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Cambridge United 2-0 Crawley Town

Cambridge took their League Two play-off challenge to the final day of the season with victory over Crawley.

Defender Scott Wharton gave the U's the lead against the run of play 10 minutes before half-time, glancing Harrison Dunk's corner across Glenn Morris and into the net.

Cambridge had previously been saved by the post when Andre Blackman's effort from distance bounced back off the inside of Will Norris' upright, before Norris produced a superb stop to keep out Jimmy Smith's effort from the edge of the box.

After the interval, Leon Legge nearly doubled the lead with another header from a corner, only for substitute keeper Yusuf Mersin to turn his effort over the bar.

With a minute to play, United sub Gerry McDonagh ran through on goal and was brought down by Josh Payne, who was sent off, with Luke Berry sealing the win from the subsequent penalty.

Shaun Derry's side must win at Wycombe next weekend to have any chance of making the top seven, while hoping for favourable results elsewhere.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28Halliday
  • 4Dunne
  • 12Wharton
  • 2Taylor
  • 7Mingoia
  • 6LeggeBooked at 45mins
  • 24NewtonSubstituted forMcDonaghat 28'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 11Dunk
  • 8Berry
  • 21ElitoSubstituted forWilliamsonat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Williamson
  • 13Gregory
  • 15McDonagh
  • 16O'Neil
  • 18Maris
  • 19Carroll
  • 22Lewis

Crawley

  • 12MorrisSubstituted forMersinat 45'minutes
  • 2Young
  • 6Connolly
  • 22McNerney
  • 14BlackmanBooked at 45mins
  • 4PayneBooked at 89mins
  • 24DjalóBooked at 43minsSubstituted forHarroldat 60'minutes
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forRobertsat 60'minutes
  • 8SmithBooked at 82mins
  • 28Cox
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 9Harrold
  • 11Roberts
  • 13Mersin
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 18B Clifford
  • 25Lelan
  • 39Murphy
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
5,675

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 0.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lewis Young.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 0. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Penalty Cambridge United. Gerry McDonagh draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Josh Payne (Crawley Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ben Williamson replaces Medy Elito.

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town).

Medy Elito (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Booking

Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jordan Roberts replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Kaby.

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

James Collins (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Kaby (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth452681170452586
2Doncaster4525101084533185
3Portsmouth452591173393484
4Luton451917967422574
5Exeter452181673532071
6Carlisle451717116666068
7Blackpool4517161266452167
8Stevenage45207186760767
9Cambridge45199175849966
10Colchester451812156557866
11Wycombe451812155753466
12Mansfield451714145248465
13Accrington451614155656062
14Grimsby451710185862-461
15Barnet451415165660-457
16Notts County45168215374-2156
17Crewe451313195466-1252
18Morecambe451410215270-1852
19Yeovil451117174962-1350
20Cheltenham451214194863-1550
21Crawley451311215169-1850
22Newport451112224972-2345
23Hartlepool451013225274-2243
24Leyton Orient45106294684-3836
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