League Two
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Cambridge United 7-0 Morecambe

Luke Berry
Luke Berry has scored 12 goals in 46 games for Cambridge United this season

Cambridge earned their biggest ever win in the Football League with a 7-0 victory over Morecambe in League Two.

Luke Berry's penalty opened the scoring after Aaron McGowan brought down Harrison Dunk inside the box.

Dunk doubled the lead with a deflected shot and then headed in his second, before goals from Ben Williamson and Mark Roberts made it 5-0 at the break.

Zeli Ismail fired in the sixth from 18 yards, and Berry finished the scoring from the penalty spot in injury-time.

The result lifts the U's to ninth in the table, five points outside the play-off spots, while Morecambe fall to 20th.

Cambridge's previous biggest win in the Football League was 6-0, a scoreline they managed against Darlington in 1971 and also against Hartlepool in 1989.

Forty-six Morecambe fans, some of whom made a 462-mile round trip from Lancashire to see their team in action, saw their side suffer their heaviest league defeat since being promoted to the Football League in 2007.

But there was some comfort for Shrimps fans, with their hosts giving them all a free food and drink voucher "as a thank you for (their) superb effort in travelling so far to support (their) team".

Cambridge United manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"It's a fantastic night. I wasn't imagining that was going to happen. It's really difficult when you've had such frustration on Saturday (0-0 at home to Carlisle), to bounce back in the way we did was a credit to the boys.

"I've been on the end of a 6-0 and it's tough. I'm sure (Morecambe manager) Jim (Bentley) will respond because he's a good man and good manager, but obviously I'm really proud of the boys.

"Everything came right tonight. I felt all of the boys that pulled on the shirt played to their full maximum. That's not going to happen every week, but on our night, we looked like a really good team."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 35Norris
  • 25Furlong
  • 5Roberts
  • 14Coulson
  • 12Clark
  • 16DunneSubstituted forSpencerat 65'minutes
  • 20Ismail
  • 8Berry
  • 23LedsonSubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes
  • 11Dunk
  • 22WilliamsonSubstituted forSimpsonat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 7Donaldson
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
  • 17O'Neill
  • 21Spencer
  • 32Williams

Morecambe

  • 30O'Hara
  • 3McGowanSubstituted forGoodallat 45'minutes
  • 6EdwardsBooked at 90mins
  • 23Doyle
  • 24ConlanBooked at 31minsSubstituted forEllisonat 45'minutes
  • 4Kenyon
  • 17Fleming
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 7Devitt
  • 10Molyneux
  • 16MillerSubstituted forMullinat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Ellison
  • 12Mullin
  • 13Goodall
  • 15Wildig
  • 20Maher
  • 22Parrish
  • 26Stockton
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
3,941

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away11
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 7, Morecambe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 7, Morecambe 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 7, Morecambe 0. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Penalty Cambridge United. Luke Berry draws a foul in the penalty area.

  5. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) after a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

  8. Booking

    Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    James Spencer (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Chris Doyle (Morecambe).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Spencer (Cambridge United).

  17. Post update

    Chris Doyle (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Shaun Miller.

  19. Post update

    Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton432711577443392
2Accrington432212970482278
3Oxford Utd432114877413677
4Plymouth432381263412277
5Bristol Rovers432371368432576
6Portsmouth421815969412869
7Wimbledon4219111262491368
8Wycombe431713134438664
9Cambridge4317121462521063
10Exeter431712146057363
11Leyton Orient431712145860-263
12Mansfield431711156051962
13Luton43188175857162
14Carlisle431516126160161
15Barnet431610176063-358
16Hartlepool43156224963-1451
17Notts County43139215276-2448
18Crawley43138224571-2647
19Yeovil431014193854-1644
20Morecambe43128236685-1944
21Stevenage431013204866-1843
22Newport431012214261-1942
23York43712244979-3033
24Dag & Red43610273977-3828
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