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Salford City 1-0 Cambridge United

Adam Rooney's second-half header handed Salford a narrow 1-0 League Two victory against Cambridge.

Rooney glanced home from Craig Conway's cross with 13 minutes to go, ensuring Salford completed back-to-back EFL wins for the first time.

Salford's Joey Jones fired in an early 30-yard effort which flew narrowly wide.

Home debutant Conway then lashed the ball in from the edge of the box, forcing U's goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov into a smart save.

The visitors' first clear chance saw Marc Richards heading inches wide.

Midfielder George Maris was then unlucky as his spectacular volley on the turn only just cleared the Salford crossbar.

Cambridge upped the tempo in the second half and - after Maris saw a header saved - Salford goalkeeper Kyle Letheren then brilliantly kept out Luke Hannant's thumping strike from 15 yards.

Letheren had to be alert to gather Richards' glancing header.

With 15 minutes left, Hannant curled a super left-footed strike just past the upright.

After Rooney's impressive finish, he then missed a great chance to make it 2-0 when he fluffed a one-on-one opportunity when up against Mitov.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

  • 12Letheren
  • 2Wiseman
  • 15Burgess
  • 13Hughes
  • 3Touray
  • 8MaynardBooked at 34mins
  • 25Jones
  • 17TowellSubstituted forThrelkeldat 84'minutes
  • 7Armstrong
  • 9RooneySubstituted forDieseruvweat 88'minutes
  • 44Conway

Substitutes

  • 4Threlkeld
  • 6Piergianni
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 18Whitehead
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 33Evans
  • 34Doyle

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 16Darling
  • 34Ward
  • 4Taft
  • 2KnoyleSubstituted forDallasat 90'minutes
  • 22Lewis
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forDunkat 12'minutes
  • 10Maris
  • 7Hannant
  • 18Richards
  • 20Smith

Substitutes

  • 5Taylor
  • 9Dallas
  • 11Dunk
  • 15John
  • 17Davies
  • 25Burton
  • 26Knibbs
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,026

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Salford City 1, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salford City 1, Cambridge United 0.

Foul by Harry Darling (Cambridge United).

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Andrew Dallas replaces Kyle Knoyle.

Offside, Cambridge United. Elliott Ward tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Adam Rooney.

Foul by Kyle Knoyle (Cambridge United).

Adam Rooney (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Salford City. Craig Conway tries a through ball, but Adam Rooney is caught offside.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

Joey Jones (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Oscar Threlkeld replaces Richard Towell.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

Richard Towell (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Marc Richards (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Adam Rooney (Salford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kyle Letheren.

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 1, Cambridge United 0. Adam Rooney (Salford City) header from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross.

Attempt missed. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Kyle Knoyle.

Foul by Adam Rooney (Salford City).

Kyle Knoyle (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Luke Armstrong (Salford City).

Elliott Ward (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by George Taft with a headed pass.

Foul by Joey Jones (Salford City).

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by George Maris (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Richard Towell (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lois Maynard following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Lewis.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Sam Hughes.

Attempt saved. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Knoyle.

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harrison Dunk with a cross.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Craig Conway.

Offside, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

Foul by Sam Smith (Cambridge United).

Joey Jones (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Cambridge United. George Taft tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

Offside, Salford City. Joey Jones tries a through ball, but Richard Towell is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Luke Armstrong (Salford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Conway.

goal

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2Exeter137511811726
3Bradford137331912724
4Forest Green13733147724
5Newport12651126623
6Cheltenham1264221111022
7Swindon136342016421
8Colchester135441612419
9Crawley135442120119
10Grimsby135352016418
11Plymouth134541816217
12Macclesfield134541515017
13Port Vale134541820-217
14Salford134541620-417
15Mansfield134451917216
16Cambridge134451614216
17Leyton Orient134451922-316
18Northampton134361416-215
19Walsall13436917-815
20Carlisle134271523-814
21Oldham132561423-911
22Scunthorpe132471621-510
23Stevenage131571019-98
24Morecambe131481326-137
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