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On-loan Exeter City striker Alex Nicholls back on the scoresheet

17 September 2014

Exeter City's on-loan Northampton Town striker got himself back on the scoresheet, at Cambridge United, after two years on the sidelines

The headlines may have been stolen by the likes of Britt Assombalonga and Eoin Doyle this week but, perhaps the most heart-warming story came in Sky Bet League 2 at the R Costings Abbey Stadium, where on-loan Exeter City striker Alex Nicholls got himself on the scoresheet after two years on the sidelines.

The front man suffered a broken leg in October 2012 when scoring for Northampton Town against Port Vale, and it has been a long road back for the 26-year-old.

But, after returning to full fitness with the Cobblers at the start of this season, he was sent out on loan to Devon to get some first-team football under his belt.

He has been selected in Paul Tisdale's starting line-up for the Grecians' last two matches, completing the full 90 minutes of both to remove any question marks he had over his fitness.

And Tisdale's faith was justified at Cambridge. Nicholls set-up Graham Cummins for the equaliser with a perfectly-weighted pass, before netting the winner to seal Exeter's first three points of the campaign.

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