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Cambridge United 0-0 Shrewsbury Town

Cambridge extended their unbeaten home run to five games after a stalemate against Shrewsbury, who missed their chance to go second in League Two.

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro wasted a first-half chance to put the visitors ahead.

Kwesi Appiah came the closest to scoring for Cambridge, but Mark Ellis blocked his goalbound effort.

Shrewsbury twice hit the bar through defender Nat Knight-Percival and midfielder Bobby Grant, who was also foiled late on by keeper Chris Dunn.

The visitors had to make a change at half-time, bringing on keeper Mark Halstead for his Town league debut in goal in place of Jayson Leutwiler.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It is absolute frustration for us. It's another point on the road, and it keeps us moving forward, but Cambridge will be a lot happier with the result than we will be. They've got off the hook here.

"I couldn't have asked any more performance-wise from our players, but we need to put the ball in the back of the net. We had chance after chance after chance and, on another day, we'd have put them away.

"I am really pleased with the performance from our players. They deserve a lot of credit, coming here and producing a good performance, when a lot of other sides have come here this season and struggled."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 2Tait
  • 4Coulson
  • 6Miller
  • 3Taylor
  • 33NaylorSubstituted forAtkinsonat 77'minutes
  • 8Champion
  • 17Hughes
  • 15SimpsonBooked at 16minsSubstituted forKaikaiat 60'minutes
  • 21Appiah
  • 32BirdSubstituted forChadwickat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cunnington
  • 13Norris
  • 18Nelson
  • 22Chadwick
  • 23Blair
  • 25Atkinson
  • 31Kaikai

Shrewsbury

  • 1LeutwilerSubstituted forHalsteadat 45'minutes
  • 5Ellis
  • 6Goldson
  • 20Knight-PercivalBooked at 75mins
  • 23Passley
  • 11Lawrence
  • 4Woods
  • 24Grant
  • 3DemetriouBooked at 54mins
  • 9Collins
  • 26Akpa-AkproSubstituted forManganat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Vincent
  • 10Vernon
  • 12Gayle
  • 16Griffith
  • 19Mangan
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
5,346

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

(Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Ellis (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Wesley Atkinson replaces Tom Naylor.

Booking

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Ellis (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Luke Chadwick replaces Ryan Bird.

Mark Ellis (Shrewsbury Town) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Foul by Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United).

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Sullay Kaikai replaces Robbie Simpson.

Booking

Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cambridge United 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Mark Halstead replaces Jayson Leutwiler because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe20125335181741
2Burton2112363023739
3Shrewsbury20114530151537
4Luton2011452315837
5Plymouth20104625131234
6Newport209743021934
7Exeter219753026434
8Southend2010462219334
9Bury209382825330
10Morecambe209382321230
11Accrington209293134-329
12Cambridge208483124728
13Wimbledon207672729-227
14Portsmouth207582425-126
15Stevenage207492729-225
16Northampton2073102930-124
17Oxford Utd206682225-324
18Cheltenham206681929-1024
19Mansfield206591625-923
20Dag & Red2063112531-621
21York2031072026-619
22Tranmere2046102026-618
23Carlisle2053122539-1418
24Hartlepool2033141438-2412
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