Match report: Crewe Alexandra 1 Exeter City 1

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Posted Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

It was a case of two points dropped for Exeter City at Gresty Road as we were held to a 1-1 draw by Crewe Alexandra.

The Grecians took an early lead when Dean Moxey converted an Archie Collins cross to the back post after only two minutes but, following a host of missed first half chances, Crewe Alexandra got back into the game second half and equalised through substitute Chuma Anene.

Manager Matt Taylor named an unchanged side for the third league game in succession, while Crewe made two changes bringing in Owen Dale and Olly Lancashire for Perry Ng and Dan Powell.

Both sides went into the game with confidence having started the season well. City, having lost just one of their 11 games going into the match sat top of the table but level on points with Crewe at the summit.

However, it was the Grecians who looked by far the better side in the first half having taken an early lead. The goal came from a second-minute corner that was played to Archie Collins to cross into the box where Dean Moxey volleyed home at the back post.

That set up a good attacking first half performance from the Grecians, with only the finishing touch missing. They had a good chance to double their lead on 19 minutes when Lee Martin latched onto a Nicky Law ball in the box but his closed-range shot was blocked by Will Jaaskelainen.

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