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Exeter City 4-0 Port Vale

Jevani Brown struck twice as Exeter turned in a stylish performance to thrash Port Vale 4-0 in their first home game in League One for 10 years.

Harry Kite opened the scoring in the 24th minute - and the goal-of-the-season competition might as well end now.

The Exeter academy graduate set himself up from a looping clearance and connected sweetly with a sensational first-time volley that flew into the far corner from 20 yards out.

In the 37th minute, Jack Sparkes did well to spin Sammy Robinson, who clipped his heels in the box for a penalty, which Brown scored by sending Adam Stone the wrong way from 12 yards.

Robinson had a chance of redemption on the stroke of half-time, but his fierce shot was superbly saved by Exeter debutant Jamal Blackman in the Grecians' goal.

Sam Nombe should have made it 3-0, but he fired wide when clean through. However in the 72nd minute, he turned provider by crossing for Brown to calmly slot in his second of the game.

Nombe then added the fourth in the 75th minute, turning and finishing from close range from a long Alex Hartridge throw, and it could have been more with substitute Josh Coley missing two good chances.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 18Blackman
  • 26SweeneyBooked at 35mins
  • 39DiabateBooked at 30mins
  • 5Hartridge
  • 12KeySubstituted forCapriceat 88'minutes
  • 8CollinsSubstituted forJayat 81'minutes
  • 16KiteSubstituted forChaukeat 76'minutes
  • 3Sparkes
  • 14Dieng
  • 20BrownSubstituted forGroundsat 88'minutes
  • 10NombeSubstituted forColeyat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Caprice
  • 4Stubbs
  • 7Jay
  • 15Chauke
  • 21Coley
  • 27Grounds
  • 40Brown

Port Vale

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Stone
  • 2Cass
  • 6Smith
  • 5Hall
  • 27RobinsonSubstituted forJonesat 65'minutes
  • 20CharsleySubstituted forConlonat 45'minutes
  • 8Garrity
  • 14Ojo
  • 11BenningSubstituted forSmallat 45'minutes
  • 28McDermottSubstituted forHoldenat 45'minutes
  • 13ProctorSubstituted forPettat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 10Conlon
  • 15Forrester
  • 16Hussey
  • 17Holden
  • 18Small
  • 23Pett
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
6,701

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 4, Port Vale 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 4, Port Vale 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Jonathan Grounds replaces Jevani Brown.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Jake Caprice replaces Joshua Key.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Cheick Diabate.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jack Sparkes.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Sparkes.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Jay replaces Archie Collins.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Josh Coley (Exeter City).

  10. Post update

    Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Coley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jevani Brown.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Cheick Diabate.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Josh Coley replaces Sam Nombe.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Kgaogelo Chauke replaces Harry Kite.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Exeter City 4, Port Vale 0. Sam Nombe (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Hartridge.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pett replaces Jamie Proctor.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Exeter City 3, Port Vale 0. Jevani Brown (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Nombe.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joshua Key (Exeter City).

  19. Post update

    Connor Hall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Exeter City. Pierce Sweeney tries a through ball, but Jevani Brown is caught offside.

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