League Two
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Cambridge United 2-1 Barnet

Cambridge United scored twice in 90 seconds to beat Barnet and record a fifth win in six league games.

The visitors took the lead when John Akinde kept his cool after being played in by Gavin Hoyte.

Akinde could have made it 2-0 but lobbed just wide when one-on-one.

Luke Berry headed in Harrison Dunk's cross with 19 minutes to go before Barry Corr won it for the U's when he drilled a low shot into the corner just over one minute later.

Cambridge boss Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"Football is about fine lines, fine margins, take your chances at the right time, and we sure did that today.

"We were clinical with the two chances that we had, up against a stern opponent.

"We knew it was going to be that in the second game in three days. The turnaround was incredible, we didn't really have a lot of options to go into today's game with.

"It was a physical game and the boys were absolutely dead on their feet, but with with a massive smile on their faces."

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London:

"I thought we were excellent. That's probably one of the best performances of the season for our team.

"First half, we totally controlled the game and had about four good chances to go ahead. Second half, it was always going to be different with the wind but, even so, we were on top.

"After being so comfortable and then to be 2-1 down, it's very disappointing for all the players and the supporters.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Beasant
  • 2Omozusi
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 11Dunk
  • 22Williamson
  • 23Ledson
  • 24NewtonSubstituted forDemetriouat 63'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 15Simpson
  • 10Corr

Substitutes

  • 1Dunn
  • 9Slew
  • 12Kennedy
  • 14Coulson
  • 17Hughes
  • 25Demetriou
  • 32Williams

Barnet

  • 33Lawlor
  • 2HoyteSubstituted forLisbieat 77'minutes
  • 4Dembélé
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 7Yiadom
  • 14TogwellSubstituted forMuggletonat 74'minutes
  • 16Champion
  • 8Weston
  • 24McLeanSubstituted forGashat 55'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 9AkindeBooked at 9mins

Substitutes

  • 10Lisbie
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Gash
  • 19Batt
  • 22Stevens
  • 26Odofin
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
6,003

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Barnet 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Barnet 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

  6. Post update

    Tom Champion (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Cambridge United).

  13. Post update

    Kevin Lisbie (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Kevin Lisbie replaces Gavin Hoyte.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Ledson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ian Lawlor.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

  19. Post update

    Tom Champion (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Sam Togwell.