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.
- 2CapriceReplaced byHartridgeat 81 ‘minutes
- 20PageReplaced bySparksat 63 ‘minutes
- 8TaylorReplaced byAtanganaat 56 ‘minutesBooked at 67 minutes
- 14RandallReplaced bySeymourat 81 ‘minutes
- 17JayReplaced byLawat 81 ‘minutes
- 5Almeida Santos
- 21BrockbankBooked at 60 minutes
- dixSarcevicBooked at 53 minutes
- 29LeeReplaced byCrawfordat 71 ‘minutes
- septDelfounesoReplaced byGnahouaat 71 ‘minutes
Le match se termine, Exeter City 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.
Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.
Nigel Atangana (Exeter City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the center of the box after a corner kick.
Corner, City of Exeter. Corner, England.Conceded by Andrew Tutte.
Attempt saved. Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved into the center of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Law.
Faute de Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).
Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Lloyd Isgrove (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the upper right corner. Assisted by Eoin Doyle.
Failed attempt. Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is near, but misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Brockbank.
Failed attempt. Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alister Crawford.
Ben Seymour (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Faute de Andrew Tutti (Bolton Wanderers).
Joshua Key (Exeter City) fouls.
Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Joel Randall.
Remplacement, Exeter City. Nicky Law remplace Matt Jay.
Remplacement, Exeter City. Alex Hartridge remplace Jake Caprice.
Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Lloyd Isgrove tries a through ball, but Gethin Jones is caught offside.
Goal! Exeter City 1, Bolton Wanderers 1. Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot at point blank range up the center of the goal. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Corner, England.Conceded by Joshua Key.