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Cambridge United 3-2 Northampton Town

David Amoo struck in stoppage-time to earn Cambridge a thrilling victory over Northampton.

Amoo fired a loose ball into the far corner in the fourth minute of added time to secure a third successive win, having trailed twice in the match.

Aaron Pierre's fierce finish had put Town ahead after Will Hoskins had hit the bar with a header.

Jevani Brown curled in a fine equaliser, bent into the far corner with the outside of his left foot on the stroke of half-time, but Junior Morais put Northampton back in front early in the second half.

Brown then won and missed a penalty when hitting the post, but made amends when his free-kick fell perfectly for George Taft to head home an equaliser.

The U's dominated the closing stages before securing a dramatic winner, as Colin Calderwood's side climbed to within a point of their opponents in the League Two table.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Taylor
  • 4Taft
  • 3CarrollSubstituted forDunkat 64'minutes
  • 6Deegan
  • 7AmooBooked at 90mins
  • 18MarisSubstituted forJohnat 90+5'minutes
  • 20Brown
  • 14Ibehre
  • 9Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forAzeezat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Azeez
  • 11Dunk
  • 15Osadebe
  • 16Darling
  • 22Lewis
  • 25John
  • 44Pilkington

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 2FaceyBooked at 52mins
  • 16Pierre
  • 18TurnbullBooked at 64mins
  • 7Hoskins
  • 31WilliamsBooked at 24mins
  • 17McWilliamsBooked at 17minsSubstituted forPollockat 44'minutes
  • 12CoxSubstituted forBuchananat 45'minutesBooked at 55mins
  • 19Bridge
  • 14MoriasSubstituted forPowellat 59'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 3Buchanan
  • 4Odoffin
  • 11Powell
  • 30Coddington
  • 33Pollock
  • 35McWilliams
  • 36Newell
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
4,849

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 3, Northampton Town 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Louis John replaces George Maris.

Booking

David Amoo (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Northampton Town 2. David Amoo (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Sam Hoskins.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the box is too high.

Delay in match George Maris (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

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

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. George Taft (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Shay Facey.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Adebayo Azeez replaces Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.

Andy Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Taft (Cambridge United).

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Northampton Town 2. George Taft (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by George Maris following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Jake Carroll.

Booking

Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Scott Pollock (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Daniel Powell replaces Junior Morias.

Attempt missed. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Gary Deegan.

Penalty missed! Still Cambridge United 1, Northampton Town 2. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) hits the right post with a left footed shot.

Booking

Shay Facey (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Cambridge United. Jevani Brown draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Shay Facey (Northampton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City27167448262255
2Bury29157755332252
3Mansfield281312341221951
4Carlisle291531147351248
5MK Dons27138644242047
6Colchester29137944331146
7Forest Green271111540271344
8Exeter2812883829944
9Stevenage29135113536-144
10Tranmere2811984235742
11Swindon29101093338-540
12Oldham2810994135639
13Newport27116103845-739
14Crewe29115133136-538
15Grimsby28104142935-634
16Northampton2871293738-133
17Crawley29103163442-833
18Port Vale2888122736-932
19Cambridge2995152849-2132
20Yeovil2779113032-230
21Cheltenham2878133243-1129
22Morecambe2977152946-1728
23Macclesfield2976162745-1827
24Notts County2949162959-3021
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