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Cambridge United 1-0 Barnet

George Maris scored the only goal of the game as Cambridge claimed a 1-0 win against struggling Barnet.

Jevani Brown's quick feet on the edge of the box allowed him to play in Maris, who calmly slotted beyond substitute goalkeeper Craig Ross in the 62nd minute.

The U's had gone closest early on, with Ade Azeez firing straight at Jamie Stephens and Greg Taylor shooting fractionally wide after a set piece was not cleared.

Barnet should have broken the deadlock six minutes before half-time but John Akinde could only lift the ball over the crossbar when through on goal.

In the final moments of the half Azeez wasted a golden chance when he pounced on a poor back-pass but could only fire straight at the goalkeeper.

Seven minutes after the interval Brown could only head straight at Ross from close range following David Amoo's cross, but he made amends by creating the goal for Maris.

Looking for an equaliser, Barnet striker Simeon Akinola forced David Forde into a good save 20 minutes from the end following Akinde's pass.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 6Legge
  • 12Taft
  • 5Taylor
  • 4Deegan
  • 18Maris
  • 20Brown
  • 21Elito
  • 10AzeezSubstituted forAmooat 45'minutes
  • 9Ikpeazu

Substitutes

  • 3Carroll
  • 13Mitov
  • 14Ibehre
  • 15Osadebe
  • 19Amoo
  • 24Davies
  • 34Knowles

Barnet

  • 1StephensSubstituted forRossat 34'minutes
  • 2BrindleyBooked at 41mins
  • 4Clough
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 24BlackmanBooked at 53minsSubstituted forTutondaat 67'minutes
  • 7WatsonSubstituted forCoulthirstat 70'minutes
  • 12TaylorBooked at 87mins
  • 18Fonguck
  • 10Campbell-Ryce
  • 9AkindeBooked at 77mins
  • 14Akinola

Substitutes

  • 6Nelson
  • 11Coulthirst
  • 13Tutonda
  • 20Vilhete
  • 21Ross
  • 23Nicholls
  • 26Sweeney
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
4,639

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Barnet 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Barnet 0.

Richard Brindley (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Foul by David Tutonda (Barnet).

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

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

Attempt blocked. Jack Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Booking

Jack Taylor (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jack Taylor (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Medy Elito (Cambridge United).

Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Gary Deegan.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Charlie Clough.

George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet).

Booking

John Akinde (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Ryan Watson.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt saved. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. David Tutonda replaces Andre Blackman.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt blocked. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Watson (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Ryan Watson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Barnet 0. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jevani Brown.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

goal

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3Lincoln City24117631191240
4Wycombe24117643321140
5Colchester2411673527839
6Exeter2312383229339
7Coventry2411582618838
8Mansfield2491053327637
9Accrington2311483530537
10Newport249873228435
11Swindon23112103533235
12Carlisle249783633334
13Grimsby249782629-334
14Cambridge249692230-833
15Cheltenham2486103133-230
16Stevenage2486103237-530
17Port Vale2484122533-828
18Crawley2476112230-827
19Yeovil2476113241-927
20Crewe2482142638-1226
21Morecambe2457122033-1322
22Barnet2455142435-1120
23Chesterfield2455142646-2020
24Forest Green2355132343-2020
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