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Cambridge United 3-1 Cheltenham Town

Luke Berry scored twice to inspire Cambridge United to victory over League Two strugglers Cheltenham Town.

Uche Ikpeazu gave the Us the perfect start, netting in the seventh minute with a deflected shot that wrong-footed goalkeeper Russell Griffiths.

The forward was central again after 18 minutes, stealing the ball from Aaron Downes and running through before teeing up Berry, whose shot was blocked superbly by Danny Parslow.

Berry did find the net 11 minutes after the interval, planting an unchallenged header past Griffiths after Greg Taylor's cross from the left side of the box.

He then doubled his tally 16 minutes from time with an angled drive following Max Clark's incisive pass.

Only a Griffiths save prevented Ikpeazu from making it 4-0 at the end of a rapid break, before Cheltenham struck a consolation goal five minutes from time when Billy Waters scrambled the ball home from close range after good work by Easah Suliman.

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Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28Halliday
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 2Taylor
  • 4Dunne
  • 20Clark
  • 7MingoiaSubstituted forDunkat 87'minutes
  • 8BerrySubstituted forLongat 90+2'minutes
  • 18MarisSubstituted forWilliamsonat 55'minutes
  • 26IkpeazuBooked at 62mins

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 10Williamson
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Gregory
  • 15Long
  • 16Dallison-Lisbon
  • 23Pigott

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 28Dickie
  • 6ParslowBooked at 32minsSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 65'minutes
  • 5Downes
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forSulimanat 45'minutes
  • 18Rowe
  • 8Waters
  • 4Storer
  • 17Cranston
  • 9WrightBooked at 63mins
  • 30HolmanSubstituted forDaytonat 37'minutesBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 15Arthur
  • 21Dayton
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 26Suliman
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,606

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Sean Long replaces Luke Berry.

Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Piero Mingoia.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

Max Clark (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Cheltenham Town 1. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Easah Suliman.

Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt missed. Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town).

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

Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Clark (Cambridge United).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Cheltenham Town 0. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Max Clark.

Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Easah Suliman.

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

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Billy Waters.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Danny Parslow.

Booking

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

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4Portsmouth1994632201231
5Luton1987428181031
6Wycombe198472322128
7Blackpool1976633221127
8Barnet196942727027
9Grimsby197572725226
10Crewe196852225-326
11Cambridge197482123-225
12Mansfield196762125-425
13Yeovil187471923-425
14Stevenage177372525024
15Colchester196582726123
16Crawley186572127-623
17Morecambe1972102336-1323
18Hartlepool195772832-422
19Notts County196492432-822
20Accrington195682025-521
21Exeter1962112025-520
22Leyton Orient1953112126-518
23Cheltenham193972028-818
24Newport184592227-517
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