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Cambridge United 1-1 Stevenage

Robbie Simpson scored late on as Cambridge salvaged a point against play-off hopefuls Stevenage.

Stevenage took the lead when Dean Wells smashed a volley past goalkeeper Chris Dunn from David Martin's free-kick.

Chances were scarce throughout with Sullay Kaikai and Dean Parrett both off-target from set pieces.

The away side looked to be moving into the play-off places but Simpson scored from close range from a long throw in the final stages to equalise.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Westley on Cambridge v Stevenage

"I think over the 90 minutes they went forward more than we did.

"We knew they were going to put a lot of emphasis on set plays, they strive to earn set plays. With the home crowd they were likely to get decisions and they did.

"It was difficult to get off the back foot and we couldn't get out. It was very easy for them to put us on the back foot and we had to be resilient - and we were."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 2TaitBooked at 81mins
  • 18Nelson
  • 4Coulson
  • 11Dunk
  • 7Donaldson
  • 8Champion
  • 17HughesSubstituted forTaylorat 64'minutes
  • 25Mendez-LaingSubstituted forMargettsat 68'minutes
  • 9SlewSubstituted forSimpsonat 61'minutes
  • 31Kaikai

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 6Miller
  • 13Norris
  • 14Hunt
  • 15Simpson
  • 19Ball
  • 33Margetts

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 19Wells
  • 3DembeleBooked at 32mins
  • 23OkimoBooked at 52mins
  • 11Pett
  • 18ParrettBooked at 42mins
  • 37Keane
  • 50MartinBooked at 57minsSubstituted forAndradeat 61'minutes
  • 22LeeBooked at 80mins
  • 33KennedySubstituted forBondat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 5Ashton
  • 6Bond
  • 24Johnson
  • 27Johnson
  • 32Conlon
  • 36Andrade
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
5,503

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away23

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Stevenage 1.

Foul by Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jerome Okimo (Stevenage).

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

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

Foul by Keith Keane (Stevenage).

Foul by Jonathon Margetts (Cambridge United).

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Stevenage 1. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Coulson.

Delay in match Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Bruno Andrade.

Foul by Michael Nelson (Cambridge United).

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Jonathon Margetts (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

Richard Tait (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Booking

Richard Tait (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Richard Tait (Cambridge United).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathon Margetts (Cambridge United).

Booking

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

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

Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36217850302070
2Wycombe361813552322067
3Shrewsbury36198950272365
4Southend361711843331062
5Bury361871147361161
6Luton3616101043331058
7Plymouth361681242261656
8Stevenage36168125245756
9Newport36159124242054
10Northampton361651555451053
11Exeter361311124951-250
12Wimbledon361310134747049
13Portsmouth361212124239348
14Morecambe36139143838048
15Accrington36135184359-1644
16Cambridge361110155049143
17Oxford Utd361013133841-343
18Dag & Red36127174351-843
19Mansfield36119163044-1442
20York36716133542-737
21Carlisle36114214261-1937
22Cheltenham36812163251-1936
23Tranmere36810183749-1234
24Hartlepool3686222657-3130
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