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Cambridge United 1-2 Lincoln City

League Two leaders Lincoln came from behind to win 2-1 at Cambridge.

The Imps went behind to Jabo Ibehre's first-half strike, but responded courtesy of goals from Neal Eardley and John Akinde to go six points clear at the top.

The U's produced a superb display in the opening 45 minutes.

Having scored on Boxing Day, Ibehre was again on target to put Cambridge ahead in the 28th minute.

He sprinted clear before passing to Jevani Brown, whose cross from the left was perfect for Ibehre to nod home.

Eight minutes before half-time Brown was again instrumental, surging clear before finding Paul Lewis, who thumped a shot onto the bar from 18 yards.

Before the interval Jake Carroll was required to block well as Akinde sought to equalise.

The leaders were level 20 minutes from the end through Eardley, who scored his first goal of the season with a sublime free-kick into the top corner.

Five minutes later Akinde fired home on the turn to net the winner after Matt Rhead's flick.

Lincoln goalkeeper Grant Smith was still called on to preserve the points for Lincoln, saving brilliantly from Reggie Lambe five minutes from time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2HallidayBooked at 70mins
  • 5Taylor
  • 16Darling
  • 3Carroll
  • 8O'NeilBooked at 39minsSubstituted forOsadebeat 59'minutes
  • 22Lewis
  • 7AmooSubstituted forDunkat 73'minutes
  • 20BrownSubstituted forAzeezat 88'minutes
  • 19LambeBooked at 52mins
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 4Taft
  • 10Azeez
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Mitov
  • 15Osadebe
  • 17Davies
  • 25John

Lincoln City

  • 21Smith
  • 23Eardley
  • 5Shackell
  • 16Bostwick
  • 14ToffoloSubstituted forWhartonat 87'minutes
  • 26AndersonBooked at 59mins
  • 7PettSubstituted forO'Connorat 62'minutes
  • 8Frecklington
  • 11Carvalho AndradeSubstituted forGordonat 66'minutes
  • 29Akinde
  • 9RheadBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Gordon
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6Wharton
  • 12Chapman
  • 15Wilson
  • 18Mensah
  • 24Slocombe
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
6,858

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home21
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home22
Away24

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Lincoln City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Lincoln City 2.

Attempt blocked. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

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

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Jason Shackell (Lincoln City).

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

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Delay in match Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) because of an injury.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

(Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Adebayo Azeez replaces Jevani Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Scott Wharton replaces Harry Toffolo.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Grant Smith.

Attempt saved. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

Lee Frecklington (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

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

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

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

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Emmanuel Osadebe (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Lincoln City 2. John Akinde (Lincoln City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City24155444232150
2MK Dons24128435191644
3Mansfield231012134161842
4Colchester25126736251142
5Bury25117745281740
6Forest Green241010437241340
7Exeter2511773628840
8Carlisle251231040301039
9Tranmere2510873731638
10Newport2410683541-636
11Oldham259883833535
12Stevenage25105103032-235
13Grimsby25104112931-234
14Swindon258982732-533
15Crewe2594122429-531
16Northampton2561273133-230
17Port Vale2577112532-728
18Crawley2483133038-827
19Cheltenham2468102736-926
20Morecambe2575132640-1426
21Yeovil235992627-124
22Cambridge2565142241-1923
23Macclesfield2555152141-2020
24Notts County2548132651-2520
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