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Cambridge United 3-1 York City

Josh Coulson
Josh Coulson, who has played for Cambridge his entire career, scored for the first time since the opening day of last season

Cambridge won for the third time in four games with a solid display at home to struggling York.

Jimmy Spencer's header and Josh Coulson's volley put the home side two goals up before James Berrett's top corner strike brought York back in it.

Ben Williamson capitalised on Scott Flinders' spill from Spencer's driven shot to regain the two goal cushion.

The U's Luke Berry chipped a late penalty over the bar after Dave Winfield's clumsy foul on Leon Legge.

Cambridge manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I think everyone was wondering how we would respond after a difficult afternoon last week.

"I thought we controlled the game from start to finish. We could have scored a lot more goals, we could have been more ruthless, but the key to it was reacting and getting the three points.

"It was a real accomplished 95 minutes. You reach for the stars as we always do, but I'm delighted with the three points, the calibre of the goals was pretty decent as well."

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

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McNamara on Cambridge v York

"It's disappointing. I thought we started well. I think from our point of view we had too many off it today.

"Physically, I thought they caused us problems up front and we didn't handle that.

"I thought they handled the conditions better than us and that was the difference in the game."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 35Norris
  • 25Furlong
  • 6Legge
  • 14Coulson
  • 34Haynes
  • 8BerrySubstituted forDonaldsonat 79'minutes
  • 23Ledson
  • 16Dunne
  • 11Dunk
  • 21SpencerSubstituted forSimpsonat 88'minutes
  • 22Williamson

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Roberts
  • 7Donaldson
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
  • 17O'Neill
  • 28Horne

York

  • 1Flinders
  • 6SatkaBooked at 68mins
  • 15Cameron
  • 16Winfield
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 8Summerfield
  • 10PennSubstituted forCarsonat 79'minutes
  • 33McEvoySubstituted forHydeat 62'minutes
  • 4Berrett
  • 7Coulson
  • 32FewsterSubstituted forThompsonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Carson
  • 12Riordan
  • 14Swan
  • 19Hyde
  • 22Thompson
  • 23Dixon
  • 24Ingham
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,822

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamYork
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 3, York City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 3, York City 1.

Foul by Lubomir Satka (York City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson replaces James Spencer.

Reece Thompson (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

Foul by Reece Thompson (York City).

Ryan Ledson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Josh Carson.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ryan Donaldson replaces Luke Berry.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Josh Carson replaces Russell Penn.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Reece Thompson replaces Bradley Fewster.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot is just a bit too high. Luke Berry should be disappointed.

Penalty conceded by Dave Winfield (York City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Cambridge United. Leon Legge draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lubomir Satka.

Foul by James Berrett (York City).

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

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by James Berrett.

Booking

Lubomir Satka (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lubomir Satka (York City).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. James Dunne (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. James Spencer (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Jake Hyde replaces Kenneth McEvoy.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, York City 1. Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

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

Corner, York City. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Luke Summerfield.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ryan Haynes.

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

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Dave Winfield (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Spencer (Cambridge United).

Lubomir Satka (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton31224557312670
2Plymouth31186747272060
3Oxford Utd311510649301955
4Accrington29157750341652
5Mansfield33149104639751
6Bristol Rovers31155114233950
7Portsmouth301213549272249
8Wycombe31147103630649
9Leyton Orient32131094745249
10Wimbledon30139848371148
11Cambridge32138114744347
12Carlisle29121074742546
13Luton32118134546-141
14Exeter31118124044-441
15Notts County30116134451-739
16Crawley32115163753-1638
17Morecambe32106165359-636
18Barnet30106143946-736
19Stevenage33810154255-1334
20Newport30710133444-1031
21Hartlepool2983182949-2027
22York3168173456-2226
23Yeovil31510163247-1525
24Dag & Red3148193257-2520
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