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The EBB Stadium at the Recreation Ground (ATT 2,678) 21st August 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: T Robinson

Aldershot Aldershot Town vs Exeter City Exeter

Aldershot 1

C Reid (17)

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Exeter 2

J Cureton (14, 73)

Cureton double downs Shots

Last Updated: 21/08/12 11:26pm

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Cureton: Two-goal hero

Cureton: Two-goal hero

A Jamie Cureton brace helped Exeter City bounce back from their opening day defeat with 2-1 victory away at Aldershot Town.

With the game finely balanced with 15 minutes remaining, a poorly taken Aldershot free-kick was intercepted and from the resulting counter-attack Cureton fired home Liam Sercombe's parried effort.

Exeter - who brought in Tommy Doherty in place of Matt Oakley - took the lead in the 14th minute when Alan Gow slid in Cureton, whose powerful right-footed drive flew past Jamie Young.

But the Shots responded two minutes later when summer signing Craig Reid reacted quickest to bundle the ball over the line after an Anthony Tonkin free-kick was not cleared.

Exeter's Scot Bennett saw his header cannon back off the post after half an hour and Cureton should have done better when through on goal in stoppage time but was stopped by Sonny Bradley.

The second-half saw very few chances created but Cureton's well taken finish gave the Grecians their first win of the campaign.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 43 83
3 Wycombe Wanderers 43 80
4 Bury 42 76
5 Southend United 42 75
6 Stevenage 43 68
7 Plymouth Argyle 43 65
8 Luton Town 43 62
9 Newport County AFC 43 62
10 Exeter City 43 61
11 Northampton Town 43 58
12 Morecambe 43 57
13 AFC Wimbledon 43 56
14 Portsmouth 43 53
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 53
16 Oxford United 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 52
18 York City 43 51
19 Cambridge United 43 48
20 Mansfield Town 43 48
21 Carlisle United 43 46
22 Hartlepool United 43 41
23 Cheltenham Town 43 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 43 39