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Cambridge United 1-3 Mansfield Town

Shaquile Coulthirst scored on his Mansfield Town debut to help end Cambridge United eight-match unbeaten run in League Two.

The U's got off to the perfect start, ending their opponents' streak of four consecutive clean sheets with the opener inside eight minutes through George Maris, who nodded past Jake Kean from close range following Piero Mingoia's fine cross from the right.

Cambridge could have already been behind at that point, with Coulthirst scuffing an effort straight to goalkeeper Will Norris in the fifth minute.

The visitors were level two minutes before half-time in fortuitous circumstances when defender Leon Legge diverted Rhys Bennett's nod down past his own goalkeeper Norris.

Steve Evans' side were ahead moments before the hour-mark when defender Krystian Pearce was allowed a free header from Joel Byrom's corner.

The result was put beyond doubt 17 minutes from the end when Norris saved Hayden White's low effort, only for on-loan Peterborough striker Coulthirst to mark his debut with a goal by turning home the rebound.

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Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 27Davies
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 19Carroll
  • 4DunneBooked at 19mins
  • 20ClarkSubstituted forLewisat 72'minutes
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8Berry
  • 18MarisSubstituted forMcDonaghat 61'minutes
  • 26IkpeazuBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 10Williamson
  • 12Wharton
  • 13Gregory
  • 15McDonagh
  • 22Lewis
  • 24Newton

Mansfield

  • 21Kean
  • 16White
  • 5Pearce
  • 2Bennett
  • 3Benning
  • 28WhitemanSubstituted forBaxendaleat 90+3'minutes
  • 26Byrom
  • 4Collins
  • 22Hamilton
  • 32RoseSubstituted forThomasat 71'minutes
  • 7CoulthirstSubstituted forHobanat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 9Hoban
  • 10Green
  • 11Baxendale
  • 17Arquin
  • 20Thomas
  • 23Hemmings
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
4,211

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Mansfield Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Mansfield Town 3.

Foul by Pat Hoban (Mansfield Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. James Baxendale replaces Benjamin Whiteman.

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

Foul by Hayden White (Mansfield Town).

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Pat Hoban replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Hayden White (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Jake Carroll (Cambridge United).

Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Mansfield Town 3. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Hayden White (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces Max Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jack Thomas replaces Danny Rose.

Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Lee Collins (Mansfield Town).

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Benjamin Whiteman.

Hand ball by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Gerry McDonagh replaces George Maris.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Mansfield Town 2. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Joel Byrom with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster27184555342158
2Plymouth26173643281554
3Carlisle271212348371148
4Portsmouth26136740261445
5Wycombe2612773428643
6Luton26119637241342
7Colchester2711794134740
8Barnet27101073737040
9Exeter261231139271239
10Cambridge2611693629739
11Grimsby27116103531439
12Mansfield2791082930-137
13Blackpool2699838271136
14Crawley25105103138-735
15Stevenage27103144046-633
16Yeovil2688102831-332
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Hartlepool2779113544-930
19Crewe27610112639-1328
20Accrington2668122435-1126
21Leyton Orient2674152839-1125
22Cheltenham2659122839-1124
23Notts County2765162850-2223
24Newport2647152945-1619
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