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St James Park, Exeter (ATT 4,666) 2nd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Robinson

Exeter Exeter City vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Exeter 3

L Nicholls (og 22)
J Cureton (59)
J Gosling (83)

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Grecians leapfrog Cobblers

Last Updated: 02/03/13 6:48pm

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Jamie Cureton: On target

Jamie Cureton: On target

Exeter recorded their first win over promotion rivals Northampton since 1984 with a comprehensive 3-0 victory at St James' Park.

City, who moved above the Cobblers off the back of the win, shaded the first half and went in front after 22 minutes of Saturday's League Two clash at St James Park.

Craig Woodman's in-swinging corner caused panic for Northampton goalkeeper Lee Nicholls and, with Jamie Cureton on his toes, he fumbled the ball into his own net.

Cureton should have made it 2-0 when he beat the offside trap, but he took an extra touch, which allowed Nicholls to save.

Northampton's best chance came when a cross from the right was turned towards his own goal by Scot Bennett, but Artur Krysiak pulled off a superb save to preserve Exeter's lead.

Cureton did make it 2-0 with his 20th goal of the season after 59 minutes, darting towards the near post to head in Matt Oakley's superb free-kick.

Northampton's Adebayo Akinfenwa saw a header cleared off the line by Arron Davies, but Jake Gosling wrapped up the points for Exeter eight minutes from time with a brilliant individual goal, his first for the Grecians.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
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17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39