League Two
CambridgeCambridge United3YorkYork City1
Josh Coulson
Josh Coulson, who has played for Cambridge his entire career, scored for the first time since the opening day of last season

Cambridge won for the third time in four games with a solid display at home to struggling York.

Jimmy Spencer's header and Josh Coulson's volley put the home side two goals up before James Berrett's top corner strike brought York back in it.

Ben Williamson capitalised on Scott Flinders' spill from Spencer's driven shot to regain the two goal cushion.

The U's Luke Berry chipped a late penalty over the bar after Dave Winfield's clumsy foul on Leon Legge.

Cambridge manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I think everyone was wondering how we would respond after a difficult afternoon last week.

"I thought we controlled the game from start to finish. We could have scored a lot more goals, we could have been more ruthless, but the key to it was reacting and getting the three points.

"It was a real accomplished 95 minutes. You reach for the stars as we always do, but I'm delighted with the three points, the calibre of the goals was pretty decent as well."

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

"It's disappointing. I thought we started well. I think from our point of view we had too many off it today.

"Physically, I thought they caused us problems up front and we didn't handle that.

"I thought they handled the conditions better than us and that was the difference in the game."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 35Norris
  • 25Furlong
  • 6Legge
  • 14Coulson
  • 34Haynes
  • 8BerrySubstituted forDonaldsonat 79'minutes
  • 23Ledson
  • 16Dunne
  • 11Dunk
  • 21SpencerSubstituted forSimpsonat 88'minutes
  • 22Williamson

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Roberts
  • 7Donaldson
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
  • 17O'Neill
  • 28Horne

York

  • 1Flinders
  • 6SatkaBooked at 68mins
  • 15Cameron
  • 16Winfield
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 8Summerfield
  • 10PennSubstituted forCarsonat 79'minutes
  • 33McEvoySubstituted forHydeat 62'minutes
  • 4Berrett
  • 7Coulson
  • 32FewsterSubstituted forThompsonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Carson
  • 12Riordan
  • 14Swan
  • 19Hyde
  • 22Thompson
  • 23Dixon
  • 24Ingham
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,822

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamYork
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 3, York City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 3, York City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lubomir Satka (York City).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson replaces James Spencer.

  6. Post update

    Reece Thompson (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Reece Thompson (York City).

  9. Post update

    Ryan Ledson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Josh Carson.

  11. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Ryan Donaldson replaces Luke Berry.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Josh Carson replaces Russell Penn.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Reece Thompson replaces Bradley Fewster.

  15. Post update

    Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot is just a bit too high. Luke Berry should be disappointed.

  16. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Dave Winfield (York City) after a foul in the penalty area.

  17. Post update

    Penalty Cambridge United. Leon Legge draws a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lubomir Satka.

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Berrett (York City).

  20. Post update

    Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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