Exeter City 1-1 Bolton Wanderers


Ricardo Almeida Santos’ own goal put Exeter ahead

Exeter and Bolton shared the loot in an entertaining game at St James Park.

After a tie start, Exeter created the first chance when Josh Key escaped to the right and crossed low for Matt Jay, but missed the target by 10 yards.

It wasn’t until the 32nd minute that Bolton created something remarkable and they were only deprived of the opening goal by a superb save from Jonny Maxted, who managed to deflect Eoin Doyle’s shot away from the drank with his foot.

Exeter then nearly broke the deadlock when Jay picked Ryan Bowman and rounded goaltender Matt Gilks ​​before shooting against the upright at a narrow angle.

Joel Randall shot straight at the goalie early in the second half after hanging on to Bowman’s clever flick, but Exeter finally got the breakthrough in the 62nd minute when Ricardo Almeida Santos turned into his own net up close after Jay’s brilliant game.

Bolton equalized 11 minutes later when Doyle broke the offside trap and crossed low for Arthur Gnahoua to crush the house at close range, just seconds after his substitution.

Gnahoua and Ali Crawford both had chances to win for Bolton, while Nigel Atangana hit the bar with a scissor kick in the stoppage time for Exeter.

Match report provided by PA Media.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Maxted
  • 2CapriceReplaced byHartridgeat 81 ‘minutes
  • 26Sweeney
  • 15Parkes
  • 20PageReplaced bySparksat 63 ‘minutes
  • 30Key
  • 8TaylorReplaced byAtanganaat 56 ‘minutesBooked at 67 minutes
  • dixCollins
  • 14RandallReplaced bySeymourat 81 ‘minutes
  • 12Archer
  • 17JayReplaced byLawat 81 ‘minutes


  • 1district
  • 3Sparks
  • 4Atangana
  • 6McArdle
  • septLaw
  • 9Seymour
  • 34Hartridge


Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Gilks
  • 2Jones
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Delaney
  • 21BrockbankBooked at 60 minutes
  • dixSarcevicBooked at 53 minutes
  • 18All
  • 29LeeReplaced byCrawfordat 71 ‘minutes
  • 23Isgrove
  • 9Doyle
  • septDelfounesoReplaced byGnahouaat 71 ‘minutes


  • 1Crellin
  • 11Crawford
  • 15Mascoll
  • 17Darcy
  • 24Gnahoua
  • 25Thomason
  • 27Baptiste

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