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Crawley Town 1-3 Cambridge United

Cambridge United scored three times in one match for the first time this season as they battled back to beat Crawley Town.

Crawley made a strong start, as Chris Arthur's cross was headed down by Enzio Boldewijn for leading scorer James Collins to fire home his sixth league goal of the season.

United equalised on 19 minutes when skipper Leon Legge crossed for defender Greg Taylor, who fired his first league goal for the club.

Striker Uche Ikpeazu extended the visitors' advantage in the 28th minute, coolly lobbing keeper Glenn Morris after a long ball by Max Clark.

Midfielder Luke Berry made the points safe six minutes after the interval by curling in a free-kick from 25 yards.

In response, Billy Clifford twice went close for Crawley, who are now winless in League Two games.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Cambridge manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I'm disappointed with the way we conceded the goal, but the response was exactly what I wanted it to be.

"It came from the players, which is even more important, because at certain times this season it's been driven from the sides (of the pitch).

"I've always wanted the players to drive themselves internally, and collectively they've done that this afternoon.

"The team has been full of character. Even when things haven't been going well, they've always responded and for the players today, it's a fantastic achievement."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2Young
  • 6ConnollySubstituted forGarnettat 44'minutes
  • 5Davey
  • 3Arthur
  • 8Smith
  • 24DjalóBooked at 60mins
  • 17BawlingSubstituted forRobertsat 72'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 18CliffordBooked at 85mins
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forYussufat 52'minutesBooked at 59mins
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 1Beeney
  • 9Harrold
  • 11Roberts
  • 16Garnett
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 21Yussuf
  • 44Henderson

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28Halliday
  • 5Roberts
  • 6Legge
  • 2TaylorBooked at 64minsSubstituted forAdamsat 72'minutes
  • 4Dunne
  • 20Clark
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8Berry
  • 11DunkSubstituted forElitoat 67'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 26IkpeazuBooked at 83minsSubstituted forWilliamsonat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 10Williamson
  • 13Gregory
  • 14Coulson
  • 15Long
  • 18Maris
  • 21Elito
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
2,408

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Cambridge United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Cambridge United 3.

Attempt saved. James Collins (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

James Dunne (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Attempt blocked. Adi Yussuf (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Medy Elito (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Medy Elito (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ben Williamson replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Foul by Addison Garnett (Crawley Town).

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Adi Yussuf (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Booking

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Addison Garnett (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Booking

Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town).

Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Mark Roberts (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Hand ball by Chris Arthur (Crawley Town).

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Blair Adams replaces Greg Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jordan Roberts replaces Bobson Bawling.

Adi Yussuf (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Adi Yussuf (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Medy Elito replaces Harrison Dunk.

Foul by Addison Garnett (Crawley Town).

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth16122228141438
2Carlisle1687127171031
3Doncaster1693433231030
4Portsmouth1683527161127
5Luton1676325151027
6Crewe165742020022
7Grimsby166462020022
8Notts County166462225-322
9Blackpool165652719821
10Yeovil166371621-521
11Accrington165561921-220
12Barnet164842225-320
13Crawley165561722-520
14Morecambe166282031-1120
15Hartlepool164752528-319
16Wycombe165471821-319
17Cambridge165471620-419
18Mansfield164751519-419
19Leyton Orient165381920-118
20Stevenage155372224-218
21Cheltenham163851821-317
22Colchester164571924-517
23Exeter1651101722-516
24Newport153571822-414
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