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Cambridge United 1-0 Macclesfield Town

Jabo Ibehre struck late to earn Cambridge victory against bottom club Macclesfield.

The winner came just moments after Ben Stephens had rattled the crossbar for the visitors with a terrific effort from the edge of the box, and the U's went straight up the other end to net the winner.

Liam O'Neil slotted the pass through to substitute Ibehre, who fired across Rhys Taylor to net on his return from injury.

The drama was out of keeping with the remainder of the game, which had looked set to end in a dismal goalless draw.

Macclesfield's best other chance came in the third minute when Peter Vincenti's cross was flicked on to Harry Smith, whose header was kept out by David Forde's one-handed save.

At the other end Reggie Lambe's swerving effort required tipping over by Macclesfield goalkeeper Taylor.

Ibehre's goal ends Cambridge's long winless run at home, the U's having gone since August 11 without winning a League Two fixture at the Abbey Stadium.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Forde
  • 5TaylorBooked at 61mins
  • 25JohnSubstituted forHallidayat 45'minutes
  • 4Taft
  • 3Carroll
  • 18MarisSubstituted forIbehreat 59'minutes
  • 6Deegan
  • 8O'Neil
  • 20Brown
  • 7AmooSubstituted forAzeezat 72'minutes
  • 19Lambe

Substitutes

  • 2Halliday
  • 10Azeez
  • 13Mitov
  • 14Ibehre
  • 15Osadebe
  • 16Darling
  • 22Lewis

Macclesfield

Formation 4-3-3

  • 12Taylor
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 4Lowe
  • 5Kelleher
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 20VincentiSubstituted forWelch-Hayesat 85'minutes
  • 18Maycock
  • 24Rose
  • 13BlissettSubstituted forWilsonat 85'minutes
  • 10SmithBooked at 72mins
  • 15Stephens

Substitutes

  • 1O'Hara
  • 6Grimes
  • 8Marsh
  • 9Wilson
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 16Napa
  • 19Pearson
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
3,946

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United).

  6. Post update

    Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Wilson replaces Nathan Blissett.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Miles Welch-Hayes replaces Peter Vincenti.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Michael Rose.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 1, Macclesfield Town 0. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam O'Neil.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathan Blissett (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Callum Maycock (Macclesfield Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City16103330141633
2MK Dons1687120101031
3Exeter1685326151129
4Newport168532326-329
5Colchester1684430161428
6Forest Green1669125151027
7Tranmere167632316727
8Stevenage167451814425
9Bury166552417723
10Crawley167272425-123
11Mansfield144911810821
12Yeovil155642216621
13Swindon165651921-221
14Port Vale166371519-421
15Oldham155551915420
16Carlisle166281620-420
17Crewe155461614219
18Northampton164661821-318
19Grimsby154381020-1015
20Cambridge164391527-1215
21Morecambe1642101528-1314
22Notts County153391834-1612
23Cheltenham152491023-1310
24Macclesfield1614111331-187
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