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Unfair challenge on John Welsh by Troy Archibald-Henville results in a free kick. Joss Labadie restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jose Baxter by Callum McNish results in a free kick. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Devaney on Scott Golbourne. Free kick taken by Danny Coles.
Richard Logan has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Andy Robinson decides to take the corner short.
John Welsh takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.
Andy Robinson fouled by Steve Tully, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Andy Robinson, blocked by Scot Bennett.
Corner taken right-footed by Callum McNish.
Elliott Frear takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a save.
Troy Archibald-Henville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Baxter. Jose Baxter takes the indirect free kick.
Chris Hackett leaves the field to be replaced by Callum McNish.
(Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Martin Devaney coming on for Lucas Akins.
Scot Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Joss Labadie. David Raven takes the indirect free kick.
A goal is scored by Richard Logan from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Exeter 3-0 Tranmere.Assist on the goal came from Chris Hackett.
Outswinging corner taken by Andy Robinson, Ian Goodison takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.
Scot Bennett challenges David Raven unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Raven from right wing.
Corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett from the right by-line, Danny Coles finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Exeter 2-0 Tranmere.Assist on the goal came from Chris Hackett.
Corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett, clearance by Mustafa Tiryaki.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jake Taylor, Chris Hackett takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.
Jake Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Goodison.
Mustafa Tiryaki is brought on as a substitute for Adam McGurk.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Logan by Ian Goodison. Artur Krysiak takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Andy Robinson from the left by-line, clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.
Lucas Akins takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.
Short corner taken by Andy Robinson.
Richard Logan takes a shot.
Adam McGurk takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jose Baxter. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.
Scot Bennett scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Exeter 1-0 Tranmere.
Unfair challenge on John Welsh by Richard Duffy results in a free kick. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Richard Duffy by Adam McGurk results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Golbourne.
Joss Labadie concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Hackett. Danny Coles takes the free kick.
Andy Robinson takes the inswinging corner, save by Artur Krysiak.
Jose Baxter takes a shot.
Unfair challenge on Chris Hackett by Joss Labadie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Troy Archibald-Henville.
Andy Robinson takes the inswinging corner, save made by Artur Krysiak.
Steve Tully concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Robinson. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ash Taylor. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scot Bennett on Joss Labadie. A cross is delivered by Jose Baxter, Ash Taylor takes a shot. Richard Duffy manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Duffy on Lucas Akins. Indirect free kick taken by David Raven.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett, Scot Bennett challenges Adam McGurk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
Richard Duffy concedes a free kick for a foul on Joss Labadie. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
The referee penalises Joss Labadie for handball. Richard Duffy takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Artur Krysiak by Adam McGurk. Artur Krysiak takes the indirect free kick.
Jose Baxter takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.
Scot Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joss Labadie. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
Noble not certain to face Tranmere
David Noble is a doubt for Exeter's npower League One clash with Tranmere.
The midfielder failed a fitness test on Wednesday after suffering a dead leg, but he will be assessed again ahead of kick-off at St James' Park.
Should Noble not be available to manager Paul Tisdale, the door could be open for new loan signing Chris Hackett to make his Grecians debut after arriving from Millwall on Thursday.
On-loan forward Jake Taylor is likely to return, having been ineligible for the midweek FA Cup first-round replay defeat at Walsall, but Daniel Nardiello and Guillem Bauza are both struggling with knocks.
Tisdale may rest a handful of the players who played all 120 minutes against the Saddlers on Wednesday.
Paul Rachubka is set to make his Tranmere debut.
The 30-year-old Leeds goalkeeper has moved to Prenton Park on a one-month loan deal after regular number one Owain Fon Williams broke his hand in training.
Rovers will be without Zoumana Bakayogo and Enoch Showunmi for the trip.
Defender Bakayogo suffered a knock to his knee while playing for Rovers' reserves on Tuesday night, while striker Showunmi remains absent with the ankle injury that sidelined him for last weekend's home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
Jose Baxter is available to start in attack after extending his loan from Everton into a third month.
Robbie Weir is suspended having picked up five yellow cards, leaving room in the midfield for Joss Labadie to state his case on the back of some impressive reserve-team performances.
Great Scot lifts Grecians
Scot Bennett's first goal in professional football and Danny Coles' first for the club helped injury-ravaged Exeter to an impressive 3-0 win over Tranmere.
Tranmere started well with Jose Baxter forcing Exeter goalkeeper Artur Krysiak into a good save on three minutes, but Exeter, without eight first-team players, opened the scoring just before half-time.
Chris Hackett, who joined the club on loan from Millwall this week, and Steve Tully combined down the right. Tully's cross was not cleared and Bennett rammed home his first goal for the club from 12 yards.
Richard Logan hit the bar for Exeter early in the second half, and the Grecians doubled their lead when Hackett's cross was turned in from close range by Coles after 66 minutes.
Tranmere offered little in attack with Exeter defending superbly and Logan added a third 12 minutes from time when he ran in on goal and finished with aplomb.
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