Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Grimsby Town 0.
Cambridge earned a late win for the second week in succession as they beat Grimsby.
Soon after Us goalkeeper David Forde had twice kept out Elliot Embleton, David Amoo broke free down the right and drilled a fierce cross which was converted from close range by fellow substitute Paul Lewis six minutes from time.
The hosts had looked to be frustrated after enjoying the majority of the chances throughout the afternoon. They could have gone ahead in the first minute of the game, but when Jevani Brown drove the ball across from the left Reggie Lambe could only divert it wide.
Brown could have done better when well-placed on 34 minutes following Liam O'Neil's slid pass, only to fire wide from the edge of the box.
In the final seconds of the first half James McKeown was called upon to keep the game goalless, tipping the ball away when O'Neil met Brown's free-kick with a firm header.
The Us looked set to be denied a third straight win until Lewis' late intervention.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 8O'NeilSubstituted forLewisat 74'minutes
- 19LambeSubstituted forDunkat 74'minutes
- 18MarisSubstituted forAmooat 62'minutes
- 2Hall-JohnsonBooked at 76mins
- 25WhitmoreSubstituted forFamewoat 55'minutes
- 22EmbletonBooked at 89mins
- 15CliftonSubstituted forCookat 85'minutes
- 30PringleSubstituted forHessenthalerat 64'minutes
- Nick Kinseley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Grimsby Town 0.
David Amoo (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Gary Deegan.
Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town).
Attempt blocked. Reece Hall-Johnson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Cook replaces Harry Clifton.
Goal! Cambridge United 1, Grimsby Town 0. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Amoo with a cross.
Attempt saved. Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
George Taft (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town).
Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Reece Hall-Johnson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Reggie Lambe.
Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces Liam O'Neil.