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Countdown to the Devon derby: Scot Bennet helps seal Grecians victory over Plymouth Argyle

16 September 2016

Alan Gow and Scott Bennett seal the vicotry at St James Park


It is just hours now 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 we end our countdown to tomorrow's game with moment No. 10 from Scot Bennett.
No. 10 Scot Bennet's goal helps City to three points against Plymouth

Early October 2013 saw Scot Bennett’s late strike for Exeter City help the Grecians to three points over Plymouth Argyle in a 3-1 victory at St James Park.

The Grecians, who just shaded the number of attempts in a competitive Devon derby, went ahead on 56 minutes as Aaron Davies broke free to rifle a shot past Luke McCormick in goal.

But the away side equalised 13 minutes later after being awarded a dubious free-kick. Luke Young stepped up to curl right footed into the far corner of Artur Krysiak’s goal putting the Pilgrims level.

Both sides continued to create good chances in a pulsating match, but City were finishing the brighter and went ahead through a sensational curled effort from Alan Gow from just inside the 18-yard box on 83 minutes.

With the Pilgrims pushing desperately for an equaliser, the Grecians then confirmed their victory and broke down the right hand side. The ball found its way to Bennet centrally in the area, who turned well, to fire left footed beyond McCormick.

After the game Paul Tisdale praised his players after they went third in League Two.

Tis said: “I’m very proud of the players and very pleased with the win - it was a really good game.

“As for the free-kick (for Plymouth’s goal), I’m not going to complain. I can see why he gave it and it was a brilliant free kick.

A reminder to fans that tickets for the Devon derby on Saturday September 17 are available to purchase from reception on Friday, September 16, at St James Park until 7pm.

Tickets will not be available for purchase on matchday


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