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St James Park, Exeter (ATT 3,971) 12th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R East

Exeter Exeter City vs Southend United Southend

Exeter 3

J O'Flynn (43, 87)
S Bennett (80)

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Grecians net Shrimpers win

Last Updated: 12/01/13 7:28pm

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Scot Bennett: On the scoresheet for Exeter

Scot Bennett: On the scoresheet for Exeter

Exeter recorded their first home win since the start of November with a hard-working 3-0 victory over promotion rivals Southend.

Scot Bennett netted in between John O'Flynn's double as the Grecians climbed up to third place in the table.

The Shrimpers thought they had scored when Barry Corr's header hit the underside of the crossbar, but despite their appeals for a goal referee Roger East waved play on.

The deadlock was broken two minutes before half-time. Bennett and Matt Oakley did well in midfield to feed Alan Gow and he slipped the ball wide to O'Flynn.

The Irish striker took one touch before lashing a low shot across the face of goal that flew past goalkeeper Paul Smith and went in off the far post.

Gavin Tomlin shot over the bar as Southend rallied at the start of the second half but Exeter, with only three wins at home all season before this game, doubled their lead with 10 minutes remaining.

Oakley's corner was aimed for the far post where the back-pedalling Bennett headed back across goal and inside the far post.

With Southend all at sea, O'Flynn wrapped up the points with a simple tap-in after a brilliant run by Jimmy Keohane.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
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1 Wycombe Wanderers 13 28
2 Bury 13 26
3 Burton Albion 13 25
4 Luton Town 13 24
5 Plymouth Argyle 13 22
6 Morecambe 13 22
7 Shrewsbury Town 13 21
8 Southend United 13 21
9 Newport County AFC 13 19
10 Cheltenham Town 13 19
11 Cambridge United 13 18
12 Northampton Town 13 18
13 AFC Wimbledon 13 18
14 Portsmouth 13 17
15 Stevenage 13 17
16 Mansfield Town 13 17
17 Exeter City 13 16
18 Accrington Stanley 13 16
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 14
20 Oxford United 13 13
21 Carlisle United 13 12
22 Hartlepool United 13 11
23 York City 13 10
24 Tranmere Rovers 13 9