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Cambridge United 1-2 Grimsby Town

Scott Neilson

Grimsby ended Cambridge's perfect home record in the Conference Premier and prevented the U's moving level on points with leaders Luton Town.

Richard Money's side, who had won all 12 of their previous league outings at the Abbey Stadium, fell behind to a first-half goal from Lenell John-Lewis.

His close-range effort was cancelled out when Luke Berry headed in an Ashley Chambers cross on 54 minutes.

Scott Neilson's deflected shot through a crowded area won it for Grimsby.

Luton remain three points clear of Cambridge at the top of the table, while the Mariners have consolidated their play-off position and are now up to fourth.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"The last thing [I said] going out was 'are we good enough to come and get three points?' - I wrote that on the board and asked the lads the question.

"I said I believed in them, that they were good enough, but ultimately it's about going out on the pitch and proving that.

"I thought it was a deserved win, Cambridge are a good side, it's a fantastic record they have had - law of averages, they're going to lose one eventually, and I'm delighted it is us that has put an end to that run.

"I've said all along, I think we are capable of going anywhere and winning."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Sullivan
  • 6Miller
  • 3Taylor
  • 14Tait
  • 4Coulson
  • 18Berry
  • 7DonaldsonBooked at 34mins
  • 8ChampionSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 72'minutes
  • 10Elliott
  • 17HughesSubstituted forGilliesat 53'minutesBooked at 55mins
  • 23ChambersSubstituted forArnoldat 62'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 24Arnold
  • 13Norris
  • 39Barnes-Homer
  • 29Gillies
  • 2Roberts

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 12McDonaldSubstituted forThomasat 79'minutes
  • 15Bignot
  • 5Pearson
  • 27Fyfield
  • 11NeilsonBooked at 16minsSubstituted forColbeckat 64'minutes
  • 4Kerr
  • 8DisleyBooked at 65mins
  • 23RodmanBooked at 58mins
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forTounkaraat 83'minutes
  • 17Hannah

Substitutes

  • 28Tounkara
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 7Colbeck
  • 3Thomas
  • 9Cook
Referee:
Peter Banks
Attendance:
3,027

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Grimsby Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Grimsby Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

  4. Post update

    Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).

  9. Post update

    Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Oumare Tounkara replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

  14. Post update

    Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Aswad Thomas replaces Clayton McDonald because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  17. Booking

    Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United).

  19. Post update

    Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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