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Cambridge United 1-2 Exeter City

Exeter came from behind to record their first league win of the season in League Two against Cambridge.

Former Portsmouth striker Ryan Bird converted Richard Tait's cross early on as Cambridge looked to extend Exeter's poor start to the season.

However Exeter quickly bounced back, as Graham Cummins latched on to a through-ball before firing past Chris Dunn.

Cummins turned provider to set up the winning goal, as he played in Alex Nicholls to slot in via the far post.

Despite doubling their points tally, Exeter remain in the bottom two, while Cambridge slip to 11th.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 3Taylor
  • 4Coulson
  • 12LanzoniSubstituted forHurstat 45'minutes
  • 18Nelson
  • 11Dunk
  • 7Donaldson
  • 20Diallo
  • 2TaitSubstituted forStockleyat 86'minutes
  • 32Bird
  • 21AppiahSubstituted forTaylorat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Norris
  • 16Austin
  • 23Stockley
  • 24Whittall
  • 25Lennon
  • 26Hurst
  • 27Taylor

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 8Oakley
  • 4BennettSubstituted forRibeiroat 45'minutes
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 7Sercombe
  • 3Woodman
  • 14Grimes
  • 11Davies
  • 23NichollsBooked at 69mins
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forNicholsat 90+2'minutes
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forButterfieldat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Butterfield
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 10Keohane
  • 19Noble
  • 20Nichols
  • 21Hamon
  • 26Tillson
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,266

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Exeter City 2.

Matteo Lanzoni went off injured after Cambridge United had used all subs.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Exeter City 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Graham Cummins.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jayden Stockley replaces Richard Tait.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Liam Hurst (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Danny Butterfield replaces David Wheeler.

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top right corner.

Hand ball by Ryan Bird (Cambridge United).

Booking

Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt missed. Bobby-Joe Taylor (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Exeter City 2. Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Graham Cummins.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Bobby-Joe Taylor replaces Kwesi Appiah.

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Ryan Bird (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Liam Hurst (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ryan Bird.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Foul by Liam Hurst (Cambridge United).

Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cambridge United 1, Exeter City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam Hurst replaces Matteo Lanzoni.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Christian Ribeiro replaces Scott Bennett because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Exeter City 1.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

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

Attempt saved. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8611116519
2Bury8521125717
3Wycombe8521115617
4Morecambe8512127516
5Northampton8422138514
6Shrewsbury8422127514
7Southend842285314
8Cheltenham842275214
9Portsmouth841397213
10Mansfield840489-112
11Cambridge83231511411
12Wimbledon83231412211
13Plymouth831497210
14Stevenage83141013-310
15Tranmere8233101009
16York816189-19
17Newport8233810-29
18Luton823357-29
19Dag & Red82151016-67
20Accrington8215916-77
21Hartlepool8215512-77
22Oxford Utd8134911-26
23Exeter8134611-56
24Carlisle8035618-123
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