The FA Cup - First Round
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Cambridge United 1-1 Exeter City

Sam Smith scored at the death to earn Cambridge United an FA Cup first round replay in a 1-1 draw with Exeter City.

Smith's effort in the third minute of injury time levelled the scores, a goal which the U's scarcely deserved, as he fired home when Harrison Dunk's cross was flicked on to him.

Alex Fisher's goal 11 minutes before half-time had looked set to send the visitors through. Soon after being superbly denied by defender Greg Taylor, he fired past Callum Burton after robbing Elliott Ward.

After the break, Burton was forced to tip a Randell Williams Exeter cross away for a corner, and Aaron Martin nodded a Matt Jay corner wide. Jay then blasted an effort from distance, which was comfortably held by Burton.

On the hour Burton was called upon to save Jay's low shot after Williams' marauding run down the right.

Having threatened little, Cambridge substitute Dunk came close to equalising after 65 minutes with an overhead kick that went only narrowly off target following Smith's knock-down before Smith's late leveller.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 25Burton
  • 5Taylor
  • 34WardSubstituted forDunkat 63'minutes
  • 4Taft
  • 2Knoyle
  • 22Lewis
  • 10Maris
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forLambeat 63'minutes
  • 3JonesBooked at 18minsSubstituted forKnibbsat 75'minutes
  • 18Richards
  • 20Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Mitov
  • 9Dallas
  • 11Dunk
  • 16Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 19Lambe
  • 26Knibbs

Exeter

  • 23Maxted
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 15Parkes
  • 11Williams
  • 4AtanganaSubstituted forTillsonat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 27Collins
  • 3Woodman
  • 18FisherSubstituted forSeymourat 82'minutes
  • 12BowmanBooked at 70minsSubstituted forMartinat 77'minutes
  • 17Jay

Substitutes

  • 6Tillson
  • 7Martin
  • 21Moxey
  • 22Sparkes
  • 32Chrisene
  • 35Seymour
  • 40Visser
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
2,302

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home2
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Exeter City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Exeter City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

  4. Post update

    Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 1, Exeter City 1. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

  6. Booking

    Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United).

  10. Post update

    Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lee Martin (Exeter City).

  12. Post update

    Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Jay (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Lee Martin (Exeter City).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Alex Fisher.

  17. Post update

    (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Matt Jay (Exeter City).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Jordan Tillson replaces Nigel Atangana.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Martin replaces Ryan Bowman.

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