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Cambridge United 2-2 Plymouth Argyle

Graham Carey
Plymouth's Graham Carey has scored 12 goals this season

Cambridge United's hopes of sealing a League Two play-off place were ended as Graham Carey's late equaliser gave Plymouth a point.

Jamille Matt's neat finish looked to have kept alive Plymouth's slim hopes of an automatic promotion place.

But Zeli Ismail set up two Cambridge goals in two minutes as Ben Williamson and Jimmy Spencer both found the net.

Carey fired home in the 92nd minute to level before Argyle's Hiram Boateng missed a huge chance to win the game.

Without Carey's late intervention, Cambridge would have taken the race for the last League Two play-off spot to the final day by virtue of Wimbledon's goalless draw with Stevenage.

Plymouth slip a place to sixth in the League Two table but are assured of a play-off place with one game left to play.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 35NorrisBooked at 90mins
  • 25Furlong
  • 6Legge
  • 14Coulson
  • 12ClarkSubstituted forSpencerat 77'minutes
  • 16DunneSubstituted forDonaldsonat 68'minutes
  • 23LedsonBooked at 82mins
  • 20Ismail
  • 8Berry
  • 11Dunk
  • 22Williamson

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Roberts
  • 7Donaldson
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
  • 17O'Neill
  • 21Spencer

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 6HartleySubstituted forTannerat 69'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4McHughBooked at 7minsSubstituted forForsterat 51'minutes
  • 14JervisSubstituted forWyldeat 69'minutes
  • 20BoatengBooked at 60mins
  • 32Houghton
  • 10Carey
  • 19Matt

Substitutes

  • 11Wylde
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 24Rooney
  • 27Tanner
  • 28Forster
  • 31Dorel
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
6,714

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Attempt missed. Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

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

Foul by Jordan Forster (Plymouth Argyle).

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Plymouth Argyle 2. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Cambridge United).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. James Spencer (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zeli Ismail.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zeli Ismail with a cross.

Booking

Ryan Ledson (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. James Spencer replaces Max Clark.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

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

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Plymouth Argyle 1. Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Hiram Boateng.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Peter Hartley.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gregg Wylde replaces Jake Jervis.

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

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ryan Donaldson replaces James Dunne.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Delay in match Luke Berry (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Booking

Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Zeli Ismail (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle).

Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton452812580453596
2Accrington452412974482684
3Oxford Utd452314881414083
4Bristol Rovers452571375453082
5Portsmouth452115974423278
6Plymouth452391367462178
7Wimbledon4520121363501372
8Cambridge4518131466551167
9Leyton Orient451812155961-266
10Wycombe451713154541464
11Exeter451713156261164
12Carlisle451616136262064
13Mansfield451712166153863
14Luton45189185960-163
15Barnet451611186468-459
16Hartlepool45156244967-1851
17Notts County45149225478-2451
18Yeovil451115194358-1548
19Stevenage451114205267-1547
20Crawley45138244575-3047
21Morecambe45129246890-2245
22Newport451013224363-2043
23Dag & Red45810274579-3434
24York45712265086-3633
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