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Exeter City 1-0 Cambridge United: Alex Fisher goal puts Grecians through

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Highlights: Exeter City 1-0 Cambridge United

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.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 23Maxted
  • 3WoodmanSubstituted forSparkesat 64'minutes
  • 21Moxey
  • 5MartinBooked at 48mins
  • 2Sweeney
  • 11Williams
  • 27Collins
  • 17Jay
  • 8LawSubstituted forAtanganaat 80'minutes
  • 18Fisher
  • 7MartinSubstituted forSeymourat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Atangana
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Parkes
  • 20Richardson
  • 22Sparkes
  • 35Seymour
  • 40Visser

Cambridge

  • 25Burton
  • 11Dunk
  • 16Darling
  • 34Ward
  • 5TaylorSubstituted forDallasat 76'minutes
  • 2Knoyle
  • 10Maris
  • 8O'Neil
  • 30RolesBooked at 83mins
  • 26KnibbsSubstituted forJonesat 83'minutes
  • 20Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Mitov
  • 3Jones
  • 4Taft
  • 9Dallas
  • 31Dearman
  • 33Simper
  • 36Dickens
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
2,719

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away2
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution, Cambridge United. Daniel Jones replaces Harvey Knibbs.

Booking

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

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

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!

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).

Jack Roles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Callum Burton.

Attempt saved. Randell Williams (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

Randell Williams (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Roles (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Lee Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jack Sparkes replaces Craig Woodman.

Attempt missed. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Nicky Law (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

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

Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Aaron Martin (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Roles (Cambridge United).

Foul by Matt Jay (Exeter City).

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

Booking

Aaron Martin (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aaron Martin (Exeter City).

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