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Cambridge United 3-1 Grimsby Town

Cambridge claimed a comfortable 3-1 League Two victory over Grimsby in a meeting between two managerless sides.

The U's went ahead in direct fashion after 19 minutes when David Forde's goal kick was flicked on by Barry Corr to Uche Ikpeazu, who buried a fine finish into the far corner from just inside the box.

After Karleigh Osborne had headed Jevani Brown's corner against his own post, the hosts doubled the lead after 67 minutes when Brown's shot was pushed out by James McKeown to Billy Waters, who netted his first goal for the club.

Four minutes later it was 3-0 when George Maris turned David Amoo's centre in with a delicate flick.

Grimsby had threatened before the second Cambridge goal, with Forde crucially palming the ball away from Jamille Matt as he looked to go round the goalkeeper after running in behind the defence.

The Mariners reduced the deficit in the last minute when JJ Hooper converted a penalty after Diallang Jaiyesimi was fouled by Liam O'Neil, but their winless run was extended to 13 games.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Taylor
  • 12Taft
  • 11Dunk
  • 4Deegan
  • 18MarisSubstituted forO'Neilat 87'minutes
  • 20Brown
  • 8WatersSubstituted forCarrollat 69'minutes
  • 23CorrSubstituted forAmooat 42'minutes
  • 9Ikpeazu

Substitutes

  • 3Carroll
  • 13Mitov
  • 16O'Neil
  • 19Amoo
  • 21Elito
  • 22Lewis
  • 25Darling

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 31Hall-Johnson
  • 5Clarke
  • 12Mills
  • 14Osborne
  • 3DixonSubstituted forKellyat 71'minutes
  • 7Berrett
  • 19Summerfield
  • 39JacksonSubstituted forHooperat 24'minutes
  • 29Matt
  • 34VernamSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hooper
  • 11Kelly
  • 16Suliman
  • 17Cardwell
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 21Vernon
  • 30Killip
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,739

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

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

Foul by James Berrett (Grimsby Town).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Grimsby Town 1. JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Grimsby Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam O'Neil replaces George Maris.

Attempt blocked. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town).

Delay in match George Taft (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Charles Vernam.

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

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Karleigh Osborne (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Grimsby Town 0. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Amoo.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Sam Kelly replaces Paul Dixon.

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

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jake Carroll replaces Billy Waters.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Grimsby Town 0. Billy Waters (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jevani Brown (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, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Gary Deegan.

Attempt blocked. James Berrett (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay in match George Maris (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town).

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

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Wycombe33188765461962
3Accrington33195957381962
4Mansfield331611652341859
5Notts County331610754351958
6Swindon34183135449557
7Lincoln City331411845331253
8Exeter31164114136552
9Crawley34156134141051
10Coventry32155123627950
11Colchester341311104540550
12Newport331211104143-247
13Carlisle33129124644245
14Cambridge33129123444-1045
15Stevenage34119144649-342
16Cheltenham34109154650-439
17Yeovil33108154654-838
18Grimsby3499163050-2036
19Port Vale3397173749-1234
20Crewe33103203654-1833
21Forest Green3396183756-1933
22Morecambe32711143042-1232
23Chesterfield3376203360-2727
24Barnet3368193149-1826
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