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Cambridge United 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Antoni Sarcevic
Antoni Sarcevic joined Plymouth after his contract with Shrewsbury was cancelled last month

Antoni Sarcevic scored on his first Plymouth start to earn them victory at Cambridge.

The Pilgrims had to survive an early U's onslaught, with Ben Williamson's goal-bound header deflected wide and debutant Liam O'Neil's shot looping onto the top of the bar.

At the other end both Sarcevic and Matthew Kennedy were denied by excellent Will Norris saves, and Graham Carey headed over from Kennedy's cross.

They were ahead four minutes before half-time when Sarcevic powered a header into the corner following Carey's cross.

Cambridge could have been level on the stroke of half-time when Carey's clearance on the line kept out Scott Wharton's header from Piero Mingoia's corner.

The home side pressed hard in the second half, with Luke McCormick called upon 20 minutes from the end to parry away Paul Lewis' header moments after the midfielder had arrived from the bench.

They almost drew level nine minutes from the end when Wharton was again denied from a corner, seeing his header cleared off the line by David Fox.

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Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 6LeggeBooked at 90mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 12Wharton
  • 7Mingoia
  • 16O'Neil
  • 8Berry
  • 4DunneSubstituted forLewisat 68'minutes
  • 19CarrollSubstituted forDunkat 57'minutes
  • 26Ikpeazu
  • 10WilliamsonSubstituted forMcDonaghat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dunk
  • 13Gregory
  • 15McDonagh
  • 18Maris
  • 20Clark
  • 22Lewis
  • 24Newton

Plymouth

  • 23McCormickBooked at 90mins
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 31Sokolik
  • 15Bradley
  • 3SawyerBooked at 81mins
  • 4Songo'o
  • 24Fox
  • 10Carey
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 16KennedySubstituted forDonaldsonat 57'minutes
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forSlewat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bulvitis
  • 8Slew
  • 11Donaldson
  • 13Blissett
  • 14Jervis
  • 21Dorel
  • 27Tanner
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
5,084

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Booking

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Luke McCormick (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Scott Wharton (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by David Fox.

Attempt blocked. Scott Wharton (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Gerry McDonagh replaces Ben Williamson.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Attempt saved. Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jordan Slew replaces Ryan Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces James Dunne.

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Hand ball by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Plymouth Argyle).

Scott Wharton (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster29195559352462
2Plymouth28183745301557
3Carlisle291313351391252
4Exeter291531148291948
5Luton291210742281446
6Wycombe2813783732546
7Portsmouth28136940281245
8Mansfield29111083330343
9Colchester2811894235741
10Barnet29101183840-241
11Grimsby29117113634240
12Cambridge28116113632439
13Stevenage29123144447-339
14Blackpool27910839281137
15Yeovil2999113136-536
16Crawley27105123342-935
17Morecambe2695123344-1132
18Hartlepool29710123748-1131
19Accrington2778122635-929
20Cheltenham29611123242-1029
21Crewe29611122643-1729
22Notts County2975173053-2326
23Leyton Orient2874172943-1425
24Newport2858153347-1423
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