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Accrington Stanley 1-0 Cambridge United

Kayden Jackson scored his 13th goal of the season to lift Accrington Stanley into second spot with victory over in-form Cambridge.

The managerless U's had won their past three games but came up against Stanley who now have six straight victories at the Wham Stadium.

Cambridge had the better first half chances. Liam O'Neil's header hit the crossbar in the seventh minute while Stanley keeper Aaron Chapman kept out Jevani Brown's strike.

A Billy Waters scrambled effort ended up in the arms of Chapman while Stanley's Sean McConville forced the first save out of David Forde on the stroke of half-time.

The U's top scorer Uche Ikpeazu should have broken the deadlock after the break as the striker only had Chapman to beat but the stopper denied him with his legs.

Stanley took the lead on 57 minutes when Jackson's persistence paid off. The highly-rated striker pressed defender George Taft, won the ball and turned and fired home.

Cambridge kept pressing with Waters the main danger while Brad Halliday poked an effort just wide.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 26JohnsonBooked at 90mins
  • 3HughesBooked at 39mins
  • 2Dunne
  • 4Donacien
  • 7Clark
  • 28Conneely
  • 8Brown
  • 11McConville
  • 10Jackson
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 6Nolan
  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Williams
  • 16Maxted
  • 17Sousa
  • 32Rodgers

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Taylor
  • 12Taft
  • 11Dunk
  • 16O'NeilBooked at 76minsSubstituted forAmooat 81'minutes
  • 4DeeganBooked at 65mins
  • 20Brown
  • 21ElitoSubstituted forLewisat 72'minutes
  • 8WatersSubstituted forIbehreat 86'minutes
  • 9IkpeazuBooked at 38mins

Substitutes

  • 3Carroll
  • 13Mitov
  • 14Ibehre
  • 17Phillips
  • 19Amoo
  • 22Lewis
  • 25Darling
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
1,819

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Cambridge United 0.

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt saved. David Amoo (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Billy Waters.

Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

David Amoo (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces Medy Elito.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Aaron Chapman.

Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Cambridge United 0. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean McConville.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton34208674344068
2Accrington34205958382065
3Wycombe34188867501762
4Notts County351710856362061
5Mansfield341612653351860
6Exeter33184114437758
7Swindon35183145551457
8Lincoln City34141194637953
9Coventry33156123728951
10Carlisle35149125045551
11Crawley35156144143-251
12Colchester351311114541450
13Newport341212104143-248
14Cambridge35139133545-1048
15Stevenage35119154651-542
16Cheltenham351010154852-440
17Yeovil34108164655-938
18Crewe35113214157-1636
19Forest Green34106183956-1736
20Grimsby3599173051-2136
21Morecambe33811143444-1035
22Port Vale3498173749-1235
23Chesterfield3486203561-2630
24Barnet3578203352-1929
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