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Cambridge United 1-1 Barnet

Substitute Alex Nicholls struck eight minutes into his Barnet debut as his new side hit back to draw at Cambridge on the opening day of the League Two season.

Winger Piero Mingoia marked his own debut with Cambridge's goal, stabbing Blair Adams' low cross from the left into the roof of the net after 61 minutes after a quick move that also involved Luke Berry and Harrison Dunk.

Barnet struck back 15 minutes from time, Nicholls cutting inside and firing a fine finish beyond Will Norris after fellow substitute Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's pass.

In the first half Dunk prodded over after Max Clark's corner fell to him and Joe Pigott blazed over after being fed by James Dunne. Luke Berry powered a free-kick narrowly over, while just before scoring Mingoia hit a swerving effort that also went over.

Barnet's best chances before their goal came through full back Elliott Johnson, whose effort was swept off the line by Tom Dallison, while Leon Legge's fine block denied Akpa Akpro.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 15Long
  • 16Dallison-Lisbon
  • 6Legge
  • 3Adams
  • 7Mingoia
  • 4DunneSubstituted forMarisat 87'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 20ClarkSubstituted forWilliamsonat 45'minutes
  • 11DunkSubstituted forElitoat 74'minutes
  • 23Pigott

Substitutes

  • 2Taylor
  • 10Williamson
  • 12Keane
  • 13Gregory
  • 14Coulson
  • 18Maris
  • 21Elito

Barnet

  • 12Vickers
  • 16TaylorSubstituted forNichollsat 67'minutes
  • 6Nelson
  • 4Dembélé
  • 3Johnson
  • 7Watson
  • 8Weston
  • 14TogwellBooked at 70mins
  • 11GambinSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 65'minutes
  • 10GashSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 75'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 5N'Gala
  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 17Muggleton
  • 19Akpa-Akpro
  • 20Champion
  • 23Nicholls
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
4,873

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Barnet 1.

Attempt missed. Alex Nicholls (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Leon Legge.

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

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. George Maris replaces James Dunne.

Attempt missed. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Ryan Watson (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Watson (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by James Dunne.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Bira Dembélé.

Attempt blocked. Alex Nicholls (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Piero Mingoia.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Barnet 1. Alex Nicholls (Barnet) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jamal Campbell-Ryce replaces Michael Gash.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Medy Elito replaces Harrison Dunk because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Bira Dembélé (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Booking

Sam Togwell (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Sam Togwell (Barnet).

Attempt missed. James Dunne (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Alex Nicholls replaces Harry Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Luke Gambin.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Sam Togwell.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Barnet 0. Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Blair Adams.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Will Norris.

Attempt blocked. Luke Gambin (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Bira Dembélé (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

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

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton11003033
2Blackpool11002023
3Grimsby11002023
4Yeovil11002023
5Accrington11003213
6Mansfield11003213
7Crewe11002113
8Crawley11001013
9Barnet10101101
10Cambridge10101101
11Carlisle10101101
12Cheltenham10101101
13Colchester10101101
14Hartlepool10101101
15Leyton Orient10101101
16Portsmouth10101101
17Doncaster100123-10
18Newport100123-10
19Stevenage100112-10
20Wycombe100101-10
21Exeter100102-20
22Morecambe100102-20
23Notts County100102-20
24Plymouth100103-30
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