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Cambridge United 2-1 Crawley Town

Jabo Ibehre's late goal earned Colin Calderwood his first win as Cambridge head coach as the U's beat Crawley 2-1.

The hosts had looked set to be frustrated until Ibehre turned the ball home from close range two minutes from time after substitute David Amoo's teasing wing-play down the right.

The visitors were gifted the lead after 16 minutes courtesy of a calamitous defensive mix-up between defenders Brad Halliday and Jake Carroll.

Halliday's header fell well short to allow Dominic Poleon to run through, round goalkeeper David Forde and pass into an empty net.

But Cambridge responded well and were level 11 minutes later through George Maris.

After Glenn Morris had made a fine save to deny Reggie Lambe, Halliday pulled back for Maris to fire emphatically into the far corner.

After the break, Morris clawed away a Harry Darling header following a Maris corner and Ibehre headed Jevani Brown's cross over the crossbar.

Brown then fired wide when Amoo's cross fell to him before Ibehre managed to come up with a winner.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 16Darling
  • 5Taylor
  • 3Carroll
  • 6DeeganBooked at 38mins
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forAmooat 72'minutes
  • 19LambeSubstituted forTaftat 90+1'minutes
  • 20Brown
  • 18MarisBooked at 32minsSubstituted forOsadebeat 83'minutes
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 4Taft
  • 7Amoo
  • 10Azeez
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Mitov
  • 15Osadebe
  • 17Davies

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 14Francomb
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 86mins
  • 33N'Gala
  • 3DohertySubstituted forMaguireat 77'minutes
  • 15Nathaniel-GeorgeSubstituted forBulmanat 62'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 6Connolly
  • 4Payne
  • 11GambinSubstituted forGrego-Coxat 77'minutes
  • 28Camara
  • 10Poleon

Substitutes

  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 12Mersin
  • 16Maguire
  • 17Allarakhia
  • 18Sesay
  • 21Bulman
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
4,601

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 1.

Attempt missed. Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Dominic Poleon (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by David Amoo (Cambridge United).

Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Taft (Cambridge United).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. George Taft replaces Reggie Lambe.

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

Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

Hand ball by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 1. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Amoo with a cross.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Emmanuel Osadebe replaces George Maris because of an injury.

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

Booking

Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Reece Grego-Cox replaces Luke Gambin.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Joe Maguire replaces Josh Doherty.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Joe McNerney.

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. David Amoo replaces Liam O'Neil.

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Josh Payne.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Luke Gambin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dannie Bulman replaces Ashley Nathaniel-George.

Harry Darling (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Crawley Town).

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

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Josh Doherty.

goal

As It Stood

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2MK Dons23127433171643
3Mansfield221011134161841
4Colchester24125736251141
5Exeter2411763526940
6Bury24116745281739
7Forest Green23109435221339
8Tranmere2410773731637
9Carlisle24113103829936
10Stevenage2410593031-135
11Newport2310583541-635
12Oldham248883432232
13Swindon248882732-532
14Grimsby2494112730-331
15Northampton2461172931-229
16Port Vale2477102428-428
17Crewe2484122329-628
18Crawley2382133038-826
19Cheltenham2367102534-925
20Morecambe2474132640-1425
21Yeovil225892627-123
22Cambridge2465132139-1823
23Macclesfield2455142039-1920
24Notts County2447132651-2519
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