Exeter 3-2 Peterborough United: The Grecians edge five-goal thriller

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Exeter City strolled past Peterborough United with a 3-2 win on Saturday at St James Park. Exeter were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last match 4-2 to Plymouth Argyle whilst Peterborough United were coming from consecutive wins against Cambridge Utd and Accrington Stanley. Exeter are now in 9th place on the table and have 25 points while Peterborough United sit in 4th with 31 points after 18 matches.

The Grecians started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Timothee Dieng gave them the lead on the 28 minute mark. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Jonson Clarke-Harris equalised for Peterborough United just before half-time to see out the first half 1-1.

Peterborough United took the lead in the second half, when Ephron Mason-Clark found the net in the 81st minute. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Sam Nombe producing an equaliser in the 86th minute, bringing Exeter level. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Jevani Brown just before the full time to give a final score of 3-2.

Both managers used all available substitutions. Substitutions for Exeter included Sam Nombe, Harry Kite and Jonathan Grounds for Matt Jay, Jack Sparkes and Jevani Brown, respectively, Peterborough United brought on David Ajiboye, Jack Marriott and Joe Taylor, to replace Ricky Jade-Jones, Ephron Mason-Clark and Ben Thompson.

The referee booked Timothee Dieng, Jack Sparkes and Jevani Brown for Exeter.

Exeter will play their next fixture at home against Ipswich Town, while Peterborough United will face Bristol Rovers away.

Technical card:
Exeter City:Timothee Dieng, Matt Jay (Sam Nombe, min.63), Jack Sparkes (Harry Kite, min.83) and Jevani Brown (Jonathan Grounds, min.90)
Peterborough United:Jonson Clarke-Harris, Ricky Jade-Jones (David Ajiboye, min.73), Ephron Mason-Clark (Jack Marriott, min.83) and Ben Thompson (Joe Taylor, min.90)
Stadium:St James Park
Goals:Timothee Dieng (1-0, min. 28), Jonson Clarke-Harris (1-1, min. 40), Ephron Mason-Clark (1-2, min. 81), Sam Nombe (2-2, min. 86) and Jevani Brown (3-2, min. 90)