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Stevenage 1-2 Cambridge United

Piero Mingoia's late strike handed Cambridge United a victory at Stevenage that kept them in the League Two play-off places.

Boro have struggled at home this season, and it was easy to see why when Leon Legge was allowed a free run to powerfully head home Harrison Dunk's corner to give the visitors the lead.

An instant leveller almost came from Matt Godden, but Will Norris was alert enough to make a point-blank save before gathering the tame follow-up effort.

Ben Kennedy levelled the scores with a low curling shot early in the second half, with poor marking from a free-kick allowing him space to fire at goal.

The visitors came close to going in front a second time, but Luke Berry was denied by the inside of the post as the U's continued to search for a winner.

And that deciding goal finally came when Jamie Jones spilled a cross to Mingoia, who hammered the ball high into the net with less than 10 minutes remaining.

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Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 25Henry
  • 6WilkinsonBooked at 58mins
  • 5Franks
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 11Pett
  • 4KingBooked at 74minsSubstituted forMcKirdyat 89'minutes
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forTongeat 79'minutes
  • 17GormanSubstituted forMcAnuffat 72'minutes
  • 24Godden
  • 14Kennedy

Substitutes

  • 7McAnuff
  • 9Liburd
  • 13McKirdy
  • 16Day
  • 18Tonge
  • 22Lee
  • 23Cowans

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28HallidayBooked at 60mins
  • 6Legge
  • 5RobertsBooked at 14mins
  • 2Taylor
  • 4Dunne
  • 24NewtonSubstituted forClarkat 81'minutes
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8Berry
  • 11DunkSubstituted forMarisat 59'minutes
  • 26Ikpeazu

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 10Williamson
  • 13Gregory
  • 15Long
  • 16Dallison-Lisbon
  • 18Maris
  • 20Clark
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,957

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Cambridge United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Cambridge United 2.

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

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

Kgosi Ntlhe (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Harry McKirdy replaces Jack King.

Attempt blocked. Michael Tonge (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Cambridge United 2. Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Max Clark replaces Conor Newton.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Tonge replaces Steven Schumacher.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Attempt blocked. Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Jack King (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack King (Stevenage).

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

Attempt missed. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jobi McAnuff replaces Dale Gorman because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Dale Gorman (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Piero Mingoia.

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pett (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. George Maris replaces Harrison Dunk.

Booking

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

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

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster22143544301445
2Plymouth22143535241145
3Carlisle221110141261543
4Portsmouth22115636221438
5Luton2298531201135
6Wycombe2210572925435
7Cambridge2210483025534
8Blackpool2296736241233
9Barnet228953130133
10Colchester228683027330
11Stevenage2293103334-130
12Grimsby228592927229
13Yeovil228592526-129
14Crawley228592836-829
15Exeter2283112526-127
16Crewe226972430-627
17Mansfield226882128-726
18Morecambe2182112538-1326
19Leyton Orient2273122529-424
20Hartlepool225892838-1023
21Notts County2264122537-1222
22Accrington2256112029-921
23Cheltenham224992434-1021
24Newport2145122535-1017
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