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Exeter City 2-0 Cambridge United

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.

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 3-5-2

  • 23Maxted
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 15Parkes
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forChriseneat 90+4'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 27CollinsBooked at 38mins
  • 8Law
  • 20RichardsonSubstituted forMoxeyat 78'minutes
  • 12Bowman
  • 7MartinSubstituted forRandallat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ward
  • 14Ajose
  • 17Jay
  • 21Moxey
  • 26Randall
  • 32Chrisene
  • 35Seymour

Cambridge

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Mitov
  • 17Davies
  • 5Taylor
  • 16Darling
  • 11Dunk
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forJonesat 89'minutes
  • 10Maris
  • 22Lewis
  • 7HannantSubstituted forNorville-Williamsat 89'minutes
  • 26Knibbs
  • 20SmithSubstituted forDallasat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 4Taft
  • 9Dallas
  • 24Norville-Williams
  • 25Burton
  • 27Worman
Referee:
James Oldham
Attendance:
4,517

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 2, Cambridge United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Cambridge United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Dallas.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrew Dallas (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harrison Dunk.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Benjamin Chrisene replaces Randell Williams.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Harvey Knibbs.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Harry Darling.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Randall with a cross.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Joel Randall replaces Lee Martin.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Daniel Jones replaces Liam O'Neil.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Jordan Norville-Williams replaces Luke Hannant.

  12. Goal!

    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.

  13. Post update

    Foul by George Maris (Cambridge United).

  14. Post update

    Randell Williams (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Dean Moxey replaces Jayden Richardson.

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Leon Davies with a cross.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Andrew Dallas replaces Sam Smith.

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

    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.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon27165649292053
2Exeter26148437271050
3Cheltenham261111441212044
4Crewe25135747321544
5Plymouth25135740261444
6Bradford26128633221144
7Forest Green2712873223944
8Northampton2612683629742
9Colchester261011536241241
10Port Vale2691163331238
11Newport248972322133
12Walsall2796122636-1033
13Crawley2771193537-232
14Salford2788113338-532
15Scunthorpe2787123538-331
16Cambridge2787123033-331
17Grimsby257992529-430
18Mansfield2769123642-627
19Leyton Orient2669113343-1027
20Oldham2669112641-1527
21Carlisle2667132343-2025
22Macclesfield2561272427-324
23Morecambe2647152145-2419
24Stevenage26212121531-1618
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