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Cambridge United 2-2 Plymouth Argyle

Graham Carey
Plymouth's Graham Carey has scored 12 goals this season

Cambridge United's hopes of sealing a League Two play-off place were ended as Graham Carey's late equaliser gave Plymouth a point.

Jamille Matt's neat finish looked to have kept alive Plymouth's slim hopes of an automatic promotion place.

But Zeli Ismail set up two Cambridge goals in two minutes as Ben Williamson and Jimmy Spencer both found the net.

Carey fired home in the 92nd minute to level before Argyle's Hiram Boateng missed a huge chance to win the game.

Without Carey's late intervention, Cambridge would have taken the race for the last League Two play-off spot to the final day by virtue of Wimbledon's goalless draw with Stevenage.

Plymouth slip a place to sixth in the League Two table but are assured of a play-off place with one game left to play.

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 35NorrisBooked at 90mins
  • 25Furlong
  • 6Legge
  • 14Coulson
  • 12ClarkSubstituted forSpencerat 77'minutes
  • 16DunneSubstituted forDonaldsonat 68'minutes
  • 23LedsonBooked at 82mins
  • 20Ismail
  • 8Berry
  • 11Dunk
  • 22Williamson

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Roberts
  • 7Donaldson
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
  • 17O'Neill
  • 21Spencer

Plymouth

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 6HartleySubstituted forTannerat 69'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4McHughBooked at 7minsSubstituted forForsterat 51'minutes
  • 14JervisSubstituted forWyldeat 69'minutes
  • 20BoatengBooked at 60mins
  • 32Houghton
  • 10Carey
  • 19Matt

Substitutes

  • 11Wylde
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 24Rooney
  • 27Tanner
  • 28Forster
  • 31Dorel
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
6,714

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Plymouth Argyle 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Plymouth Argyle 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

  5. Post update

    James Spencer (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Forster (Plymouth Argyle).

  7. Post update

    Leon Legge (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 2, Plymouth Argyle 2. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  10. Booking

    Will Norris (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Zeli Ismail (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Ledson (Cambridge United).

  14. Post update

    Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. James Spencer (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zeli Ismail.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zeli Ismail with a cross.

  17. Booking

    Ryan Ledson (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Booking

    Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton452812580453596
2Accrington452412974482684
3Oxford Utd452314881414083
4Bristol Rovers452571375453082
5Portsmouth452115974423278
6Plymouth452391367462178
7Wimbledon4520121363501372
8Cambridge4518131466551167
9Leyton Orient451812155961-266
10Wycombe451713154541464
11Exeter451713156261164
12Carlisle451616136262064
13Mansfield451712166153863
14Luton45189185960-163
15Barnet451611186468-459
16Hartlepool45156244967-1851
17Notts County45149225478-2451
18Yeovil451115194358-1548
19Stevenage451114205267-1547
20Crawley45138244575-3047
21Morecambe45129246890-2245
22Newport451013224363-2043
23Dag & Red45810274579-3434
24York45712265086-3633
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