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Tamworth 0-1 Cambridge United

Liam Hughes

Liam Hughes moved Cambridge United to within a point of Conference leaders Luton with a superb winner at Tamworth.

Home goalkeeper Cameron Belford frustrated the visitors either side of the break, tipping a Hughes header over the bar and denying Matthew Barnes-Homer in a one-on-one.

Hughes eventually beat Belford with a 30-yard free-kick to earn United a first away league win since October.

Lloyd Kerry was the only man to test U's keeper Will Norris on his debut.

The 20-year-old was called up to deputise for John Sullivan who was injured during the warm up.

Line-ups

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 21Thomas
  • 34Keane
  • 6Richards-EvertonBooked at 33mins
  • 2Evans
  • 29HildrethBooked at 55minsSubstituted forWaldonat 64'minutes
  • 25HaworthSubstituted forToddat 69'minutes
  • 7KerryBooked at 81mins
  • 32Mahon
  • 17Peniket
  • 28Chadwick

Substitutes

  • 20Todd
  • 9Richards
  • 4Townsend
  • 12Waldon
  • 8Baker

Cambridge

  • 13Norris
  • 4Coulson
  • 6Miller
  • 3TaylorBooked at 87mins
  • 7DonaldsonSubstituted forArnoldat 63'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 18Berry
  • 11DunkSubstituted forTaitat 73'minutes
  • 8Champion
  • 17L HughesBooked at 47mins
  • 39Barnes-HomerSubstituted forRobertsat 67'minutes
  • 10Elliott

Substitutes

  • 14Tait
  • 22Spillane
  • 24Arnold
  • 1Sullivan
  • 2Roberts
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
833

Match Stats

Home TeamTamworthAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Tamworth 0, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tamworth 0, Cambridge United 1.
Offside, Cambridge United. Liam Hughes tries a through ball, but Liam Hughes is caught offside.
Offside, Cambridge United. Liam Hughes tries a through ball, but Liam Hughes is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).
Connor Waldon (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Booking

Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United).
Jack Evans (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Hand ball by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

Booking

Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).
Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Corner, Tamworth.
Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).
Connor Waldon (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Offside, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold tries a through ball, but Nathan Arnold is caught offside.
Corner, Tamworth.
Attempt missed. Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andy Todd with a cross.
Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Richard Tait replaces Harrison Dunk because of an injury.
Hand ball by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Andy Todd replaces Andy Haworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Connor Waldon replaces Lee Hildreth.

Goal!

Goal! Tamworth 0, Cambridge United 1. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Ryan Donaldson.
Foul by Lee Hildreth (Tamworth).
Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Andy Haworth (Tamworth).
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Corner, Tamworth.

Booking

Lee Hildreth (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for dissent.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Attempt saved. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Jack Evans (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).
Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tamworth 0, Cambridge United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tamworth 0, Cambridge United 0.
Hand ball by Richard Peniket (Tamworth).
Attempt missed. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).
Wayne Thomas (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Foul by Richard Peniket (Tamworth).
Will Norris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Corner, Cambridge United.

Booking

Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
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