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Cambridge United 2-1 Northampton Town

Cambridge striker Barry Corr
Barry Corr joined Cambridge in the summer following five years at Southend

Barry Corr's seventh goal in seven games helped Cambridge secure only a second win since August to end Northampton's six-match unbeaten run.

Harrison Dunk put the U's ahead before half-time when he fired low past Adam Smith from outside the penalty area.

Corr then tapped in Greg Taylor's cross to make it 2-0 just after the break.

Marc Richards pulled one back with a penalty after Dominic Calvert-Lewin was fouled but Town's Lawson D'Ath was then sent off for bringing down Dunk.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

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Wilder on Northampton v Cambridge

"The squad is disappointed not to have rewarded an unbelievable support.

"We got ourselves back into the game with half an hour to go and I've said to the players that we just got too excited.

"We started rushing our play and the sending off, which I've got no complaints about at all, made it difficult for us."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Beasant
  • 3Taylor
  • 12Sesay
  • 22Taft
  • 25Demetriou
  • 7Donaldson
  • 17Hughes
  • 18Hughes
  • 11DunkSubstituted forNewtonat 87'minutes
  • 10CorrBooked at 54mins
  • 15SimpsonSubstituted forBerryat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 8Berry
  • 9Slew
  • 16Morrissey
  • 21Gaffney
  • 24Newton
  • 29Burns

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 24FurlongSubstituted forHackettat 87'minutes
  • 6Cresswell
  • 25Brisley
  • 16Buchanan
  • 8Byrom
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 69mins
  • 7D'AthBooked at 76mins
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 51'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 5Diamond
  • 12Lelan
  • 19Watson
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 22Hackett
  • 26Clarke
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
5,459

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

Barry Corr (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Brisley (Northampton Town).

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Conor Newton (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Liam Hughes.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces Darnell Furlong.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Conor Newton replaces Harrison Dunk.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Luke Berry replaces Robbie Simpson.

Attempt missed. Jeff Hughes (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Barry Corr (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. David Buchanan (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

Dismissal

Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) is shown the red card.

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Jeff Hughes (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by George Taft.

Attempt blocked. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth139222191229
2Portsmouth1375121111026
3Oxford Utd136611911824
4Mansfield1364321111022
5Leyton Orient136432418622
6Accrington136431712522
7Carlisle136432322122
8Wycombe126331710721
9Northampton136341916321
10Morecambe136252825320
11Bristol Rovers126151613319
12Luton135352318518
13Exeter135351920-118
14Cambridge134541719-217
15Notts County135261821-317
16Wimbledon134451519-416
17Hartlepool135171319-616
18Crawley134361520-515
19Barnet134181723-613
20Stevenage133461622-613
21York132561520-511
22Yeovil132381322-99
23Dag & Red131571424-108
24Newport13139723-166
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