Match ends, Exeter City 2, Cambridge United 0.
Exeter maintained their promotion push in League Two and extended their unbeaten run to nine league games with a solid win at home to Cambridge.
The only talking point of a dire first half was when referee James Oldham had to be replaced after getting injured, leading to nine minutes of stoppage time.
Lee Martin had the best chance of the game in that stoppage time when he was played through, but he took too long to get a shot away and Dimitar Mitov saved.
Cambridge started the second half well with Harvey Knibbs drilling a shot against the foot of the post. Exeter got the breakthrough as Ryan Bowman swept home from close range in the 54th minute after terrific work down the right by Nicky Law.
Law drilled a shot narrowly wide as the game opened up at last and Archie Collins drilled a shot too high as Exeter took control.
Cambridge should have equalised after 71 minutes but Liam O'Neil sliced wide with the goal at his mercy and Randell Williams made him pay when he smashed from 10 yards with eight minutes remaining to complete the victory.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 11WilliamsSubstituted forChriseneat 90+4'minutes
- 27CollinsBooked at 38mins
- 20RichardsonSubstituted forMoxeyat 78'minutes
- 7MartinSubstituted forRandallat 90'minutes
- 8O'NeilSubstituted forJonesat 89'minutes
- 7HannantSubstituted forNorville-Williamsat 89'minutes
- 20SmithSubstituted forDallasat 76'minutes
- James Oldham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Cambridge United 0.
Attempt blocked. Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Dallas.
Attempt blocked. Andrew Dallas (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harrison Dunk.
Substitution, Exeter City. Benjamin Chrisene replaces Randell Williams.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Harvey Knibbs.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Harry Darling.
Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Randall with a cross.
Substitution, Exeter City. Joel Randall replaces Lee Martin.
Substitution, Cambridge United. Daniel Jones replaces Liam O'Neil.
Substitution, Cambridge United. Jordan Norville-Williams replaces Luke Hannant.
Goal! Exeter City 2, Cambridge United 0. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.
Foul by George Maris (Cambridge United).
Randell Williams (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Exeter City. Dean Moxey replaces Jayden Richardson.
Attempt missed. Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Leon Davies with a cross.
Substitution, Cambridge United. Andrew Dallas replaces Sam Smith.
Attempt missed. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Archie Collins following a fast break.
Attempt missed. Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Smith.