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Exeter City 1-0 Cambridge United

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Last season’s League Two play-off finalists Exeter opened the new season with a comfortable win against Cambridge at St James’ Park.The only goal of an entertaining game came from Reuben Reid in the fifth minute after Jordan Moore-Taylor’s long ball was needlessly handled inside the penalty box by Jake Carroll. Although Reid saw his penalty saved by David Forde, the ball came straight back to him to tap in the rebound.

David Wheeler saw a header come back off the inside of the post, while Cambridge almost levelled when Exeter goalkeeper Christy Pym completely missed a kick, but he managed to get back to scramble Luke Berry’s shot off the line.Liam McAlinden then missed a golden chance for Exeter, heading wide from six yards, before Lloyd James skied another glorious chance for Exeter high from 10 yards with just Forde to beat.McAlinden skied another great chance high shortly after half-time before being denied by Forde, while a rare Cambridge attack saw Berry volley over after good work by Uche Ikpeazu.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsExeter1Pym2Sweeney15Moore-Taylor39Brown3Woodman6Tillson4James25Taylor11Wheeler33ReidSubstituted forBruntat 79’minutes19McAlindenSubstituted forHarleyat 64’minutesSubstitutes5Archibald-Henville7Harley10Holmes13Hamon14Brunt20Jay23CrollCambridge1Forde24Davies6Legge5Taylor3Carroll4DeeganBooked at 35minsSubstituted forDunkat 71’minutes16O’Neil7MingoiaSubstituted forElitoat 45’minutes8Berry18MarisSubstituted forIkpeazuat 45’minutes14IbehreSubstitutes9Ikpeazu10Azeez11Dunk13Mitov15Osadebe21Elito25DarlingReferee:Trevor KettleAttendance:4,282Match StatsHome TeamExeterAway TeamCambridgePossessionHome56%Away44%ShotsHome11Away13Shots on TargetHome3Away7CornersHome4Away6FoulsHome10Away16Live TextPosted at Match ends, Exeter City 1, Cambridge United 0.Full TimePosted at 90’+4′ Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Cambridge United 0.Posted at 90’+1′ Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).Posted at 89′ Attempt blocked. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Posted at 86′ Attempt missed. Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.Posted at 85′ Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.Posted at 84′ Foul by Ryan Brunt (Exeter City).Posted at 84′ (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 84′ David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 84′ Foul by Liam O’Neil (Cambridge United).Posted at 83′ Lloyd James (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 83′ Foul by Medy Elito (Cambridge United).Posted at 83′ Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.Posted at 80′ Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).Posted at 80′ Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 79′ Substitution, Exeter City. Ryan Brunt replaces Reuben Reid.Posted at 78′ Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).Posted at 78′ Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 77′ Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.Posted at 73′ Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 73′ Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).Posted at 72′ Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 72′ Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).SubstitutionPosted at 71′ Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Gary Deegan.Posted at 69′ Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 68′ Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 68′ Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).Posted at 66′ Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.Posted at 64′ Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.SubstitutionPosted at 64′ Substitution, Exeter City. Ryan Harley replaces Liam McAlinden.Posted at 62′ Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by David Forde.Posted at 59′ David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 59′ Foul by Jake Carroll (Cambridge United).Posted at 59′ Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 55′ Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 55′ Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).Posted at 53′ Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 50′ Attempt saved. Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 49′ Attempt missed. Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.Show more updatesgoal
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