League Two
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Cambridge United 7-0 Morecambe

Luke Berry
Luke Berry has scored 12 goals in 46 games for Cambridge United this season

Cambridge earned their biggest ever win in the Football League with a 7-0 victory over Morecambe in League Two.

Luke Berry's penalty opened the scoring after Aaron McGowan brought down Harrison Dunk inside the box.

Dunk doubled the lead with a deflected shot and then headed in his second, before goals from Ben Williamson and Mark Roberts made it 5-0 at the break.

Zeli Ismail fired in the sixth from 18 yards, and Berry finished the scoring from the penalty spot in injury-time.

The result lifts the U's to ninth in the table, five points outside the play-off spots, while Morecambe fall to 20th.

Cambridge's previous biggest win in the Football League was 6-0, a scoreline they managed against Darlington in 1971 and also against Hartlepool in 1989.

Forty-six Morecambe fans, some of whom made a 462-mile round trip from Lancashire to see their team in action, saw their side suffer their heaviest league defeat since being promoted to the Football League in 2007.

But there was some comfort for Shrimps fans, with their hosts giving them all a free food and drink voucher "as a thank you for (their) superb effort in travelling so far to support (their) team".

Cambridge United manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"It's a fantastic night. I wasn't imagining that was going to happen. It's really difficult when you've had such frustration on Saturday (0-0 at home to Carlisle), to bounce back in the way we did was a credit to the boys.

"I've been on the end of a 6-0 and it's tough. I'm sure (Morecambe manager) Jim (Bentley) will respond because he's a good man and good manager, but obviously I'm really proud of the boys.

"Everything came right tonight. I felt all of the boys that pulled on the shirt played to their full maximum. That's not going to happen every week, but on our night, we looked like a really good team."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 35Norris
  • 25Furlong
  • 5Roberts
  • 14Coulson
  • 12Clark
  • 16DunneSubstituted forSpencerat 65'minutes
  • 20Ismail
  • 8Berry
  • 23LedsonSubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes
  • 11Dunk
  • 22WilliamsonSubstituted forSimpsonat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 7Donaldson
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
  • 17O'Neill
  • 21Spencer
  • 32Williams

Morecambe

  • 30O'Hara
  • 3McGowanSubstituted forGoodallat 45'minutes
  • 6EdwardsBooked at 90mins
  • 23Doyle
  • 24ConlanBooked at 31minsSubstituted forEllisonat 45'minutes
  • 4Kenyon
  • 17Fleming
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 7Devitt
  • 10Molyneux
  • 16MillerSubstituted forMullinat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Ellison
  • 12Mullin
  • 13Goodall
  • 15Wildig
  • 20Maher
  • 22Parrish
  • 26Stockton
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
3,941

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away11
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 7, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 7, Morecambe 0.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 7, Morecambe 0. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Cambridge United. Luke Berry draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

Booking

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

James Spencer (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Doyle (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by James Spencer (Cambridge United).

Chris Doyle (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Shaun Miller.

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

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Dylan Williams replaces Ryan Ledson.

Attempt missed. Max Clark (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United).

Chris Doyle (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Tom Barkhuizen.

Attempt saved. Zeli Ismail (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson replaces Ben Williamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. James Spencer replaces James Dunne.

Attempt saved. Zeli Ismail (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Cambridge United).

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 6, Morecambe 0. Zeli Ismail (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Berry.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Kieran O'Hara.

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

Zeli Ismail (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Doyle (Morecambe).

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Cambridge United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton432711577443392
2Accrington432212970482278
3Oxford Utd432114877413677
4Plymouth432381263412277
5Bristol Rovers432371368432576
6Portsmouth421815969412869
7Wimbledon4219111262491368
8Wycombe431713134438664
9Cambridge4317121462521063
10Exeter431712146057363
11Leyton Orient431712145860-263
12Mansfield431711156051962
13Luton43188175857162
14Carlisle431516126160161
15Barnet431610176063-358
16Hartlepool43156224963-1451
17Notts County43139215276-2448
18Crawley43138224571-2647
19Yeovil431014193854-1644
20Morecambe43128236685-1944
21Stevenage431013204866-1843
22Newport431012214261-1942
23York43712244979-3033
24Dag & Red43610273977-3828
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