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Stevenage 0-1 Cambridge United

David Amoo scored his first goal of the season as Cambridge United ended a run of back-to-back league defeats with a narrow win over local rivals Stevenage.

Dino Maamria's side suffered their first home defeat of the season and rarely threatened in what was a lacklustre derby between two sides separated by less than 30 miles.

United took a deserved lead inside 15 minutes after Jabo Ibehre's searching ball to the Stevenage back post found Amoo unmarked, before the winger's first-time volley found the net.

Joe Dunne's side went close again on the hour when Amoo crossed from the right for Reggie Lambe inside the box but he could not turn his header goalwards.

Defender Luke Wilkinson threatened for Stevenage at the other end with a driven right-footed effort minutes later as the hosts searched for a leveller.

The hosts should really have levelled things up in the dying minutes when Emmanuel Sonupe's cross caused an almighty goalmouth scramble inside the U's box before somehow being cleared off the goal line.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wildin
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 25Henry
  • 12SeddonSubstituted forSonupeat 45'minutes
  • 14Ferry
  • 8Byrom
  • 18GeorgiouSubstituted forKennedyat 59'minutes
  • 9RevellSubstituted forGuthrieat 64'minutes
  • 19Newton

Substitutes

  • 3Hunt
  • 7Ball
  • 10Kennedy
  • 11Sonupe
  • 16Iontton
  • 27Dieng
  • 28Guthrie

Cambridge

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 25John
  • 4Taft
  • 3Carroll
  • 7AmooSubstituted forOsadebeat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6DeeganBooked at 58mins
  • 18MarisSubstituted forO'Neilat 90+5'minutes
  • 19LambeSubstituted forAzeezat 81'minutes
  • 14Ibehre
  • 20Brown

Substitutes

  • 8O'Neil
  • 10Azeez
  • 13Mitov
  • 15Osadebe
  • 16Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 22Lewis
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
2,998

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 0, Cambridge United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Cambridge United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by George Taft.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

  6. Post update

    Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Cambridge United).

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Booking

    Emmanuel Osadebe (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Cambridge United).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Gary Deegan.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Ferry (Stevenage).

  17. Post update

    Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Emmanuel Osadebe replaces David Amoo.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Louis John (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.