Grecians claim all three points with late winner

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Posted Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:15am

Nicky Law's late winner helped Exeter City to a 3-2 win over Morecambe at the Globe Arena in Sky Bet League Two.

City took a two-goal lead through Jake Taylor and Lee Martin before the home side rallied to draw level with two goals from substitute Lewis Alessandra, but Law was on hand to finish in the 85th minute to secure the win.

Manager Matt Taylor made just two changes to the starting XI following the 0-0 draw with Oldham as captain Taylor made a return from injury, as did Randell Williams, with the Grecians looking to build on their positive start to the season.

The game struggled for any rhythm for the opening 20 minutes with neither side able to carve out any sort of chance to test either goalkeeper.

In fact, it was City’s first meaningful attack which saw them take the lead on 21 minutes. After Lewis Ward cleared well from a Morecambe attack, the ball was play in-field to Nicky Law, who then played a wonderful ball out to Lee Martin with the outside of his boot before the City number seven pulled the ball back for Taylor to side foot home to give City the advantage.

Matt Taylor’s men then doubled their lead just a couple of minutes later when Law did well to thread the ball through to Taylor before the City captain was tackled in the area, but Lee Martin was on hand to pick up the loose ball and fire home from close range.

Scintillating play from the Grecians saw them almost go three-up on 29 minutes when Williams beat his marker out on the right before he found the onrushing Law, who then burst forward and shot, but for a good save from Barry Roche with his legs.

City thought they’d added a third just seconds before half-time when Dean Moxey latched onto Williams’ corner before Lee Martin turned the ball over the line, but for the offside flag as City looked to further their lead.

But the Grecians were dealt a blow when the Shrimps pulled a goal back just seconds before half-time when substitute Lewis Alessandra picked up possession on the edge of the City box before firing in off the crossbar to make the score 2-1 going into half-time.

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