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Stevenage 3-2 Cambridge United

Stevenage recorded their third successive victory with a home win against Cambridge United.

Charlie Lee's lob over goalkeeper Chris Dunn gave Boro the lead before Ryan Bird equalised from close range.

But Tom Pett converted Lee's cross and Dean Parrett scored from outside the area to put the home side in control.

Cambridge posted a late fightback, with striker Adam Cunnington making it 3-2 with five minutes left to play, but Stevenage held on to secure victory.

Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Westley on Stevenage v Cambridge

"Credit to the players for being able to put on such a strong performance in their second game in 48 hours.

"They were tremendous in the first half, playing some great football with terrific energy levels. It is testament to their professionalism as the same 11 went again, which is not easy to do.

"We scored three and it could have been a lot more, we had plenty of chances in the second half to add to it.

"Territorially, in the second half we played on the back foot and we suffered a bit in possession terms. But the boys had the lead, they didn't need to go forward and they seemed happy just to see the game out."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 19Wells
  • 9CharlesBooked at 65mins
  • 23Okimo
  • 11Pett
  • 18Parrett
  • 12McAllister
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forDeaconat 69'minutes
  • 24BruntSubstituted forBeardsleyat 45+1'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 22Lee

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 8Walton
  • 10Zola
  • 14Marriott
  • 20Beardsley
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Deacon

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 2Tait
  • 4Coulson
  • 6Miller
  • 3Taylor
  • 17Hughes
  • 8Champion
  • 15SimpsonSubstituted forKaikaiat 72'minutes
  • 22ChadwickSubstituted forTaylorat 78'minutes
  • 32BirdSubstituted forChiedozieat 72'minutes
  • 9Cunnington

Substitutes

  • 13Norris
  • 18Nelson
  • 25Atkinson
  • 26Hurst
  • 27Taylor
  • 31Kaikai
  • 40Chiedozie
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
4,579

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 3, Cambridge United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Cambridge United 2.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jerome Okimo.

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

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

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

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 3, Cambridge United 2. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Bobby-Joe Taylor.

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Roarie Deacon (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Bobby-Joe Taylor replaces Luke Chadwick.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Dean Wells.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Chris Beardsley.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jerome Okimo.

Attempt missed. Chris Beardsley (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jordan Chiedozie replaces Ryan Bird.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Sullay Kaikai replaces Robbie Simpson.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Roarie Deacon replaces Chris Whelpdale.

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bird (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Darius Charles (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

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

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

Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).

Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury23135533151844
2Wycombe23128337201744
3Burton2313463223943
4Luton23126528171142
5Newport2311753324940
6Southend2311662319439
7Plymouth23114829171237
8Bury2311483529637
9Exeter2410773231137
10Stevenage2310493331234
11Wimbledon239683331233
12Morecambe23103102523233
13Accrington2293103236-430
14Cambridge2385103429529
15Portsmouth237792629-328
16Oxford Utd237792529-428
17Mansfield2376101828-1027
18York2351172628-226
19Cheltenham2367102032-1225
20Northampton2373133337-424
21Carlisle2373132843-1524
22Tranmere2357112330-722
23Dag & Red2364132536-1122
24Hartlepool2335151642-2614
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