League Two
Stevenage2Cambridge0

Stevenage 2-0 Cambridge United

Byron Harrison
Byron Harrison scored twice on his return to Stevenage after joining on loan from Chesterfield

Byron Harrison scored twice on his return to Stevenage, securing their first home win since November.

The hosts led when Harrison ran onto a long goal kick that had bounced over Cambridge keeper Josh Coulson, and tapped the ball into the net.

Ben Williamson hit the post for Cambridge as they looked to level.

Stevenage sealed the win when Connor Ogilvie's drilled cross found Harrison, who converted from close range.

Harrison helped Stevenage secure promotion to League One in 2011, and is back at the club on loan from Chesterfield.

Stevenage caretaker manager Darren Sarll told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Darren Sarll: Stevenage caretaker boss on Cambridge win

"It was a good performance. We've come away from that knowing that that's still not our best. There's still so much to do in terms of improving us.

"There's real signs of the old Stevenage coming back. Standing shoulder to shoulder, and we won't be beat. I love that mentality, that's the mentality that I've been brought up on here.

"I thought we could have done better in the first half. To be a little more authoritative with our football, to go after Cambridge a little bit more than we did. There's lots to be pleased with, more so the fact we can beat sides above us."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1JonesBooked at 89mins
  • 25Henry
  • 2WilkinsonBooked at 29mins
  • 5Franks
  • 30OgilvieBooked at 64mins
  • 6Hedges
  • 22LeeBooked at 50mins
  • 15Tonge
  • 11PettSubstituted forJohnsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 13HarrisonSubstituted forO'Connorat 67'minutes
  • 32ConlonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forCoxat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cox
  • 9Zanzala
  • 10O'Connor
  • 16Day
  • 27Johnson
  • 34Gorman
  • 35Kerr

Cambridge

  • 35NorrisBooked at 64mins
  • 25FurlongBooked at 86mins
  • 6Legge
  • 14Coulson
  • 34HaynesSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 67'minutes
  • 7DonaldsonSubstituted forSimpsonat 74'minutes
  • 23Ledson
  • 16DunneSubstituted forSpencerat 45'minutes
  • 11Dunk
  • 8Berry
  • 22Williamson

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Roberts
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
  • 17O'Neill
  • 20Ahearne-Grant
  • 21Spencer
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
3,945

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 2, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Cambridge United 0.

Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Johnson replaces Tom Pett.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Coulson (Cambridge United).

Booking

Jamie Jones (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Booking

Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Tonge (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Spencer (Cambridge United).

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Spencer (Cambridge United).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Karlan Ahearne-Grant.

Ryan Hedges (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

Foul by Ryan Hedges (Stevenage).

Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Aaron O'Connor (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson replaces Ryan Donaldson.

Attempt saved. James Spencer (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Ryan Haynes.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Aaron O'Connor replaces Byron Harrison.

Attempt blocked. Lee Cox (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage).

Booking

Will Norris (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Cambridge United 0. Byron Harrison (Stevenage) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Connor Ogilvie.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Lee Cox replaces Tom Conlon because of an injury.

Booking

Tom Conlon (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton29204555312464
2Plymouth30185746262059
3Oxford Utd291510448272155
4Wycombe3014793629749
5Portsmouth291212548262248
6Accrington27146747321548
7Mansfield32139104337648
8Bristol Rovers30145114032847
9Leyton Orient31121094645146
10Wimbledon29129846361045
11Cambridge31128114443144
12Carlisle2711974541442
13Exeter29117113941-240
14Luton31108134345-238
15Crawley31114163652-1637
16Morecambe31106155257-536
17Barnet29106133844-636
18Notts County28106124148-736
19Stevenage32810144254-1234
20Newport2979133343-1030
21Hartlepool2783162644-1827
22Yeovil3059163146-1524
23York2958163153-2223
24Dag & Red3048183054-2420
View full League Two table

Top Stories