves.
On 72 minutes Paul Tisdale decided to bring on John O’Flynn to replace Alan Gow and it proved to be yet another super substitution, not the first time that this has happened this season!
However, before the Irishman applied the late finish Sam Parkin spurned a gilt-edged chance to seal the points. The former Northampton loanee rounded the Cobblers keeper only to see Lee Collins clear the ball off the line.
In stoppage time O’Flynn was in the right place at the right time to head home David Wheeler’s pinpoint cross for City claim all three points and leave the 258 travelling Grecians followers a very contented journey home!
Tomorrow (Saturday) City entertain Newport County (3pm).