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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

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

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

Substitution, Exeter City. Joel Randall replaces Lee Martin.

Substitution

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

Substitution

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

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.

Foul by George Maris (Cambridge United).

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

Substitution

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

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.

Foul by Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nicky Law (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Archie Collins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Nicky Law with a cross.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Leon Davies.

Attempt missed. Nicky Law (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Archie Collins.

Foul by Sam Smith (Cambridge United).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Leon Davies with a cross.

Offside, Exeter City. Pierce Sweeney tries a through ball, but Ryan Bowman is caught offside.

Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Cambridge United 0. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicky Law with a cross.

Foul by Sam Smith (Cambridge United).

Tom Parkes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by George Maris following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

goal

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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