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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Cambridge United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Billy Waters.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

  20. Post update

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

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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