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Chris O'Grady has a drilled shot and went wide right of the goal.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Thompson. Paul Jones takes the free kick.
Marcus Stewart replaces Jamie Cureton.
Matt Done takes a shot. Comfortable save by Paul Jones.
Inswinging corner taken by Matt Done, clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.
Shot by Ryan Harley. Craig Dawson gets a block in.
Joe Thompson challenges Scott Golbourne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Billy Jones. The referee shows Joe Thompson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Craig Dawson by Steve Tully results in a free kick. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Harley has an effort at goal. Save by Josh Lillis.
Effort from just outside the box by Richard Logan goes over the bar.
Ryan Harley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Jones. Gary Jones produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Brian Barry-Murphy goes off and Anthony Elding comes on.
Gary Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Duffy. Troy Archibald-Henville takes the free kick.
Craig Dawson challenges Jamie Cureton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Harley delivers the ball, Header on goal by Troy Archibald-Henville from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Effort on goal by Andrew Tutte from a long way out goes over the bar.
Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line.
Matthew Flynn comes on in place of Alan Goodall. Jason Kennedy leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Tutte.
Matthew Flynn is brought on as a substitute for Alan Goodall. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is brought on as a substitute for Jason Kennedy.
(Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro coming on for Alan Goodall. Jason Kennedy leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Tutte.
Joe Thompson produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Paul Jones.
Foul by Billy Jones on Chris O'Grady, free kick awarded. Alan Goodall takes the free kick.
Brian Barry-Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on James Dunne. Ryan Harley takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken short by Ryan Harley.
Jamie Cureton grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Exeter 1-0 Rochdale.Assist by Troy Archibald-Henville.
Liam Sercombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Barry-Murphy. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the free kick.
Ryan Harley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Gary Jones.
Ryan Harley takes a shot. Alan Goodall gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken by Billy Jones from the left by-line.
Ryan Harley takes a shot. Comfortable save by Josh Lillis.
Foul by Alan Goodall on Steve Tully, free kick awarded. The referee books Alan Goodall for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ryan Harley, clearance made by Craig Dawson.
Shot from 20 yards by Jason Kennedy. Blocked by James Dunne.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Golbourne. Josh Lillis takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Ryan Harley played to the near post, clearance made by Gary Jones.
Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Craig Dawson makes a clearance.
The official flags Billy Jones offside. Josh Lillis takes the indirect free kick.
The official flags Richard Logan offside. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Logan. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
Jamie Cureton is ruled offside. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
Jamie Cureton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
Outswinging corner taken by Billy Jones, Troy Archibald-Henville produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Richard Logan is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.
Shot from long distance by Gary Jones goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne by Josh Thompson results in a free kick. Billy Jones crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Craig Dawson makes a clearance.
Richard Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady. Brian Barry-Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Ryan Harley from 25 yards. Blocked by Marcus Holness. Billy Jones takes a corner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Done by Steve Tully. Alan Goodall takes the free kick.
Jamie Cureton takes a shot from 25 yards. Josh Thompson gets a block in.
Billy Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Holness. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
It is the end of the first-half.
The referee starts the second half.
The referee ends the match.
Nardiello hope for Grecians
Exeter striker Daniel Nardiello could come back into contention for the home game against Rochdale.
Injury-prone Nardiello has missed the last two games with a hamstring problem as City have sought to give the forward the maximum amount of time to recover, but he could return to the bench against Dale.
Fellow forward John O'Flynn has been sidelined for the past three matches with a leg injury and could also make his comeback.
Exeter boss Paul Tisdale will be hoping either O'Flynn or Nardiello make it as Marcus Stewart was his only recognised forward on the substitutes' bench for Tuesday's 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth.
The Grecians six-game unbeaten run came to an end with the loss to the Cherries but they are unbeaten so far in the league at St James Park so will be confident of bouncing back with a victory.
Rochdale boss Keith Hill is likely to be without Scott Wiseman for the fourth successive game but Joe Widdowson could return to the squad.
Defender Wiseman picked up a stomach muscle injury at the start of September in the win against Southampton and has not played since.
Fellow defender Widdowson missed out on the midweek win over Huddersfield, suffering with a knock, but has returned to training and is likely to return to the squad, although he may have to be content with a place on the bench due to Alan Goodall's recent run of form.
Deane Smalley is pushing for a start following two substitute appearances on loan from Oldham but may have to settle for the bench again.
Cureton wins it for Grecians
Jamie Cureton's second-half goal earned Exeter three well deserved points against high-flying Rochdale at St James' Park.
The first half was dominated by the home side, who enjoyed the lion's share of possession, but they could not get the goal their play deserved.
Ryan Harley twice went close with shots from distance, but the closest they came to scoring was when Jamie Cureton's shot was stopped on the line by Craig Dawson.
The Grecians got the goal they deserved four minutes after the break when Troy Archibald-Henville crossed from the right and Cureton glanced a header home from eight yards.
Rochdale responded with a good run from Joe Thompson, but his shot was well saved by Paul Jones.
The goal kicked Dale into life and they were enjoying their best spell of the game, but they could not breach an Exeter defence that were on top form in keeping only their second clean sheet of the campaign.
Exeter could have added to their score late on, but James Dunne's blockbuster rattled the crossbar from 25 yards.
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