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Grimsby Town 0-1 Cambridge United

Adam Cunnington steered home a second-half winner at Grimsby to extend Cambridge United's unbeaten start to the season to 14 matches.

The striker pounced on a Richard Tait corner to send the U's eight points clear at the top of the table.

Cambridge goalkeeper Chris Maxwell made a stunning save minutes later to deny Lenell John-Lewis from the penalty spot after Ian Miller brought him down.

Maxwell then foiled Craig Disley's header to ensure victory.

U's striker Liam Hughes went closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half, forcing James McKeown to scramble and tip his free-kick around the post.

John-Lewis tested Maxwell on the turn, while Patrick McLaughlin also troubled the visitors' defence with a series of dangerous crosses.

After the break, McKeown pushed Harrison Dunk's effort from distance over the bar with a fingertip save.

But the Mariners keeper could not do anything to foil Cunnington, as Grimsby slipped back to sixth place in the table after going into the match second behind the U's

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 5PearsonBooked at 50mins
  • 3Thomas
  • 2HattonBooked at 19mins
  • 6Doig
  • 4Kerr
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 8Disley
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forRodmanat 60'minutes
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forColbeckat 82'minutes
  • 10HearnSubstituted forCookat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cook
  • 7Colbeck
  • 19Jones
  • 12McDonald
  • 23Rodman

Cambridge

  • 1Maxwell
  • 3Taylor
  • 14Tait
  • 4Coulson
  • 22Spillane
  • 6Miller
  • 8Champion
  • 11Dunk
  • 9Cunnington
  • 21AppiahBooked at 18mins
  • 17L Hughes

Substitutes

  • 5Bonner
  • 13Norris
  • 18Berry
  • 19Sam-Yorke
  • 24Arnold
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
4,386

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 1.
Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).
Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick McLaughlin.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).
Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).
Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Joe Colbeck replaces Lenell John-Lewis.
Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick McLaughlin.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).
Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt blocked. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).
Richard Tait (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook replaces Liam Hearn.
Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt blocked. Liam Hearn (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt saved. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Patrick McLaughlin with a cross.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Penalty saved! (Grimsby Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, saved.
Penalty conceded by Ian Miller (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis draws a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 1. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).
Corner, Cambridge United.
Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).
Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Alex Rodman replaces Scott Neilson.
Foul by Liam Hearn (Grimsby Town).
Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).
Chris Doig (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Harrison Dunk.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Attempt saved. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt blocked. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Offside, Cambridge United. Kwesi Appiah tries a through ball, but Kwesi Appiah is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).
Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).
Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Cambridge United.

Booking

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 0.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Cambridge1410401734
2Kidderminster14824726
3Nuneaton14743325
4Luton146621024
5Braintree14734624
6Grimsby14734624
7Salisbury14734424
8Welling14644522
9Lincoln City14644522
10Alfreton14716122
11Barnet14563621
12Halifax14635021
13Gateshead14617-219
14Forest Green14536318
15Southport14527-517
16Hereford14446-216
17Tamworth14446-616
18Macclesfield14437-315
19Wrexham14437-415
20Dartford14428-1014
21Woking14347-713
22Chester14338-1012
23Aldershot1454529
24Hyde United140212-262
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