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Cambridge United 3-0 Forest Green Rovers

Uche Ikpeazu scored twice as Cambridge beat bottom side Forest Green to earn their third-straight home win in League Two.

Jabo Ibehre gave them the lead a quarter of an hour in, converting Medy Elito's centre from close range after he had been played in by George Maris.

Both sides could have scored by that point, with Ikpeazu dragging a shot well wide after a Forest Green clearance hit Elito, while David Forde made a fine save from Dan Wishart's free-kick.

Maris struck the bar for Cambridge from outside the area after Ibehre laid the ball off to him, while at the other end Leon Legge hacked off the line after Forde dropped Dale Bennett's cross under pressure from Christian Doidge.

Ikpeazu doubled the lead 10 minutes into the second half, cutting inside from the left and firing home via the far post, before scoring again six minutes later by lashing home left-footed when a right-wing cross fell to him in space.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 6Legge
  • 12Taft
  • 11DunkSubstituted forBrownat 77'minutes
  • 7Mingoia
  • 4Deegan
  • 18MarisSubstituted forCarrollat 54'minutes
  • 21ElitoSubstituted forO'Neilat 76'minutes
  • 9Ikpeazu
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 3Carroll
  • 13Mitov
  • 15Osadebe
  • 16O'Neil
  • 20Brown
  • 26Foy
  • 27Howkins

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Collins
  • 21Roberts
  • 20IacovittiSubstituted forCorreia Gomesat 61'minutes
  • 17WishartSubstituted forLairdat 73'minutes
  • 4TraoréSubstituted forBrownat 66'minutes
  • 34Osbourne
  • 19Randall-Hurren
  • 9Doidge
  • 11Bugiel

Substitutes

  • 1Collins
  • 3Laird
  • 10Brown
  • 14Mullings
  • 16Fitzwater
  • 25Correia Gomes
  • 33James
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,545

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 3, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Attempt blocked. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Attempt missed. Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United).

Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jevani Brown replaces Harrison Dunk.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam O'Neil replaces Medy Elito.

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

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt missed. Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Scott Laird replaces Daniel Wishart.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Mark Roberts (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reece Brown replaces Drissa Traoré.

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

Foul by Mark Roberts (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Forest Green Rovers 0. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Toni Correia Gomes replaces Alex Iacovitti.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Forest Green Rovers 0. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jabo Ibehre.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jake Carroll replaces George Maris.

Foul by Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Attempt blocked. Alex Iacovitti (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alex Iacovitti (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

Alex Iacovitti (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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3Accrington106222013720
4Coventry10613136719
5Luton10532189918
6Stevenage105321712518
7Newport10532149518
8Wycombe105321916318
9Mansfield104421512316
10Cambridge10514119216
11Swindon105141414016
12Lincoln City104331312115
13Grimsby104151418-413
14Yeovil103341723-612
15Barnet103251413111
16Cheltenham103251213-111
17Carlisle103251416-211
18Crewe103251217-511
19Crawley103161113-210
20Morecambe10244912-310
21Colchester102351518-39
22Port Vale10127815-75
23Chesterfield10127921-125
24Forest Green101271025-155
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