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Crawley Town 0-1 Cambridge United

Substitute Jabo Ibehre scored the only goal of the game as Cambridge earned their first win of the season by inflicting a fourth straight defeat on Crawley.

Ibehre broke the deadlock on 63 minutes when a shot from Uche Ikpeazu was parried by goalkeeper Glenn Morris and the striker tucked in the rebound from close range.

Crawley went close early on when midfielder Mark Randall rattled the crossbar with a dipping long-range effort while at the other end, Ikpeazu was foiled by a smart Morris save.

Enzio Boldewijn failed to connect with a cross from Jordan Roberts for the hosts before Ikpeaku had a shot on the turn tipped over the bar by the alert Morris.

Crawley began the second half in lively fashion and Randall had a goal-bound shot blocked from the edge of the area but they fell behind through Ibehre's composed finish.

Dutch striker Thomas Verheydt and Matt Harrold both came close to equalising for Harry Kewell's side, who are rooted to foot of the League Two table.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 6ConnollySubstituted forYorwerthat 31'minutes
  • 19Evina
  • 22Lelan
  • 25RandallSubstituted forB Cliffordat 74'minutes
  • 21Bulman
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 28CamaraSubstituted forHarroldat 64'minutes
  • 23Verheydt
  • 11RobertsBooked at 34mins

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 9Harrold
  • 12Mersin
  • 14Blackman
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 18B Clifford
  • 24Lewis

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 24Davies
  • 6LeggeBooked at 10mins
  • 5Taylor
  • 3Carroll
  • 4Deegan
  • 16O'NeilSubstituted forIbehreat 57'minutesSubstituted forAzeezat 69'minutes
  • 7MingoiaSubstituted forLewisat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 21Elito
  • 9IkpeazuBooked at 40mins

Substitutes

  • 10Azeez
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Mitov
  • 14Ibehre
  • 20Brown
  • 22Lewis
  • 25Darling
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,059

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Cambridge United 1.

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

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United).

Foul by Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town).

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

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces Piero Mingoia.

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United).

Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Medy Elito.

Attempt blocked. Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Foul by Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town).

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Attempt blocked. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Josh Lelan (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Billy Clifford replaces Mark Randall.

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by David Forde.

Attempt saved. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Adebayo Azeez replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Attempt missed. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Medy Elito.

Attempt saved. Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Panutche Camara.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
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