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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Reuben Reid (5')

Reuben Reid's early goal seals victory for Exeter

Exeter showed no signs of a play-off hangover with a comfortable 1-0 win over Cambridge at St James' Park.
The Grecians were beaten finalists in last season's League Two play-off final but an early Reuben Reid goal was enough to see them beat a poor U's side.
The only goal of an entertaining game came 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.