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Notts County 1-2 Cambridge United

Shaun Derry
Shaun Derry was appointed by Cambridge in November, having been sacked by Notts County last March

Cambridge boss Shaun Derry won on his return to former club Notts County as the U's kept their slim hopes of making the League Two play-offs alive.

Luke Berry gave Cambridge a great start as he charged down County keeper Scott Loach's clearance and the ball flew into the far corner of the net.

County levelled when Haydn Hollis met a Liam Noble free-kick.

Ben Williamson got the winner after a goalmouth scramble before Noble was sent off for a foul on Darnell Furlong.

The victory leaves Cambridge five points off the play-off places with two games to go.

Derry's side must hope that they win their final two matches and AFC Wimbledon, who occupy the final play-off place, take no more than one point from their remaining three fixtures.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 13Loach
  • 18HewittBooked at 73mins
  • 2Amevor
  • 6Hollis
  • 3AdamsSubstituted forSharpeat 67'minutes
  • 29AtkinsonBooked at 13mins
  • 33Opoku Aborah
  • 24Campbell
  • 16NobleBooked at 81mins
  • 26BurkeSubstituted forSarpongat 64'minutes
  • 4SmithBooked at 51minsSubstituted forGibsonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Carroll
  • 17Sharpe
  • 21Sarpong
  • 23Valencic
  • 27Boyce
  • 34Gibson
  • 35Edwards

Cambridge

  • 35Norris
  • 25FurlongBooked at 65mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 14Coulson
  • 12Clark
  • 20Ismail
  • 8Berry
  • 16DunneBooked at 75mins
  • 23LedsonSubstituted forSpencerat 42'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Dunk
  • 22Williamson

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 7Donaldson
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
  • 17O'Neill
  • 21Spencer
  • 32Williams
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,450

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 1, Cambridge United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 1, Cambridge United 2.

Attempt missed. Montel Gibson (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

James Spencer (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stanley Aborah (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Spencer (Cambridge United).

Stanley Aborah (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Spencer (Cambridge United).

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

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

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

Dismissal

Liam Noble (Notts County) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Liam Noble (Notts County).

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

Foul by Liam Noble (Notts County).

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

Wesley Atkinson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Spencer (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Mawouna Kodjo Amevor (Notts County) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

James Dunne (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Stanley Aborah (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Montel Gibson replaces Alan Smith.

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

Booking

Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).

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

Foul by Alan Smith (Notts County).

Foul by Mawouna Kodjo Amevor (Notts County).

James Spencer (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Smith (Notts County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Rhys Sharpe replaces Blair Adams.

Booking

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

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United).

Alan Smith (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Lartey Sarpong replaces Graham Burke.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton442712578453393
2Accrington442312973482581
3Oxford Utd442214879413880
4Bristol Rovers442471371442779
5Plymouth442381365442177
6Portsmouth431915971422972
7Wimbledon4320111263491471
8Cambridge4418121464531166
9Wycombe441713144540564
10Carlisle441616126260264
11Mansfield441712156152963
12Exeter441712156160163
13Luton44189175958163
14Leyton Orient441712155861-363
15Barnet441611176164-359
16Hartlepool44156234965-1651
17Notts County44139225378-2548
18Crawley44138234572-2747
19Stevenage441113205267-1546
20Yeovil441015193955-1645
21Morecambe44128246789-2244
22Newport441013214362-1943
23York44712254982-3333
24Dag & Red44710274279-3731
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