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Stevenage 3-2 Cambridge United

Stevenage recorded their third successive victory with a home win against Cambridge United.

Charlie Lee's lob over goalkeeper Chris Dunn gave Boro the lead before Ryan Bird equalised from close range.

But Tom Pett converted Lee's cross and Dean Parrett scored from outside the area to put the home side in control.

Cambridge posted a late fightback, with striker Adam Cunnington making it 3-2 with five minutes left to play, but Stevenage held on to secure victory.

Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Credit to the players for being able to put on such a strong performance in their second game in 48 hours.

"They were tremendous in the first half, playing some great football with terrific energy levels. It is testament to their professionalism as the same 11 went again, which is not easy to do.

"We scored three and it could have been a lot more, we had plenty of chances in the second half to add to it.

"Territorially, in the second half we played on the back foot and we suffered a bit in possession terms. But the boys had the lead, they didn't need to go forward and they seemed happy just to see the game out."

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 19Wells
  • 9CharlesBooked at 65mins
  • 23Okimo
  • 11Pett
  • 18Parrett
  • 12McAllister
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forDeaconat 69'minutes
  • 24BruntSubstituted forBeardsleyat 45+1'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 22Lee

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 8Walton
  • 10Zola
  • 14Marriott
  • 20Beardsley
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Deacon

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Dunn
  • 2Tait
  • 4Coulson
  • 6Miller
  • 3Taylor
  • 17Hughes
  • 8Champion
  • 15SimpsonSubstituted forKaikaiat 72'minutes
  • 22ChadwickSubstituted forTaylorat 78'minutes
  • 32BirdSubstituted forChiedozieat 72'minutes
  • 9Cunnington

Substitutes

  • 13Norris
  • 18Nelson
  • 25Atkinson
  • 26Hurst
  • 27Taylor
  • 31Kaikai
  • 40Chiedozie
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
4,579

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 3, Cambridge United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Cambridge United 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jerome Okimo.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

  7. Post update

    Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Stevenage 3, Cambridge United 2. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Bobby-Joe Taylor.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

  15. Post update

    Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Roarie Deacon (Stevenage).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Bobby-Joe Taylor replaces Luke Chadwick.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Dean Wells.