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Cambridge United 0-1 Alfreton Town

Nicky Law

Bradley Wood's first-half strike earned high-flying Alfreton an impressive win at promotion rivals Cambridge.

The right-back smashed the ball into the top corner after he latched onto Godfrey Poku's wickedly deflected shot.

After the goal, just the fifth conceded by Cambridge at home this season, Luke Berry almost equalised but his shot was saved by the on-rushing Jon Worsnop.

In the second-half, Berry volleyed over and Ryan Bird fired straight at Worsnop, as the Reds held on.

The win brings Nicky Law's men to within one point of second-placed Cambridge, but the U's have three games in hand.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Norris
  • 6MillerSubstituted forGilliesat 60'minutes
  • 3Taylor
  • 2Roberts
  • 4Coulson
  • 11Dunk
  • 8Champion
  • 18Berry
  • 39Barnes-HomerSubstituted forBirdat 55'minutes
  • 17HughesSubstituted forArnoldat 53'minutes
  • 10Elliott

Substitutes

  • 1Sullivan
  • 27Taylor
  • 24Arnold
  • 25Bird
  • 29Gillies

Alfreton

  • 15WorsnopBooked at 87mins
  • 16FentonBooked at 21mins
  • 2Wood
  • 10Bradley
  • 4WestwoodSubstituted forShawat 37'minutes
  • 3Franklin
  • 7Law
  • 5WyldeSubstituted forKempsonat 74'minutes
  • 23PokuBooked at 15mins
  • 18AkindeSubstituted forMeadowsat 80'minutes
  • 24Harrad

Substitutes

  • 9Clayton
  • 12Meadows
  • 6Kempson
  • 8Shaw
  • 20McFadzean
Referee:
Nick Kinseley

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Alfreton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josh Law (Alfreton Town).

  5. Post update

    Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bird (Cambridge United).

  10. Post update

    Jon Worsnop (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town).

  12. Post update

    Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town).

  14. Post update

    Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  15. Booking

    Jon Worsnop (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Bird (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Kevin Roberts with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces John Akinde.

  18. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

  19. Post update

    Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).