Morecambe opened their League Two season with a comfortable victory at Exeter thanks to two goals from Andrew Fleming and one from Izak Reid.
Fleming swept in the first from 18 yards following Craig Woodman's poor pass across his own box.
Keeper Artur Krysiak's mistakes then saw him lobbed by Fleming from 30 yards and again by Reid after the Pole hesitated on the edge of his box.
The Grecians had plenty of possession but could not find the net.
Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:
"It's a disappointing start to the league.
"I thought our first half an hour was very proper and solid, I'm disappointed with our second half performance"
"We had a lot of the ball and didn't use it well enough today.
"I think we could play that first half all season, and we wouldn't go in three-nil down again."
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Exeter City 01 Krysiak 03 Woodman Booked (Frear - 66' ) 04 Bennett (Bauza - 46' ) 05 Baldwin 06 Coles 16 Amankwaah 07 Sercombe Booked 08 Oakley 11 Davies 10 Gow 12 Cureton (O'Flynn - 67' ) Substitutes 24 Evans 37 Moore-Taylor 18 Frear 22 Keohane 19 O'Flynn 21 Bauza Morecambe 01 Roche 03 Threlfall 06 Haining Booked 07 Reid (Burrow - 73' ) 15 McCready 22 Parrish 16 Drummond 17 Fleming 18 McDonald 10 Brodie (Carlton - 58' ) 11 Ellison Booked (Redshaw - 84' ) Substitutes 25 Arestidou 02 Fenton 19 McGee 14 Burrow 27 Redshaw 30 Carlton