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Grecians beat Glovers in reserve tie

10 December 2013

Keohane free-kick the difference at Huish Park

A young Exeter City reserve side overcame their Yeovil Town counterparts in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Huish Park on Tuesday morning, as the game ended 1-0 to the Grecians.

The only goal of the game came through Jimmy Keohane, who bent a free-kick round the open side of the goal and into the top corner after a foul had been drawn outside the area.

City’s defence held firm against a strike-force which boasted first-team players including Paddy Madden, as well as a number of trialists.

Elliott Chamberlain and James Hamon were both introduced in the second period, as was Jamie Reid, who continues on his road to recovery from a groin injury.

Exeter City assistant manager Rob Edwards praised the side, and said: “We’re trying to keep this group playing together as often as we can, and a lot of them are pushing themselves forward towards the first team.  They’re getting better and stronger and they’re all improving.

“The result isn’t the most important part in a friendly, but at the moment their confidence is sky-high because of the results we’ve had recently against Plymouth and Southampton. Their main target as players is to keep improving and getting themselves closer to the first team.”

Exeter City team:
Pym (Hamon); Dawson, Moore-Taylor, Tillson, Wannell; Wheeler (Reid), Rigg (Chamberlain), Jagger Cane, Keohane, Gosling; Nichols.

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