Exeter vs Stevenage: Match Report

Full Time: Exeter City 3-1 Stevenage

Half Time Exeter City 1-0 Stevenage

Exeter picked up their first win since December 12 with a victory over Stevenage at St James Park that gets their League Two promotion challenge back on track thanks to three superb goals from Collins, Jay and Bowman.

Stevenage started well with Danny Newton seeing his shot saved by Jonny Maxted, but Exeter went in front after 10 minutes when Collins surged forward from midfield and hit a fine shot that flew in off the underside of the crossbar from 20 yards.

It was a match of few opportunities, although substitute Matty Stevens fashioned an opening and shot goalwards for Stevenage, he was denied by a superb one-handed save by Maxted.

Exeter responded with Jay curling one wide with his left foot before the diminutive striker made it 2-0 in the 79th minute with a brilliant half-volley from 20 yards, his 12th goal of a productive season.

Stevenage pulled a goal back two minutes later as Exeter failed to clear a corner and List side-footed into the corner of the net to give the away side hope.

However, Bowman made it 3-1 after 85 minutes when Nicky Law picked him out with a brilliant reverse pass that he lofted over the keeper and into the net.

Man of the Match: Matt Jay – he caused chaos for the Stevenage midfield and my flop of the match would be Hartridge because yet again his distribution was poor.

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