The FA Cup - First Round
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Bury 0-0 Cambridge United

Conference Premier leaders Cambridge United earned a first-round replay against League Two strugglers Bury.

Kwesi Appiah should have put the visitors in front in the first minute, but was halted by keeper Brian Jensen, before Danny Mayor squandered a chance at the other end with the goal gaping.

Appiah, on loan from Crystal Palace, continued to cause Bury problems and saw his second-half effort blocked.

U's keeper Chris Maxwell saved from Tommy Miller as it ended goalless.

The initial tie was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch and now the two sides will face each other again in a replay at the Abbey Stadium on 3 December to decide who hosts Sheffield United in the second round.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bury manager Ronnie Jepson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The performance was poor and we were lucky to get a 0-0.

"We never turned up and that was the most disappointing aspect. I don't mind winning, losing or drawing, as long as you put a good performance in with character and a good work ethic.

"We didn't have enough leaders. No one was willing to take the game by the scruff of the neck and drag people on. We got dictated to all over the park.

"We're lucky to have another bite at the cherry."

Cambridge United manager Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I couldn't be more proud of them really. If ever a football team deserved to win a game, that was it tonight.

"We respect them and we've still got it all to do. All we've done is earn ourselves a replay. I thought we deserved to win.

"We knew we needed to be a bit tough, a bit more resolute. But I was really pleased with how we were able to be calm and play.

"The pitch was a bit icy, making it difficult to finish on."

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Jensen
  • 2BeeleyBooked at 81mins
  • 23Howell
  • 6Proctor
  • 5Cameron
  • 25Edjenguele
  • 7Jones
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forMillerat 62'minutes
  • 24Hylton
  • 14HarradSubstituted forForresterat 62'minutes
  • 15Mayor

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 8Miller
  • 9Forrester
  • 11Holden
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 20Reindorf
  • 30Charles-Cook

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Maxwell
  • 14Tait
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Champion
  • 4Coulson
  • 6Miller
  • 17Hughes
  • 18Berry
  • 21Appiah
  • 9CunningtonSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 74'minutes
  • 11Dunk

Substitutes

  • 2Roberts
  • 5Bonner
  • 13Norris
  • 16Austin
  • 19Sam-Yorke
  • 22Spillane
  • 24Arnold
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
1,712

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 0, Cambridge United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 0, Cambridge United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Dean Howell (Bury).

  4. Post update

    Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by William Edjenguele.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Shaun Beeley (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ian Miller (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Danny Mayor.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Richard Tait.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

  16. Post update

    Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Booking

    Shaun Beeley (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Beeley (Bury).

  19. Post update

    Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.