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Cambridge United 1-0 Morecambe

Jack Roles struck the winner as Cambridge returned to winning ways with victory against struggling Morecambe.

The home side threatened early on as Marc Richards teed up Roles, whose low shot was pushed wide by Mark Halstead.

Cambridge continued to push and Richards beat Halstead at the end of a flowing move but was denied by George Tanner on the line.

Five minutes before half-time, Kevin Ellison went close for the visitors but blazed over from Carlos Mendes Gomes' pull back from the byline.

After Halstead saved a Richards header, Roles got the decisive goal in the 57th minute when he fired in from the right edge of the penalty box with an effort which took a deflection and into the net.

Morecambe thought they had equalised three minutes later when Alex Kenyon's shot was defected in by Ellison, only for the veteran's effort to be ruled out for offside.

The U's almost sealed their win with 13 minutes remaining, only for Steven Old to clear Richards' header off the line.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 25Burton
  • 16Darling
  • 5Taylor
  • 4Taft
  • 3Jones
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forLambeat 56'minutes
  • 30RolesSubstituted forKnibbsat 83'minutes
  • 22Lewis
  • 10Maris
  • 18RichardsSubstituted forDunkat 78'minutes
  • 20Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Mitov
  • 9Dallas
  • 11Dunk
  • 19Lambe
  • 24Norville-Williams
  • 26Knibbs
  • 27Worman

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 27Tanner
  • 12Sutton
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 14BrewittSubstituted forWildigat 73'minutes
  • 4KenyonBooked at 54mins
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forCranstonat 70'minutes
  • 8AlessandraSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 15Wildig
  • 23Brownsword
  • 28Da Silva Mendes
  • 33Cranston
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
4,086

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Morecambe 0.

Attempt saved. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Attempt blocked. John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Conlan.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Foul by George Maris (Cambridge United).

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United).

Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harvey Knibbs replaces Jack Roles.

Attempt missed. Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paul Lewis.

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Sam Smith.

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

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Marc Richards.

Attempt missed. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jack Roles with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

Attempt blocked. Marc Richards (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Roles with a cross.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by George Tanner.

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

Attempt missed. Jack Roles (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Wildig replaces Tom Brewitt.

Marc Richards (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Tanner (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston replaces Kevin Ellison.

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

Foul by Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe).

Jack Roles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Offside, Cambridge United. Greg Taylor tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ritchie Sutton (Morecambe) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Conlan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jack Roles.

Attempt missed. Daniel Jones (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by George Maris.

Offside, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon tries a through ball, but Kevin Ellison is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon24144643261746
2Exeter2412843427744
3Crewe23125642281441
4Bradford23117530191140
5Forest Green2411762718940
6Colchester23108534221238
7Plymouth22115633231038
8Cheltenham23910434191537
9Northampton2410683328536
10Port Vale2481063029134
11Salford248883133-232
12Cambridge248792827131
13Newport227872020029
14Scunthorpe2477103133-228
15Crawley246993134-327
16Walsall2476112232-1027
17Leyton Orient2468103241-926
18Oldham236892535-1026
19Carlisle2467112236-1425
20Mansfield2459103035-524
21Grimsby225892228-623
22Macclesfield2251072024-419
23Morecambe2446142043-2318
24Stevenage23211101529-1417
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