Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Exeter City
Saturday February 27, Withdean Stadium, (Att: 6,952)
Brighton recorded back-to-back wins as victory over relegation rivals Exeter saw them move further away from the League One drop zone.
Tommy Elphick gave the hosts the lead midway through the first half as he rose highest to head Elliott Bennett's corner past Paul Jones in the City goal.
Gus Poyet's side were searching for their first home win since October and doubled their advantage shortly after the break.
After the Grecians only partially cleared a ball into the box, Gary Dicker was on hand to unleash an unstoppable volley high into the net from just outside the area.
The Devon side struggled for a route back into the game and remain entrenched in the relegation zone - now six points behind upwardly mobile Albion.