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Cambridge United 2-0 Stevenage

Struggling Cambridge earned a vital 2-0 win against Stevenage thanks to goals by David Amoo and Jevani Brown.

The U's started well and came close after six minutes, forcing a brilliant block by Luther Wildin to deny George Maris following Amoo's centre from the right.

When the breakthrough came 10 minutes before half-time, it was through Amoo.

Brown played him in through the middle and Amoo rounded Paul Farman before firing past the defender on the line.

Brown doubled the lead in first-half stoppage time, firing precisely into the bottom corner from the edge of the box after Jake Carroll's free-kick was cleared to him by Michael Timlin.

Stevenage threw caution to the wind with a double substitution at the break, but Danny Newton's effort from distance which David Forde comfortably saved was the closest they came.

Farman saved well from Jabo Ibehre with 14 minutes remaining, but Cambridge secured only their second win in 10 league matches, bouncing back from their 6-0 hammering at MK Dons on New Year's Day.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Taft
  • 5Taylor
  • 3Carroll
  • 6DeeganBooked at 42mins
  • 22LewisBooked at 28mins
  • 7AmooSubstituted forAzeezat 79'minutes
  • 20BrownSubstituted forOsadebeat 90+4'minutes
  • 18MarisSubstituted forDunkat 79'minutes
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 10Azeez
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Mitov
  • 15Osadebe
  • 16Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 25John

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wildin
  • 31NugentBooked at 90mins
  • 5CuthbertBooked at 66minsSubstituted forSmythat 81'minutes
  • 12Seddon
  • 8Byrom
  • 4TimlinBooked at 82mins
  • 16IonttonSubstituted forSonupeat 45'minutes
  • 10KennedySubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 45'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 19Newton

Substitutes

  • 3Hunt
  • 7Ball
  • 11Sonupe
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 25Henry
  • 29Smyth
  • 30Wilkinson
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,235

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Stevenage 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Emmanuel Osadebe replaces Jevani Brown.

Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Ben Nugent (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Stevenage).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Paul Farman.

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

Foul by Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Gary Deegan.

Booking

Michael Timlin (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Liam Smyth replaces Scott Cuthbert.

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

Foul by Steve Seddon (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces George Maris.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Adebayo Azeez replaces David Amoo.

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

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Danny Newton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

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

Booking

Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage).

George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Alex Revell (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Amoo (Cambridge United).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by George Taft.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City25156445242151
2MK Dons25138441192247
3Bury27137749292046
4Mansfield251112237191845
5Carlisle271431045321345
6Forest Green251110439251443
7Exeter26127738281043
8Colchester2712783930943
9Tranmere2610973832639
10Oldham2610884033738
11Stevenage27115113134-338
12Swindon279992935-636
13Newport2510693542-736
14Grimsby26104122932-334
15Crawley26103133338-533
16Crewe2795132734-732
17Northampton2661283235-330
18Cheltenham2678113138-729
19Port Vale2678112633-729
20Morecambe2776142844-1627
21Cambridge2775152447-2326
22Yeovil2559112732-524
23Macclesfield2756162344-2121
24Notts County2749142956-2721
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