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Cambridge United 1-2 Morecambe

Jordan Cranston inspired Morecambe to a 2-1 win at Cambridge, who end the season winless in seven home games.

The visitors were ahead in the ninth minute when Cranston's corner was headed on to Aaron Collins, who scored on the turn from virtually the goal-line.

Another Cranston corner found its way to Steven Old, who fired over from close range at the back post, and in the 27th minute Cranston sent a wind-assisted free-kick from just outside the centre circle narrowly wide.

Cambridge looked to have been handed a route back into the game three minutes before half-time when Old brought down Jevani Brown, only for goalkeeper Mark Halstead to save Brown's penalty down low to his left.

Cranston sealed victory on the break three minutes from time when he ran through on goal from inside his own half to slot past Dimitar Mitov.

There was time for Cambridge youngster Tom Knowles to score his first professional goal in stoppage time, sending a superb free-kick into the bottom corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 17Davies
  • 16Darling
  • 25John
  • 11DunkSubstituted forKnowlesat 79'minutes
  • 22LewisSubstituted forIbehreat 79'minutes
  • 6DeeganBooked at 85mins
  • 7Amoo
  • 20Brown
  • 27Coulson
  • 9Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forJonesat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Halliday
  • 3Carroll
  • 5Taylor
  • 14Ibehre
  • 23Knowles
  • 26Jones
  • 30Iron

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 12Sutton
  • 16LavelleBooked at 33mins
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 26Mingoia
  • 24McKaySubstituted forKenyonat 75'minutes
  • 27CranstonBooked at 83mins
  • 8Fleming
  • 31CollinsSubstituted forEllisonat 88'minutes
  • 9OliverSubstituted forBennettat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Roche
  • 4Kenyon
  • 7Bennett
  • 11Ellison
  • 17Mandeville
  • 22Sinclair
  • 25Hedley
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,083

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home22
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Morecambe 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Morecambe 2.

Attempt missed. Richard Bennett (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Morecambe 2. Tom Knowles (Cambridge United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Tom Knowles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Conlan (Morecambe).

Louis John (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Aaron Collins.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Morecambe 2. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron Collins following a fast break.

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

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

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Booking

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Louis John (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

David Amoo (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Paul Lewis.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Tom Knowles replaces Harrison Dunk.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Mark Halstead (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Alexander Jones (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Paul McKay.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Richard Bennett replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Attempt blocked. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Hayden Coulson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Steven Old.

Attempt saved. Louis John (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Mark Halstead.

Attempt saved. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield452016969402976
4MK Dons4522101370492176
5Forest Green4520131268472173
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4519121460491169
8Colchester451910166253967
9Carlisle45207186762567
10Stevenage451910165755267
11Newport441910155658-267
12Crewe45198186057365
13Oldham4416141465531262
14Swindon451516145655161
15Northampton451319135961-258
16Cheltenham451512185766-957
17Grimsby45158224356-1353
18Morecambe451411205369-1653
19Crawley45148234867-1950
20Port Vale451212213854-1648
21Cambridge451210233965-2646
22Macclesfield451013224773-2643
23Notts County45914224781-3441
24Yeovil45912244166-2539
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