The EFL Cup brought a measure of misery for Brentford once again as they fell at the first hurdle to a League Two side.
But what were the other discussion points on a bad night for a side sporting eight changes from the team that lost to Huddersfield?
Brentford target Ollie Watkins - any good in this game?
The Exeter striker had a chance to impress prospective employers and tried to get past Dean in the first half but failed.
However, when he looked to be fouled in the second 45, he chased back and won the ball cleanly from Tom Field.
The moment that mattered was a killer touch from out of the air to play into the feet of Ryan Harley for Exeter's goal.
Seconds later, he was in again from the left only to be denied by Dean's outstretched leg.
Chances of a permanent contract for Emmanuel Ledesma
The non-contract, ex-QPR forward saw very little of the ball. He looks fit and keen, and his free-kick over the wall that brought a save from the keeper in the second half was a decent effort, but the jury's out.
Subbed eight minutes into extra time.
Those who staked a claim to play Ipswich on Saturday
The four first-teamers from the Huddersfield defeat showed why they got that gig in this game.
Josh Clarke was far too quick for his marker. Harlee Dean stood rock solid in defence. Ryan Woods was busy, and John Egan was steady.
None of the new faces pulled up trees, although Nico Yennaris suggested there was more about him than this performance.
Brentford's free-kick ploy
Here's something you don't see everyday.
Three Bees, Scott Hogan, Dean and Egan stood right in front of Exeter keeper Bobby Olejnik when Bees won a second-half free-kick. A split second before the kick they raced back onside, but the shot was saved anyway.
What do you think? Worth a second go to unsight the gloveman, poor gamesmanship, or plain daft?
Fair play to the 372 Bees who made the trip
Let's face there are plenty of other things a body can do on a summer's evening than stand in a rundown ground cheering on their side who clearly have bigger priorities.