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Countdown to Devon derby: Sercombe strike earns City a draw in Devon derby

15 September 2016

Liam Sercombe's first half goal gave City the lead against Plymouth Argyle

It is not long until Exeter City's home match with Plymouth Argyle at 1pm on Saturday, September 17. There have been plenty Devon derby moments to remember in recent years and, as we count down the days to another great game at St James Park, we are going recap 10 of the best.




No. 9 Sercombe strike gives City a point at St James Park
December 2012 saw Exeter City draw 1-1 against Plymouth Argyle with Liam Sercombe netting for the Grecians, before the Pilgrims levelled in the second half.

A rainy St James Park saw City dominate the first period, with Alan Gow impressing after he set up Jamie Cureton for a good opportunity, but the striker was crowded out before he could pull the trigger.

City then made their dominant possession pay in the 34th minute when Danny Coles released the ball wide right to Liam Sercombe, who cut in to fire into the far corner.

The Grecians then went close to doubling their lead just minutes later from a Gow free-kick, which just squirmed over Scot Bennett's head at the far post.

The away side began to gain a foothold in the game in the second half, with a combination of Artur Krysiak and the goalpost keeping City’s lead intact.

But in the 73rd minute Onismor Bhasera did well to find Joe Lennox, who skipped past two challenges on the right flank and shot left footed beyond Krysiak via a deflection to put the away side level.

The Pilgrims were then reduced to 10 men late on after Maxime Blanchard was given his marching orders for a late tackle on John O’Flynn.

But despite Argyle having one less man they were able to hold off a late City onslaught as the match ended with both sides taking away one point.

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