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Chesterfield 2-3 Cambridge United

Cambridge twice came from behind to grab a 3-2 win that leaves opponents Chesterfield deep in relegation trouble.

The home side led after 38 seconds but mistakes cost them again as they slumped to a third consecutive home defeat.

Chesterfield made a sensational start when excellent work from Chris O'Grady set up Joe Rowley, although defender Harrison Dunk may have got the unwanted final touch.

But Cambridge equalised in the 19th minute after Aaron Ramsdale fumbled a shot and Jevani Brown's cross was turned in by Alex Whitmore.

Louis Dodds had a shot saved by David Forde but the keeper was helpless as Chesterfield regained the lead in the 55th minute.

Rowley played Robbie Weir in down the left and his cross was headed in by Kristian Dennis from 12 yards, but Cambridge hit back when Weir fouled Billy Waters and Uche Ikpeazu converted the 68th-minute penalty.

Cambridge completed the comeback in stoppage time when a corner dropped to Dunk, who fired into the roof of the net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 28Weir
  • 20Maguire
  • 33Whitmore
  • 27Barry
  • 15RowleySubstituted forKayat 72'minutes
  • 7CokeSubstituted forMcCourtat 84'minutes
  • 25ReedBooked at 61mins
  • 19DoddsSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 72'minutes
  • 9Dennis
  • 10O'GradyBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 26McCourt
  • 30Parkin
  • 37Kay
  • 40Mottley-Henry
  • 41Hines
  • 44Brown

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2HallidayBooked at 80mins
  • 5Taylor
  • 12Taft
  • 11DunkBooked at 46mins
  • 16O'NeilSubstituted forAmooat 78'minutes
  • 4Deegan
  • 8WatersSubstituted forCarrollat 90+2'minutes
  • 20Brown
  • 18Maris
  • 9IkpeazuBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Carroll
  • 10Azeez
  • 13Mitov
  • 17Phillips
  • 19Amoo
  • 22Lewis
  • 25Darling
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,276

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Cambridge United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Cambridge United 3.

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Cambridge United 3. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Aaron Ramsdale.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jake Carroll replaces Billy Waters.

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

Foul by Dylan Mottley-Henry (Chesterfield).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Laurence Maguire.

Booking

Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jak McCourt replaces Giles Coke.

Attempt saved. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

Booking

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Kay (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Foul by Bradley Barry (Chesterfield).

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. David Amoo replaces Liam O'Neil.

Josh Kay (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

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

Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dylan Mottley-Henry replaces Louis Dodds.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Josh Kay replaces Joe Rowley.

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

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Robbie Weir (Chesterfield) after a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Cambridge United 2. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Cambridge United. Billy Waters draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Joe Rowley (Chesterfield).

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

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Alex Whitmore.

Booking

Louis Reed (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Louis Reed (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33207672324067
2Accrington32194956371961
3Wycombe32178763461759
4Notts County32169754351957
5Mansfield321511651341756
6Swindon33173135147454
7Lincoln City321411744301453
8Exeter30164104135652
9Coventry32155123627950
10Colchester33131194539650
11Crawley33146133840-248
12Newport321210104143-246
13Carlisle32119124444042
14Cambridge32119123143-1242
15Cheltenham33109144648-239
16Stevenage33109144248-639
17Yeovil32108144550-538
18Grimsby3399152947-1836
19Port Vale3297163546-1134
20Forest Green3295183655-1932
21Morecambe31710142941-1231
22Crewe3293203554-1930
23Chesterfield3276193358-2527
24Barnet3267193048-1825
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