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Cambridge United 3-0 Newport County

Barry Corr
Barry Corr joined Cambridge United from Southened United in June 2015

Barry Corr's brace helped Cambridge United to an opening-day victory against visiting Newport County.

The forward struck with a perfectly placed header from Harrison Dunk's delivery, before claiming his second when one-on-one with keeper Joe Day.

Newport were awarded a penalty when Dunk fouled Scott Boden, but Sam Beasant read Medy Elito's spot kick.

Robbie Simpson settled any Cambridge nerves 10 minutes from time, driving home from the edge of the area.

Newport County manager Terry Butcher told BBC Wales Sport: "Three-nil is a hammering but I don't think it was a hammering at all.

"We had good possession of the ball and first half I thought it was even-stevens, we've hit the post and had one or two other opportunities.

"When we were 2-0 down we were trying to chase the game and I gambled and put on an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old but there you go, that's all we have."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Beasant
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 14CoulsonSubstituted forMorrisseyat 67'minutes
  • 24Newton
  • 4Keane
  • 17Hughes
  • 11DunkBooked at 71mins
  • 7DonaldsonSubstituted forBerryat 45'minutes
  • 9SlewSubstituted forSimpsonat 77'minutes
  • 10Corr

Substitutes

  • 1Dunn
  • 2Omozusi
  • 8Berry
  • 15Simpson
  • 16Morrissey
  • 20Chiedozie
  • 22Taft

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 5FeelyBooked at 55minsSubstituted forPooleat 82'minutes
  • 15HaydenBooked at 45mins
  • 3Barrow
  • 7Elito
  • 33Byrne
  • 8Klukowski
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 68'minutes
  • 10John-LewisSubstituted forCollinsat 60'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 22Parselle
  • 26Poole
  • 39Collins
  • 47Bamford
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,022

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 3, Newport County 0.

Attempt blocked. Medy Elito (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Conor Newton.

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Regan Poole (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Luke Berry.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Regan Poole replaces Kevin Feely.

Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

Danny Holmes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Newport County 0. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gearoid Morrissey.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson replaces Jordan Slew.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

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

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

Danny Holmes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Penalty saved! Medy Elito (Newport County) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Newport County. Scott Boden draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Gearoid Morrissey (Cambridge United).

Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Alex Rodman because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Gearoid Morrissey replaces Josh Coulson.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Newport County 0. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jordan Slew following a fast break.

Conor Newton (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Collins replaces Lenell John-Lewis because of an injury.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Keith Keane.

Attempt blocked. Medy Elito (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jordan Slew (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Delay in match Kevin Feely (Newport County) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge11003033
2Portsmouth11003033
3Wycombe11003033
4Hartlepool11002023
5Leyton Orient11002023
6Notts County11002023
7Plymouth11002023
8Exeter11003213
9Northampton11001013
10Accrington10101101
11Carlisle10101101
12Crawley10101101
13Luton10101101
14Mansfield10101101
15Oxford Utd10101101
16Yeovil100123-10
17Bristol Rovers100101-10
18Wimbledon100102-20
19Barnet100102-20
20Morecambe100102-20
21Stevenage100102-20
22Dag & Red100103-30
23Newport100103-30
24York100103-30
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