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Grimsby Town 0-1 Cambridge United

Adam Cunnington

Adam Cunnington steered home a second-half winner at Grimsby to extend Cambridge United's unbeaten start to the season to 14 matches.

The striker pounced on a Richard Tait corner to send the U's eight points clear at the top of the table.

Cambridge goalkeeper Chris Maxwell made a stunning save minutes later to deny Lenell John-Lewis from the penalty spot after Ian Miller brought him down.

Maxwell then foiled Craig Disley's header to ensure victory.

U's striker Liam Hughes went closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half, forcing James McKeown to scramble and tip his free-kick around the post.

John-Lewis tested Maxwell on the turn, while Patrick McLaughlin also troubled the visitors' defence with a series of dangerous crosses.

After the break, McKeown pushed Harrison Dunk's effort from distance over the bar with a fingertip save.

But the Mariners keeper could not do anything to foil Cunnington, as Grimsby slipped back to sixth place in the table after going into the match second behind the U's

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 5PearsonBooked at 50mins
  • 3Thomas
  • 2HattonBooked at 19mins
  • 6Doig
  • 4Kerr
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 8Disley
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forRodmanat 60'minutes
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forColbeckat 82'minutes
  • 10HearnSubstituted forCookat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cook
  • 7Colbeck
  • 19Jones
  • 12McDonald
  • 23Rodman

Cambridge

  • 1Maxwell
  • 3Taylor
  • 14Tait
  • 4Coulson
  • 22Spillane
  • 6Miller
  • 8Champion
  • 11Dunk
  • 9Cunnington
  • 21AppiahBooked at 18mins
  • 17Hughes

Substitutes

  • 5Bonner
  • 13Norris
  • 18Berry
  • 19Sam-Yorke
  • 24Arnold
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
4,386

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

  4. Post update

    Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick McLaughlin.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

  8. Post update

    Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

  10. Post update

    Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Joe Colbeck replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick McLaughlin.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

  18. Post update

    Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.