One goal from Edwards saw Exeter return to the Football League
Exeter City returned to the Football League after a five-year absence with a narrow play-off final win over Cambridge United at Wembley.
The Devon club dominated the first half and took a deserved lead when Rob Edwards nodded home Dean Moxey's inswinging corner on 21 minutes.
But Cambridge exerted intense pressure after the break as manager Jimmy Quinn went for broke with three changes.
Substitute Magno Viera went closest with a snap-shot just past the post.
Exeter, 83 years a Football League team and looking for only the fourth promotion in their history, made the brighter start.
The impressive Moxey sent out a message of intent by whipping over a dangerous cross which Richard Logan stretched to nod inches past the left upright.
Logan caused trouble in the box which led to a penalty appeal after Mark Albrighton appeared to handle but referee Craig Pawson waved play on and Edwards hooked a rising snap-shot just wide from 14 yards.
Winger Lee McEvilly did make some inroads down the right for Cambridge but his enticing cross was athletically cleared by Steve Tully for a corner which came to nothing.
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