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Cambridge United 3-0 Leyton Orient

Cambridge piled further misery on League Two's bottom side Leyton Orient with a 3-0 victory.

Orient are now 10 points adrift of safety with only five games remaining after goals from Luke Berry, Liam O'Neil and George Maris lifted Cambridge to within two points of the play-off spots.

Fielding a side with only three players over the age of 20, the O's held out for 31 minutes before going behind, when Berry nodded his 20th goal of the campaign from midfield following Harrison Dunk's cross.

Cambridge had earlier gone close through Jake Carroll, who was denied by a good Sam Sargeant save, and could have added to their lead when Uche Ikpeazu fired over after a good turn.

The visitors nearly equalised eight minutes before half-time when Will Norris made a fine save to claw Rowan Liburd's header wide, before the U's doubled their advantage four minutes later.

Maris produced a pinpoint free-kick which was flicked across Sargeant by O'Neil, who netted his first Cambridge goal.

Dunk nearly added a third early in the second half with a header which hit the post but the goal did arrive on 53 minutes when Maris fired home at the end of a goalmouth scramble.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28Halliday
  • 6Legge
  • 2Taylor
  • 19Carroll
  • 16O'Neil
  • 24NewtonBooked at 29minsSubstituted forLewisat 82'minutes
  • 18MarisSubstituted forMcGurkat 68'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 11Dunk
  • 26IkpeazuSubstituted forElitoat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Roberts
  • 10Williamson
  • 13Gregory
  • 17McGurk
  • 20Clark
  • 21Elito
  • 22Lewis

Leyton Orient

  • 24Sargeant
  • 34Clark
  • 25Pollock
  • 38HappeSubstituted forOchiengat 77'minutes
  • 23Moncur
  • 4KellyBooked at 88mins
  • 7Collins
  • 22Semedo
  • 31Alzate
  • 20LiburdSubstituted forAbrahamsat 60'minutes
  • 28KoromaSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Grainger
  • 26Adeboyejo
  • 30Dalby
  • 32Ochieng
  • 35Abrahams
  • 40Barker
  • 42McLean
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,681

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home18
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Leyton Orient 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 3, Leyton Orient 0.

Attempt missed. Steven Alzate (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Booking

Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Michael Collins (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Michael Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces Conor Newton.

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

Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

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

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

Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Henry Ochieng replaces Daniel Happe.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Daniel Happe (Leyton Orient) because of an injury.

Foul by Jake Carroll (Cambridge United).

Aron Pollock (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Steven Alzate (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Steven Alzate (Leyton Orient).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Adam McGurk replaces George Maris.

Delay in match Freddy Moncur (Leyton Orient) because of an injury.

Foul by Conor Newton (Cambridge United).

Rowan Liburd (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Medy Elito replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Aron Pollock (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Josh Koroma.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Tristan Abrahams replaces Rowan Liburd.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Sam Sargeant.

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

goal

As It Stood

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1Doncaster41259781463584
2Plymouth412461161421978
3Portsmouth412281166363074
4Luton411715958372166
5Stevenage41205166556965
6Exeter411881565491662
7Carlisle411614115960-162
8Blackpool4115151162441860
9Cambridge41179155345860
10Colchester41179156054660
11Wycombe411611145250259
12Accrington411513135451358
13Mansfield411513134946358
14Grimsby411510165054-455
15Notts County41157194867-1952
16Barnet411215145055-551
17Crewe411212174859-1148
18Crawley41139194863-1548
19Morecambe41138204865-1747
20Yeovil411016154356-1346
21Cheltenham411013184559-1443
22Hartlepool411012195068-1842
23Newport41912204564-1939
24Leyton Orient4195274175-3432
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