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Unfair challenge on Matt Oakley by Ashley Grimes results in a free kick. Ashley Grimes is booked. Free kick taken by Steve Tully.
The ball is swung over by Stephen Darby, Danny Coles manages to make a clearance.
Nathan Eccleston sends in a cross, blocked by Liam Sercombe. Outswinging corner taken by Pim Balkestein from the left by-line.
David Noble decides to take the corner short.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Dunne on Nathan Eccleston. A cross is delivered by Pim Balkestein, Marcus Holness takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.
Scott Golbourne delivers the ball, clearance made by Neal Trotman.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro sends in a cross, Scott Golbourne gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Pim Balkestein, clearance by Matt Oakley.
Pim Balkestein challenges Liam Sercombe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Tully takes the free kick. The ball is crossed by Liam Sercombe, save by Jake Kean.
Jake Taylor fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Exeter 3-1 Rochdale.Assist on the goal came from Liam Sercombe.
Steve Tully crosses the ball.
The ball is swung over by Ahmed Benali.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Nardiello on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Free kick crossed left-footed by Pim Balkestein from right wing, Danny Coles manages to make a clearance.
Handball decision goes against David Noble. Pim Balkestein takes the free kick.
Liam Sercombe has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
Nicky Adams goes off and Jason Kennedy comes on. Ahmed Benali comes on in place of Andrew Tutte.
The offside flag is raised against Jake Taylor. Free kick taken by Jake Kean.
The ball is crossed by Scott Golbourne, Liam Sercombe takes a shot. Pim Balkestein gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Oakley from the right by-line, save made by Jake Kean. Nathan Eccleston concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Tully. Indirect free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
Marcus Holness gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Jake Taylor. Power penalty scored by Daniel Nardiello. Exeter 2-1 Rochdale.
Effort from the edge of the area by Gary Jones goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.
Andrew Tutte fouled by Liam Sercombe, the ref awards a free kick. Pim Balkestein restarts play with the free kick, Neal Trotman takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.
Liam Sercombe goes into the book.
David Noble takes a shot. Marcus Holness gets a block in. Matt Oakley takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Stephen Darby manages to make a clearance.
Scott Golbourne delivers the ball.
Troy Archibald-Henville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Nicky Adams crosses the ball in from the free kick, Unfair challenge on Danny Coles by Pim Balkestein results in a free kick. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.
Jake Taylor challenges Marcus Holness unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Adams.
Unfair challenge on Daniel Nardiello by Marcus Holness results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Oakley.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro delivers the ball, Scott Golbourne makes a clearance.
Steve Tully crosses the ball, Stephen Darby manages to make a clearance.
Daniel Nardiello finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Exeter 1-1 Rochdale.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on James Dunne. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
Scott Golbourne crosses the ball, Daniel Nardiello has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Scott Golbourne, save by Jake Kean.
Nicky Adams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Nardiello. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Scott Golbourne from own half, clearance by Pim Balkestein.
Effort on goal by Nathan Eccleston from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Scott Golbourne results in a free kick. Pim Balkestein delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Danny Coles. Neal Trotman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Coles. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
Unfair challenge on Danny Coles by Nicky Adams results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
Short corner taken by Nicky Adams.
Guillem Bauza concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Trotman. Stephen Darby takes the free kick.
Pim Balkestein fouled by Guillem Bauza, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Nathan Eccleston grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Exeter 0-1 Rochdale.The assist for the goal came from Ashley Grimes.
Nathan Eccleston produces a cross, save made by Artur Krysiak.
Gary Jones takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak. Nicky Adams takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Darby by Matt Oakley. Matt Oakley goes into the referee's book. Direct free kick taken by Pim Balkestein. Neal Trotman takes a shot. Steve Tully manages to make a clearance.
Pim Balkestein crosses the ball. Nicky Adams delivers the ball, Guillem Bauza makes a clearance.
Scott Golbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Adams. Free kick crossed left-footed by Pim Balkestein from right channel, clearance made by Danny Coles.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nicky Adams, Pim Balkestein takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak. Corner from the right by-line taken by Nicky Adams, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Matt Oakley gets a block in. Neal Trotman takes a shot. Short corner worked by Nicky Adams. Centre by Scott Golbourne, Stephen Darby gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Matt Oakley. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro challenges Guillem Bauza unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Matt Oakley, Neal Trotman makes a clearance. Matt Oakley takes the outswinging corner, Troy Archibald-Henville has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Matt Oakley decides to take the corner short.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Oakley. Short corner worked by Nicky Adams, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Troy Archibald-Henville by Neal Trotman. Artur Krysiak takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Ashley Grimes on Troy Archibald-Henville, free kick awarded. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro delivers the ball, Steve Tully gets a block in.
Effort on goal by Daniel Nardiello from just inside the area clears the bar.
The referee blows for offside against Jake Taylor. Jake Kean takes the indirect free kick.
Krysiak back for Grecians
Artur Krysiak has recovered from a hamstring injury and is in contention to continue in goal for Exeter against Rochdale.
Krysiak sustained the problem in the 4-0 loss to Huddersfield and was taken off at half-time.
Should manager Paul Tisdale refuse to take any chances, Lenny Pidgeley will replace the Pole.
Defender Richard Duffy is still a major doubt with an ankle complaint, but there are no other injury problems for the Grecians.
Exeter are rooted to the bottom of the League One table and have only won once in nine matches.
Rochdale could hand a debut to new loan signing Nathan Eccleston.
The 20-year-old Liverpool striker arrived at Spotland on Thursday and is expected to be included in Steve Eyre's squad.
Eyre has no new injury or suspension worries and could be boosted by the return to contention of summer signing Simon Hackney, who has yet to feature for Dale.
Hackney returned to training last week following a long-term abdominal injury, but was not ready to face his former club Colchester in last weekend's 2-2 draw.
Midfield trio Jason Kennedy, Marc Twaddle and Brian Barry-Murphy are all pushing for recalls to the starting line-up.
Striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and on-loan pair Ahmed Benali (Manchester City) and Matthew Barnes-Homer (Luton) are all vying with Eccleston for two starting places up front.
Grecians ride their luck
Daniel Nardiello celebrated his 29th birthday with a brace as Exeter moved off the bottom of the table with a 3-1 victory against Rochdale.
Rochdale really should have had the points wrapped up by half-time such was their early dominance. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Marcus Holness, Neil Trotman and Nathan Ecclestone all had good chances, before the latter broke the deadlock.
Ashley Grimes latched on to Steve Tully's dreadful back pass and crossed for the on-loan Liverpool man to score from close range.
Despite being a distant second best, Exeter incredibly went in at the break on level terms. David Noble's long-range shot hit a defender and Nardiello reacted quickest to poke the ball into the bottom corner.
Nardiello put Exeter in front when Jake Taylor was pulled back inside the box early in the second half and the striker converted the subsequent penalty.
Taylor wrapped up the points for Exeter with a drilled shot from a narrow angle with 10 minutes to go after good work by Liam Sercombe.
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