WANDERERS (3-1-4-2).


Hard to explain positioning for Cox’s first goal and gets benefit of doubt on the second because of the quality of strike. Came up with two big saves in the second half to prevent a defeat.


Scored a vital goal to make sure Bolton took a point from the game but lost his man for the first goal and got in a mix-up with Santos for the second.


Not many people beat Santos for pace but Cox caught him flat footed to make the score 2-1. Need him to be fully switched on.


Very nearly won it at the bitter end with a low shot tipped around the post. Not completely absolved of the defensive sloppiness but best of the bunch and provided an assist.


Got his 11th assist of the season as part of the best move of the game. Far from his best on the ball, though, with a few key passes just off-kilter.


Showed that right wing-back might well be his most effective position, putting in some really presentable crosses which went unpunished.


Played a part in the first goal and has his moments in midfield but looked a little jaded and not quite at his rambunctious best.


Kept his good recent form up with a goal and a nearly flawless first half. Effectiveness dropped after half time as Exeter seized more control.


Not quite as productive as Jones on the other flank but his return to Exeter clearly meant a lot and he worked hard to get forward.


Limped out of the game with a hamstring injury before he really got a chance to get involved in the game. Can only hope the injury is not a serious one.


Unlucky with one dipping shot that bounced off the crossbar in the first half. Linked up with Bodvarsson successfully a couple of times too – but ran out of steam.

Subs: Bodvarsson 5.5, 5 (for Adeboyejo) – Not his day. Looked undercooked.

Ogbeta 5.5, 67 (for Williams) – Never really got involved.

Dempsey 72 (for Thomason), Jerome 72 (for Collins).

Not used: Dacres-Cogley, Forrester, Ashworth.

MAN OF THE MATCH – Paris Maghoma – Ran the show in the first half and finished off a lovely bit of football to open the scoring. Keeping him going over 90 minutes in that vein has proved difficult.

MOAN OF THE MATCH – The reaction to the first goal simply wasn’t good enough from Wanderers, who were lucky that Exeter didn’t put the game completely out of sight as they tried to recover their poise.

MAGIC MOMENT – Thomason curves a pass into Sheehan in the right channel, he cuts a pass back for Maghoma to score. It looks so easy sometimes for Wanderers that you wonder how they also make it look so difficult, at times.

Exeter City (4-1-3-2) – Sinisalo; Sweeney, Aimson, Jules; Niskanen, Woods, Carroll, Purrington; Harris, Aitchison; Cox.

Subs: Alli 77 (for Carroll), Eisa 77 (for Cox), Diabate 83 (for Aimson), Harper 89 (for Woods).

Not used: Wildschut, Rankine, MacDonald.

Referee: Daniel Middleton 7/10 – No complaints and not really any massive decisions to make. Good to see the timewasting acknowledged by the fourth official too.

Attendance: 6,748 (948)