League Two
Cambridge5Port Vale0

Cambridge United 5-0 Port Vale

Cambridge finished their League Two campaign by crushing Port Vale in Joe Dunne's first game in permanent charge.

The hosts were rampant from the moment they took the lead 12 minutes before half-time when Jake Carroll's dinked pass into the box was met by David Amoo, who swivelled well to power home.

Cambridge doubled their lead only two minutes later when a close-range scramble resulted in Harrison Dunk firing into the roof of the net.

Port Vale almost reduced the deficit 10 minutes after the break as Luke Hannant, a former Cambridge academy player, flicked Michael Tonge's corner fractionally wide.

Brad Halliday scored the pick of the goals after 68 minutes, striding forward and unleashing a stunning effort which flew across Sam Hornby and into the top corner.

Substitute Barry Corr lashed home from a George Maris corner 16 minutes from the end before Billy Waters' fine finish, as he cut into the box to complete the rout four minutes later.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Taylor
  • 12Taft
  • 3Carroll
  • 19AmooSubstituted forKnowlesat 72'minutes
  • 18Maris
  • 4DeeganSubstituted forLeggeat 81'minutes
  • 11Dunk
  • 20BrownSubstituted forCorrat 57'minutes
  • 8Waters

Substitutes

  • 6Legge
  • 10Azeez
  • 22Lewis
  • 23Corr
  • 24Davies
  • 30Iron
  • 34Knowles

Port Vale

  • 12Hornby
  • 5Davis
  • 2HoweSubstituted forCalveleyat 45'minutes
  • 24Smith
  • 21Gibbons
  • 31WhitfieldSubstituted forBennsat 75'minutes
  • 8Pugh
  • 32Tonge
  • 34Hannant
  • 9Pope
  • 22AngusSubstituted forTurnerat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Barnett
  • 19Turner
  • 23Boot
  • 29Calveley
  • 36Benns
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
4,808

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 5, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 5, Port Vale 0.

Hand ball by Tom Knowles (Cambridge United).

Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

Joe Davis (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Dan Turner (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Harry Benns (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Leon Legge replaces Gary Deegan.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by George Taft.

Attempt blocked. Luke Hannant (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 5, Port Vale 0. Billy Waters (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Billy Waters (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mike Calveley (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Harry Benns replaces Ben Whitfield.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 4, Port Vale 0. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Carroll following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Danny Pugh.

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tom Knowles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Tom Knowles replaces David Amoo.

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

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces Dior Angus.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Port Vale 0. Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by George Maris.

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Barry Corr (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

Danny Pugh (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington462961176463093
2Luton462513894464888
3Wycombe4624121079601984
4Exeter462481464541080
5Notts County4621141171482377
6Coventry462291564471775
7Lincoln City4620151164481675
8Mansfield4618181067521572
9Swindon46208186765268
10Carlisle461716136254867
11Newport461616145658-264
12Cambridge461713165660-464
13Colchester461614165352162
14Crawley461611195866-859
15Crewe46175246275-1356
16Stevenage461413196065-555
17Cheltenham461312216773-651
18Grimsby461312214266-2451
19Yeovil461212225975-1648
20Port Vale461114214967-1847
21Forest Green46138255477-2347
22Morecambe46919184156-1546
23Barnet461210244665-1946
24Chesterfield46108284783-3638
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