World News – GB – Exeter City 3 Scunthorpe United 1 – Taylor’s late goal seals another Greeks victory


Strikes from Joel Randall and Matt Jay just before the break and Jake Taylor in the timeout made them seven unbeaten for City

Exeter City academy graduates were up to the task again with goals from Joel Randall and Matt Jay helping them beat a 3-1 coronavirus-stricken Scunthorpe United side

The youth’s goals were scored by the youngsters in a three-minute spell just before half-time, as the Greeks have won seven straight home wins

Jai Rowe picked up one early in the second half, but that wasn’t enough to prevent the Iron from suffering a sixth straight loss and ending up 11 without a win on the road, and the skipper Jake Taylor, a few days after his wedding I sealed it for City in downtime

The victory saw City move up to fourth in the standings – just outside the automatic promotion on goal difference – for at least two hours – as they resisted the retaliation of their valiant opponents

Matt Taylor made five changes to the side that beat Crawley Town 2-1 on Tuesday night, with the recall of Josh Key, Lewis Page and Matt Jay, while Harry Kite made his first league start Ryan Bowman also took a late fitness test to return to his usual starting role

Jake Caprice, Jack Sparkes, Nicky Law, Alex Fisher and club captain Jake Taylor fell to the bench, with Archie Collins taking the armband, one of five academy graduates in eleven years, with three others on the bench

For the Iron, with manager Neil Cox isolating himself after assistant coach Mark Lillis tested positive for COVID-19, goalkeeper coach Paul Musselwhite was in charge and has made six changes since. Tuesday night’s defeat

Came Mark Howard, Jai Rowe, Devarn Green, Alfie Beestin, Myles Hippolyte and John McAtee, with five players from their squad unavailable due to coronavirus protocols – two having tested positive and three more due to self-test. isolate due to close contact in accordance with PHE guidelines

In a wet and windy St James Park, City started the best on both sides, but it was the visitors who fashioned the first opening at 17 minutes Hippolyte pitched a cross from the left and Aaron Jarvis, six yards away and unmarked, took the lead from Lewis Ward’s left post

The Iron was blocking the Greeks when they stepped forward and didn’t give them room to play and create chances, with a straight from Randell Williams to Howard all they had to show for the first quarter time

Williams appeared to be City’s brightest spark and he almost surprised Howard with a looping header that the newbie had to flip over the bar while peddling back

City lost Page to a hamstring injury just before the half hour mark, with Sparkes replacing him, but that didn’t dampen City’s attacking ambitions and eventually their pressure was expressed in the 36th minute.

Jay shot into a low cross from the right that took a slight deviation straight into Randall’s path, who had time to make contact and pull himself together before kicking the ball home from six yards for his fourth goal of the season

A few minutes later it was two Sparkes curled up in a cross that should have been claimed by Howard, but it went straight into his hands and Jay from just two yards tapped the empty net for his fourth 2020/21 goal

The Iron had a threat to it though and could have picked up one on the stroke of halftime Ward could only parry a corner straight to Hippolyte, but his effort was erased

City should have put the game out of sight seconds after the start of the second half A Williams cross found Bowman unscored inside the penalty area, but in some way or another. another, Howard, correcting his earlier mistake, kept the ball on the outside, clawing it off the net, although suspected the ball had crossed the line

It was a costly failure and the visitors pulled it off shortly afterwards After a poor clearance from Ward led to a corner, flipped over by Mason O’Malley, and Rowe jumped higher to the back post and is returned through the goal and off the post into the net

Anything Musselwhite said at halftime seemed to do the trick as the Iron looked like a different team, and Jarvis should have leveled, but shot wide when he was clean on goal

Jake Taylor replaced Kite on time as City sought to regain control of the midfielder, but the Greeks suffered what looked like another injury when Ward fell with what looked like an ankle injured, but recovered enough to stay the field, with Harry Lee, 15, waiting on the sidelines

Former Grecian Ryan Loft arrived late for the visitors and had an effort blocked by Pierce Sweeney, before Hippolyte steals a bouncing ball directly from Ward, while Collins and Key force Howard to make saves late at the other end

And as the six-minute stoppage time began, Taylor sealed it for City, putting himself at the end of a quick Williams throw and crushing him in front of Howard

Exeter City – (4-4-2) – Lewis Ward, Josh Key, Pierce Sweeney, Tom Parkes, Lewis Page (Jack Sparkes, 28), Randell Williams (Jake Caprice, 90) Harry Kite (Jake Taylor , 60)), Archie Collins, Joel Randall, Matt Jay, Ryan Bowman

Scunthorpe United (4-4-2) – Mark Howard, George Hornshaw, Manny Onarise, Jai Rowe, Mason O’Malley, Devarn Green, Alfie Beestin, Jake Taylor, Myles Hippolyte (Kenan Dunnwald-Turan, 86) , John McAtee (Ryan Loft, 77), Aaron Jarvis

Scunthorpe United FC, Exeter City FC, Matt Jay, EFL League Two, Jake Taylor

World News – GB – Exeter City 3 Scunthorpe United 1 – Taylor’s late goal seals another victory of the Greeks



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