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Northampton Town 0-1 Cambridge United

Harrison Dunk
Harrison Dunk scored Cambridge's fastest goal of the season after 54 seconds

Harrison Dunk earned Cambridge a win at play-off-chasing Northampton.

Struggling Cambridge were quickest out of the blocks and took a first-minute lead when Dunk beat goalkeeper Matt Duke from the edge of the box.

James Gray headed over as Northampton tried to get back on level terms before Nathaniel Mendez-Laing almost doubled the home side's lead.

The Cobblers got close to an equaliser, but Ryan Cresswell headed wide and Brendan Moloney flashed a shot wide.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"It was a rubbish start. I stressed over the weekend we couldn't give Cambridge an opportunity to go ahead and that's what we have done. That gave them a massive boost and deflated us.

"There weren't any energy level problems. They were prepared to sit deep. We just couldn't pick the final pass.

"We really fancied this game and it's a big opportunity missed given the results elsewhere."

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Duke
  • 2Moloney
  • 36Cresswell
  • 6CollinsSubstituted forDe Girolamoat 67'minutes
  • 3HorwoodSubstituted forCarterat 86'minutes
  • 11HackettSubstituted forToneyat 31'minutes
  • 21Taylor
  • 25Byrom
  • 26Holmes
  • 19D'Ath
  • 14Gray

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 15Hornby
  • 16Diamond
  • 17Perry
  • 22De Girolamo
  • 24Toney
  • 42Jalal

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Dunn
  • 19BallBooked at 90mins
  • 4Coulson
  • 18Nelson
  • 3Taylor
  • 25Mendez-LaingSubstituted forKaikaiat 59'minutes
  • 7Donaldson
  • 8Champion
  • 11DunkSubstituted forHuntat 86'minutes
  • 10Elliott
  • 32BirdSubstituted forSimpsonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Miller
  • 9Slew
  • 13Norris
  • 14Hunt
  • 15Simpson
  • 20Harrold
  • 31Kaikai
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
5,520

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Cambridge United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Dominic Ball (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Ball (Cambridge United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

  8. Post update

    Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Nelson (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

  12. Post update

    Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Darren Carter replaces Evan Horwood.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Johnny Hunt replaces Harrison Dunk.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town).

  18. Post update

    Dominic Ball (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson replaces Ryan Bird.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton41249859342581
2Shrewsbury41248961283380
3Wycombe412014760402074
4Bury402171253391470
5Southend401912947351269
6Stevenage411711135649762
7Newport411711134746162
8Plymouth4117101447311661
9Luton411710144942761
10Exeter411613125755261
11Northampton41176186053757
12Morecambe411412154446-254
13Wimbledon411412155256-454
14Portsmouth411314144847153
15Dag & Red41157195054-452
16Oxford Utd411214154348-550
17Accrington41148195167-1650
18Cambridge411211185355-247
19York41918144246-445
20Mansfield41129203353-2045
21Carlisle41126234969-2042
22Hartlepool41117233361-2840
23Tranmere41912204358-1539
24Cheltenham41813203560-2537
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