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Cambridge United 0-0 Blackpool

Sam Slocombe's penalty save helped preserve a 0-0 draw for Blackpool at Cambridge.

Slocombe denied U's top scorer Luke Berry 14 minutes from time, diving to his right to repel the spot-kick after Tom Aldred had been shown a straight red card for pulling back Conor Newton as he ran through.

The visiting stopper had twice denied George Maris in the first half, after defender Leon Legge had seen a header kept out by the post inside the first 10 minutes.

Blackpool could have taken the lead 13 minutes before the interval when Mark Cullen diverted Brad Potts' shot and forced Will Norris into a save, with the rebound hitting Cullen and going over the bar.

Norris twice saved from full-back Andy Taylor as Blackpool threatened before the red card, and the 10 men could even have stolen the win late on, but Brad Potts fired over when a loose ball fell to him inside the box.

Slocombe was called into more action late on, tipping over a James Dunne piledriver and keeping out a Berry free-kick.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 2TaylorSubstituted forAdamsat 45'minutes
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 19Carroll
  • 4Dunne
  • 20ClarkSubstituted forNewtonat 64'minutes
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8Berry
  • 18MarisSubstituted forWilliamsonat 72'minutes
  • 26Ikpeazu

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 10Williamson
  • 13Gregory
  • 22Lewis
  • 23Pigott
  • 24Newton

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 6Aimson
  • 15AldredBooked at 76mins
  • 5RobertsonBooked at 90mins
  • 2Mellor
  • 28PayneBooked at 68mins
  • 4McAlisterBooked at 57mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 8PottsBooked at 43minsSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 84'minutes
  • 7VassellSubstituted forMattat 86'minutes
  • 9CullenSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Yeates
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 19Matt
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 22Pugh
  • 27Lyness
  • 31Gnanduillet
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
4,248

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Blackpool 0.

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

Booking

Will Aimson (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Will Aimson (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jamille Matt replaces Kyle Vassell.

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Danny Philliskirk replaces Brad Potts because of an injury.

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

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Mark Cullen.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Penalty saved! Luke Berry (Cambridge United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) is shown the red card.

Penalty Cambridge United. Conor Newton draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Tom Aldred (Blackpool) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ben Williamson replaces George Maris.

Foul by Blair Adams (Cambridge United).

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jack Payne (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor Newton (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Payne (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Conor Newton replaces Max Clark.

Attempt saved. Tom Aldred (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Uche Ikpeazu.

Attempt blocked. Andy Taylor (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Andy Taylor (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jim McAlister (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jim McAlister (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster26174552331955
2Plymouth25163641271451
3Carlisle261211347361147
4Portsmouth26136740261445
5Wycombe2512673327642
6Luton25118636231341
7Colchester26117841311040
8Cambridge2511683526939
9Barnet2610973737039
10Exeter25113113627936
11Grimsby26106103331236
12Blackpool2598836251135
13Crawley25105103138-735
14Mansfield2681082629-334
15Stevenage26103134044-433
16Yeovil2587102629-331
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Crewe26610102536-1128
19Hartlepool2669113344-1127
20Leyton Orient2674152839-1125
21Accrington2567122334-1125
22Cheltenham2559112737-1024
23Notts County2665152848-2023
24Newport2546152945-1618
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