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Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Cambridge United

Luke Berry scored in both halves as Cambridge United kept their slim play-off hopes alive with a victory at Crewe Alexandra.

The U's leading scorer ensured his side bounced back from a midweek loss at Accrington with his 18th and 19th goals of the season.

Victory moved Shaun Derry's side up to 11th in the table, where they remain five points adrift of seventh spot.

After Jordan Bowery's early angled attempt was thwarted by Cambridge goalkeeper Will Norris' legs, Berry pounced in the 37th minute.

Crewe failed to clear their lines after Harrison Dunk's close-range header was saved by Ben Garratt and Berry seized possession inside the box and drove the ball into the far corner.

Dunk went close to adding a second on the stroke of half-time when he profited from Billy Bingham's miscued clearance, but Garratt saved the day for Crewe.

And the Cheshire side were level in the 58th minute when Chris Dagnall's cross was diverted into his own net by Leon Legge.

Berry, though, showed a clinical finish, driving a 72nd-minute free-kick low into the bottom corner to win it for the U's, who finished with 10 men after substitute Paul Lewis was sent off for a reckless lunge at Dagnall in the last minute.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5RayBooked at 9mins
  • 6NugentBooked at 71mins
  • 14BakayogoSubstituted forNgat 76'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 24CookeSubstituted forKiwomyaat 76'minutes
  • 11Cooper
  • 18Bingham
  • 16Bowery
  • 9Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 17Udoh
  • 21Wintle
  • 22Kiwomya
  • 23Ng
  • 25Ainley
  • 31Dawber
  • 35Finney

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28Halliday
  • 2Taylor
  • 6Legge
  • 19Carroll
  • 16O'Neil
  • 24NewtonSubstituted forElitoat 61'minutes
  • 18MarisSubstituted forLewisat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Berry
  • 11Dunk
  • 9CorrSubstituted forIkpeazuat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Roberts
  • 13Gregory
  • 17McGurk
  • 20Clark
  • 21Elito
  • 22Lewis
  • 26Ikpeazu
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,759

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Cambridge United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Cambridge United 2.

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) is shown the red card.

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by George Ray.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces George Maris.

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Medy Elito.

Delay in match Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Alex Kiwomya replaces Callum Cooke.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Perry Ng replaces Zoumana Bakayogo.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Cambridge United 2. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Medy Elito.

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Medy Elito replaces Conor Newton.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Barry Corr.

Goal!

Own Goal by Leon Legge, Cambridge United. Crewe Alexandra 1, Cambridge United 1.

Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Plymouth402361159411875
3Portsmouth402181163352871
4Stevenage402051565521365
5Luton401615957372063
6Exeter401881465481762
7Carlisle401614105858062
8Blackpool4015151061412060
9Mansfield401513124945458
10Wycombe401610144947258
11Cambridge40169155045557
12Colchester40169155654257
13Accrington401413135149255
14Grimsby401410164753-652
15Barnet401215135054-451
16Notts County40147194666-2049
17Crewe401212164656-1048
18Crawley40139184761-1448
19Yeovil401016144253-1146
20Morecambe40137204764-1746
21Cheltenham401012184256-1442
22Hartlepool401011194967-1841
23Newport40812204464-2036
24Leyton Orient4095264172-3132
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