League Two
CambridgeCambridge United3NewportNewport County0
Barry Corr
Barry Corr joined Cambridge United from Southened United in June 2015

Barry Corr's brace helped Cambridge United to an opening-day victory against visiting Newport County.

The forward struck with a perfectly placed header from Harrison Dunk's delivery, before claiming his second when one-on-one with keeper Joe Day.

Newport were awarded a penalty when Dunk fouled Scott Boden, but Sam Beasant read Medy Elito's spot kick.

Robbie Simpson settled any Cambridge nerves 10 minutes from time, driving home from the edge of the area.

Newport County manager Terry Butcher told BBC Wales Sport: "Three-nil is a hammering but I don't think it was a hammering at all.

"We had good possession of the ball and first half I thought it was even-stevens, we've hit the post and had one or two other opportunities.

"When we were 2-0 down we were trying to chase the game and I gambled and put on an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old but there you go, that's all we have."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Beasant
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 14CoulsonSubstituted forMorrisseyat 67'minutes
  • 24Newton
  • 4Keane
  • 17Hughes
  • 11DunkBooked at 71mins
  • 7DonaldsonSubstituted forBerryat 45'minutes
  • 9SlewSubstituted forSimpsonat 77'minutes
  • 10Corr

Substitutes

  • 1Dunn
  • 2Omozusi
  • 8Berry
  • 15Simpson
  • 16Morrissey
  • 20Chiedozie
  • 22Taft

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 5FeelyBooked at 55minsSubstituted forPooleat 82'minutes
  • 15HaydenBooked at 45mins
  • 3Barrow
  • 7Elito
  • 33Byrne
  • 8Klukowski
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 68'minutes
  • 10John-LewisSubstituted forCollinsat 60'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 22Parselle
  • 26Poole
  • 39Collins
  • 47Bamford
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,022

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 3, Newport County 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Medy Elito (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Leon Legge.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Conor Newton.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

  7. Post update

    Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

  10. Post update

    Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Regan Poole (Newport County).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Luke Berry.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Regan Poole replaces Kevin Feely.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

  16. Post update

    Danny Holmes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 3, Newport County 0. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gearoid Morrissey.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson replaces Jordan Slew.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

  20. Post update

    Jordan Slew (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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