Match ends, Exeter City 1, Cambridge United 0.
Alex Fisher's close-range effort was enough to see Exeter City past fellow League Two side Cambridge United in a drab FA Cup first round replay.
It took 55 minutes for either side to register a shot when Exeter's Lee Martin stung the hands of Callum Burton from distance.
Randell Williams forced Burton to tip his free-kick over the bar 10 minutes later as the hosts took command.
Fisher was on hand to blast into the roof of the net with 20 minutes left after substitute Ben Seymour got to the byline and pulled the ball back to his strike partner.
Cambridge - who had a host of players unavailable - failed to register a meaningful effort until 13 minutes from time when Liam O'Neil shot wide of the near post from 10 yards out.
The win means Exeter will host National League side Hartlepool United in the second round next month.
- 3WoodmanSubstituted forSparkesat 64'minutes
- 5MartinBooked at 48mins
- 8LawSubstituted forAtanganaat 80'minutes
- 7MartinSubstituted forSeymourat 64'minutes
- 5TaylorSubstituted forDallasat 76'minutes
- 30RolesBooked at 83mins
- 26KnibbsSubstituted forJonesat 83'minutes
- Sam Purkiss
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Cambridge United 0.
Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).
Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Alex Fisher (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).
Substitution, Cambridge United. Daniel Jones replaces Harvey Knibbs.
Jack Roles (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Archie Collins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jack Roles (Cambridge United).
Substitution, Exeter City. Nigel Atangana replaces Nicky Law.
Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).
Jack Roles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt blocked. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Substitution, Cambridge United. Andrew Dallas replaces Greg Taylor.
Ben Seymour (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by George Maris (Cambridge United).
Goal! Exeter City 1, Cambridge United 0. Alex Fisher (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Seymour.
Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).