Cureton's lucky 13th gives Exeter City victory

LEAGUE ONE

  • SWINDON TOWN 4 - 1 YEOVIL TOWN
James Hayter scored for Yeovil at Swindon. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Swindon thrashed Yeovil at the County Ground, with James Collins scoring twice for the home side.

Andy Williams gave Swindon a 24th minute lead against his former club. The striker, who was Yeovil's top scorer last season, ran from the half-way line before slotting past Marek Stech.

Four minutes later, Town had doubled their advantage. Joe Devera crossed for Collins to stab home Swindon’s second.

James Hayter pulled a goal back four minutes before the break. His header crashed off the bar and downwards, with the referee’s assistant saying the ball had crossed the line - despite Wes Foderingham pushing the ball away.

But Swindon's two-goal cushion was soon restored when defender Darren Ward scored from close range.

In the second half, Paddy Madden headed just over for Yeovil, before Collins wrapped up the points with his second goal in stoppage time - curling the ball in from 15 yards.

LEAGUE TWO

  • BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1 EXETER CITY
Jamie Cureton scored Exeter's winning goal at Bradford. Credit: EMPICS Sport

Jamie Cureton's third goal in as many games earned Exeter City the three points at high-flying Bradford.

The veteran striker saw an earlier effort hit the post, before he put the Grecians ahead just before half-time. Craig Woodman's cross was nodded down by Matt Oakley, and the 37-year-old fired the ball into the back of the net.

The home side dominated the second half, but they couldn't find a way past City's solid defence.

  • FLEETWOOD TOWN 3 - 0 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
Darren Purse was sent off in the 78th minute. Credit: Steve Pond/EMPICS Sport

Argyle had a miserable afternoon at Highbury Stadium. They conceded three times and ended the match with ten men after Darren Purse was sent off.

Fleetwood opened the scoring in the second minute when Jamie McGuire's cheeky overhead kick set up David Ball.

The Pilgrims had chances to draw level, with Nick Chadwick and Paris Cowan-Hall coming close.

Late in the game Purse was booked, then almost immediately straight red-carded for an off-the-ball incident.

The home side made the extra man count. First, Curtis Nelson turned the ball into his own net, before Junior Brown added a third goal in injury time.

  • TORQUAY UNITED 1 - 4 SOUTHEND UNITED
Ryan Jarvis scored Torquay's consolation. Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Torquay suffered a heavy home defeat to Paul Sturrock's Southend. The Gulls conceded three times in a poor first half.

Former Gull Gavin Tomlin opened the scoring after 10 minutes, with a quickfire brace from Britt Assombalonga wrapping up the points shortly before half-time.

Tomlin scored his second a minute after the restart, and although substitute Ryan Jarvis pulled a goal back, Torquay's awful afternoon was completed when captain Lee Mansell was sent off for a lunge on Assombalonga.