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Cambridge United 4-0 Exeter City

Cambridge put their poor home form behind them with as they secured a crushing win over Exeter.

Luke Hannant made the breakthrough seven minutes before half-time, with an effort that took an enormous deflection before looping over Jonny Maxted and into the net.

Exeter looked set to equalise in the 52nd minute as Lee Martin ran through on goal only to be denied by a superb Elliott Ward tackle, while seconds later Hannant dragged an effort wide after being played in by Kyle Knoyle at the other end.

Cambridge doubled their lead in the 57th minute as Smith rolled the ball back for Jack Roles, who slotted home off the post with a shot from the edge of the box.

Moments after Paul Lewis had hit the bar, George Taft made it 3-0, volleying home after Maxted had saved Ward's effort.

Four minutes from full-time Hannant's looping shot should have been easy for Maxted, only for the keeper to palm it back out for Andrew Dallas to turn in his first goal for the club.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 4Taft
  • 34Ward
  • 11Dunk
  • 22Lewis
  • 10MarisSubstituted forDaviesat 45'minutes
  • 7Hannant
  • 19Lambe
  • 30RolesSubstituted forRichardsat 71'minutes
  • 20SmithSubstituted forDallasat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Dallas
  • 15John
  • 16Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 18Richards
  • 25Burton
  • 26Knibbs

Exeter

  • 23Maxted
  • 2SweeneyBooked at 30minsSubstituted forJayat 68'minutes
  • 5Martin
  • 15Parkes
  • 11Williams
  • 4AtanganaBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCollinsat 45'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 22Sparkes
  • 8Law
  • 7MartinSubstituted forFisherat 65'minutes
  • 12Bowman

Substitutes

  • 17Jay
  • 18Fisher
  • 20Richardson
  • 21Moxey
  • 27Collins
  • 35Seymour
  • 40Visser
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
3,816

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home12
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 4, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 4, Exeter City 0.

Attempt blocked. Tom Parkes (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dimitar Mitov.

Attempt saved. Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Fisher.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Sparkes with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 4, Exeter City 0. Andrew Dallas (Cambridge United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Leon Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Andrew Dallas replaces Sam Smith.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

George Taft (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Randell Williams (Exeter City).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Alex Fisher (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

Offside, Cambridge United. Dimitar Mitov tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Exeter City 0. George Taft (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Elliott Ward (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kyle Knoyle.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Ward (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Luke Hannant with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Marc Richards replaces Jack Roles.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jon Maxted.

Attempt saved. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dimitar Mitov.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Jay replaces Pierce Sweeney.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Alex Fisher replaces Lee Martin.

Attempt saved. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Roles.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Lee Martin (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Archie Collins.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Exeter City 0. Jack Roles (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Smith.

Attempt missed. Aaron Martin (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Randell Williams with a cross.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kyle Knoyle.

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

Foul by Elliott Ward (Cambridge United).

Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United).

Lee Martin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Cambridge United. Kyle Knoyle tries a through ball, but Luke Hannant is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

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3Newport13751147726
4Exeter147521815326
5Cheltenham1374223121125
6Forest Green14743169725
7Swindon146352119221
8Plymouth145542016420
9Macclesfield145541615120
10Cambridge145452014619
11Colchester145451613319
12Leyton Orient145452322119
13Crawley145452222019
14Grimsby145362020018
15Northampton145361616018
16Port Vale144641921-218
17Mansfield144552119217
18Salford144551622-617
19Walsall144371019-915
20Carlisle144281525-1014
21Oldham142571424-1011
22Scunthorpe142481723-610
23Morecambe142481426-1210
24Stevenage141671120-99
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